When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran nuclear agreement and Tehran’s pledge to free five Americans.
"Vietnam Syndrome” haunted the United States for over a decade after the fall of Saigon. Yet American military missions did not end amid this period of national insecurity and introspection; they were simply not subject to much public debate. Americans did not want to know.
Penguin Random House has netted separate, lucrative book deals with former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, who plan to write about their time in the White House, the publisher announced Tuesday.