FROM Sangwon Yoon
The Plan to Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons The United Nations is about to embark on a mission that’s never been tried before: the dismantling and destruction of Syria’s 1000-ton arsenal of chemical weapons in just 8 months. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced that a team of 100 specialists will be chosen from the Organization for the prohibition of Chemical Weapons based in The Hague. Sangwon Yoon covers the UN for Bloomberg News.
"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."
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.