FROM Whit Fosburgh
As Secretary of Interior hikes, his staff rolls back regulations Photo Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke (black hat) visits national monuments in Utah Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wears cowboy boots and Stetson hats to his office in Washington. He likes to compare himself to Teddy Roosevelt, America's original conservationist. He's been visiting national parks and monuments. Meanwhile, back in Washington, his staff is rolling back Obama-era protections of public lands. That's according to Coral Davenport of the New York Times .
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?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
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.