- Newsmaker: Pentagon and Congress Clash over Crusader
The Republican Congress today defied the Bush White House and passed a defense bill that includes 475 million dollars for "the Crusader" mobile artillery system. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the system is no longer relevant to 21st Century warfare. John Donnelly, Editor of Defense Week, praises Rumsfeld for putting his prestige on the line by cutting a major weapons program.
- Reporter's Notebook: War Crimes Investigated in Chile
This week, a Chilean magistrate is questioning American witnesses about the disappearance and execution of Charles Horman. Horman's death gave birth to Missing, the 1980's film starring Jack Lemon, which portrayed Chile's brutal 1973 military coup and the treatment of American citizens by US officials. Marc Cooper was translator to President Salvador Allende when he was overthrown by General Pinochet.
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