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


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

Santorum: If You Vote Against Graham-Cassidy but Claim to Be for Obamacare Repeal, You’re a ‘Liar’ APby Dan Riehl25 Sep 2017Washington, DC0 25 Sep, 201725 Sep, 2017 Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum told Breitbart News Daily host Raheem Kass...
NFL Backlash: ‘Sunday Night Football’ Hit With Season-Low Ratings The Associated Pressby John Nolte25 Sep 20170 25 Sep, 201725 Sep, 2017 After President Trump finally spoke up for tens of millions of voiceless Ame...
Donald Trump: I’ll Be ‘Campaigning Like Hell’ for Roy Moore If He Beats Luther Strange President Donald Trump repeated his promise to campaign in Alabama for Roy Moore if he beat appointed Senator Luther Strange in the Republican Senate ...
Politico: White House, GOP Establishment Fear Crushing Alabama Defeat The Associated Pressby Breitbart News25 Sep 20170 25 Sep, 201725 Sep, 2017 Establishment Republicans and White House staffers fear grassroots chall...
Steve Bannon: Alabama Senate Race Is ‘Corporate Money’ for Strange Versus ‘Grassroots Muscle’ for Moore Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon joined SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Monday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the Alabama GOP Senat...
The Day the NFL Jumped the Shark Coke doesn’t tell you to drink Pepsi. Ford does not tell you to drive GM. Nike does not tell you to wear Reebok. But the NFL tells the majority of its...

Dont forget to “Like” us on Facebook


Need something to share, visit our sister site for the

‘News in the last 30 days”

in a clear concise package ….

 

If you are an artist or interested in art, visit our art website and read about todays artscene and browse some of our artist profiles

 

Comment on this story