The following is an excerpt from Michael Warren | December 7, 2016 | Weeklystandard.com |
Kelly is the third general tapped by the president-elect, joining Gen. James Mattis, Mr. Trump's pick to become the next secretary of Defense, and Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Mr. Trump's incoming national security advisor.
Like Mattis, Kelly is a Marine with a reputation for bluntness.
Kelly was the commander of U.S. Southern Command until earlier this year. In that posting, he oversaw American military operations in South America and Central America.
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