"The worst thing president Trump is doing is he's calling into question the chain of command's commitment to the rule of law. He's got to knock that off," retired General Barry McCaffrey said on MSNBC.
For the 20th time this year, the Pentagon identified another American service member killed in Afghanistan. The news comes just two days before Christmas and follows the release of The Washington Post's Afghanistan papers.
Veterans and Gold Star families responded with anger and frustration to a report in The Washington Post which details how presidents, politicians and Pentagon officials misled the American public about the war effort.
"[They're] asked to bear the responsibility of a hundred percent of [the country's] safety," said actor and former U.S. Marine Adam Driver. "What better community to arm with the new means of self-expression than the men and women of our armed forces and the family that supports them?"