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David Petraeus Would Be a Great Secretary of State

President-elect Donald Trump has made a terrific choice — his best one yet — in choosing retired Gen. James Mattis as his secretary of defense. Mattis is not only a first-rate operational commander who will inspire fear in U.S. 1,182 more words

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Kellyanne Conway Says 'Who Knows' How Many Secretary of State Finalists Trump Has

President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus’ guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to serve as the nation’s top diplomat. 612 more words

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Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is expanding his pool of candidates for secretary of state, leaving unclear whether former CIA Director David Petraeus’ guilty plea for leaking classified information disqualifies him to serve as the nation’s top diplomat. 649 more words

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A fake US embassy operating in Ghana for the past decade has been shut down

For the last decade, a fake US embassy has been operating in Accra, Ghana. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, from morning until half noon, an American flag would fly outside a faded pink building. 366 more words

Why secretary of state contender John Bolton strikes fear in the hearts of establishmentarians

Conservative Review, by Jordan Schachtel, December 2, 2016:

John Bolton has again emerged as a contender for secretary of state in the Trump administration. He is set to meet with President-elect Donald Trump in Trump Tower Friday afternoon, … 1,010 more words

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Scammers Ran A Fake U.S. Embassy In Ghana For A Decade Before Being Shut Down

The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is a large, secured office building in the bustling West African port city of Accra, but for a decade scammers convinced some folks that their humble two-story structure — without security fencing, U.S. 435 more words

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Trump-Sharif TelCon Jolts World, India Issues Deadpan Response

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President-elect Trump had a chat with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, see the read out below.  After Sharif’s invitation to visit Pakistan, Mr. 430 more words

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