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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Annotation of the Pentagon report to Congress on detainee abuse by U.S. partners in Yemen. Luke Hartig dissects [1] 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 [2] on the NSC hiring of Richard Goldberg from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

The hawks’ talons sink deeper into Trump. Paul Pillar comments [3] on Bolton’s Syria maneuvers.