The Shady Connections of a General Who Made It Rain in Iraq
The war hero became a shrewd businessman, but in Iraq it’s hard to do big business without making some highly dubious connections.
Maria Butina Is Writing a Tell-All About Life in U.S. Prison
Her father tells Russian media she’s already written 900 pages and hopes to use book sales to pay off her lawyers.
SEND IN THE CLOWN
Boris Is Lazy and Will Be Terrible PM, Say Ex-Colleagues
People who have worked with Boris Johnson say he’s bored by details and can’t stop himself from offending people. Now he’s Britain’s prime minister.
John Bolton Scrambles to Fix the Seoul-Tokyo Feud
The growing disarray in Washington’s Korea policy is now on full display, exploited by Kim’s propaganda (showing a new submarine)—and incursions by Russian and Chinese warplanes.
Cops Hunt Bearded Man in Slain Couple’s ‘Worst Love Story’
The American-Australian couple were found shot to death on July 19. Now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating two other crimes that could be linked.
‘Triads’ Use Clubs on Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protesters
As Beijing and its allies look for a way to restore order in the face of massive protests, violence has grown week by week, and it’s likely to get worse.
When the American Press Bent the Rules to Fight Hitler
Before America’s entry into WWII, the country was divided on the question of intervention, but not for want of trying on the part of FDR and the nation’s foreign correspondents.