Defense Secretary James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis issued a stark warning to America’ enemies on Tuesday, saying whichever country “threatens” the United States will quickly face their “longest and worst day.”
The Defense Secretary was briefing Congressional lawmakers at the Capitol when he spoke on the “lethality” of America’s armed forces, adding the US military was prepared to “fight across the spectrum of combat.”
“Those who would threaten America’s experiment in democracy must know if you threaten us, it will be your longest and worst day,” said Mattis. “In war, an enemy will attack a perceived weakness; therefore, we cannot adopt a single preclusive form of warfare. Rather, we must be able to fight across the spectrum of combat. This means the size and composition of our force matters.”
“Next week you will see in our FY19 budget investment the following: Space and cyber, nuclear deterrent forces, missile defense, advanced autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and professional military education to provide our high-quality troops what they need to win,” he added.
Watch Mattis’ stark warning above.