FROM Charles Carlton
Prince Harry Goes to Iraq Britain may be reducing its troops in Iraq, but that does not mean that Troop Commander Wales --otherwise known as Prince Harry--will be staying at home. Third in line to the British throne, the second lieutenant could become the first royal to see combat since 1982, when his uncle, Prince Andrew , flew Navy helicopters during the Falklands war against Argentina. How close will he get to possible combat? What will his presence mean for other soldiers? Historian Charles Carlton is author of Royal Warriors : a Military History of the British Monarchy.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
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.