What We're Following This Afternoon

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

The War on Thanksgiving: There isn’t one, President Obama said in a surprise announcement from the White House about the state of U.S. homeland security in the wake of the Paris attacks. The president said that, based on the latest intelligence, there is no credible terrorist threat against the U.S. “As we are going into Thanksgiving weekend, I want the American people to know that we are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe,” he said.

Latest U.S. Line on Kunduz: Almost two months after American airstrikes killed 22 people at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, the Pentagon has revealed that human error was behind the assault. More on that from Adam here.

No Laughing Matter: French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, has been sentenced to two months in jail by a Belgian court. M’bala was indicted on charges of hate speech following a performance in Liège in 2012. He was not in court when the verdict was announced.