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.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
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.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.