FROM James Marson
Russian Convoy Crosses into Ukraine, Violating Agreement More than 100 Russian trucks crossed into Ukraine today—part of the “humanitarian convoy” that’s been waiting at the border for several days. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office called it “a flagrant violation of international law.” We hear from Rear Admiral John Kirby, spokesman for the Pentagon.
Ukraine Government Says It "Destroyed" Part of Russian Convoy President Petro Poroshenko says his Ukrainian artillery destroyed a Russian military convoy last night as it was crossing the border. British reporters say they saw about 20 vehicles, but there’s no other confirmation of Poroshenko’s claim. James Marson is Deputy Moscow Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.