Considering that Trump has no military experience and dodged draft on five different occasions, it would be absurd to think he would understand the complexities of war or how the USA forces can not put a sudden end to it just because the commander-in-chief wants to be a victor.
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. "That's all there is to it".
Donald Trump is considering sacking the top U.S. general in Afghanistan in a bid to finally end the conflict in the country, according to new reports. Trump's predecessors also struggled with the task of stabilizing the country and bringing US troops home. His advisers were stunned, as Mattis returned from the White House visibly upset.
"That strategy has been worked carefully in the interagency process and while no decision has been made the president's team continues to develop options for him that address threats and opportunities to America arising from this vital region", Michael Anton, spokesman of the National Security Council told the news channel.
US Senator John McCain said on Thursday that he would amend the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to include a strategy for US forces in Afghanistan if President Donald Trump's administration fails to come up with one by September.
He declined to comment on details of the classified meeting.
Joint Chiefs Chairman Dunford at one point offered to set up a meeting between Trump and Nicholson, the general leading the Afghanistan effort, since Trump has never met him. I think he's done an admirable job. "I've heard plenty of ideas from a lot of people, but I want to hear it from the people on the ground".
Trump told his advisers that the restaurant, Manhattan's elite "21" Club, had shut its doors for a year and hired an expensive consultant to craft a plan for a renovation.
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy told MSNBC that Trump isn't wrong in the sense that USA policy in Afghanistan has failed in as much as that its goal was to rid Afghanistan of the Taliban. "Trump expressed frustration that his advisers tasked with figuring out how the US can help American businesses get rights to those minerals were moving too slowly". "I know more about ISIS than the generals do".
It said the statement, issued to the New York Times as it prepared to publish the story, emphasized that the subject of the meeting was "not a campaign issue at the time".