U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford testify before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on National Security Challenges and Ongoing Military Operations on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Reuters: Top U.S. general: Unwise to share intelligence with Russia on Syria
The top U.S. general told Congress on Thursday it would be unwise to share intelligence with Russia and stressed that would not be one of the military's missions if Washington and Moscow were to ever work together against Islamist militants in Syria.
The United States and Russia clinched a ceasefire deal earlier this month that held out the possibility of joint targeting of Islamic State and other militants after a cessation of hostilities and delivery of humanitarian aid.
But neither the U.S. nor Russian governments disclosed details about how precisely any possible future military coordination would work between the former Cold War foes. And the ceasefire quickly collapsed, making the possibility of future U.S.-Russia cooperation look remote.
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WNU Editor: After what has happened in the past few days .... and what has been said by both U.S. and Russian officials .... I doubt that any intelligence arrangement will be arranged.