Trump’s New Secretary of Defense: “We Are Not a People of Perpetual War…All Wars Must End”

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President Trump’s new Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller sent a memo to the entire DoD workforce on Friday night, signaling a drawdown of troop levels and an end to conflicts the Trump administration will now endeavor to achieve.

“We are not a people of perpetual war – it is the antithesis of everything for which we stand and for which our ancestors fought,” Miller said in the memo. He then emphasized that “All wars must end.”

“We are on the verge of defeating Al Qaida and its associates, but we must avoid our past strategic error of failing to see the fight through to the finish. Indeed, this fight has been long, our sacrifices have been enormous, and many are weary of war – I’m one of them,” he added.

Miller noted that “this is the critical phase in which we transition our efforts from a leadership to supporting role.”

“Ending wars requires compromise and partnership. We met the challenge; we gave it our all. Now, it’s time to come home,” he wrote.

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