HARSH WORDS

Green Beret: Mattis Left Men To Die

Retired Lt. Col. Jason Amerine, a former Green Beret alleged in a Facebook post on Friday that retired General James Mattis, the next defense secretary, left his soldiers to die in a friendly fire indicent in Afghanistan in 2001. “He was indecisive and betrayed his duty to us, leaving my men to die during the golden hour when he could have reached us,” Amerine, who is a future of war fellow at the New America think tank in Washington, D.C., wrote. Mattis is widely respected in the military community and earned praise a choice for President-elect Trump's administration.