BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: President-elect Donald Trump walks out with retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis after a meeting at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster Township, N.J. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)


Now that Donald Trump has picked Gen. Mattis to lead the department of defense (a personal favorite of staff at AR News), we think these 5 quotes are the most badass that everyone should be aware of.


“The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.”

Speech to Marines at al Asad

“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f–k with me, I’ll kill you all.”
To Iraqi military leaders shortly after

“Marines don’t know how to spell the word defeat.”

Official slogan of the MAD DOG
“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
Advice to soldiers before second Iraq invasion

“The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”

Marine training session, ~2003