28 May '17, 9pm

They Hold The Line: Mattis Gives Meaning To Memorial Day

They Hold The Line: Mattis Gives Meaning To Memorial Day

Army Sgt. Daniel Trust pays respects to his close friend, Army Capt. Jeremy A. Chandler at Arlington National Cemetery. At Breaking Defense we read and hear a lot of speeches by generals. Few of them amount to a hill of beans, which is usually the intent of the person delivering the speech. Make no news, unless you’ve got a clear message to send is the rule hewn to. Well, we got a good one worthy of Memorial Day thanks to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis . Mattis spoke Saturday to the graduating class at West Point and sent a clear message to the entire military, as well as to our allies, friends and competitors: “free men and women will volunteer to fight, ethically and fiercely, to defend our experiment that we call, simply, ‘America.’” They will “hold the line.” The video below includes the speech or you can read it. Here’s the speech, as prepared: Distinguished guests, lad...

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