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While I leave the institution with a heavy heart, I know it is best for all concerned in this moment.
Found on FOX News 9 months ago
Much of our strategic attention and much of our strategic capacity was diverted into Iraq, to the detriment of the war.
Found on CNN 1 year ago
There was no chance( Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would keep Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promise, and full blown ethnic cleansing is underway by Turkish supported militias, this is what happens when Trump follows his instincts and because of his alignment with autocrats.
Found on CNN 3 years ago
Pulling out right now, just the announcement would create chaos in the strategy.
Found on CNN 4 years ago
It's not just a no-fly zone in a place or ... whether it's in the air or on the ground. It's also a matter of timing as well, the intricacies and the complexities and the cost, frankly, in terms of resources, additional resources, of a no-fly zone or a safe zone are not insignificant.
One of the reasons we came to Iraq, one of the reasons we committed ourselves, was to restore the territorial integrity of Iraq and the sovereignty of the Iraqi government over all of Iraq, while we may not be directly providing them assistance, the idea that the assistance flows through Baghdad ... has both provided for the support to the Kurds but also has reinforced the nature of the sovereignty of the Iraqi government.
The intricacies and the complexities and the cost, frankly, in terms of resources, additional resources, of a no-fly zone or a safe zone are not insignificant.
As you recall about this time last year, we were all facing the horror of what was happening in the vicinity of Sinjar to the Yazidi people. A year later, Kurdish forces, some number of thousands of them, have launched into the attack to push Daesh (ISIS) out of that area.
He's become the new Nelson Mandela, the new source of moral authority in the world, the papacy has not been this politically relevant since the end of the Cold War.
This problem has been known since at least 1987, it certainly is disturbing that a fundamental design issue with these scopes would cause problems for this long.
They really went to extremes, but they still couldn't decontaminate the scope, and they finally had to just destroy it.
ISIL has been clear that they intend, in fact, to attack in host nations. That's not a surprise to anyone. The question isn't whether they are going to attack. The question is what can be done to defend the homelands.
Found on Reuters 8 years ago
I believe they have actually.
The counterterrorism component works just fine to go after the high-value targets and key leaders.
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