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Bolton's notes raise questions on U.S. military plans amid Venezuela tensions

Bolton's notes raise questions on U.S. military plans amid Venezuela tensionsWhite House national security adviser John Bolton raised questions about the United States’ intentions in Venezuela after he appeared at a briefing on Monday with a notepad containing the words “5,000 troops to Colombia,” which neighbors Venezuela. It was not immediately clear what Bolton’s notes meant and whether President Donald Trump’s administration was seriously considering sending U.S. troops to Colombia. Asked about a photograph depicting the notes, a White House spokesman said on Monday: “As the President has said, all options are on the table.” Pentagon spokesman Colonel Rob Manning said the number of U.S. military personnel in Colombia remained unchanged as part of a pre-existing partnership.



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Erdogan blasts Bolton's 'unacceptable' comments on Syrian Kurdish militia

Erdogan blasts Bolton's 'unacceptable' comments on Syrian Kurdish militiaTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday condemned comments by a key US envoy over the future of a US-allied Syrian Kurdish militia as a “grave mistake”, as tensions flared over Washington’s planned withdrawal from war-torn Syria. Erdogan’s comments came shortly after US National Security Adviser John Bolton held talks in the Turkish capital with Erdogan’s adviser Ibrahim Kalin, in a key meeting focusing on the surprise US decision to withdraw its troops from Syria.



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U.S. envoy Haley says she shares Bolton's disdain for U.N.

U.S. envoy Haley says she shares Bolton's disdain for U.N.U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday she shares incoming national security adviser John Bolton’s disdain for the world body and believes the two will work well together. Bolton, who was U.S. envoy to the United Nations for President George W. Bush, will become President Donald Trump’s national security adviser on Monday.



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