Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, pictured here in October 2019, on Thursday indicated the U.S. is willing to launch pre-emptive strikes on Iranian-backed militias in Iraq.
"We're back to preemptive wars now! Dick Cheney might as well be president."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
US troops
Security forces around the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad fired tear gas and stun...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"This may be the beginning of the end for the U.S. occupation."


A small feel-good sliver in a feel-bad framework: Pihcintu, a sweet-voiced, multicultural chorus of refugee girls and women here in Portland, sang today at the U.N. to celebrate a new Global Compact on Refugees aimed at supporting the largely poor countries that host the world's 25-million-plus refugees. The compact, which will help the U.N give food, shelter and succor like that once accorded Pihcintu members, was approved by all but two countries; the U.S. was one.