Tensions rising, US and Russian military holding Syria talks
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says it's beginning talks with the Russian military on ways to avoid U.S. and Russian forces firing on each other in Syria.
The Thursday talks - being held by video teleconference - come a day after Russian fighter jets began bombing in western Syria and with U.S.-Russian tensions growing.
Conducting the talks on the U.S. side are Elissa Slotkin, the acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, and Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe, the director of strategic plans and policy for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
It's not immediately clear who'll be speaking for the Russians.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
City-parish working to reduce flooding along Ward Creek
Legal sports betting soon to be a reality at many casinos across...
Government Street "Road Diet" Project finally reaches completion
Controversy at CATS, leaked audio hints at millions in missing dollars
Southern University ramping up security ahead of homecoming