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Trump Says US 'Losing' Afghan War in Tense Meeting With Generals

President Donald Trump complained about NATO allies and inquired about the United States getting a piece of Afghan’s mineral wealth

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    Trump Says US 'Losing' Afghan War in Tense Meeting With Generals
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    This July 6, 2017, file photo shows President Donald Trump in Warsaw.

    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 told NBC News. 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.