John McEntee, one of Donald Trump’s most-favored aides, handed retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor a piece of paper with a few notes scribbled on it.
He explained: “This is what the president wants you to do.” 1. Get us out of Afghanistan. 2. Get us out of Iraq and Syria. 3. Complete the withdrawal from Germany. 4. Get us out of Africa.
It was Nov. 9, 2020 — days after Trump lost his re-election bid, 10 weeks before the end of his presidency.
Read the full article. There you’ll find a recounting of the confusion and opposition to the order from top Pentagon officials and even some Trump loyalists.
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