FROM Missy Ryan
Libya Today Since the American-led military operation that ended with the death of Muammar Ghadaffi, Libya has devolved into chaos. Two feuding governments are fighting for power which has encouraged ISIS and other militant groups to move in. It’s so dangerous now, there is no U.S. ambassador there.
US General Testifies about Kunduz Hospital Bombing After the bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan, Doctors Without Borders has accused the US military of a war crime. Today in Washington, the commander of US and allied forces appeared before a Senate committee. Army General John F. Campbell testified , "On Saturday morning our forces provided close air support to Afghan forces at their request. To be clear, the decision to provide aerial fires was a US decision made within the US chain of command. A hospital was mistakenly struck. We would never intentionally target a protected medical facility." Missy Ryan, Pentagon reporter for the Washington Post , has an update.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.