FROM Andy Hoffman
How Did Iraq's Uranium End Up in Canada? He may not have had weapons of mass destruction, but Saddam Hussein did accumulate 550 tons of so-called "yellowcake," uranium that requires enrichment to fuel a nuclear bomb. It wasn't easy, but it's been removed from Iraq to Canada, where it arrived on Saturday. The 1.2 million pounds of yellowcake, which are currently in the port city of Montreal, are now the property of the Canadian company, Cameco . Andy Hoffman reports for the Globe and Mail , based in Toronto.
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?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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.