Popular Posts Last 7 days_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last 30 days_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts Last year_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Popular Posts All time_$type=three$meta=0$snip=0$rm=0$count=9$show=/search/label/Popular

Islamophobia_$type=carousel$h=350$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Saudi Arabia$type=two$count=2$h=250$space=1$icon=1$m=0$sn=0$rm=0$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Iran_$type=three$count=3$h=250$space=1$icon=1$m=0$sn=0$rm=0$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Palestine$type=three$author=hide$comment=hide$rm=hide$date=hide$show=/search/label/Muslim%20World

Trump, frustrated by Afghan war, suggests firing U.S. commander: officials

SHARE:

WASHINGTON  - President Donald Trump's doubts about the war in Afghanistan has led to a delay in completing a new U.S. strategy in South Asia, skepticism that included a suggestion that the U.S. military commander in the region be fired, U.S. officials said on Wednesday.

During a July 19 meeting in the White House Situation Room, Trump demanded that his top national security aides provide more information on what one official called "the end-state" in a country where the United States has spent 16 years fighting against the Taliban with no end in sight.

The meeting grew stormy when Trump said Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford, a Marine general, should consider firing Army General John Nicholson, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, for not winning the war.

"We aren't winning," he told them, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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 U.S. policy.

Some officials left the meeting “stunned” by the president’s vehement complaints that the military was allowing the United States to lose the war

Mattis, McMaster and other top aides are putting together answers to Trump's questions in a way to try to get him to approve the strategy, the officials said.

The White House had no comment on the accounts of the meeting.

Another meeting of top aides is scheduled on Thursday.

Although Trump earlier this year gave Mattis the authority to deploy U.S. military forces as he sees fit, in fact the defense secretary's plans to add around 4,000 more U.S. troops to the 8,400 currently deployed in Afghanistan are being caught up in the delay surrounding the strategy, the officials said.

"It's been contingent all along informally on the strategy being approved," a senior administration official said of the troop deployment.

Trump has long been a skeptic of lingering U.S. involvement in foreign wars and has expressed little interest in deploying military forces without a specific plan on what they will do and for how long.

Officials said Trump argued that the United States should demand a share of Afghanistan’s estimated $1 trillion in mineral wealth in exchange for its assistance to the Afghan government.

But other officials noted that without securing the entire country, which could take many years, there is no way to get the country’s mineral riches to market, except to Iran. Trump complained that the Chinese are profiting from their mining operations, the officials said.

COMMENTS

Name

Ads,5,Afghanistan,74,Africa,20,Americas,4,Animals,36,Asia,210,Australia,9,Austria,4,Bahrain,2,Bangladesh,17,Barcelona,1,Belgium,3,Brunei,1,Business,1250,Canada,2,Catalan,80,China,114,Cuba,3,Czech Republic,3,Egypt,21,Europe,220,Fitness,14,France,23,Germany,35,Headlines,11,Health,168,Hillary Clinton,199,Hong Kong,1,Hungary,1,Iceland,1,India,103,Indonesia,9,International,75,Iran,76,Iraq,73,Ireland,2,Islamophobia,19,Israel,10,Italy,3,Japan,32,Jordan,1,Kenya,5,Kosovo,1,Kuwait,3,Lebanon,2,Libya,2,Lifestyle,302,Lithuania,1,Malawi,1,Malaysia,13,Malta,1,Maxico,3,Middle East,118,Muslim World,582,Myanmar,33,Nawaz Sharif,5,Nepal,3,Netherlands,2,New Zealand,9,Niger,1,Nigeria,1,Nobel Prize,81,North Korea,50,Norway,1,Opinion,26,Pakistan,1027,Palestine,35,Philippine,12,Pics,66,Poland,2,Popular,1,Qatar,93,Rohingya,118,Russia,40,Rwanda,1,Saudi Arabia,82,Science,144,Serbia,2,Showbiz,349,Somalia,4,South Africa,1,South Korea,6,Spain,52,Sports,1303,Sudan,1,Sweden,1,Switzerland,2,Syria,108,Taiwan,2,Technology,439,Thailand,4,Today IN History,21,Top News,987,Tunisia,1,Turkey,76,U.S.,285,UAE,21,UK,46,Ukrain,2,Venezuela,4,Videos,75,Vietnam,2,World,4743,Yemen,21,Zimbabwe,2,
ltr
item
Muslim Global: Trump, frustrated by Afghan war, suggests firing U.S. commander: officials
Trump, frustrated by Afghan war, suggests firing U.S. commander: officials
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Muz0iWbKi5k/WYKvrLkiEKI/AAAAAAAAbrI/T05-4BRxogwxsiBotgcTuOptHKTHfCiagCLcBGAs/s640/U.S.%2BArmy%2BGeneral%2BJohn%2BNicholson%2B%2528L%2529%252C%2Bcommander%2Bof%2BU.S.%2BForces%2BAfghanistan%252C%2Band%2BU.S.%2BDefense%2BSecretary%2BJames%2BMattis%2B%2528R%2529%2Bhold%2Ba%2Bnews%2Bconference%2Bat%2BResolute%2BSupport%2Bheadquarters%2Bin%2BKabul.jpg
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Muz0iWbKi5k/WYKvrLkiEKI/AAAAAAAAbrI/T05-4BRxogwxsiBotgcTuOptHKTHfCiagCLcBGAs/s72-c/U.S.%2BArmy%2BGeneral%2BJohn%2BNicholson%2B%2528L%2529%252C%2Bcommander%2Bof%2BU.S.%2BForces%2BAfghanistan%252C%2Band%2BU.S.%2BDefense%2BSecretary%2BJames%2BMattis%2B%2528R%2529%2Bhold%2Ba%2Bnews%2Bconference%2Bat%2BResolute%2BSupport%2Bheadquarters%2Bin%2BKabul.jpg
Muslim Global
http://www.muslimglobal.com/2017/08/trump-frustrated-by-afghan-war-suggests.html
http://www.muslimglobal.com/
http://www.muslimglobal.com/
http://www.muslimglobal.com/2017/08/trump-frustrated-by-afghan-war-suggests.html
true
616431133175714168
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy