2010 A secret U.S. military investigation reveals Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn shared classified information without permission. washingtonpost.com (See also ) Michael Flynn 2015.10.06 Trump on Afghanistan: "We made a terrible mistake getting involved there in the first place." cnn.com (See also ) Reversals 2015.10.20 Trump: "I've never said we made a mistake going into Afghanistan", contradicting his statement two weeks earlier saying that invading Afghanistan was "a terrible mistake." cnn.com (See also ) Reversals 2016.11.11 Pakistan and Afghanistan pose serious challenges for inexperienced Trump team. npr.org (See also ) Pakistan 2017.01.16 This is the full transcript of Donald Trump’s interview with Michael Gove and Kai Diekmann, former chief editor of the German newspaper Bild. thetimes.co.uk (See also First 100 Days , Germany , United Kingdom , Trade , Syria , ISIS , Russia , NATO , Iran , Israel , Ireland , European Union , Mexico , China , Central Intelligence Agency , Mike Pompeo , Jared Kushner , Ivanka Trump , Muslim Immigration Ban , ) Muslim Registry 2017.07.10 Trump’s advisers recruited two businessmen who profited from military contracting to devise alternatives to the Pentagon’s plan to send thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan. nytimes.com (See also Conflicts of Interest , Steve Bannon , Jared Kushner , James Mattis , Department of Defense , ) H.R. McMaster 2017.10.11 Donald Trump said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a gathering this past summer of the nation’s highest-ranking national security leaders, leading to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling him a "moron." nbcnews.com (See also Rex Tillerson , Foreign Policy , Department of State , Iran , North Korea , Mike Pence , ) Steven Mnuchin Assessments 2016.12.16 "Trump Inherits the 'Good War'" (NPR) The question of what President-elect Donald Trump has planned for Afghanistan rarely came up during his run for the presidency. As is the sometimes-custom of Trump, apart from several tweets ('Let's get out of Afghanistan?') and inflammatory comments ('Karzai is a crook'), it’s unclear what he wants to do in the country, despite the fact that it is the site of the longest war in U.S. history." There are only 551 days to go in the Trump administration.