You gotta love the guy.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis talked to reporters at the Pentagon this afternoon. Asked his biggest military concern in 2018, he responded: “I don’t have concerns. I create them”
— Marcus Weisgerber (@MarcusReports) January 5, 2018
A few more excellent Mattis quotes here. I believe it was Grant who first expressed the underlying sentiment late in the Civil War, admonishing Sherman for worrying about what Lee might be planning to do by saying he was much more interested in forcing Lee to wonder what Grant might do to him instead.