For decades now, the evolving role of congressional oversight of US intelligence has involved major clashes and scandals, from the Iran-Contra affair of the 1980s to the intelligence abuses that led to the 2003 war in Iraq.
America is at a turning point in which the events of 9/11 are shifting from memory to history. In his book, "The Only Plane in the Sky," author Garrett Graff compiles a comprehensive oral history timeline of Sept. 11, 2001, told via brief diary-like accounts.
Up to 4,000 Liberians with Deferred Enforced Departure status were nearly rendered undocumented March 31, after US President Donald Trump declined to renew their status last year. But at the 11th hour, the White House reversed course. But there is still no permanent solution set for DED holders, many of whom have US-citizen family members.
US President Donald Trump has suggested he could declare a national emergency to get a border wall. This hasn't happened yet, but the US is still technically in crisis. There are 31 national emergencies currently active, ranging from last year to 1979.
After lots of initial fanfare, the lead-up to a planned Trump-Kim summit has hit some serious bumps in the road. But one former US adviser on North Korean affairs says President Trump should stick with his game plan.
"The question is are we facing the same scenario that happened in Iraq with regards to the WMD, and will the region be dragged to war?" said Faysal Abdul Sater, a Lebanese analyst close to the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah.
President Donald Trump shook up his foreign policy team again on Thursday, replacing H.R. McMaster as national security adviser with John Bolton, a hawk who has advocated using military force against North Korea and Iran.
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