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    Trump: We're not winning Afghan War; Wants General fired

    Aug 2 2017, 6:02 pm ET

    Trump Says U.S.‘Losing’ Afghan War in Tense Meeting With Generals

    by Carol E. Lee and Courtney Kube

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has become increasingly frustrated with his advisers tasked with crafting a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and recently suggested firing the war's top military commander during a tense meeting at the White House, according to senior administration officials.

    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 U.S. forces in Afghanistan, because he is not winning the war, the officials said. Trump has not met Nicholson, and the Pentagon has been considering extending his time in Afghanistan.

    Over nearly two hours in the situation room, according to the officials, Trump complained about NATO allies, inquired about the United States getting a piece of Afghan’s mineral wealth and repeatedly said the top U.S. general there should be fired. He also startled the room with a story that seemed to compare their advice to that of a paid consultant who cost a tony New York restaurateur profits by offering bad advice...

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...nerals-n789006

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    Trump wants Afghan commander fired because he's 'losing': report

    By Rebecca Kheel - 08/02/17 07:04 PM EDT

    President Trump reportedly*pushed to*fire the general in charge of the war in Afghanistan because the United States is “losing” the war, according to a new report Wednesday.

    The suggestion came during a July 19 meeting with Trump's*national security team,*NBC News*reported,*citing unnamed senior administration officials.*

    “We aren't winning," Trump complained during the meeting, the officials told the news outlet. "We are losing." ...

    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/34...-losing-report

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    And in other news...

    Obama also fired certain number of generals for a variety of reasons- including dissatisfaction with the way a general was handling a war:
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/obama-...article/697744
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...rals-commandi/

    Of, course some on the right went off like a ballistic missile. Ironically, I bet some on the left go ballistic about Trump's "interference"- while forgetting that Obama did the exact same thing. Of course, some on the right will defend Trump, while forgetting their outrage over Obama's actions.
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