What do U.S. military veterans and other veterans think of President Donald Trump’s latest tweets on military matters?
The commander in chief has said the tweets are designed to help his military members, and they have sparked a backlash among vets and others.
What they say and what to watch for The Pentagon has not yet responded to a request for comment.
The tweets were issued on Thursday after Trump sent out an unusual statement on the deaths of two service members in Niger, saying he had “great respect for the sacrifice” of the troops.
Trump said he would be meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to discuss the Niger incident, which occurred on Sept. 4, as well as Niger’s response to it.
The tweet was a reference to the two American soldiers killed in Niger during a joint U.K.-U.S.-French exercise earlier in September.
Trump’s tweets come after several high-profile incidents involving U..
S, military and other personnel in the aftermath of the war in Afghanistan.
Trump has been under intense criticism since his inauguration after news reports emerged that his administration had been considering the removal of some military leaders who have been critical of his handling of the conflict.
He was criticized for not being more vocal in condemning the use of U.R.A. munitions in Afghanistan, for not using the term “radical Islamic terrorism,” and for suggesting the U.M.C. be renamed the Special Operations Command, an apparent reference to a military unit that has been labeled a terrorist organization.
His response to the Niger deaths came just hours after he issued a statement saying the deaths were a tragedy.
Trump also tweeted that he was pleased to see that the Niger soldiers “were killed as a result of their great courage, and the men and women of the U-2 and U-3 aircraft.”
The U.B.C., meanwhile, has launched a $250,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of the two men.
S and the UBS were very thankful to the brave men andwomen of U-1 and U2,” the B.C.-based U.
Canterra said in a statement.
“They are a precious and necessary part of our national security.
Their sacrifice, and that of our allies and friends in the region, is of the utmost importance to our nation.”
The B.F.C.’s Department of National Defence said it had not received any calls for help from the Niger community, but was investigating.
The Niger incident came just days after Trump was criticized after he tweeted that the Ummah “has to be a force for good.”
Trump responded by tweeting that “we must all come together and be a beacon of hope, a light to those in darkness, a beacon to those suffering in silence.”