13 septembrie 2019

Congress subpoenas Afghan peace envoy; Trump relents on Ukraine aid; Too many Gulf ops?; USN & Africa; And a bit more.


The White House’s top envoy for Afghan peace talks has been ordered to testify at an open hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee next Thursday, Democratic Chairman Rep. Eliot Engel of New York tweeted Thursday — the same day the Taliban asked the U.S. to come back to the negotiating table, according to the Wall Street Journal .Engel subpoenaed Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Thursday after he says the State Department “ignored numerous requests for briefings about the Afghanistan [...]