Fwd: WH Travel Pool Report #2

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From: Mark Landler >
Date: July 9, 2016 at 11:24:54 AM GMT+2
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Subject: WH Travel Pool Report #2

Afghanistan Meeting

President Obama and other NATO leaders were gathered around a vast
oval-shaped table inside a gargantuan pre-fab structure that has been
erected on the playing field of Poland's national stadium.

When pool was led into the room, the session was wrapping up. NATO
Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, seated to Obama's left, was
summarizing the results of the meeting. He was too far from the pool's
position to hear clearly enough to report quotes.

POTUS listened to Stoltenberg but did not speak while the pool was in
the room. At one point, he turned to his right and chatted with
Britain's defense secretary, Michael Fallon, who was occupying the
UK's chair.

US defense secretary Ashton Carter was seated behind the president.

After the meeting adjourned, POTUS exited by a door on the far side of
the room. Spotted walking past the pool was PM Justin Trudeau of

In addition to Ash Carter, WH reports other members of the US delegation:

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice
Amb. Douglas Lute, United States Permanent Representative to NATO
Charles A. Kupchan, Senior Director for European Affairs
Peter Lavoy, Senior Director for South Asia

Pool is now holding for the next NATO working session.

Mark Landler
NY Times


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