• The day before Martin Luther King’s Birthday, our reporters spoke with African-Americans at churches across the U.S. “There’s not a lot of honesty in the country now about who we are and where we are,” one activist said.
U.S. plans for a war it doesn’t want
• Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have argued forcefully to address North Korea’s nuclear ambitions with diplomacy.
But recent military exercises suggest Washington is preparing for the last resort.
American anxiety about North Korea was underscored over the weekend when a cellphone alert in Hawaii warned of an incoming ballistic missile, a false alarm that set off about 40 minutes of panic. “Someone clicked the wrong thing on the…