Friday, December 4

Tag: International / National Security

Exclusive: Planned $1 billion U.S. aid cut would hit Afghan security force funds – sources

Exclusive: Planned $1 billion U.S. aid c ...

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A planned $1 billion cut in U.S. aid to Afghanistan would come from funds for Afghan security forces, according to three U.S. sources, a step experts said would undercut both Kabul’s ability to fight the Taliban and its leverage to negotiate a peace deal with them. FILE PHO ...
Government officials respond to Reuters report on secrecy of coronavirus discussions

Government officials respond to Reuters ...

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention testified on Thursday on Capitol Hill that public health officials discussed coronavirus information in classified rooms on occasions “too numerous to count,” though he said the information wasn’t treated as clas ...
Trump doubles U.S. military assets in Caribbean, bolstering drug fight after Maduro indictment

Trump doubles U.S. military assets in Ca ...

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was deploying more U.S. Navy warships and aircraft to the Caribbean to prevent drug cartels and “corrupt actors” like Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to smuggle more narcotics. U.S. P ...
Afghanistan prepares to swap 100 Taliban prisoners for 20 security forces

Afghanistan prepares to swap 100 Taliban ...

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KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan began on Thursday the process of releasing from jail 100 Taliban Islamist militants in a prisoner swap for 20 of its security forces, a senior security official and a Taliban representative said. It is the first step towards freeing 6,000 prisoners held by the Afghan ... ...