Islamophobe and John Bolton ally Fred Fleitz, newly installed as the National Security Council's chief of staff, was a danger a decade ago in the Bush administration and is even more so now.
The State Department and South Korea's Foreign Ministry say American and North Korean officials have been engaged in talks in a village straddling the border inside the DMZ between North and South.
Interviews with multiple U.S. officials and advisers make it clear that America's closest allies had no chance of persuading the president to accept even a toughened-up version of the nuclear deal.
Truthdig writers Sonali Kolhatkar and Max Blumenthal disagree with each other regarding key elements in the recent reports that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in Douma. This is Blumenthal's take on the issue.
The government says it acted because of the WikiLeaks founder's social media posts decrying the arrest of a Catalan separatist politician.
While it isn’t clear whether the president has a policy in Syria, the Department of Defense is failing to achieve its goals and the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. is issuing empty threats.