- Newsmaker: British Dossier on Iraq Threat Not Conclusive
Britain-s Prime Minister Tony Blair has delivered his much-awaited dossier on Saddam Hussein and Iraq-s plans for weapons of mass destruction-chemical, biological and nuclear. Stephen Fidler, who is covering the story for London-s Financial Times, says that while the 50-page document reinforces the need for immediate inspections, it stops short of supporting immediate military intervention.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Washington, Smallpox and Native Americans
In the US, routine smallpox vaccinations ended in 1971, and the disease was declared eradicated in 1980. Now, fearing that the virus may be in the hands of terrorists, the federal government is planning to renew mass vaccinations. Gregg Bourland, Tribal Chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux, explains why the threat of the disease strikes fear in the hearts of Native Americans across US.
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