Marine General Slams Trump For His Incompetence
Donald Trump’s abrupt decision that he would be pulling out American troops from Afghanistan and Syria shocked everyone, even the military members deployed overseas who have no idea what will happen.
In a Wall Street Journal report, Gen. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps commandant at Bost Air Field in Afghanistan, was asked by a Marine what the president’ orders meant for those deployed.
“That’s a really good question,” he replied. “And the honest answer is I have no idea.”
“Are your families asking if you’re leaving?” Neller asked a group of Marines in Helmand province. Many said they were.
“You’re not leaving,” he added.
According to The Journal, none of the commanders have details about the president’s plan to draw down the troops.
“The Marines have laughed with their leader and his honesty, but it belied a frustration among officers and personnel about the lack of details from Washington: If Gen. Neller, one of the highest-ranking officers in the American military doesn’t know what’s happening, who does?” The Journal wrote.
“I don’t think anybody really knows exactly what’s going to happen,” Gen. Neller told some Marines Friday. “I’ve read the same stuff in the newspaper you did, I have a little more knowledge than that, but not a whole lot more.”