Report indicates “Mad Dog” Mattis took a shot at the Chinese military

Defense Secretary James Mattis has been referred to as a “warrior monk.”

He was renowned among Marines for his rigorous studies of military history.

So when China’s former Defense Minister posed a question to Mattis, he wasn’t expecting this answer.


A new report says that Defense Secretary Mattis took a swipe at the Chinese military in 2017 during the summit between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The Washington Times reports:

The defense secretary was asked by then-Defense Minister Gen. Chang Wanquan what kind of military he would prefer to face in conflict.

Mr. Mattis responded that his preference, if he had to choose whom to wage war against, would be a military that conducts lots of training but has very little experience in combat. The reason? Nothing can replace the experience of combat and the chaos of war, something that even the most rigorous training regimens often cannot prepare militaries to deal with.

The comment was a not-so-subtle dig at the PLA, which is known to conduct lots of training exercises with an array of new ships, tanks and missiles but has not faced ground combat since the three-week border war with Vietnam in 1979.

Defense Secretary Mattis seems to embody President Teddy Roosevelt’s motto, “speak softly and carry a big stick.”

Once in giving advice to Marines in Iraq, Mattis said, “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”

It’s likely that as Defense Secretary James Mattis takes a similar approach to foreign policy.


He’s proven by his rout of ISIS that America is no longer leading from behind.

In his time serving in President Trump’s cabinet he’s clearly taken strides to revitalize the military that suffered under eight years of Barack Obama’s politically correct regulations.

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  1. I remember the Chinese incursion into Viet Nam shortly after the Viet Nam War ended. The Chinese got their asses kicked by a battle hardened Vietnamese army and had to scurry back into China. What the United States has are battle hardened troops and a very experienced Navy. The Chinese haven’t had a blue water navy in centuries if it has ever had one.

  2. The “warrior monk” is of The Highest Level.
    Someone said After POTUS DJT’s watch it would
    be President James Mattis. “Sir, YesSir” Sir.
    > Suits me.

  3. General Mattis and General Kelly were both great choices for major posts in the current administration. They are tremendously helping the US recover from Obama weakness syndrome.

  4. Mr. Trump is handling the military situation flawlessly … as it is with business, you hire with the highest level of confidence that your designated personnel know what the hell they are doing, and know that if they screw up they will stand up to the scrutiny that is duly administered ! Secretary Mattis is as hard as nails and expects a notch higher than what is humanly possible. ABSOLUTELY the right man for the job !

  5. okay so check this out after Trump is done being president for another 4 years we’re going to put Mad Dog Mattis in there as president oh also on another good note people like Soros Bloomberg Feinstein Pelosi they’re all old and they’re going to die soon natural causes sooner the better one more thing these liberal commie bastards in our universities are doing all the spouting off which I know they are Trying to brainwash your kids I said we go around them up and kick him the hell out of our country.

  6. The General has put pride back in the military. I don’t know if “mad dog” fits him now, how about “wise warrior”, or “silent warrior”, because he doesn’t draw all the media like those before him. When he speaks they listen, and show respect. I think “mad dog” applies when you are about to receive a butt chewing,and you know you have had one after he’s finished.

  7. TRUMP is the one that should take credit…..he hired him and was very wise to take the gloves off and give him the freedom to exact pain on the enemy……
    Just think for a minute if we had him in Vietnam and our air force was not forbidden from bombing the North.
    How many of those brave kids we could have saved? Out of the 58,000 + WAR is JUST, when necessary….politics in the other hand is always INHUMANE!!

  8. I have no doubt Mattis, much like a modern Patton, would love nothing more that to crush the filthy communist Chinese scum like a stale fortune cookie. The same applies to Bibi Netanyahu, who would glare at Obama with a desire to snap him like a pencil!

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  12. General Mattis is a man of dignity, and integrity, he has a brilliant, military mind! The problem in America today, is too many men have been softened by obamas femininity and political correctness!
    Strong Men were fired by obama and that bitch Susan Rice!
    They depleted our military, and left it in disarray, like a bunch of disgusting homosexual twinkies!

  13. Trump has selected MANY, ‘GREAT PEOPLE”, that America needs, DESPERATELY! Gen. Mattis, ‘IS ONE OF THE BEST’ WE, can ‘breathe’ a lot easier knowing we have GREAT MILITARY MEN & WOMEN, who LOVE our Country & WILL, ‘Do their very best to Protect & Defend the United States of America! SALUTE, to our Military & Gen. Mattis! MAGA!

  14. Mattis said, “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” That IS a Marine answer!!! GOD BLESS HIM!!

  15. Obummer’s stupid policy, euphemistically called “leading from behind”, was hailed by the treasonous MSM. It was not “leading”, it was craven unAmerican cowardice, symptomatic of the entire Obummer administration.

  16. Gen Mattis was just getting started about the time I retired. But he is really a Marines Marine. I started in Jan 1954 and retired Feb 1978. But we had great Generals then as well.

  17. James mad dog Mattis is the man & the ???? diggity ???? & just like MY PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP very unpredictable & I LOVE IT & IT SCARES THE SHIT OUT OF THE WORLD LEADERS BC WE’RE FINALLY #winning???? #peacethroughstrength???? #americafirstfinally???????? #2termpresident✌

  18. You know, Obama was so worried about the trans rights. And he tried to steal the credit for killing Osama.

    Glad to know that we finally have a real commander-in-Chief.

    Mattis rocks!

  19. He is a leader he is a warrior.He prepares for every type of battle and or conflict. He is a Marine and I am Army but proud to have his leadership of our armed forces. You can sleep better at night knowing he is protecting us.

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