FROM Paul Bond
Screenwriters Get a Tutorial from the FBI The Los Angeles Police Department gained international fame by turning over its files to scriptwriters in the early days of TV. Joe Wambaugh is only one of the cops who made millions turning real life into fiction. J. Edgar Hoover had a keen eye for Hollywood possibilities too, but not until yesterday did the FBI host its first formal workshop for screenwriters—at the Federal Building in Hollywood.
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?
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
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.