The brewing tensions that led to John Bolton’s departure
President Trump announced on Tuesday that he had fired John Bolton, his third national security adviser since taking office. The message came after months of disagreement between Bolton and members of the administration over how to handle major foreign policy challenges such as North Korea and Afghanistan.
The two men offered different accounts of the ouster. Bolton responded to the president’s announcement with a rebuttal tweet and told The Post: “Let’s be clear, I resigned, having offered to do so last night.”
“We’re turning the page on the Bolton era, which advocated for the most aggressive possible responses to America’s adversaries,” says national security reporter John Hudson. “Who comes next is a big open-ended question.”
Trump said in a tweet that he would name a replacement next week.
- Trump says he has fired Bolton as national security adviser because he ‘disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions’
- Bolton sidelined from Afghanistan policy as his standing with Trump falters
- Collapse of Afghanistan peace talks spotlights internal Trump administration divisions
What happens when Apple copies popular app ideas
App developers have come to accept that, without warning, Apple can make their work obsolete by announcing new features that use or incorporate their ideas.
Some developers have buckled under the pressure, in some cases opting to shut down instead of facing a protracted battle with the tech giant whose platform they depend on. The imbalance of power reflects the industry’s long history of imitation and the platform’s access to a trove of data no one else has, says tech reporter Reed Albergotti.
- How Apple uses its App Store to copy the best ideas
- Apple aims to protect kids’ privacy. App makers say it could devastate their businesses.
Vaping-related illnesses are on the rise, health officials warn
Amid a surge of cases that have left five people dead and 450 potentially affected, state and federal health officials have linked a mysterious lung illness to vaping.
While no specific e-cigarette products have been linked to the disorder, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that a chemical exposure is probably associated with the illness.
“Advocates say, ‘Well, it’s safer than smoking a regular cigarette because there’s not all that tar,’ ” says health reporter Lena H. Sun. “But nobody has really looked deeply or researched the long-term health effects of inhaling all this other stuff into your lungs.”
Karen DeYoung explains the collapse of U.S. peace talks in Afghanistan. Rachael Bade on the implications of an impeachment probe. And Anthony Faiola describes the human toll and destruction of Hurricane Dorian.
Monday, September 9, 2019
Chris Mooney, John Muyskens and Carolyn Van Houten on the dangerous hot zones spreading around the world. David Weigel previews the next Democratic presidential debate. And Sarah Kaplan describes a ‘Super Earth’ 110 light-years away.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019