Annotation of the Pentagon report to Congress on detainee abuse by U.S. partners in Yemen. Luke Hartig dissects a deceptive report from the Defense Department on the torture of Yemeni detainees by the UAE and their proxies.

Bolton taps Iran regime change advocate. Curt Mills reports on the NSC hiring of Richard Goldberg from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

The hawks’ talons sink deeper into Trump. Paul Pillar comments on Bolton’s Syria maneuvers.