"There Is Nothing for You Here" by Fiona Hill is unlike any other Trump-era memoir -- it offers jaw-dropping details of life in that White House but also a deeper, thoughtful look at how the troubles of certain parts of the UK, US and Russia have shaped our current politics.
Thanks Kate for the reply. Here’s the full exchange. Readers can certainly judge for themselves. George pressed him repeatedly on whether military advisers wanted to leave troops. I see a lot of “no” and “not at all” and no “yes” or even “yes but."
What's most striking about this picture (h/t @playbookdc) isn't the spouse of a VP throwing the first pitch (although there is some history being made here) but the scene behind him -- completely empty stands at Nats Park. #sad
As the US withdraws from Afghanistan, effectively handing it back to the Taliban nearly 20 years after 9/11, it seems like a good time to read this new history by the masterful @peterbergencnn. No one knows this territory better.
Biden, July 8: "There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy in the—of the United States from Afghanistan....The likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely."
Now this is a true conundrum: What do you do when you still have 100 pp left in the most recent excellent @CarolLeonnig book but her next sure-to-be-a-blockbuster (w/@PhilipRucker) arrives? Do you put down No. 1 to dive into No. 2 or finish what you've started?
Looking forward to this Sunday’s New York Times Book Review with this great cover featuring three first-rate writers focusing on space exploration, past, present and future: @JeffShesol@WalterIsaacson and @nickschmidle