FROM Rebecca Frankel
The Dogs of War Foreign Policy magazine's Internet blog is running remarkable pictures of dogs training for combat -- bounding through ocean waves, charging at possible enemies and jumping from helicopters. One dog was part of the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan. General David Petraeus says dogs have capabilities that "cannot be replicated by man or machine." The animal which was part of Navy Seal Team 6 on Sunday could have checked for explosives, detected someone in a concealed room or run down anyone trying to escape.
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.
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.