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Джеймс Мэттис

Дата рождения: 8. Сентябрь 1950

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Джеймс Норман Мэттис — американский военный и государственный деятель, министр обороны США с 20 января 2017 года. Генерал Корпуса морской пехоты США, бывший командующий Межвидового командования вооружённых сил США с 9 ноября 2007 года до 2010 года. С 9 ноября 2007 по 8 сентября 2009 года — по совместительству Верховный главнокомандующий ОВС НАТО по трансформации . До этого командовал 1-м экспедиционным корпусом морской пехоты США, служил командующим Центрального командования ВМС США и 1-й дивизией корпуса морской пехоты США в течение войны в Ираке. Генерал Мэттис также известен широкой общественности благодаря некоторым своим эпатажным высказываниям, например однажды он сказал, что ему «чертовски весело стрелять в некоторых людей».

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„Ни один враг не нанес большего ущерба нашим вооруженным силам, чем секвестр бюджета.“

— Джеймс Мэттис
Министр обороны США о низком уровне боеготовности американской армии.

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„The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.“

— James Mattis
Context: The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot. There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim. It’s really a hell of a lot of fun. You’re gonna have a blast out here! Addressing a gathering of 200 Marines in al Asad, as quoted in the Armed Forces Journal article "Fiasco", published on August 1, 2006. [http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/fiasco/]

„It’s good to be back and I’m grateful to serve alongside you as Secretary of Defense. Together with the Intelligence Community we are the sentinels and guardians of our nation. We need only look to you, the uniformed and civilian members of the Department and your families, to see the fundamental unity of our country. You represent an America committed to the common good; an America that is never complacent about defending its freedoms; and an America that remains a steady beacon of hope for all mankind.“

— James Mattis
Context: It’s good to be back and I’m grateful to serve alongside you as Secretary of Defense. Together with the Intelligence Community we are the sentinels and guardians of our nation. We need only look to you, the uniformed and civilian members of the Department and your families, to see the fundamental unity of our country. You represent an America committed to the common good; an America that is never complacent about defending its freedoms; and an America that remains a steady beacon of hope for all mankind. Every action we take will be designed to ensure our military is ready to fight today and in the future. Recognizing that no nation is secure without friends, we will work with the State Department to strengthen our alliances. Further, we are devoted to gaining full value from every taxpayer dollar spent on defense, thereby earning the trust of Congress and the American people. I am confident you will do your part. I pledge to you I’ll do my best as your Secretary. MATTIS SENDS

„You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it's quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up there with you. I like brawling.“

— James Mattis
Panel discussion in San Diego, California (1 February 2005) as quoted in [http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/02/03/general.shoot/ "General: It's 'fun to shoot some people'" CNN (4 February 2005)](For a more contextualized explanation of General Mattis' remarks, see this essay by one of the Marines who served under Mattis: [https://spectator.org/48978_breaking-warrior-code/ "Breaking the Warrior Code" The American Spectator (February 11, 2005) by John R. Guardiano]

„There is only one ‘retirement plan’ for terrorists.“

— James Mattis
Speaking on the subject of combating insurgents. [http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/fiasco/]

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„When you were the commander of the Central Command, how much time, worry did you have on Iran? Was that your primary concern?
I don't have worry and stress. I cause worry and stress.“

— James Mattis
CNN journalist Wolf Blitzer and James Mattis on July 20, 2013, in an interview conducted live on CNN about Mattis, his experiences as a senior commander in the Marine Corps, and his perspectives on modern issues of defense.

„PowerPoint makes us stupid.“

— James Mattis
Referring to the ubiquitous presentation software at a brief in North Carolina in April 2010, as quoted in [http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/world/27powerpoint.html?src=me&ref=general We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint] (2010) by Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times

„None of the widely touted new technologies and weapons systems "would have helped me in the last three years [in Iraq and Afghanistan]. But I could have used cultural training [and] language training. I could have used more products from American universities [who] understood the world does not revolve around America and [who] embrace coalitions and allies for all of the strengths that they bring us."“

— James Mattis
Speaking at a professional conference on military transformation, urging the Pentagon to invest in efforts that would "diminish the conditions that drive people to sign up for these kinds of insurgencies." [http://spectator.org/archives/2005/02/11/breaking-the-warrior-code Breaking the Warrior Code (February 2005)]

„Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.“

— James Mattis
One of the rules Maj. Gen. James Mattis gave his Marines to live by in Iraq, as quoted in Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq (2006) by Thomas E. Ricks; as excerpted in [http://www.armedforcesjournal.com/2006/08/1936008 Armed Forces Journal (August 2006)]

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