10:30 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Sens. King, Kaine Visit Qatar Before Coming Home

AUGUSTA, Maine - Sens. Angus King and Tim Kaine are back in Washington after wrapping up a nine-day swing through the Middle East and south-central Asia with a visit to Qatar.

The senators met Tuesday with Qatar's prime minister and visited an air base that functions as the nerve center for the air campaign in Afghanistan and against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

At the base, the independent from Maine and Democrat from Virginia received a briefing from the deputy commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command.

ISIS battle
5:25 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

More Questions than Answers at USM "Teach-In" on Iraq and Syria

People spill onto a stairway at a packed forum at USM on the ISIS situation in Iraq and Syria.
Credit Tom Porter / MPBN

PORTLAND, Maine - More than 100 Portland area community members and students packed a hall at the University of Southern Maine to discuss the grave situation in Iraq and Syria, and talk about the U.S. response. The so-called "teach-in" titled "Shifting Alliances: Isis in Iraq and Syria," featured four Maine-based experts on the region, who were on hand to answer questions from the crowd.


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India trip
7:15 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Maine Sen. Angus King Traveling to India Next Week

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Sen. Angus King will travel to India next week along with Democratic Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine.

King and Kaine will leave for the country on Monday and meet with senior Indian defense and foreign affairs officials as well as members of Parliament and others. They're scheduled to return the following Saturday.

They will visit New Delhi and Mumbai, where they will meet with Indian and American business leaders as well as honor the victims of the country's 2008 terror attacks.

12:00 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Maine Sen. King: Khorasan 'Very Serious Threat'

WASHINGTON - Maine Sen. Angus King, who serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, says the Khorasan group of al Qaeda is among the most dangerous of the radical organizations in the Middle East, and he says air strikes targeting them are warranted since they are targeting the U.S. and its allies.

"They are really focused on aircraft, and they are focused on building bombs that can be smuggled on aircraft through airport security," King says. "And, secondly, they are attracting foreign fighter with western passports."

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12:00 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Syria and Washington Politics — Hard to Agree

Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford in an interview with the PBS NewsHour.

Robert S. Ford, who served 30 years in the U.S. Department of State and Peace Corps, addressed how domestic politics and U.S. strategy intersect in Syria in this talk delivered at the University of Maine.

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