Oliver Stone’s JFK in the age of QAnon, Covid denialism and anti-vax conspiracy theories is a very different experience from watching it when the film arrived in cinemas three decades ago.
Members of the ex-presidents club pose together for pictures. They smile and pat each other on the back while milling around historic events, or sit somberly side by side at VIP funerals. They take on special projects together. They rarely criticize one another and tend to offer even fewer harsh words
"I am pleased to announce that Christopher C. Miller, the highly respected Director of the National Counterterrorism Centre (unanimously confirmed by the Senate), will be Acting Secretary of Defence, effective immediately."
The office of the US president was established in 1789, and in the 231 years since the first man was elected to the highest office in the country, 45 have people have held the title.
"We will respond to this measure in a tit-for-tat manner. We will ask ten US diplomats in Russia to leave the country," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters.
He also said that President Vladimir Putin's top foreign policy aide, Yury Ushakov, had recommended that US envoy John Sullivan leave for Washington to conduct "serious consultations."
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia would publish a list of US officials who will be blacklisted. But he said Moscow was "studying" US President Joe Biden's proposal to hold a summit with Putin.
The US government blacklisted Russian companies, expelled Russian diplomats and barred US banks from buying sovereign bonds from Russia's central bank, national wealth fund and finance ministry.
General Mark Milley has been the target of more political intrigue and debate in two years as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff than any of his recent predecessors were in four.