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Trump called his military generals a 'bunch of dopes and babies' in 2017 meeting at Pentagon, new book reveals

According to an excerpt from the book, Tillerson, then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis and then-Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn were concerned that the president's proposals were a threat to America's standing in the world.

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'You're a bunch of dopes and babies': Trump called America's top military leaders 'losers' in off the rails Pentagon meeting, report says

Donald Trump once called a room full of America’s top generals “a bunch of dopes and babies”, according to a

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Washington Post: Trump called top military brass in 2017 a 'bunch of dopes and babies'

President Donald Trump reprimanded his top military brass in a 2017 meeting at the Pentagon, calling them a "bunch of dopes and babies" and telling them "you're all losers," according to a forthcoming book by two Washington Post reporters.

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Trump's top general puts his reputation to the test over Iran

When President Donald Trump's top national security advisers briefed Congress last week on intelligence used to justify killing Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, many lawmakers bristled at the defiant attitude of Trump's team — particularly his top general, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley.

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How Pompeo convinced Trump to kill Soleimani and fulfilled a decade-long goal

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a driving force behind President Donald Trump's decision to kill a top Iranian general, sources inside and around the administration tell CNN, a high-stakes move that demonstrates Pompeo's status as the most influential national security official in the Trump administration.

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Trump's head-spinning gyrations on Iran are confusing everyone

The President's gyrations on the Middle East have been head-spinning and this week's developments are only the latest example. Given Trump's consistent inconsistency this is surely not the end of the story, writes Peter Bergen.

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Key facts about al-Asad air base in Iraq, site attacked by Iran

(Reuters) - Iran launched missile attacks on U.S.-led forces in Iraq early on Wednesday, including the al-Asad air base, in

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Trump's decision to kill Soleimani is beginning to look like a reckless gamble

Peter Bergen writes that Trump should appoint advisers at the White House who can give him informed, expert advice about the likely fallout from his actions, which don't seem to have been well-considered when it came to ordering the death of Soleimani.

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Trump threatens the stability of the world

The timing of the lethal strike, which came at a moment of high stress for the beleaguered Trump, is suspicious to say the least, writes Michael D'Antonio. Two factors may have played a role in Trump's decision to greenlight this risky operation, he writes.

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Trump has created his biggest foreign policy crisis yet

Peter Bergen writes that President Trump's decision to kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani means that the US is facing the most significant foreign policy crisis of his presidency yet.

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Qassem Soleimani: Killing of Quds Force leader marks new low in US-Iran relations

The targeted killing of Iranian Maj-Gen Qassem Soleimani by US forces represents just the latest escalation in Donald Trump's long-running

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