Joseph Votel

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Joseph Votel said : “We looked at the oil fields in the context of their strategic value,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “There weren’t concerns that ISIS would get back in there and be pumping oil,” “The oil fields were important, but we didn’t go there for the oil” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is an extraordinarily complex mission, but as we have come to expect from our special operations forces, extraordinarily well executed," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The U.S. should now focus on what elements it can influence – ensuring that ISIS cannot resurge and once again threaten America and its allies," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We looked at the oil fields in the context of their strategic value,” External link

nytimes Friday, October 25, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “There weren’t concerns that ISIS would get back in there and be pumping oil,” “The oil fields were important, but we didn’t go there for the oil” External link

nytimes Friday, October 25, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We looked at the oil fields in the context of their strategic value,” External link

nytimes Friday, October 25, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “There weren’t concerns that ISIS would get back in there and be pumping oil,” “The oil fields were important, but we didn’t go there for the oil” External link

nytimes Friday, October 25, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “could not come at a worse time,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 18, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “The decision was made without consulting U.S. allies or senior U.S. military leadership and threatens to affect future partnerships at precisely the time we need them most, given the war-weariness of the American public coupled with ever more sophisticated enemies determined to come after us,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 18, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It didn't have to be this way," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It didn't have to be this way," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

yalibnan Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

yalibnan Friday, October 11, 2019 10:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

yalibnan Friday, October 11, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

garoweonline Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:44:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

nrttv Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

yalibnan Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "It didn't have to be this way," "The US worked endlessly to placate our Turkish allies" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : "Without it, President Donald Trump could not have declared the complete defeat of ISIS," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "the damage may already be done," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "It didn't have to be this way," "The US worked endlessly to placate our Turkish allies" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area," External link

trust Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area," External link

trust2 Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area," External link

wsau Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “I think the Kurds will defend themselves as best they can,” “When it becomes apparent to them that they cannot deal with this very modernized army and capabilities that Turkey has, then I think they will leave the area. Not only will their fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “I think the Kurds will defend themselves as best they can,” “When it becomes apparent to them that they cannot deal with this very modernized army and capabilities that Turkey has, then I think they will leave the area. Not only will their fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options,” External link

680news Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote ( about The Syrian ) : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options,” External link

marketwatch Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

hjnews Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options,” External link

boston Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

startribune Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “In my humble opinion, they are a capable and trustworthy partner, and did everything we asked them to do even when it was not something that they necessarily wanted,” “Beyond that, they protected us every day. Their dedication to the fight and to our partnership was always evident to me” External link

thehill Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “Safe zones are generally established to protect people in conflict zones and are usually designed to be neutral, demilitarized, and focused on humanitarian purposes,” External link

ekurd Sunday, August 25, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “Safe zones are generally established to protect people in conflict zones and are usually designed to be neutral, demilitarized, and focused on humanitarian purposes,” External link

ekurd Friday, August 16, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “Safe zones are generally established to protect people in conflict zones and are usually designed to be neutral, demilitarized, and focused on humanitarian purposes,” External link

ekurd Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "Safe zones are generally established to protect people in conflict zones and are usually designed to be neutral, demilitarized, and focused on humanitarian purposes," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "Safe zones are generally established to protect people in conflict zones and are usually designed to be neutral, demilitarized, and focused on humanitarian purposes," External link

aawsat Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "Safe zones are generally established to protect people in conflict zones and are usually designed to be neutral, demilitarised, and focused on humanitarian purposes," External link

vietnamnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "First and foremost I am responsible for this mission. I am the CENTCOM commander and I am responsible for what's done in my region and what's not done in my region. So I accept the responsibility for this. We lost a lot on this operation," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel responded : "I think that might be — that’s — that — this was a military operation and I’m responsible for military operations in this region, so I’m taking my responsibility," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The JCPOA addresses one of the principle threats that we deal with from Iran, so if the JCPOA goes away, then we will have to have another way to deal with their nuclear weapons program," External link

nbcnews Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “The government of Afghanistan has assured us these ISIS-K (Daesh) fighters will be treated as war prisoners,” External link

tolonews Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We have no illusions about reconciliation with ISIS-K,” “Our mission is to destroy this organization” External link

tolonews Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We have worked with our partners to improve capabilities, build resilience, enhance interoperability, deter our adversaries and safeguard our common interests," External link

hurriyetdailynews Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We have worked with our partners to improve capabilities, build resilience, enhance interoperability, deter our adversaries and safeguard our common interests," External link

yenisafak-en Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “Together, we have accomplished a lot,” External link

nrttv Friday, March 29, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "we must safeguard access to the critical waterways that support global commerce and freedom of navigation," External link

voanews Friday, March 29, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "As our president said recently, great nations don't fight forever wars, and we shouldn't. It is time to bring these conflicts to a conclusion," "This won't be as quick as anyone would like, but it can be done" External link

voanews Friday, March 29, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “They are not broken. They are very radicalized,” “We cannot not do something about this” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “It doesn’t get better if we step away,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “They are not broken. They are very radicalized,” “We cannot not do something about this” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We shouldn’t do any anything forever,” “We always have to look at the size and the commitment and make sure that it matches our interest. But we also have to be very cautious stepping away too quickly” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “It doesn’t get better if we step away,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “While our collective efforts liberated more than seven million civilians from Daesh’s brutality, we recognize the fight is not over. We remain committed to continuing our efforts to pursue and destroy remnants of Daesh, which are attempting to live on as an insurgency. We will continue our collective fight to bring about the enduring defeat of ISIS,” External link

globalresearch Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “While our collective efforts liberated more than seven million civilians from Daesh’s brutality, we recognize the fight is not over. We remain committed to continuing our efforts to pursue and destroy remnants of Daesh, which are attempting to live on as an insurgency. We will continue our collective fight to bring about the enduring defeat of ISIS,” External link

southfront Monday, March 25, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment -- but the fight against ISIS and violent extremism is far from over and our mission remains the same," External link

globalsecurity Monday, March 25, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The coalition's hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts," External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 25, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment -- but the fight against ISIS and violent extremism is far from over and our mission remains the same," External link

peopledaily Sunday, March 24, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment -- but the fight against ISIS and violent extremism is far from over and our mission remains the same," External link

ecns Sunday, March 24, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment -- but the fight against ISIS and violent extremism is far from over and our mission remains the same," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment -- but the fight against ISIS and violent extremism is far from over and our mission remains the same," External link

chinabroadcast Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:24:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons, and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time to resurge," External link

miamiherald Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “The coalition’s hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts,” External link

independent-UG Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:17:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We will see low-level attacks, we’ll see assassinations, we’ll see IED attacks, we’ll see ambush type things as they begin to emerge from this. What our focus has to be is working with our partners,” External link

mycentraloregon Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “In my view, this is a serious generational problem that if not handled properly will sow the seeds of future violent extremism,” External link

mycentraloregon Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “The coalition’s hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The coalition's hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts," External link

gulf-times Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The coalition's hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts," External link

naharnet-en Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “The coalition’s hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts,” External link

guardian-ng Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The coalition's hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts," External link

JakartaPost Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We will see low-level attacks, we'll see assassinations, we'll see IED attacks, we'll see ambush type things as they begin to emerge from this. What our focus has to be is working with our partners," External link

ABCnews Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The coalition's hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts," External link

msn-uk Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment -- but the fight against ISIS (IS) and violent extremism is far from over and our mission remains the same," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:18:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "When I say, 'we have defeated them,' I want to ensure that means they do not have the capability to plot or direct attacks against the US or our allies," "They still have this very powerful ideology, so they can inspire" External link

click2houston Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and the preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time to resurge," "The ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken and radicalized," External link

kxxv Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I think they viewed it positively," External link

kxxv Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The political conditions and where we are in the reconciliation right now don't merit that," External link

kxxv Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “It is important to understand that even though this territory has been reclaimed, the fight against ISIS and violent extremists is not over,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and the preservation of their capabilities,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “It is important to understand that even though this territory has been reclaimed, the fight against ISIS and violent extremists is not over,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and the preservation of their capabilities,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel warned : “We will need to maintain a vigilant offensive against this now widely dispersed and disaggregated organization that includes leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and of course their toxic ideology,” External link

israelnationalnews Monday, March 11, 2019 2:44:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said ( about Strategy ) : “Pakistan presents the US with challenges and opportunities in the execution of our South Asia Strategy. As a state possessing nuclear weapons that sits at the nexus of Russian, Chinese, Indian, Iranian and US geopolitical interests, Pakistan will always be a country of importance to the US,” External link

pakobserver Monday, March 11, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "While ISIS has been battered by the Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition forces, we should be clear in our understanding that what we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons, and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time for a resurgence," External link

ABCnews Sunday, March 10, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is a serious generational problem that if not handled properly will sow the seeds of future violent extremism," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, March 10, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "the importance of military cooperation, despite challenges in the bilateral relationship" External link

dnaindia Saturday, March 9, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “US security assistance to Pakistan remained suspended, but some military cooperation activities continued, demonstrating the importance of military cooperation, despite challenges in the bilateral relationship,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 9, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel replied : "It is my observation from my close discussions with [Khalilzad] that he is in fact consulting with President Ghani on a regular basis and keeping him well-informed and the actual initiation of these discussions was done with President Ghani's knowledge and support," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, March 9, 2019 8:30:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender. of ISIS [Daesh] as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

dailysabah Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “There is not pressure on me to meet a specific date at this particular time,” External link

middleeastmonitor Friday, March 8, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “We will need to maintain a vigilant offensive against this now widely dispersed and disaggregated organization that includes leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and toxic ideology,” External link

middleeastmonitor Friday, March 8, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “What we are seeing now is not the surrender of as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities,” External link

ekurd Friday, March 8, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel déclaré : "Nous ne voulons pas nous retirer d'une manière qui puisse augmenter les risques pour nos forces... Pour le moment, je ne suis soumis à aucune pression pour respecter une date en particulier" External link

french-news Friday, March 8, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "While ISIS has been battered by the Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition forces, we should be clear in our understanding that what we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons, and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time for a resurgence," External link

ABCnews Friday, March 8, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "an area of 34,000 square miles which they once controlled," External link

ABCnews Friday, March 8, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The broader international community will need to determine how we deal with the thousands of fighters and family members now being held and safeguarded by the Syrian Democratic Forces," "In my view, this is a serious generational problem that if not handled properly will sow the seeds of future violent extremism" External link

ABCnews Friday, March 8, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken and radicalized,” External link

jpost Friday, March 8, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We don't withdraw in a manner that increases the risk to our forces ... There is not pressure on me to meet a specific date at this particular time," External link

ecns Friday, March 8, 2019 5:52:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "There is not pressure on me to meet a specific date at this particular time," External link

trust Friday, March 8, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "We will need to maintain a vigilant offensive against this now widely dispersed and disaggregated organization that includes leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and toxic ideology," External link

trust Friday, March 8, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It puts Russia more in the driver's seat ... It solidifies their presence in the Middle East," External link

trust Friday, March 8, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel déclaré : "Nous ne voulons pas nous retirer d'une manière qui puisse augmenter les risques pour nos forces... Pour le moment, je ne suis soumis à aucune pression pour respecter une date en particulier" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, March 8, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

brownsvilleherald Friday, March 8, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

siouxcityjournal Friday, March 8, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Against the backdrop of these (regional) conflicts is the Iranian regime,” External link

alarabiya-en Friday, March 8, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel acrescentou : "As forças afegãs dependem do apoio da coalizão que lhes fornecemos" External link

clicrbs Friday, March 8, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and the preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time to resurge," "The ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken and radicalized," External link

news4jax Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I think they viewed it positively," External link

news4jax Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The political conditions and where we are in the reconciliation right now don't merit that," External link

news4jax Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel disse : "As forças afegãs dependem do apoio da coligação internacional" External link

24-sapo Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and the preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time to resurge," "The ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken and radicalized," External link

newschannel5 Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I think they viewed it positively," External link

newschannel5 Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The political conditions and where we are in the reconciliation right now don't merit that," External link

newschannel5 Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "There is not pressure on me to meet a specific date at this particular time," External link

trust2 Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "We will need to maintain a vigilant offensive against this now widely dispersed and disaggregated organization that includes leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and toxic ideology," External link

trust2 Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “In my view this is a serious generational problem that if not handled properly will sow the seeds of future violent extremism,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "There is no pressure on me to meet a specific date at this particular time," External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "We will need to maintain a vigilant offensive against this now widely dispersed and disaggregated organisation that includes leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and toxic ideology," External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel disse : “As forças afegãs dependem do apoio da coligação internacional” External link

ptjornal Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We have not been directed to withdraw. There are no orders to withdraw anything," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and the preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time to resurge," "The ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken and radicalized," External link

abcactionnews Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I think they viewed it positively," External link

abcactionnews Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The political conditions and where we are in the reconciliation right now don't merit that," External link

abcactionnews Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

good4utah Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and the preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time to resurge," "The ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken and radicalized," External link

click2houston Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "In my view this is a serious generational problem that if not handled properly will sow the seeds of future violent extremism," External link

aa-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

voanews Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “My assessment is the Afghan forces are dependent upon the coalition support that we provide to them,” External link

thehill Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "There is not pressure on me to meet a specific date at this particular time," External link

trust Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "We will need to maintain a vigilant offensive against this now widely dispersed and disaggregated organization that includes leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and toxic ideology," External link

trust Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We have not been directed to withdraw. There are no orders to withdraw anything," External link

afp-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities,” External link

boston Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

missoulian Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

seattlepi Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

theolympian Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

timesdaily Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities,” External link

tribtown Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Uzbekistan expressed interest in diversifying its military supplies and provided a list of American systems and equipment in which they are interested in buying. This interest represents a unique opportunity to divert Uzbekistan away from military purchases from Russia and deepen our relations," External link

trendnews-az Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We conducted operations against them for some period of time and I think we’ve had a good disruptive impact on them, they operate in areas that are extraordinarily remote, difficult to get into and you have that challenge here in Afghanistan with mountains and some of the rugged terrain that exists here in Afghanistan,” External link

afghanistantimes Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “ISIS, as a violent extremist organization has been successful in exploiting social media and looking at people that are on social media and very quickly reaching out to them and using that as a medium to bring them in the organization,” External link

afghanistantimes Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “I think they have a very sophisticated way of recruiting. We certainly have seen that in Iraq and Syria and we see it here,” External link

afghanistantimes Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "ISIS, as a violent extremist organization has been successful in exploiting social media and looking at people that are on social media and very quickly reaching out to them and using that as a medium to bring them in the organization," External link

click2houston Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "I think they have a very sophisticated way of recruiting. We certainly have seen that in Iraq and Syria and we see it here," External link

click2houston Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We conducted operations against them for some period of time and I think we've had a good disruptive impact on them, they operate in areas that are extraordinarily remote, difficult to get into and you have that challenge here in Afghanistan with mountains and some of the rugged terrain that exists here in Afghanistan," External link

click2houston Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "They’ve got a lot of civilians in there, they hold some Syrian Democratic Force prisoners and they are using them as human shields," External link

japantoday Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “They’ve got a lot of civilians in there, they hold some Syrian Democratic Force prisoners and they are using them as human shields,” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

dailysabah Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition [forces] might be able to do here" External link

dailysabah Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "They've got a lot of civilians in there, they hold some Syrian Democratic Force prisoners and they are using them as human shields," External link

trust2 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "They've got a lot of civilians in there, they hold some Syrian Democratic Force prisoners and they are using them as human shields," External link

trust Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

wsau Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

wsau Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "First and foremost I am responsible for this mission. I am the CENTCOM commander and I am responsible for what's done in my region and what's not done in my region. So I accept the responsibility for this. We lost a lot on this operation," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel responded : "I think that might be — that’s — that — this was a military operation and I’m responsible for military operations in this region, so I’m taking my responsibility," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

dailysabah Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

dailysabah Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that’s not the path we’re on at this particular point,” External link

ekurd Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “So the discussion really isn’t about U.S. forces staying here. We’ve looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here” External link

ekurd Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that’s not the path we’re on at this particular point,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “So the discussion really isn’t about U.S. forces staying here. We’ve looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

ahram-EN Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

ahram-EN Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

yenisafak-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “So the discussion really isn't about US forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 18, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 18, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Our mission, the task given to us right now, and the President's direction is to withdraw, and that's where we are, and that's what we're focused on doing," External link

clickondetroit Monday, February 18, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is an enemy that we will have to keep pressure on, so that's the part we're working through. I'm less certain how we're going to do that right now at this particular point, but we're working through it," External link

clickondetroit Monday, February 18, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We're balancing the fight against ISIS, we're balancing what we're trying to do to address Turkish concerns and the protection of our partners here. And of course were trying to orchestrate a deliberate well-planned, professional withdrawal," External link

clickondetroit Monday, February 18, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Our mission, the task given to us right now, and the President's direction is to withdraw, and that's where we are, and that's what we're focused on doing," External link

news4jax Monday, February 18, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is an enemy that we will have to keep pressure on, so that's the part we're working through. I'm less certain how we're going to do that right now at this particular point, but we're working through it," External link

news4jax Monday, February 18, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We're balancing the fight against ISIS, we're balancing what we're trying to do to address Turkish concerns and the protection of our partners here. And of course were trying to orchestrate a deliberate well-planned, professional withdrawal," External link

news4jax Monday, February 18, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that’s not the path we’re on at this particular point,” External link

nrttv Monday, February 18, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “So the discussion really isn’t about U.S. forces staying here. We’ve looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here” External link

nrttv Monday, February 18, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Our mission, the task given to us right now, and the President's direction is to withdraw, and that's where we are, and that's what we're focused on doing," External link

click2houston Monday, February 18, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is an enemy that we will have to keep pressure on, so that's the part we're working through. I'm less certain how we're going to do that right now at this particular point, but we're working through it," External link

click2houston Monday, February 18, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We're balancing the fight against ISIS, we're balancing what we're trying to do to address Turkish concerns and the protection of our partners here. And of course were trying to orchestrate a deliberate well-planned, professional withdrawal," External link

click2houston Monday, February 18, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

firstpost Monday, February 18, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

firstpost Monday, February 18, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

trust Monday, February 18, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

trust Monday, February 18, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

dailysabah Monday, February 18, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

dailysabah Monday, February 18, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 18, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 18, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

yahoo-au Monday, February 18, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel uvedl : "Rozumíme, co chtějí, abychom udělali, ale tímto směrem se nyní neubíráme," External link

ceskenoviny-en Monday, February 18, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

trust2 Monday, February 18, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

trust2 Monday, February 18, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We will want to make sure that we get the right capabilities on the ground to support the Iraqis going forward,” External link

arabnews Monday, February 18, 2019 6:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We’ve adjusted our footprint as well, and where we go and where we are best located to continue to advise and assist them with their operations,” External link

arabnews Monday, February 18, 2019 6:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We will want to make sure that we get the right capabilities on the ground to support the Iraq is going forward,” External link

jordantimes Monday, February 18, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We’ve adjusted our footprint as well, and where we go and where we are best located to continue to advise and assist them with their operations,” External link

jordantimes Monday, February 18, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel disse : "Vamos querer garantir que tenhamos capacidade suficiente em solo para apoiar os iraquianos" External link

uol Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel afirmou : "Nós tivemos algumas mudanças em termos de onde estamos, assim nós podemos estar nas melhores posições" External link

uol Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel disse : "Vamos querer garantir que tenhamos capacidade suficiente em solo para apoiar os iraquianos" External link

extra Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel afirmou : "Nós tivemos algumas mudanças em termos de onde estamos, assim nós podemos estar nas melhores posições" External link

extra Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We will want to make sure that we get the right capabilities on the ground to support the Iraqis going forward,” External link

nrttv Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We’ve adjusted our footprint as well, and where we go and where we are best located to continue to advise and assist them with their operations,” External link

nrttv Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We will want to make sure that we get the right capabilities on the ground to support the Iraqis going forward," External link

trust Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We've adjusted our footprint as well, and where we go and where we are best located to continue to advise and assist them with their operations," External link

trust Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We will want to make sure that we get the right capabilities on the ground to support the Iraqis going forward," External link

trust2 Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We've adjusted our footprint as well, and where we go and where we are best located to continue to advise and assist them with their operations," External link

trust2 Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We will want to make sure that we get the right capabilities on the ground to support the Iraqis going forward," External link

wsau Sunday, February 17, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We've adjusted our footprint as well, and where we go and where we are best located to continue to advise and assist them with their operations," External link

wsau Sunday, February 17, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground,” External link

afghanistantimes Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We don’t want to fight endless wars either. We want to accomplish the mission here” “I think the strategy that the president has allowed to get put in place here, the South Asia strategy, focused on reconciliation, has been a good one,” External link

afghanistantimes Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It would not have been my military advice at that particular time ... I would not have made that suggestion, frankly," External link

news4jax Saturday, February 16, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It would not have been my military advice at that particular time ... I would not have made that suggestion, frankly," External link

clickondetroit Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It would not have been my military advice at that particular time ... I would not have made that suggestion, frankly," External link

farsnews-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel stated : "When I say, 'we have defeated them', I want to ensure that means they do not have the capability to plot or direct attacks against the US or our allies," External link

farsnews-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel stated : “probably weeks. But again, it will all be driven by the situation on the ground” External link

farsnews-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “In terms of the withdrawal ... I think we’re right on track with where we wanted to be,” External link

farsnews-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I was not aware of the specific announcement. Certainly we are aware that he had expressed a desire and intent in the past to depart Iraq, depart Syria," External link

farsnews-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “We do have to keep pressure on this network ... They have the ability of coming back together if we don’t,” External link

farsnews-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We don't want to fight endless wars either. We want to accomplish the mission here. " External link

pajhwok Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground,” External link

tolonews Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This is his decision as commander here - how he most effectively uses the resources that he has and trying to be as efficient as he can be,” External link

tolonews Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said ( about Scott Miller ) : "This is something that he (Miller) started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we [can] be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “When I say, ‘we have defeated them,’ I want to ensure that means they do not have the capability to plot or direct attacks against the US or our allies,” External link

southfront Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “They still require our enablement and our assistance with this,” External link

southfront Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “As long as they are fighting against ISIS and continue to keep pressure on them, I think it would seem to me to be in our interest to continue to provide the means for them to do that,” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “The fact that they (the SDF) own this, they represent the tribes … is a really important aspect,” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “I would agree with that and I would include Americans, frankly. This is not a mission we should take on ourselves completely” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “As long as they are fighting against ISIS and continue to keep pressure on them, I think it would seem to me to be in our interest to continue to provide the means for them to do that,” External link

nrttv Friday, February 15, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “The fact that they [the SDF] own this, they represent the tribes ... is a really important aspect,” External link

nrttv Friday, February 15, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “I would agree with that and I would include Americans, frankly. This is not a mission we should take on ourselves completely” External link

nrttv Friday, February 15, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we [can] be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 15, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is his decision as commander here - how he most effectively uses the resources that he has and trying to be as efficient as he can be," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 15, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We don't want to fight endless wars either. We want to accomplish the mission here. " External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 15, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "As long as they are fighting against ISIS and continue to keep pressure on them, I think it would seem to me to be in our interest to continue to provide the means for them to do that," External link

trust Friday, February 15, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I would agree with that and I would include Americans, frankly. This is not a mission we should take on ourselves completely" External link

trust Friday, February 15, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The fact that they (the SDF) own this, they represent the tribes ... is a really important aspect," External link

trust Friday, February 15, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "As long as they are fighting against ISIS and continue to keep pressure on them, I think it would seem to me to be in our interest to continue to provide the means for them to do that," External link

wsau Friday, February 15, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I would agree with that and I would include Americans, frankly. This is not a mission we should take on ourselves completely" External link

wsau Friday, February 15, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The fact that they (the SDF) own this, they represent the tribes ... is a really important aspect," External link

wsau Friday, February 15, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "As long as they are fighting against ISIS and continue to keep pressure on them, I think it would seem to me to be in our interest to continue to provide the means for them to do that," External link

jpost Friday, February 15, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The fact that they (the SDF) own this, they represent the tribes ... is a really important aspect," External link

jpost Friday, February 15, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I would agree with that and I would include Americans, frankly. This is not a mission we should take on ourselves completely" External link

jpost Friday, February 15, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "As long as they are fighting against ISIS and continue to keep pressure on them, I think it would seem to me to be in our interest to continue to provide the means for them to do that," External link

trust2 Friday, February 15, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I would agree with that and I would include Americans, frankly. This is not a mission we should take on ourselves completely" External link

trust2 Friday, February 15, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The fact that they (the SDF) own this, they represent the tribes ... is a really important aspect," External link

trust2 Friday, February 15, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel disse : “Eles ainda precisam do nosso apoio e da nossa ajuda nisto” External link

observador Friday, February 15, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground,” External link

tribune Friday, February 15, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This is his decision as commander here – how he most effectively uses the resources that he has and trying to be as efficient as he can be,” External link

tribune Friday, February 15, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We don’t want to fight endless wars either. We want to accomplish the mission here” “I think the strategy that the president has allowed to get put in place here, the South Asia strategy, focused on reconciliation, has been a good one,” External link

tribune Friday, February 15, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said ( about Scott Miller ) : “This is something that he (Miller) started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground,” External link

presstv Friday, February 15, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “They still require our enablement and our assistance with this,” External link

nypost Friday, February 15, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we [can] be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground," External link

rferl Friday, February 15, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “When I say, ‘We have defeated them,’ I want to ensure that means they do not have the capability to plot or direct attacks against the U.S. or our allies,” “They still have this very powerful ideology, so they can inspire” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Friday, February 15, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground," External link

wsau Friday, February 15, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is his decision as commander here - how he most effectively uses the resources that he has and trying to be as efficient as he can be," External link

wsau Friday, February 15, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We don't want to fight endless wars either. We want to accomplish the mission here" "I think the strategy that the president has allowed to get put in place here, the South Asia strategy, focused on reconciliation, has been a good one," External link

wsau Friday, February 15, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground," External link

jpost Friday, February 15, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It would not have been my military advice at that particular time ... I would not have made that suggestion, frankly," External link

news4jax Friday, February 15, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "When I say, 'we have defeated them,' I want to ensure that means they do not have the capability to plot or direct attacks against the US or our allies," "They still have this very powerful ideology, so they can inspire" External link

news4jax Friday, February 15, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "They still require our enablement and our assistance with this," External link

news4jax Friday, February 15, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I acknowledged that the reporting is that they remain in compliance with the provisions of the JCPOA [the nuclear deal], but of course we do see them continuing to advance their missile technology," "It should not be lost on anybody that an advanced ballistic missile program could also be used to move weapons of mass destruction" External link

news4jax Friday, February 15, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “It would not have been my military advice at that particular time... I would not have made that suggestion, frankly,” External link

newsweek-USA Friday, February 15, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "It would not have been my military advice at that particular time ... I would not have made that suggestion, frankly," External link

thehill Friday, February 15, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We want (ISIS) to be able to be controlled or addressed by the indigenous partners, whether that's the Iraqi security forces in Iraq, or the Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria, that when they are capable of handling this threat on their own, without our assistance," External link

thehill Friday, February 15, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “Probably weeks. But again, it will all be driven by the situation on the ground” External link

sundaytimes Friday, February 15, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “In terms of the withdrawal ... I think we’re right on track with where we wanted to be,” External link

sundaytimes Friday, February 15, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “I think we are right on track where we wanted to be,” External link

syriadirect Friday, February 15, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It would not have been my military advice at that particular time ... I would not have made that suggestion, frankly," External link

click2houston Friday, February 15, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "When I say, 'we have defeated them,' I want to ensure that means they do not have the capability to plot or direct attacks against the US or our allies," "They still have this very powerful ideology, so they can inspire" External link

click2houston Friday, February 15, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "They still require our enablement and our assistance with this," External link

click2houston Friday, February 15, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “In terms of the withdrawal ... I think we’re right on track with where we wanted to be,” External link

farsnews-en Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "In terms of the withdrawal I think we're right on track with where we wanted to be," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "They are dispersed and disaggregated, but there is leadership, there are fighters there, there are facilitators there," External link

thenational Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “Probably weeks. But again, it will all be driven by the situation on the ground” External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “In terms of the withdrawal ... I think we’re right on track with where we wanted to be,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “I think it’s going to remain more or less steady” External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This isn’t just wholesale — ‘Everybody in Syria move over to Iraq.’ That doesn’t make sense,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It's a relatively confined space, it's heavily urbanized, it's laden with a lot of explosive hazards, improvised explosive devices for example, and kind of a prepared defense by ISIS. They have had the opportunity to prepare this for a while, and there is a presence of civilians in the area -- family members of ISIS and then others that reside in the area, so I think this poses a significant, a significant concern for us as we do this," External link

news4jax Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:17:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We need the nations where these fighters came from to take responsibility for their people and bring them back and get them into proper prosecution," External link

news4jax Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:17:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel déclaré : "Nous élaborons une stratégie et nous sommes actuellement en discussion avec le Secrétaire (à la défense) et le ministère" External link

french-news Friday, March 10, 2017 3:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I am very concerned about maintaining momentum," External link

digitaljournal Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I am very concerned about maintaining momentum," External link

afp-en Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:12:00 AM EAT



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Mark Hertling said ( about Joseph Votel ) : “That means General Votel’s staff probably got the word at the same time as everyone else in the country, and right now they and the troops in the field are facing a very short withdrawal timeline and wondering WTF?,” “Imagine you are a young Special Forces captain or sergeant in Syria advising our Kurdish partners, and suddenly the Kurds who’ve been fighting alongside you against the Islamic State hear the news that U.S. forces will abandon them within a month. That’s a very uncomfortable position to be in” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, December 22, 2018 3:01:00 AM EAT

John Thomas said ( about Joseph Votel ) : "During the conversation, General Votel understood their need for logistical support and resources that may be greater than what they have been provided up until now," "While assuring them that this was a need he understands, he did not make specific promises" External link

digitaljournal Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:51:00 AM EAT

John Thomas déclaré ( about Joseph Votel ) : "Pendant la discussion, le général Votel a entendu leurs besoins en aide logistique et en ressources plus grandes que celles qu'ils reçoivent actuellement" External link

afp-fr Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:57:00 AM EAT

John Thomas said ( about Joseph Votel ) : "During the conversation, General Votel understood their need for logistical support and resources that may be greater than what they have been provided up until now," "While assuring them that this was a need he understands, he did not make specific promises" External link

afp-en Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:12:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani indiqué ( about Joseph Votel ) : «Ils n’ont pas d’uniforme, c’est compliqué de les identifier, a déclaré ce jeudi le général américain Joseph Votel. Ils ne sont pas en groupes importants et ne se déplacent pas en formations militaires.» External link

leparisien Friday, October 28, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani indiqué ( about Joseph Votel ) : «Ils n’ont pas d’uniforme, c’est compliqué de les identifier, a déclaré ce jeudi le général américain Joseph Votel. Ils ne sont pas en groupes importants et ne se déplacent pas en formations militaires.» External link

leparisien Friday, October 28, 2016 2:25:00 PM EAT

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Joseph Votel said : “We looked at the oil fields in the context of their strategic value,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “There weren’t concerns that ISIS would get back in there and be pumping oil,” “The oil fields were important, but we didn’t go there for the oil” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is an extraordinarily complex mission, but as we have come to expect from our special operations forces, extraordinarily well executed," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The U.S. should now focus on what elements it can influence – ensuring that ISIS cannot resurge and once again threaten America and its allies," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, October 27, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We looked at the oil fields in the context of their strategic value,” External link

nytimes Friday, October 25, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “There weren’t concerns that ISIS would get back in there and be pumping oil,” “The oil fields were important, but we didn’t go there for the oil” External link

nytimes Friday, October 25, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We looked at the oil fields in the context of their strategic value,” External link

nytimes Friday, October 25, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “There weren’t concerns that ISIS would get back in there and be pumping oil,” “The oil fields were important, but we didn’t go there for the oil” External link

nytimes Friday, October 25, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “could not come at a worse time,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 18, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “The decision was made without consulting U.S. allies or senior U.S. military leadership and threatens to affect future partnerships at precisely the time we need them most, given the war-weariness of the American public coupled with ever more sophisticated enemies determined to come after us,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, October 18, 2019 6:52:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It didn't have to be this way," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:45:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It didn't have to be this way," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:22:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

yalibnan Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

yalibnan Friday, October 11, 2019 10:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

yalibnan Friday, October 11, 2019 12:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

garoweonline Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:44:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

nrttv Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:23:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

yalibnan Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:41:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "It didn't have to be this way," "The US worked endlessly to placate our Turkish allies" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote ( about Donald Trump ) : "Without it, President Donald Trump could not have declared the complete defeat of ISIS," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "the damage may already be done," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "It didn't have to be this way," "The US worked endlessly to placate our Turkish allies" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area," External link

trust Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area," External link

trust2 Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "Not only will the fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well, with the feeling that they would not be secure remaining in that area," External link

wsau Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, October 9, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “I think the Kurds will defend themselves as best they can,” “When it becomes apparent to them that they cannot deal with this very modernized army and capabilities that Turkey has, then I think they will leave the area. Not only will their fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “I think the Kurds will defend themselves as best they can,” “When it becomes apparent to them that they cannot deal with this very modernized army and capabilities that Turkey has, then I think they will leave the area. Not only will their fighters leave, but I would expect that their citizens would leave as well” External link

al-monitor Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

fox13memphis Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:22:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options,” External link

680news Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:40:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote ( about The Syrian ) : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

CBC Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options,” External link

marketwatch Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

hjnews Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

brownsvilleherald Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options,” External link

boston Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:57:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options,” External link

washtimes Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options," External link

startribune Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “The sudden policy change this week breaks that trust at the most crucial juncture and leaves our partners with very limited options,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “In my humble opinion, they are a capable and trustworthy partner, and did everything we asked them to do even when it was not something that they necessarily wanted,” “Beyond that, they protected us every day. Their dedication to the fight and to our partnership was always evident to me” External link

thehill Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “Safe zones are generally established to protect people in conflict zones and are usually designed to be neutral, demilitarized, and focused on humanitarian purposes,” External link

ekurd Sunday, August 25, 2019 3:13:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “Safe zones are generally established to protect people in conflict zones and are usually designed to be neutral, demilitarized, and focused on humanitarian purposes,” External link

ekurd Friday, August 16, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : “Safe zones are generally established to protect people in conflict zones and are usually designed to be neutral, demilitarized, and focused on humanitarian purposes,” External link

ekurd Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:10:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "Safe zones are generally established to protect people in conflict zones and are usually designed to be neutral, demilitarized, and focused on humanitarian purposes," External link

naharnet-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:00:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "Safe zones are generally established to protect people in conflict zones and are usually designed to be neutral, demilitarized, and focused on humanitarian purposes," External link

aawsat Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel wrote : "Safe zones are generally established to protect people in conflict zones and are usually designed to be neutral, demilitarised, and focused on humanitarian purposes," External link

vietnamnews Thursday, August 15, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "First and foremost I am responsible for this mission. I am the CENTCOM commander and I am responsible for what's done in my region and what's not done in my region. So I accept the responsibility for this. We lost a lot on this operation," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel responded : "I think that might be — that’s — that — this was a military operation and I’m responsible for military operations in this region, so I’m taking my responsibility," External link

ibtimes Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:55:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The JCPOA addresses one of the principle threats that we deal with from Iran, so if the JCPOA goes away, then we will have to have another way to deal with their nuclear weapons program," External link

nbcnews Saturday, June 22, 2019 12:30:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “The government of Afghanistan has assured us these ISIS-K (Daesh) fighters will be treated as war prisoners,” External link

tolonews Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We have no illusions about reconciliation with ISIS-K,” “Our mission is to destroy this organization” External link

tolonews Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:37:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We have worked with our partners to improve capabilities, build resilience, enhance interoperability, deter our adversaries and safeguard our common interests," External link

hurriyetdailynews Saturday, March 30, 2019 3:41:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We have worked with our partners to improve capabilities, build resilience, enhance interoperability, deter our adversaries and safeguard our common interests," External link

yenisafak-en Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “Together, we have accomplished a lot,” External link

nrttv Friday, March 29, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "we must safeguard access to the critical waterways that support global commerce and freedom of navigation," External link

voanews Friday, March 29, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "As our president said recently, great nations don't fight forever wars, and we shouldn't. It is time to bring these conflicts to a conclusion," "This won't be as quick as anyone would like, but it can be done" External link

voanews Friday, March 29, 2019 4:59:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “They are not broken. They are very radicalized,” “We cannot not do something about this” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “It doesn’t get better if we step away,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “They are not broken. They are very radicalized,” “We cannot not do something about this” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We shouldn’t do any anything forever,” “We always have to look at the size and the commitment and make sure that it matches our interest. But we also have to be very cautious stepping away too quickly” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “It doesn’t get better if we step away,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:31:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “While our collective efforts liberated more than seven million civilians from Daesh’s brutality, we recognize the fight is not over. We remain committed to continuing our efforts to pursue and destroy remnants of Daesh, which are attempting to live on as an insurgency. We will continue our collective fight to bring about the enduring defeat of ISIS,” External link

globalresearch Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “While our collective efforts liberated more than seven million civilians from Daesh’s brutality, we recognize the fight is not over. We remain committed to continuing our efforts to pursue and destroy remnants of Daesh, which are attempting to live on as an insurgency. We will continue our collective fight to bring about the enduring defeat of ISIS,” External link

southfront Monday, March 25, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment -- but the fight against ISIS and violent extremism is far from over and our mission remains the same," External link

globalsecurity Monday, March 25, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The coalition's hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts," External link

news-yahoo Monday, March 25, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment -- but the fight against ISIS and violent extremism is far from over and our mission remains the same," External link

peopledaily Sunday, March 24, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment -- but the fight against ISIS and violent extremism is far from over and our mission remains the same," External link

ecns Sunday, March 24, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment -- but the fight against ISIS and violent extremism is far from over and our mission remains the same," External link

xinhuanet_en Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment -- but the fight against ISIS and violent extremism is far from over and our mission remains the same," External link

chinabroadcast Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:24:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons, and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time to resurge," External link

miamiherald Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “The coalition’s hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts,” External link

independent-UG Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:17:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We will see low-level attacks, we’ll see assassinations, we’ll see IED attacks, we’ll see ambush type things as they begin to emerge from this. What our focus has to be is working with our partners,” External link

mycentraloregon Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “In my view, this is a serious generational problem that if not handled properly will sow the seeds of future violent extremism,” External link

mycentraloregon Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “The coalition’s hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts,” External link

vanguardngr Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The coalition's hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts," External link

gulf-times Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The coalition's hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts," External link

naharnet-en Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “The coalition’s hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts,” External link

guardian-ng Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The coalition's hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts," External link

JakartaPost Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We will see low-level attacks, we'll see assassinations, we'll see IED attacks, we'll see ambush type things as they begin to emerge from this. What our focus has to be is working with our partners," External link

ABCnews Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The coalition's hard-won battlefield gains can only be secured by maintaining a vigilant offensive against a now largely disbursed and disaggregated (IS) that retains leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and the profane ideology that fuels their efforts," External link

msn-uk Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Reduction of the physical caliphate is a monumental military accomplishment -- but the fight against ISIS (IS) and violent extremism is far from over and our mission remains the same," External link

xinhuanet_en Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:18:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "When I say, 'we have defeated them,' I want to ensure that means they do not have the capability to plot or direct attacks against the US or our allies," "They still have this very powerful ideology, so they can inspire" External link

click2houston Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:43:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and the preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time to resurge," "The ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken and radicalized," External link

kxxv Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I think they viewed it positively," External link

kxxv Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The political conditions and where we are in the reconciliation right now don't merit that," External link

kxxv Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “It is important to understand that even though this territory has been reclaimed, the fight against ISIS and violent extremists is not over,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and the preservation of their capabilities,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “It is important to understand that even though this territory has been reclaimed, the fight against ISIS and violent extremists is not over,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and the preservation of their capabilities,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel warned : “We will need to maintain a vigilant offensive against this now widely dispersed and disaggregated organization that includes leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and of course their toxic ideology,” External link

israelnationalnews Monday, March 11, 2019 2:44:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said ( about Strategy ) : “Pakistan presents the US with challenges and opportunities in the execution of our South Asia Strategy. As a state possessing nuclear weapons that sits at the nexus of Russian, Chinese, Indian, Iranian and US geopolitical interests, Pakistan will always be a country of importance to the US,” External link

pakobserver Monday, March 11, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "While ISIS has been battered by the Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition forces, we should be clear in our understanding that what we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons, and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time for a resurgence," External link

ABCnews Sunday, March 10, 2019 5:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is a serious generational problem that if not handled properly will sow the seeds of future violent extremism," External link

globalsecurity Sunday, March 10, 2019 7:38:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "the importance of military cooperation, despite challenges in the bilateral relationship" External link

dnaindia Saturday, March 9, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “US security assistance to Pakistan remained suspended, but some military cooperation activities continued, demonstrating the importance of military cooperation, despite challenges in the bilateral relationship,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 9, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel replied : "It is my observation from my close discussions with [Khalilzad] that he is in fact consulting with President Ghani on a regular basis and keeping him well-informed and the actual initiation of these discussions was done with President Ghani's knowledge and support," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, March 9, 2019 8:30:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender. of ISIS [Daesh] as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

dailysabah Saturday, March 9, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “There is not pressure on me to meet a specific date at this particular time,” External link

middleeastmonitor Friday, March 8, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “We will need to maintain a vigilant offensive against this now widely dispersed and disaggregated organization that includes leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and toxic ideology,” External link

middleeastmonitor Friday, March 8, 2019 7:49:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “What we are seeing now is not the surrender of as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities,” External link

ekurd Friday, March 8, 2019 5:27:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel déclaré : "Nous ne voulons pas nous retirer d'une manière qui puisse augmenter les risques pour nos forces... Pour le moment, je ne suis soumis à aucune pression pour respecter une date en particulier" External link

french-news Friday, March 8, 2019 3:52:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "While ISIS has been battered by the Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition forces, we should be clear in our understanding that what we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons, and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time for a resurgence," External link

ABCnews Friday, March 8, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "an area of 34,000 square miles which they once controlled," External link

ABCnews Friday, March 8, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The broader international community will need to determine how we deal with the thousands of fighters and family members now being held and safeguarded by the Syrian Democratic Forces," "In my view, this is a serious generational problem that if not handled properly will sow the seeds of future violent extremism" External link

ABCnews Friday, March 8, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken and radicalized,” External link

jpost Friday, March 8, 2019 6:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We don't withdraw in a manner that increases the risk to our forces ... There is not pressure on me to meet a specific date at this particular time," External link

ecns Friday, March 8, 2019 5:52:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "There is not pressure on me to meet a specific date at this particular time," External link

trust Friday, March 8, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "We will need to maintain a vigilant offensive against this now widely dispersed and disaggregated organization that includes leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and toxic ideology," External link

trust Friday, March 8, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It puts Russia more in the driver's seat ... It solidifies their presence in the Middle East," External link

trust Friday, March 8, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel déclaré : "Nous ne voulons pas nous retirer d'une manière qui puisse augmenter les risques pour nos forces... Pour le moment, je ne suis soumis à aucune pression pour respecter une date en particulier" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, March 8, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

brownsvilleherald Friday, March 8, 2019 1:02:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

siouxcityjournal Friday, March 8, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “Against the backdrop of these (regional) conflicts is the Iranian regime,” External link

alarabiya-en Friday, March 8, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel acrescentou : "As forças afegãs dependem do apoio da coalizão que lhes fornecemos" External link

clicrbs Friday, March 8, 2019 12:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and the preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time to resurge," "The ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken and radicalized," External link

news4jax Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I think they viewed it positively," External link

news4jax Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The political conditions and where we are in the reconciliation right now don't merit that," External link

news4jax Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:00:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel disse : "As forças afegãs dependem do apoio da coligação internacional" External link

24-sapo Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and the preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time to resurge," "The ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken and radicalized," External link

newschannel5 Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I think they viewed it positively," External link

newschannel5 Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The political conditions and where we are in the reconciliation right now don't merit that," External link

newschannel5 Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "There is not pressure on me to meet a specific date at this particular time," External link

trust2 Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "We will need to maintain a vigilant offensive against this now widely dispersed and disaggregated organization that includes leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and toxic ideology," External link

trust2 Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “In my view this is a serious generational problem that if not handled properly will sow the seeds of future violent extremism,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:43:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "There is no pressure on me to meet a specific date at this particular time," External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "We will need to maintain a vigilant offensive against this now widely dispersed and disaggregated organisation that includes leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and toxic ideology," External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel disse : “As forças afegãs dependem do apoio da coligação internacional” External link

ptjornal Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We have not been directed to withdraw. There are no orders to withdraw anything," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and the preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time to resurge," "The ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken and radicalized," External link

abcactionnews Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I think they viewed it positively," External link

abcactionnews Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The political conditions and where we are in the reconciliation right now don't merit that," External link

abcactionnews Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

good4utah Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and the preservation of their capabilities by taking their chances in camps for internally displaced persons and going to ground in remote areas and waiting for the right time to resurge," "The ISIS population being evacuated from the remaining vestiges of the caliphate largely remains unrepentant, unbroken and radicalized," External link

click2houston Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "In my view this is a serious generational problem that if not handled properly will sow the seeds of future violent extremism," External link

aa-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

voanews Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “My assessment is the Afghan forces are dependent upon the coalition support that we provide to them,” External link

thehill Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "There is not pressure on me to meet a specific date at this particular time," External link

trust Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "We will need to maintain a vigilant offensive against this now widely dispersed and disaggregated organization that includes leaders, fighters, facilitators, resources and toxic ideology," External link

trust Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We have not been directed to withdraw. There are no orders to withdraw anything," External link

afp-en Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities,” External link

boston Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

missoulian Thursday, March 7, 2019 8:08:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

seattlepi Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:44:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

theolympian Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities," External link

timesdaily Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision to preserve the safety of their families and preservation of their capabilities,” External link

tribtown Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Uzbekistan expressed interest in diversifying its military supplies and provided a list of American systems and equipment in which they are interested in buying. This interest represents a unique opportunity to divert Uzbekistan away from military purchases from Russia and deepen our relations," External link

trendnews-az Thursday, February 21, 2019 11:19:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We conducted operations against them for some period of time and I think we’ve had a good disruptive impact on them, they operate in areas that are extraordinarily remote, difficult to get into and you have that challenge here in Afghanistan with mountains and some of the rugged terrain that exists here in Afghanistan,” External link

afghanistantimes Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “ISIS, as a violent extremist organization has been successful in exploiting social media and looking at people that are on social media and very quickly reaching out to them and using that as a medium to bring them in the organization,” External link

afghanistantimes Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “I think they have a very sophisticated way of recruiting. We certainly have seen that in Iraq and Syria and we see it here,” External link

afghanistantimes Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:34:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "ISIS, as a violent extremist organization has been successful in exploiting social media and looking at people that are on social media and very quickly reaching out to them and using that as a medium to bring them in the organization," External link

click2houston Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel added : "I think they have a very sophisticated way of recruiting. We certainly have seen that in Iraq and Syria and we see it here," External link

click2houston Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We conducted operations against them for some period of time and I think we've had a good disruptive impact on them, they operate in areas that are extraordinarily remote, difficult to get into and you have that challenge here in Afghanistan with mountains and some of the rugged terrain that exists here in Afghanistan," External link

click2houston Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "They’ve got a lot of civilians in there, they hold some Syrian Democratic Force prisoners and they are using them as human shields," External link

japantoday Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:13:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “They’ve got a lot of civilians in there, they hold some Syrian Democratic Force prisoners and they are using them as human shields,” External link

gulf-times Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

dailysabah Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition [forces] might be able to do here" External link

dailysabah Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "They've got a lot of civilians in there, they hold some Syrian Democratic Force prisoners and they are using them as human shields," External link

trust2 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "They've got a lot of civilians in there, they hold some Syrian Democratic Force prisoners and they are using them as human shields," External link

trust Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

wsau Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

wsau Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "First and foremost I am responsible for this mission. I am the CENTCOM commander and I am responsible for what's done in my region and what's not done in my region. So I accept the responsibility for this. We lost a lot on this operation," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel responded : "I think that might be — that’s — that — this was a military operation and I’m responsible for military operations in this region, so I’m taking my responsibility," External link

ibtimes Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

dailysabah Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

dailysabah Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that’s not the path we’re on at this particular point,” External link

ekurd Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “So the discussion really isn’t about U.S. forces staying here. We’ve looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here” External link

ekurd Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

theherald-au Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that’s not the path we’re on at this particular point,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “So the discussion really isn’t about U.S. forces staying here. We’ve looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

ahram-EN Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

ahram-EN Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:29:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

yenisafak-en Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:48:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “So the discussion really isn't about US forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 18, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 18, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Our mission, the task given to us right now, and the President's direction is to withdraw, and that's where we are, and that's what we're focused on doing," External link

clickondetroit Monday, February 18, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is an enemy that we will have to keep pressure on, so that's the part we're working through. I'm less certain how we're going to do that right now at this particular point, but we're working through it," External link

clickondetroit Monday, February 18, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We're balancing the fight against ISIS, we're balancing what we're trying to do to address Turkish concerns and the protection of our partners here. And of course were trying to orchestrate a deliberate well-planned, professional withdrawal," External link

clickondetroit Monday, February 18, 2019 10:59:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Our mission, the task given to us right now, and the President's direction is to withdraw, and that's where we are, and that's what we're focused on doing," External link

news4jax Monday, February 18, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is an enemy that we will have to keep pressure on, so that's the part we're working through. I'm less certain how we're going to do that right now at this particular point, but we're working through it," External link

news4jax Monday, February 18, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We're balancing the fight against ISIS, we're balancing what we're trying to do to address Turkish concerns and the protection of our partners here. And of course were trying to orchestrate a deliberate well-planned, professional withdrawal," External link

news4jax Monday, February 18, 2019 10:46:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that’s not the path we’re on at this particular point,” External link

nrttv Monday, February 18, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “So the discussion really isn’t about U.S. forces staying here. We’ve looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here” External link

nrttv Monday, February 18, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "Our mission, the task given to us right now, and the President's direction is to withdraw, and that's where we are, and that's what we're focused on doing," External link

click2houston Monday, February 18, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is an enemy that we will have to keep pressure on, so that's the part we're working through. I'm less certain how we're going to do that right now at this particular point, but we're working through it," External link

click2houston Monday, February 18, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We're balancing the fight against ISIS, we're balancing what we're trying to do to address Turkish concerns and the protection of our partners here. And of course were trying to orchestrate a deliberate well-planned, professional withdrawal," External link

click2houston Monday, February 18, 2019 10:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

firstpost Monday, February 18, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

firstpost Monday, February 18, 2019 10:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

trust Monday, February 18, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

trust Monday, February 18, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

dailysabah Monday, February 18, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

dailysabah Monday, February 18, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 18, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

news-yahoo Monday, February 18, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

yahoo-au Monday, February 18, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel uvedl : "Rozumíme, co chtějí, abychom udělali, ale tímto směrem se nyní neubíráme," External link

ceskenoviny-en Monday, February 18, 2019 7:42:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We certainly understand what they would like us to do, but of course that's not the path we're on at this particular point," External link

trust2 Monday, February 18, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "So the discussion really isn't about U.S. forces staying here. We've looked at potentially what coalition (forces) might be able to do here" External link

trust2 Monday, February 18, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We will want to make sure that we get the right capabilities on the ground to support the Iraqis going forward,” External link

arabnews Monday, February 18, 2019 6:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We’ve adjusted our footprint as well, and where we go and where we are best located to continue to advise and assist them with their operations,” External link

arabnews Monday, February 18, 2019 6:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We will want to make sure that we get the right capabilities on the ground to support the Iraq is going forward,” External link

jordantimes Monday, February 18, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We’ve adjusted our footprint as well, and where we go and where we are best located to continue to advise and assist them with their operations,” External link

jordantimes Monday, February 18, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel disse : "Vamos querer garantir que tenhamos capacidade suficiente em solo para apoiar os iraquianos" External link

uol Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel afirmou : "Nós tivemos algumas mudanças em termos de onde estamos, assim nós podemos estar nas melhores posições" External link

uol Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:08:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel disse : "Vamos querer garantir que tenhamos capacidade suficiente em solo para apoiar os iraquianos" External link

extra Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel afirmou : "Nós tivemos algumas mudanças em termos de onde estamos, assim nós podemos estar nas melhores posições" External link

extra Sunday, February 17, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “We will want to make sure that we get the right capabilities on the ground to support the Iraqis going forward,” External link

nrttv Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We’ve adjusted our footprint as well, and where we go and where we are best located to continue to advise and assist them with their operations,” External link

nrttv Sunday, February 17, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We will want to make sure that we get the right capabilities on the ground to support the Iraqis going forward," External link

trust Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We've adjusted our footprint as well, and where we go and where we are best located to continue to advise and assist them with their operations," External link

trust Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:50:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We will want to make sure that we get the right capabilities on the ground to support the Iraqis going forward," External link

trust2 Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We've adjusted our footprint as well, and where we go and where we are best located to continue to advise and assist them with their operations," External link

trust2 Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "We will want to make sure that we get the right capabilities on the ground to support the Iraqis going forward," External link

wsau Sunday, February 17, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We've adjusted our footprint as well, and where we go and where we are best located to continue to advise and assist them with their operations," External link

wsau Sunday, February 17, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground,” External link

afghanistantimes Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We don’t want to fight endless wars either. We want to accomplish the mission here” “I think the strategy that the president has allowed to get put in place here, the South Asia strategy, focused on reconciliation, has been a good one,” External link

afghanistantimes Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:35:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It would not have been my military advice at that particular time ... I would not have made that suggestion, frankly," External link

news4jax Saturday, February 16, 2019 5:18:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It would not have been my military advice at that particular time ... I would not have made that suggestion, frankly," External link

clickondetroit Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:37:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It would not have been my military advice at that particular time ... I would not have made that suggestion, frankly," External link

farsnews-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel stated : "When I say, 'we have defeated them', I want to ensure that means they do not have the capability to plot or direct attacks against the US or our allies," External link

farsnews-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel stated : “probably weeks. But again, it will all be driven by the situation on the ground” External link

farsnews-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “In terms of the withdrawal ... I think we’re right on track with where we wanted to be,” External link

farsnews-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I was not aware of the specific announcement. Certainly we are aware that he had expressed a desire and intent in the past to depart Iraq, depart Syria," External link

farsnews-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel added : “We do have to keep pressure on this network ... They have the ability of coming back together if we don’t,” External link

farsnews-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We don't want to fight endless wars either. We want to accomplish the mission here. " External link

pajhwok Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:20:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground,” External link

tolonews Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This is his decision as commander here - how he most effectively uses the resources that he has and trying to be as efficient as he can be,” External link

tolonews Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said ( about Scott Miller ) : "This is something that he (Miller) started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we [can] be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground," External link

globalsecurity Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “When I say, ‘we have defeated them,’ I want to ensure that means they do not have the capability to plot or direct attacks against the US or our allies,” External link

southfront Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “They still require our enablement and our assistance with this,” External link

southfront Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:24:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “As long as they are fighting against ISIS and continue to keep pressure on them, I think it would seem to me to be in our interest to continue to provide the means for them to do that,” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “The fact that they (the SDF) own this, they represent the tribes … is a really important aspect,” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “I would agree with that and I would include Americans, frankly. This is not a mission we should take on ourselves completely” External link

middleeastmonitor Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “As long as they are fighting against ISIS and continue to keep pressure on them, I think it would seem to me to be in our interest to continue to provide the means for them to do that,” External link

nrttv Friday, February 15, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “The fact that they [the SDF] own this, they represent the tribes ... is a really important aspect,” External link

nrttv Friday, February 15, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “I would agree with that and I would include Americans, frankly. This is not a mission we should take on ourselves completely” External link

nrttv Friday, February 15, 2019 11:33:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we [can] be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 15, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is his decision as commander here - how he most effectively uses the resources that he has and trying to be as efficient as he can be," External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 15, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We don't want to fight endless wars either. We want to accomplish the mission here. " External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 15, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "As long as they are fighting against ISIS and continue to keep pressure on them, I think it would seem to me to be in our interest to continue to provide the means for them to do that," External link

trust Friday, February 15, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I would agree with that and I would include Americans, frankly. This is not a mission we should take on ourselves completely" External link

trust Friday, February 15, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The fact that they (the SDF) own this, they represent the tribes ... is a really important aspect," External link

trust Friday, February 15, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "As long as they are fighting against ISIS and continue to keep pressure on them, I think it would seem to me to be in our interest to continue to provide the means for them to do that," External link

wsau Friday, February 15, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I would agree with that and I would include Americans, frankly. This is not a mission we should take on ourselves completely" External link

wsau Friday, February 15, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The fact that they (the SDF) own this, they represent the tribes ... is a really important aspect," External link

wsau Friday, February 15, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "As long as they are fighting against ISIS and continue to keep pressure on them, I think it would seem to me to be in our interest to continue to provide the means for them to do that," External link

jpost Friday, February 15, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The fact that they (the SDF) own this, they represent the tribes ... is a really important aspect," External link

jpost Friday, February 15, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I would agree with that and I would include Americans, frankly. This is not a mission we should take on ourselves completely" External link

jpost Friday, February 15, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "As long as they are fighting against ISIS and continue to keep pressure on them, I think it would seem to me to be in our interest to continue to provide the means for them to do that," External link

trust2 Friday, February 15, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I would agree with that and I would include Americans, frankly. This is not a mission we should take on ourselves completely" External link

trust2 Friday, February 15, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "The fact that they (the SDF) own this, they represent the tribes ... is a really important aspect," External link

trust2 Friday, February 15, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel disse : “Eles ainda precisam do nosso apoio e da nossa ajuda nisto” External link

observador Friday, February 15, 2019 8:30:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground,” External link

tribune Friday, February 15, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This is his decision as commander here – how he most effectively uses the resources that he has and trying to be as efficient as he can be,” External link

tribune Friday, February 15, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “We don’t want to fight endless wars either. We want to accomplish the mission here” “I think the strategy that the president has allowed to get put in place here, the South Asia strategy, focused on reconciliation, has been a good one,” External link

tribune Friday, February 15, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said ( about Scott Miller ) : “This is something that he (Miller) started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground,” External link

presstv Friday, February 15, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “They still require our enablement and our assistance with this,” External link

nypost Friday, February 15, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we [can] be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground," External link

rferl Friday, February 15, 2019 7:32:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “When I say, ‘We have defeated them,’ I want to ensure that means they do not have the capability to plot or direct attacks against the U.S. or our allies,” “They still have this very powerful ideology, so they can inspire” External link

huffingtonpost-us-en Friday, February 15, 2019 6:22:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground," External link

wsau Friday, February 15, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is his decision as commander here - how he most effectively uses the resources that he has and trying to be as efficient as he can be," External link

wsau Friday, February 15, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We don't want to fight endless wars either. We want to accomplish the mission here" "I think the strategy that the president has allowed to get put in place here, the South Asia strategy, focused on reconciliation, has been a good one," External link

wsau Friday, February 15, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "This is something that he started as he got into the position here and was looking at how we (can) be as efficient and as effective as we can be on the ground," External link

jpost Friday, February 15, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It would not have been my military advice at that particular time ... I would not have made that suggestion, frankly," External link

news4jax Friday, February 15, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "When I say, 'we have defeated them,' I want to ensure that means they do not have the capability to plot or direct attacks against the US or our allies," "They still have this very powerful ideology, so they can inspire" External link

news4jax Friday, February 15, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "They still require our enablement and our assistance with this," External link

news4jax Friday, February 15, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I acknowledged that the reporting is that they remain in compliance with the provisions of the JCPOA [the nuclear deal], but of course we do see them continuing to advance their missile technology," "It should not be lost on anybody that an advanced ballistic missile program could also be used to move weapons of mass destruction" External link

news4jax Friday, February 15, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “It would not have been my military advice at that particular time... I would not have made that suggestion, frankly,” External link

newsweek-USA Friday, February 15, 2019 5:07:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "It would not have been my military advice at that particular time ... I would not have made that suggestion, frankly," External link

thehill Friday, February 15, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We want (ISIS) to be able to be controlled or addressed by the indigenous partners, whether that's the Iraqi security forces in Iraq, or the Syrian Democratic Forces in Syria, that when they are capable of handling this threat on their own, without our assistance," External link

thehill Friday, February 15, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “Probably weeks. But again, it will all be driven by the situation on the ground” External link

sundaytimes Friday, February 15, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “In terms of the withdrawal ... I think we’re right on track with where we wanted to be,” External link

sundaytimes Friday, February 15, 2019 4:56:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “I think we are right on track where we wanted to be,” External link

syriadirect Friday, February 15, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It would not have been my military advice at that particular time ... I would not have made that suggestion, frankly," External link

click2houston Friday, February 15, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "When I say, 'we have defeated them,' I want to ensure that means they do not have the capability to plot or direct attacks against the US or our allies," "They still have this very powerful ideology, so they can inspire" External link

click2houston Friday, February 15, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "They still require our enablement and our assistance with this," External link

click2houston Friday, February 15, 2019 2:53:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “In terms of the withdrawal ... I think we’re right on track with where we wanted to be,” External link

farsnews-en Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "In terms of the withdrawal I think we're right on track with where we wanted to be," External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : "They are dispersed and disaggregated, but there is leadership, there are fighters there, there are facilitators there," External link

thenational Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “Probably weeks. But again, it will all be driven by the situation on the ground” External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel told : “In terms of the withdrawal ... I think we’re right on track with where we wanted to be,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “I think it’s going to remain more or less steady” External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : “This isn’t just wholesale — ‘Everybody in Syria move over to Iraq.’ That doesn’t make sense,” External link

arabnews Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "It's a relatively confined space, it's heavily urbanized, it's laden with a lot of explosive hazards, improvised explosive devices for example, and kind of a prepared defense by ISIS. They have had the opportunity to prepare this for a while, and there is a presence of civilians in the area -- family members of ISIS and then others that reside in the area, so I think this poses a significant, a significant concern for us as we do this," External link

news4jax Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:17:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "We need the nations where these fighters came from to take responsibility for their people and bring them back and get them into proper prosecution," External link

news4jax Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12:17:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel déclaré : "Nous élaborons une stratégie et nous sommes actuellement en discussion avec le Secrétaire (à la défense) et le ministère" External link

french-news Friday, March 10, 2017 3:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I am very concerned about maintaining momentum," External link

digitaljournal Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Votel said : "I am very concerned about maintaining momentum," External link

afp-en Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:12:00 AM EAT



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Mark Hertling said ( about Joseph Votel ) : “That means General Votel’s staff probably got the word at the same time as everyone else in the country, and right now they and the troops in the field are facing a very short withdrawal timeline and wondering WTF?,” “Imagine you are a young Special Forces captain or sergeant in Syria advising our Kurdish partners, and suddenly the Kurds who’ve been fighting alongside you against the Islamic State hear the news that U.S. forces will abandon them within a month. That’s a very uncomfortable position to be in” External link

news-yahoo Saturday, December 22, 2018 3:01:00 AM EAT

John Thomas said ( about Joseph Votel ) : "During the conversation, General Votel understood their need for logistical support and resources that may be greater than what they have been provided up until now," "While assuring them that this was a need he understands, he did not make specific promises" External link

digitaljournal Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:51:00 AM EAT

John Thomas déclaré ( about Joseph Votel ) : "Pendant la discussion, le général Votel a entendu leurs besoins en aide logistique et en ressources plus grandes que celles qu'ils reçoivent actuellement" External link

afp-fr Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:57:00 AM EAT

John Thomas said ( about Joseph Votel ) : "During the conversation, General Votel understood their need for logistical support and resources that may be greater than what they have been provided up until now," "While assuring them that this was a need he understands, he did not make specific promises" External link

afp-en Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:12:00 AM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani indiqué ( about Joseph Votel ) : «Ils n’ont pas d’uniforme, c’est compliqué de les identifier, a déclaré ce jeudi le général américain Joseph Votel. Ils ne sont pas en groupes importants et ne se déplacent pas en formations militaires.» External link

leparisien Friday, October 28, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Ravina Shamdasani indiqué ( about Joseph Votel ) : «Ils n’ont pas d’uniforme, c’est compliqué de les identifier, a déclaré ce jeudi le général américain Joseph Votel. Ils ne sont pas en groupes importants et ne se déplacent pas en formations militaires.» External link

leparisien Friday, October 28, 2016 2:25:00 PM EAT