White House Orders Negotiations With The Tàlibàn

The Trump administration has told its top diplomats to seek direct talks with the Taliban, a significant shift in American policy in Afghanistan, done in the hope of jump-starting negotiations to end the 17-year war. The Taliban have long said they will first discuss peace…

In competing letters, former officials square off over Haspel ahead of confirmation hearing

Former CIA officers and U.S. diplomats squared off over the controversial nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the Central Intelligence Agency in the hours ahead of her confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Haspel led a CIA black site in Thailand in 2002, where she oversaw the use…

Trump Has NOTHING to Say About Russia Throwing Out 60 US Diplomats

–After Russia expels 60 American diplomats, Donald Trump surprisingly — or not — has absolutely nothing to say about it https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/a3ykz4/trump-nothing-to-say-russia-60-us-diplomats -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 -Donate via Litecoin: LhNVT9j5gQj8U1AbwLzwfoc5okDoiFn4Mt -Support when you buy…

Here’s what the expelling of Russian diplomats is really about

A wave of countries are expelling Russian diplomats on their soil in a show of solidarity with the United Kingdom. On Monday and Tuesday, more than 20 countries — all Western nations — announced they would expel Russian diplomats. In all, more than 130 Russian diplomats have…