FROM Jay Weaver
Jose Padilla Gets 17 Years in Prison Jose Padilla once was accused of plotting with al-Qaeda to blow up a radioactive "dirty bomb" in the US. But his three-month-long trial for terrorism conspiracy never mentioned those charges. Today in Miami, he was sentenced to 17 years and four months, about half what the government requested. Jay Weaver covers federal courts for the Miami Herald .
Rhetoric and brinksmanship on the Korean Peninsula For 25 years, the US has viewed North Korea's nuclear program with increasing alarm. Now President Trump says this country has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what he's actually doing… and what might come next.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."