Last quote by James Dobbins
It's absolutely normal for any new administration to do away with ad hoc special arrangements the previous administration had, and then do their own. Every administration says it wants to do away with special envoys and they end up having 30 of them by the time they're through.feedback
James Dobbins has been quoted in 4 different articles. Most recently, James Dobbins has been quoted saying, “In Iraq, you have got a police force and court system, which are not perfect but at least exist. In Syria, there is no comparable authority to whom you can hand off these problems.” in an article called U.S. Sends Civilian Team to Syria to Help the Displaced Return Home. This is only one of 5 quotes from James Dobbins. To see more examples James Dobbins’s views and opinions, check out the section below. You can filter James Dobbins's quotes by date and by topic to see, for example, what James Dobbins said about Afghanistan recently and in the past.
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Quotes by James Dobbins
Jun 22 2017
In Iraq, you have got a police force and court system, which are not perfect but at least exist. In Syria, there is no comparable authority to whom you can hand off these problems.feedback
Jun 22 2017
It is a minimalist approach that should be adequate to get them through the first few weeks, but beyond that, there are going to be problems that may require a more substantial effort.feedback
Apr 25 2017
It's just reality setting in. He's affirmed something close to the American position on this more quickly than I would have expected and more unequivocally actually. He's clearly authorized the military to initiate actions with a little less day-to-day oversight. This hasn't changed the rules of engagement. But it has meant they don't have to check with Washington quite as often as commanders previously did [under Obama].feedback
Jun 09 2016
We went into Afghanistan to make it more peaceful, and so far we haven't succeeded.feedback
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