Earlier this week President Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who has now been replaced by Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller. The situation has gone down an intriguing path now that Miller has brought on retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor as a senior adviser to the Pentagon.
Macgregor was originally nominated as ambassador to Germany and is one of the biggest skeptics of interventionism within the Trump administration. The decision to bring Macgregor into an advisory role indicates that the administration is serious about pulling troops from Afghanistan before Trump leaves office in January.
In an Axios report, a senior official claimed that the recent series of firings at the Defense department and the hiring of Douglas Macgregor is part of Trump’s “personal scores.” In addition, senior White House officials stated “they want them more publicly to talk about getting out of Afghanistan by the end of the year.”
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