While Trump is in Paris to commemorate the end of World War I, we should learn from that bloody episode that, among other things, we cannot credit politicians who promise us a short, glorious war.
Director Alexandria Bombach tells Truthdig how she avoided exploiting her subject's traumatic past in making her new documentary, “On Her Shoulders.”
The U.S. is now doing the opposite of what it said it would in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation.
The secretary of state's speech on Iran lays out a wide range of Iranian behavior he would like to change, and specifies harsh U.S. financial sanctions as his instrument.
Iraqis are clearly afraid that the North Atlantic intervention will embolden Islamic State to restart its operations.
The president pushes for a quick military withdrawal, abandoning plans to stabilize the country and prevent Islamic State from re-emerging.
The Trump administration is reportedly going into the Iraq reconstruction conference in Kuwait with no plans to help pay for the effort.
If Russia was involved, it may be a sign of Vladimir Putin’s determination to assert the prerogatives of his nation's sphere of influence in Syria.