On Tuesday while speaking to the House Armed Service Committees, retired Marine general and U.S. Secretry of Defense James Mattis put American enemies on notice.
“If you threaten us, it will be your longest and worst day.”
Per Daily Caller:
“Our first line of effort emphasizes that everything we do must contribute to the lethality of our military,” Secretary Mattis stated. “In war, an enemy will attack a perceived weakness. Therefore, we cannot adopt a single pre set of warfare. If deterrence fails, we must win.”
“To defend our way of life, our military will embrace change while holding fast to traditional proven attributes that make us the most formidable force on any battlefield. Those who would threaten America’s experiment in democracy must know if you threaten us, it will be your longest and worst day.”
“We will prioritize rebuilding readiness while modernizing our existing force,” he continued. “We will also be changing our force’s posture to prioritize readiness for war fighting and major combat, making us strategic predictable for our allies and operationally unpredictable for any adversary.
Check out the reaction from Twitter:
James Mattis on Military Funding: "We need you to pass a budget now. If we are to sustain our military’s primacy, we need budget predictability... I ask that you not let disagreements on domestic policy continue to hold our Nation’s defense hostage." #Mattis #Budget2018 pic.twitter.com/q27xkjcqM6
— TrumpSoldier (@DaveNYviii) February 6, 2018
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) January 31, 2018
Thank you James Mattis for your service to this country we have the upmost respect for you and our military and our president !!!!
— Christina henze (@ChristinaHenze) February 7, 2018
— Anna APPLE 🇺🇸 (@AnnaApp91838450) February 7, 2018
"Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet."
-General James Mattis pic.twitter.com/DtKQktrobn
— Back The Heroes (@BackTheHeroes) February 5, 2018