In a tense two-hour meeting in the White House Situation Room earlier this month, President Trump argued that the U.S. was "losing" the War in Afghanistan and suggested that Gen. John Nicholson, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan be fired, NBC News reports. Per the report, Trump left the room without making a decision on U.S. strategy. A decision was expected about two months ago.
The tension: Trump's national security team proposed a strategy, as well as alternatives, but Trump wasn't satisfied and left without a decision. The advisers were reportedly "stunned," with Secretary of Defense James Mattis notably upset.