Mattis, Wilson offer different views on CENTCOM's future under National Defense Strategy

By Rachel Cohen / December 10, 2018 at 1:47 PM
Defense experts in Washington say Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' vision may conflict with Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson's recent remarks that the service can't continue its current level of effort in the Middle East while properly executing the National Defense Strategy, but that greater funding and new programs could bridge the apparent divide between their perspectives. The NDS dictates the military should focus on the possibility of war with China and Russia instead of focusing on counterterrorism as it has...

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