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    Trump Taps Another General for National Security

    Are they forming a junta? Fans of civilian government may be wondering. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday named a third general, retired Marine combat leader John Kelly, as secretary of homeland security. He’s already tapped retired Marine Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis for defense secretary and retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn — already in hot water for promoting conspiracy theories — as national security adviser. Meanwhile, as expected, Trump named a climate skeptic and fossil fuel industry ally, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to run the Environmental Protection Agency.

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