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Trump Suggests Firing Top General in Afghanistan for Not 'Winning'

Trump's suggestion to fire Gen. John Nicholson came during a July meeting where Trump criticized military advisers for not resolving the 16-year conflict.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly suggested firing the country's top military commander in Afghanistan for failing to win the conflict, as his top officials scramble to find a strategy to end the longest war in American history.

Trump's suggestions that top defense officials consider firing Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan, came during a tense meeting in the White House Situation Room on July 19. Details of the nearly-two hour meeting became public Wednesday after senior US officials confirmed what took place to NBC and Reuters. During the meeting, Trump criticized the assembled military advisers for what he said was their failure to resolve the 16-year conflict. "We aren't winning," he said, according to the officials. Continue reading on VICE News.