James Jeffrey to Replace Brett McGurk as Top U.S. Envoy in ISIS Fight

Washington Free Beacon | 1/4/2019 | Nic Rowan
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BY: Nic Rowan

Ambassador James Jeffrey will replace Brett McGurk as the United States Special Envoy to Defeat ISIS, a State Department press release announced on Friday.

McGurk - Disagreements - President - Donald - Trump

McGurk resigned in late 2018 over disagreements with President Donald Trump’s strategy to resign from Syria, leaving office on Dec. 31. He aired his grievances in a tweet.

Trump responded on Twitter, calling McGurk a "grandstander."

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Before taking over McGurk's role, Jeffrey previously served as the special representative for Syria engagement, beginning in August 2018. He will also continue in this former role, in addition to his new duties, according to State Department spokesperson Robert Palladino.

"Ambassador Jeffrey will lead and coordinate U.S. Department of...
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