He was the administration's leading hard liner on Iran, North Korea and Red China. I am truly sorry to see him go. Based on what I know of him, he would be adamantly opposed to a secret meeting with the Taliban at Camp David. Could he have leaked the secret meeting leading to it's abortion? That too is out of character.

I think whoever pushed that meeting on the eve of 9/11 should be fired. I realize Trump wants to exit Afghanistan, so did Obama. Both have found it extremely difficult. The bottom line is that we lost the war. The Taliban did not need to be defeated, they needed to be exterminated and I don't think America had the stomach for that.