During yesterday's afternoon, a helicopter of the scientific police flew over the Venezuelan capital, releasing two explosive devices on the Supreme Court, while armed groups of the government kidnapped opposition officials in the building of the National Assembly.
Venezuela has been facing socio-political upheavals exacerbated by waves of demonstrations against Maduro's government, leaving so far at least 75 people dead and about 1,500 injured.
While we have been focused on the results of special elections, the ups and downs of the Russia investigation, and President Trump’s latest tweets, under the radar, a broad and consequential shift in American foreign policy appears to be underway. Put simply, the United States is stumbling its way into another decade of war in the greater Middle East. And this next decade of conflict might prove to be even more destabilizing than the last one.
The 47th OAS General Assembly will be held on June 21 in Cancún, Mexico, convening the region's foreign ministers to continue the suspended consultation on the crisis in Venezuela during a previous meeting.
Tucked down in some news coverage about the recent death of Manuel Noriega, the former dictator of Panama, were accounts of the 1989 U.S. invasion of that Central American country to arrest Noriega, a longtime CIA asset turned collaborator with mega drug dealers.
After nearly three decades in prison, condemned by justice for the acts committed during his dictatorship, Manuel Antonio Noriega has died at age 83 of a brain tumor.
Breaking the presidential tradition of paying first a visit to neighbors, Canada and Mexico, Trump will fly first to Saudi Arabia, and will continue to Israel and Italy, the three centers of the three great monotheistic religions: Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
GBU-43/B device is the largest non-nuclear bomb US has used in combat. The bombing killed at least 36 members of the Islamic State (IS) and also destroyed several important installations, the Afghan Ministry of Defense announced on Friday.
This week, we have watched the perfect example of a country fighting the last war.
The first time I met Gen. David Petraeus, he said something that surprised me. It was the early days of the Iraq War and, while things were not going well, he had directed his region in the north skillfully and effectively. I asked him whether he wished he had more troops. Petraeus was too politically savvy to criticize the Donald Rumsfeld “light footprint” strategy, so he deflected the question, answering it a different way. “I wish we had more Foreign Service officers, aid professionals and other kinds of non-military specialists,” he said.