US Envoy to Anti-IS Coalition Quits over Trump's Syria Move
Brett McGurk, the US envoy to the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group, has resigned in protest to President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to withdraw US troops from Syria, joining Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in an administration exodus of experienced national security officials.
US Suspends Security Aid of USD 1.66 Billion to Pakistan Following Trump’s Directives: Pentagon
According to David Sedney, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia during the previous Obama administration, the blocking of military assistance to Pakistan, which began in January of this year is a strong signal of American frustration.
White House Suspends Security Assistance to Cash-Strapped Pakistan As It Fails to Act on Militant Safe Havens
Trump on Sunday accused Pakistan of not doing "a damn thing" for the US. He cited Osama bin Laden and the Taliban resurgence in neighbouring Afghanistan as examples of how Pakistan would "take our money and do nothing for us".