Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

Donald Trump Signals Frustration with Generals After Lack of Progress in Afghanistan

Latest news

    President Donald Trump voiced his frustration with the war on Afghanistan, the longest war in America’s history.

    An NBC report details Trump’s comments about the war, signaling disappointment that despite giving his generals military authority to advance in Afghanistan, the United States continues to lose ground to the Taliban.

    “We aren’t winning,” Trump said, according to officials speaking to NBC. “We are losing.”

    Trump specifically challenged his Secretary of Defense General James Mattis and the rest of his national security team, including National Security adviser H.R. McMaster.

    The president’s frustrations with the war in Afghanistan demonstrate his eagerness to avoid lengthy foreign entanglements, including ones left to his presidency by former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

    The meeting took place in mid-July.

    According to NBC, Trump was also frustrated that China was earning money off of Afghanistan’s minerals while America was spending the majority of the money to provide security in the region.

    Trump went further, comparing the situation to a restaurant renovation debacle in the 1980s in New York City led by consultants, suggesting that the waiters on the ground likely had better ideas.

    He signaled disappointment in Gen. John Nicholson, the commander leading the war effort in Afghanistan, suggesting that perhaps the soldiers on the ground would have better solutions.

    In an MSNBC interview, McMaster defended Nicholson.

    ”I’ve known him for many years. I can’t imagine a more capable commander in any, on any mission.”

    He asserted “absolutely” that Trump had confidence in Nicholson, despite his expressed reservations.

    The war in Afghanistan is now heading into its 16th year. Currently the United States has about 8,400 troops in the country.

    View the original article: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/breitbart/~3/TeCMXNbh8-0/

    Despite their best efforts, U.S. military leaders have yet to provide Trump with a strategy that he trusts that will lead to victory.

    In the same category are

    Media Again Betray Public Trust with Wild Conspiracy Theories About Trump’s Mental Health Trump’s perfect score on a mental acuity test once again exposes the media as wild conspiracy theorists and flat-out liars. New York Times: ‘Is Mr. Tr...
    CAROLINE GLICK: Palestinian Leader’s Anti-American Rant Gives Trump Cause to Cut Funding For decades, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has been touted by American leaders as a moderate man of peace. U.S. leaders from George W. Bu...
    Jerusalem Post Columnist Caroline Glick Joins Breitbart News Caroline Glick, the conservative American-Israeli columnist renowned for her powerful criticisms of the Middle East peace process, has joined Breitbar...
    Pentagon: Troops Will Not Be Paid if Government Shuts Down this Week WASHINGTON, DC – Troops will not receive a paycheck this Friday if Congress fails to pass a budget or another short-term spending measure by then, acc...
    Democrats Block 2018 Budget, Gain Another Month to Push Amnesty Democrats have successfully blocked the government’s 2018 budget for another month, giving them more time to exhaust and frustrate President Donald Tr...
    Booker Blasts DHS Chief: Your ‘Amnesia Is Complicity’ — ‘I Had Tears of Rage’ Over Trump’s ‘Vulgar Language’ Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Department of Homeland Security oversight, referring to President Donald Trump’s alleged “shithole”...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *