Jim Mattis, Nato, President Trump discussed on America's Morning News
This TGIF the twenty first day of December six minutes past the hour. And NATO says it has seen media reports that the US could be reading the poll thousands of troops out of Afghanistan, and it paid tribute to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis after he resigned, the Associated Press and others reported Thursday that US officials say the Pentagon's developing plans to possibly withdraw up to seven thousand troops serving in the conflict-torn country marking a sharp change with policy that it aimed at force the Taliban to the negotiating table almost seventeen thousand troops from thirty nine nations. Take part in NATO's resolute support mission helping to train and mentor, Afghan security forces about half of those troops are American. The US is by far the biggest and most influential member of NATO unclear which American troops might leave or whether NATO's been informed asked whether NATO was aware of any. US true posture in Afghanistan, and what changes what impact it might have on the mission? A spokesperson said only that quote. We have seen the reports she referred all questions to US authorities. She noted that the Afghan police and army have been in charge of security efforts for over four years. Now, as I mentioned a Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned Thursday after clashing with the president over the withdrawal of troops from Syria and other disagreements about America's role in the world. He told President Trump he was leaving. Because you have a right to have a secretary of defense whose views are better aligned with yours. Here's White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on the departure secretary Mattis has served the country admirably for over four decades. He served in this administration by the time he completes his term secretary of defense for two years. He and the president had a good relationship. But sometimes they disagree. The president always listens to the members of his national security team. But at the end of the day, it's the president's decision to make he was the one that was elected to be president to be the commander in chief. And while he takes all of their opinions and all of their advice into consideration the end of the day. It's his decision to make today. Surgery matters came any met with the president and they made the decision and he won't leave for another couple of months, but he wanted to make the decision today..