For at least some Americans, war with Vladimir Putin’s Russia conjures images of combat on land, at sea and in the air, fought with tanks, ships and bombers. Yet intelligence information increasingly suggests that will be the final phase — and only after the Russians or other enemies of democracy have softened up the United States for the kill through more subtle but effective means of 21st-century warfare.
The international spotlight may fall on tariffs and North Korea this month, but equally compelling questions arise about an upcoming visit to the United States by Saudi Arabia’s controversial young crown prince. Answers to these questions may go to the heart of U.S.-Saudi relations.
Students and activists are preparing what will almost certainly be the nation’s largest mass demonstration against gun violence — and the shoddy laws that fuel it — on Saturday. The March for Our Lives is the bitter fruit of one school massacre too many, the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.