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    Trump and the military

    [Edit: as threads often do, this one has morphed into more than was first intended in this OP. Now it includes talk about North Korea. If you are just reading this now, the North Korea conundrum, with links, happens later.]
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    (Not sure which thread this would fit in, so starting a new one.)

    From Reuters:
    Trump, frustrated by Afgan war, suggests firing U.S. commander: officials

    Trump is frustrated by the Afghan war and has suggested firing the U.S. Commander for the region. The meeting this occurred in was held on July 19th. After the meeting, Bannon and McMaster got into a "shouting match".

    "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
    My takeaway from the article is 45 isn't so concerned about the terrorists, but the resources.

    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.
    Last edited by Ambrosia; 08-10-2017 at 06:07 PM.
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