Heather Nauert nominated as UN envoy

President Donald Trump has nominated State Department spokeswoman and former Fox TV news anchor Heather Nauert as US ambassador to the United Nations.

Trump to nominate William Barr as his next AG

(7 Dec 2018) President Donald Trump says he will nominate William Barr to serve as his next Attorney General. Trump also says he’ll nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. (Dec. 7)

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Pompeo to visit NKorea, SKorea, China and Japan

(2 Oct 2018) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to North Korea, South Korea, Japan and China later this week, a move the State Department says ‘shows forward progress and momentum’ in efforts to denuclearize North Korea. (Oct. 2)

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Pompeo to meet Kim Jong Un in N.Korea on Oct 7: State Dept

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on October 7 to push forward denuclearization efforts, the State Department says. SOUNDBITE

17 Years Since 9/11 And There’s Still No Clear End To The War In Afghanistan (HBO)

As Americans mark the anniversary of 9/11, the war that was launched in response to those attacks shows no sign of ending.

Seventeen years later, American troops are still fighting and dying, civilian casualties are at record highs, and the Taliban now controls more territory than at any point since 2001.

Earlier this month, a new American general took control of the effort — the ninth change of command in what is now the longest war the United States has ever fought.

Outgoing U.S. commander General John Nicholson had a simple message as he handed over reigns to his successor after being in command for the last two years: “It’s time for the war in Afghanistan to end.”

But how the war might actually end remains anyone’s guess. The Trump administration appears to be looking for way to get out — and pinning its hopes on encouraging peace talks between the two sides. In July, a high-level State Department official met with Taliban leaders at their headquarters in Doha, the militants said, to encourage them to come to the table.

“Nearly all of these conflicts won’t be solved militarily, the military aspect of it has to apply pressure, has to get people to the table and ultimately its a political solution that’s got to take hold here,” General Joseph Votel, commander of United States Central Command, told VICE News.

Votel pushed back against critics who view negotiating with the Taliban as some sort of defeat.

“I don’t look at it that way,” Votel said. “That’s what the object of the strategy is, it’s to get that reconciliation and reconciliation can only be done by talking — so we’ve got to get to that. I don’t see that as a defeat at all.”

But for the moment, the Taliban don’t seem very interested in reconciliation.

Four weeks ago, fighters scored their biggest victory in years, overrunning the city of Ghazni, less than a hundred miles from Kabul, and killing dozens of Afghan soldiers and police officers in the process.

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US State Dept: ‘Attack’ hurt diplomats in Cuba

(6 Sep 2018) State Department officials and medical professionals called to testify on Capitol Hill regarding the U.S. policy toward Cuba say the over two dozen diplomats who were sickened while on the island were not part of an incident, but an ‘attack.” (Sept. 6)

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State Dept.: Pompeo, Trump Agree on Iran Meeting

(31 Jul 2018) State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert stopped short of saying whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was willing to sit down with Iran without preconditions, after President Donald Trump said he would. (July 31)

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