“Your enemies are our enemies,” Ambassador Francis Ricciardone told Turkish reporters at a recent news conference at the Ankara News TV bureau in the capital.
A Syrian anti-aircraft shell on Tuesday hit an empty room in a Turkish health center in a town about 200 yards from the Syrian border.
No injuries were reported, according to a Turkish news agency.
“I do not see a large probability of war. The Assad regime cannot survive at war with its own population. It’s military forces are no match for Turkey‘s, alone, never mind for Turkey and its allies,” he said. “So we [the United States] do not see a likelihood of war, but I admit many Turks do.”
He described how U.S. special operations forces, civilian intelligence analysts and law enforcement agents worked together to track down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed in a Navy SEAL raid last year at his hideout in Pakistan.
“The power of the multidisciplinary approach is what got bin Laden in the end, and we would like to share that and exploit that intimately,” he said.View Entire Story
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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