FROM Ian Fisher
WikiLeaks Releases 400,000 Secret Documents from Iraq War This weekend's release of 400,000 classified documents from the Iraq War has revealed a massive amount of information, some of which the Pentagon says risks the lives of US troops and their coalition. But the New York Times , one of four news organizations to receive early copies, says it worked with the White House before publication. Ian Fisher is Deputy Foreign Editor.
Fires Rage across Greece Forest fires have been burning throughout Greece, and dozens of blazes reportedly are out of control. The fires on the outskirts of Athens reportedly have been extinguished and Olympia on the Peloponnesian Peninsula has been saved--at least for the moment. However, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis said on television that so many fires breaking out simultaneously in so many places "cannot be a coincidence." Ian Fisher reports from Greece for the New York Times .
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
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.
"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."