FROM Paul Carroll
The US Navy has Trouble Keeping a Secret Missile-launches off the California coast aren't secret any more thanks to eerie light in the evening sky, cellphone cameras and social media. The Navy has now confirmed launches of Trident II missiles on Saturday night and yesterday afternoon. Landings at LAX will be restricted between midnight and 6am through Thursday. But a lot of questions remain, as we hear from Paul Carroll in the San Francisco office of the Ploughshares Fund.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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?