MATTIS QUITS OVER DIFFERENCES WITH TRUMP- with a video - 20 December 2018
"Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned over differences with President Donald Trump on China and Russia, as well as his plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan."
Administration officials brace for Trump announcement on Afghanistan- with a video - 20 December 2018
"Officials throughout the Trump administration are bracing themselves for the President to make an announcement about the US presence in Afghanistan,
similar to his declaration Wednesday that the US will withdraw the military from Syria, informed administration sources tell CNN.
The sources cautioned that the President has not yet made a final decision, but officials are concerned and convinced that he might do so, and soon."
Trump Announces New Plan for Afghanistan- Text + Audio - 22 August 2017
"President Donald Trump says that the United States must continue fighting in Afghanistan in a conflict that he once called a “complete waste.”
In a televised speech to the nation, Trump said his “original instinct was to pull out.” But he said he changed his mind after meetings with advisors."