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Former US diplomat to Greece presents study on November 17 terror group

Former American diplomat John Brady Kiesling, who served at the US Embassy in Athens for two stints during his nearly 20-year career, presents the results of nearly a decade of research into homegrown terror group November 17.

The ex-diplomat, historian, lecturer and writer will present “Greek Urban Warriors: Resistance & Terrorism 1967-2014” (Lycabettus Press) at the Ianos bookstore in downtown Athens at noon on Wednesday, December 3.

Former Greek Ambassador in Washington Alexandros Mallias will talk about Kiesling’s work, while the author will be available to answer questions from the public.

In his capacity as a diplomat, Kiesling was in Greece at or around the time of the assassinations by November 17 of US Navy Captain William Nordeen in June 1988 and British Embassy military attache Stephen Saunders in June 2000.

The former diplomat made the news over his public resignation from the State Department in protest at the second invasion of Iraq in 2003, while serving as chief of the political section of the US Embassy in Athens.

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