Trump Attacks Admiral McRaven, Who Led Osama bin Laden Raid


"We no longer pay Pakistan the $Billions because they would take our money and do nothing for us, Bin Laden being a prime example, Afghanistan being another".

But the book, with only a passing mention of bin Laden, did not do more than point to the al-Qaida leader as one of many threats to US security.

Trump sought to undermine McRaven's words by denying them the imprimatur of a decorated former four-star special operations commander. He said he had supported Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, both of whom he worked for while in uniform.

In a statement to CNN on Sunday, McRaven stood by his criticism of the president.

"I admire all Presidents, regardless of their political party, who uphold the dignity of the office and who use that office to bring the Nation together in challenging times".

US commandos killed bin Laden in a May 2011 raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he had been living in seclusion in a house near a well-known military academy.

"Would it have been nicer if we got Osama Bin Laden a lot sooner than that, wouldn't it been nice?"

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Pakistan summoned the U.S. Chargé d'Affaires in Islamabad on Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump's criticism of Pakistan's role in fighting terrorism and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

McRaven also joined a group of former top national security leaders who asked Trump to take away their security clearances after Trump pulled the one that belonged to another critic, former CIA Director John Brennan. "We paid Pakistan Billions of Dollars & they never told us he was living there".

TRUMP's tweet: "Of course we should have captured Osama Bin Laden long before we did". "President Clinton famously missed his shot".

After 37 years of military service, McRaven retired in 2014 and became chancellor of the University of Texas - where he studied journalism as an undergraduate - in early 2015.

After almost two years in office, Trump still has not fully grasped the role of the troops he commands, nor the responsibility that he has to lead them, top Defense Department officials say.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has hit back at Donald Trump's claim that Islamabad does not do "a damn thing" for the Unites States, calling on the US president to name an ally that has sacrificed more in the fight against militancy. The website explained, "He did not call on the target the terrorist leader individually, or to wage a unilateral war against his [Al-Qaeda] terror network".