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.

U.K. debates air strikes in Syria: Lawmakers in the House of Commons are in the midst of the 10-hour debate on air strikes against the Islamic State. Prime Minister David Cameron says the operations will “keep the British people safe.” Jeremy Corbyn, the head of the opposition Labour party, says the claims don’t “stack up.” You can watch the live debate here.

Erdogan is accused: Russia says Turkey’s president is profiting from his country’s oil trade with the Islamic State. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish leaders, has called the allegation slanderous.

Remembering Sandy Berger: President Clinton’s national security adviser has died at the age of 70. The cause was cancer. Berger, who helped shape Clinton’s foreign policy, pleaded guilty in 2005 to illegally removing classified documents from the National Archives, an action for which he later expressed regret. He was fined $50,000 and sentenced to probation for the action.

Our headlines from the morning are here.