President Donald Trump bemoaned a US-led coalition mission to provide aid to Afghanistan and derailed a meeting with top military officials last year, according to an upcoming book written by former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s aide.

During the January 2018 meeting at the Pentagon with all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Trump was briefed by Mattis on the Defense Department’s strategies and internal assessments, Guy Snodgrass, a retired US Navy commander and Mattis’s former speechwriter, said in his book, “Holding the Line: Inside Trump’s Pentagon with Secretary Mattis.”

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