Mattis: U.S. Competitive Edge Eroding

Defense Secretary James Mattis warns that the competitive edge of the U.S. military has eroded and continues to erode.  

In a D.C. speech Friday, Mattis blamed budgetary restrictions and "continuous war."  

He said it's difficult to run the Defense Department through a series of temporary spending plans that are approved by Congress. 

Meantime, Mattis warned adversaries, saying, "If you challenge us, it will be your longest and worst day."  


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