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Tillerson visits Iraq to chilly reception over his remarks on Iran-backed militias

Added: 24.10.2017 2:42 | 1 views | 0 comments

October 24, 2017 9:42 AM
BAGHDAD (NYTIMES) - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson slipped into Iraq Monday night (Oct 23) after having spent the morning in Afghanistan, but his welcome in Baghdad was far less effusive as the Trump administration pushes to isolate Iran, an important Iraqi ally.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Tillerson pays flying visit to Afghanistan to discuss U.S. strategy

Added: 23.10.2017 23:48 | 8 views | 0 comments

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday discussed with Afghan leaders the U.S. strategy for ending America's longest war, in a brief, unreported visit that underscored the challenge of quelling the country's insurgency.

From: feeds.reuters.com

Former Paratrooper On What It Was Like To Serve With Bergdahl

Added: 23.10.2017 22:26 | 18 views | 0 comments

When Bowe Bergdahl walked off of his base in 2009, soldiers and resources across Afghanistan were rerouted to search for him. Jon Thurman was with Bergdahl's company, and was a part of the weeks-long search after he disappeared. He speaks with NPR about that time, and how he feels about Bergdahl's guilty plea.

From: www.npr.org

Bergdahl Defense Says Case Should Be Dismissed Because Of Trump's Comments

Added: 23.10.2017 22:26 | 12 views | 0 comments

A sentencing hearing began today for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who pleaded guilty to desertion and dereliction of duty for leaving his unit in Afghanistan. But instead of beginning testimony today as planned, the judge heard an argument from the defense — that the case should be dismissed because of remarks made by President Trump.

From: www.npr.org

World Briefs: US Army deserter may get life term

Added: 23.10.2017 22:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

October 24, 2017 5:00 AM
CHICAGO • The sentencing hearing for US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who could go to prison for life for deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops, will begin tomorrow after it was postponed yesterday.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Tillerson Affirms Afghanistan Commitments In Unannounced Visit

Added: 23.10.2017 19:56 | 16 views | 0 comments

In remarks delivered landing, the secretary invited "moderate voices" within the Taliban to renounce violence. He also called on Pakistan to stop providing safe haven to terrorists.

From: www.npr.org

Tillerson makes surprise trips to Iraq, Afghanistan on 1 day

Added: 23.10.2017 19:39 | 8 views | 0 comments


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made an unannounced trip to Iraq on Monday just hours after returning from a similar surprise visit to Afghanistan, meeting the top political leaders in each of the embattled countries.
Cloaked in secrecy, Tillerson flew into Iraq from Qatar. Earlier in the...

From: www.sun-sentinel.com

Tillerson in Afghanistan: US Secy indicates tough stance towards Pak, urges India to help in development

Added: 23.10.2017 18:10 | 15 views | 0 comments

Tillerson made a brief stop at Afghanistan ahead of his India and Pak visits.

From: www.dnaindia.com

US Secretary of State Tillerson paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan

Added: 23.10.2017 18:03 | 14 views | 0 comments

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday to discuss Washington's new strategy with President Ashraf Ghani, the US embassy said.

From: www.dnaindia.com

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