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Nov 9, 2020
— Defense Secretary Mark Esper
has been "terminated
," President Trump wrote in a tweet, and will be replaced by Christopher C. Miller, ...
A behind-the-scenes look at former President Trump’s unprecedented clash with the Pentagon.
, Zachary Basu
May 16, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Episode 9: Trump's war with his generals
"..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 and just moments after Macgregor was offered a post as senior adviser to acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller.
As head of the powerful Presidential Personnel Office, McEntee had Trump's ear. Even so, Macgregor was astonished. He told McEntee he doubted they could do all of these things before Jan. 20.
"Then do as much as you can," McEntee replied.
In Macgregor's opinion, Miller probably couldn't act on his own authority to execute a total withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan because he was serving in an acting capacity. If this was for real, Macgregor told McEntee, then it was going to need an order from the president.
The one-page memo was delivered by courier
to Christopher Miller's office two days later, on the afternoon of Nov. 11. .."