The New Yorker’s Robin Wright with a lede for the ages. “Two of America’s closest allies in the Middle East went to war on Wednesday—and Donald Trump didn’t seem to care.” Defying the World, Turkey Launches a War Against a US Ally in Syria.

+ US Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft says Trump didn’t endorse Turkey’s military action into Syria. “We just finished our consultations on Syria, and as the President has made abundantly clear, the US has not in any way endorsed the decision of the government of Turkey to mount a military incursion into northeast Syria.” This despite the fact that her boss is owning the decision, and defending it because the Kurds “didn’t help us with Normandy.” (Idiocy like that was sort of funny before it started costing lives.) Here’s the latest from CNN.