US ‘cautiously optimistic’ after seeing decline in extrajudicial killings in Philippines drug war

Thomson Reuters The US is cautiously optimistic about Philippine President rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs after seeing a decline in extrajudicial killings. The US has shifted away millions in dollars in support for law enforcement for the Philippines since the bloody anti-drug campaign started in 2016. Nearly 4,000 have been killed in shoot-outs with the […]

Congress is cautiously applauding Trump’s missile strikes against Syria

Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite A bipartisan group of lawmakers cautiously applauded President Donald Trump after he ordered missile strikes against Syrian government targets in response to a chemical weapons attack in that country earlier this week. The US Navy launched more than 50 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat airfield and nearby military infrastructure controlled by Syrian President […]