Frustrated by Afghan war, Donald Trump suggests firing USA commander

Frustrated by Afghan war, Donald Trump suggests firing USA commander

During the July 19 meeting, Trump repeatedly suggested that Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford replace Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of USA forces in Afghanistan, because he is not winning the war, the officials said.

"Gen. John Nicholson has served our country with honor and distinction for 35 years". He has earned the trust and admiration of those he has served with.

According to one official, Trump at one point said the situation in Afghanistan was similar to renovations that occurred at "21" Club. Trump has not met Nicholson, and the Pentagon has been considering extending his time in Afghanistan.

"The president's national security team is developing a comprehensive, integrated strategy for South Asia that utilizes all aspects of our national power to address this complex region".

U.S. President Donald Trump recently proposed firing the top U.S. Army commander in Afghanistan out of frustration that the war against the Taliban there remains stalemated, media reports said on August 2.

Donald Trump is considering sacking the top USA general in Afghanistan in a bid to finally end the conflict in the country, according to new reports.

"Look, nothing is carved in stone", said Gorka, a national security adviser to the President.

Gorka did admit that "nothing is carved in stone", and that "He wants everyone to look at the core assumptions upon which our plans are based, and say are these assumptions sound". Its objective is to train, advise and assist Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in preserving peace and stability in the country.

Tragically, it also proves Trump's administration has no strategy for Afghanistan.

In addition, once the meeting concluded, Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, got into what one official called "a shouting match" with White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster over the direction of United States policy.

In the absence of an administration policy on Afghanistan, McCain, the Republican chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said Monday he would work to produce a strategy for winning the conflict in September. "We are losing." To help make his generals better understand what he was talking about the president of the United States compared USA policy in Afghanistan to the time his favorite restaurant in Manhattan closed down for renovations in the 1980s. A misleading public statement could be used as evidence of corrupt intent, Sklansky said.

The war in Afghanistan is now heading into its 16th year.

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