President Donald Trump has “tremended” with his military during his first two months in office, according to former military leaders, a White House official said Monday.
Trump’s top military commander, Gen. Joseph Dunford, said Monday that the president’s approach to military leaders has been to “give them what they want,” in the case of the military’s decision to suspend plans to move forward with the planned withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
In an interview on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, Dunford said that the military will “continue to work on the withdrawal of the entire U.A.E. force and to make sure that the Afghan security forces are not attacked again, that there’s no Taliban presence there again.”
Dunford, who is also the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the president has also been trying to convince leaders of other nations to leave Afghanistan as well.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
During his first year in office Trump also ordered a review of the U.N. and NATO, a plan that was never completed.
Trump has called for a “total and complete shutdown” of NATO in the wake of the Paris attacks, saying the alliance’s “failed model” was contributing to instability in Europe.