From the beginning, America was out to defeat al Qaeda rather than to defeat the Taliban. Now we’re going to face the consequences of that original mistake.
Roy Gutman has been a foreign affairs journalist in Washington and abroad for more than four decades. His reports for Newsday on “ethnic cleansing” in Bosnia-Herzegovina, including the first documented accounts of Serb-run concentration camps, won the Pulitzer Prize, the George Polk Award for foreign reporting, the Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting and other honors. He also was part of the McClatchy team that won the George Polk award for foreign reporting in 2013. His books include Banana Diplomacy, A Witness to Genocide, and How We Missed the Story: Osama Bin Laden, the Taliban, and the Hijacking of Afghanistan.
Thousands of civilians were killed by the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against ISIS. Now Trump's congratulating himself and pulling out without, it seems, a second thought.
The 15-minute Turkish recording allegedly shows he was strangled by the killers amid shouting and a physical struggle.
Looks like heads will roll in Saudi Arabia, literally, as Mohammed bin Salman’s underlings are accused of murdering the Washington Post columnist while the prince was oblivious.
The Turkish prosecutor on Wednesday confirmed that the Washington Post columnist was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate in a premeditated act of murder.
Erdogan has demanded that those who allegedly murdered the Washington Post columnist in the Istanbul consulate be extradited—drawing attention to Turkey’s own lousy record.
The Turkish president left a few fig leaves on his account of the assassination, but left no doubt it was premeditated and the top officials in Saudi Arabia were responsible.
Leaks from Turkish officials reveal disturbing details about the alleged torture and murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, and Saudi efforts to thwart investigators.