RT America -- February 10, 2017
‘ISIS is growing in Afghanistan,’ US must rethink its role in region – ex-Pentagon official
Calling the situation in Afghanistan a "stalemate," Army General John Nicholson told the US Senate Armed Services Committee that he needs several thousand more. Meanwhile, Russia is set to organize peace talks involving regional powers, potentially including Taliban, from which NATO will be notably absent. RT America correspondent Anya Parampil has the story. Then, former Pentagon official Michael Maloof joins RT America’s Manila Chan to offer his insight and analysis of America’s longest war, and tough choices ahead.
‘Americans welcome’: Iranians display anti-Trump, pro-US slogans on national holiday
Thousands gathered in Tehran, Iran on Friday to mark Iranian Revolution Day, a holiday celebrated since the ousting of the US-backed Shah in 1979. While in years past, Iranians have expressed anti-American sentiments during Revolution Day parades, this year saw an outpouring of gratitude for those Americans who resist the Trump administration’s bellicose stance toward Iran. RT America correspondent Alexey Yaroshevsky joins RT America’s Manila Chan to explain.