Archiv: Brett McGurk

21.09.2020 - 01:26 [ Rudaw ]

Pentagon to deploy scores of troops, fighting vehicles to Rojava: US official

Former US presidential envoy to Syria Brett McGurk criticized the deployment of the Bradleys, calling it a “sign of deterioration.”

“I used to help coordinate this mission. We never needed Bradleys to secure our personnel. Trump’s impetuous decision to abandon our posts has placed our people at heightened risk with no clear aim,” McGurk said on Friday.

23.12.2018 - 14:07 [ Jason Ditz / ]

US Envoy to ISIS War Resigns, Criticizes Syria Pullout

McGurk was intended to coordinate with the 79 countries involved in the US-led coalition against ISIS. It is not clear who his replacement will be, but with the administration arguing ISIS is defeated, there may be a low priority for this position.

23.12.2018 - 14:00 [ Jason Ditz / ]

US-Gesandter für den ISIS-Krieg tritt zurück, kritisiert Abzug aus Syrien

Nach Mattis und jetzt McGurk gibt es Spekulationen, dass weitere in den nächsten Tagen zurücktreten werden, weil sie auch gegen Trumps Befehl sind, Syrien zu verlassen. Es wird angenommen, dass es im Pentagon eine breite Einheit in Richtung Aufrechterhaltung des Krieges gibt, was durch die Anzahl der Pentagon-Beamten belegt wird, die die letzten zwei Jahre damit verbracht haben, die langfristige Präsenz dort zu besprechen.

22.12.2018 - 21:43 [ Rudaw ]

US envoy to anti-ISIS coalition quits over Trump’s Syria move

Taking over for now for McGurk will be his deputy, retired Lt. Gen. Terry Wolff, who served three tours of active duty in Iraq.

Jim Jeffrey, a veteran diplomat who was appointed special representative for Syria engagement in August, is expected to stay in his position, officials said.

23.05.2018 - 23:18 [ Rudaw ]

4 Kurdish parties ‚insist‘ on election re-do after McGurk meeting

McGurk, the US president’s special envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition, is discussing formation of the next Iraqi and Kudistan regional governments. He met with officials from Gorran, Kurdistan Islamic Union (KIU), Coalition for Justice and Democracy (CDJ), and Komal — four of the six parties that have said they may boycott Baghdad after widespread voter fraud in the May 12 election.