James Mattis: Reflections

Reflections with General James Mattis - Conversations with History

James Mattis; General U.S. Marine Corp (Ret.)

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes General James Mattis (U.S. Marine Corp. ret.), former Head of Central Command for a discussion of his military career. Topics covered include: his formative years, the skill set and temperament required to be a marine, his command philosophy, his battle experience in Afghanistan and Iraq, the role of the military in securing peace, the contribution of the military to the policy debate, and his advice for students as they prepare for the future.

Key Words: Military, Defense Department, Iraq, Strategy, Nimitz Lecturers
James Mattis
Publication date: 
March 19, 2014
Publication type: 
Conversations with History