US president-elect Donald Trump has named James Mattis to head up the Pentagon as Secretary of Defense, less than four years after the former Marine General hung up his uniform.
However, if Mattis - known as "Mad Dog" is to take the job Congress will need to pass legislation allowing him to do so.
A federal law states that defense secretaries must not have been on active duty for at least seven years before taking the role.
Congress would have pass new legislation to bypass the law if Mattis …
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