FROM Christopher Woods
CIA Drone Strike Accidentally Kills American, Italian Hostages In a stunning announcement today President Obama revealed that CIA drone strike in January accidentally killed an American and an Italian being held hostage by al Qaeda in Pakistan. It's the first public acknowledgement of its kind, raising new questions about the drone program and US intelligence.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?