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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld maintains that the US has kept "collateral damage" in Afghanistan to a minimum, striking only intended targets in military air attacks. But the United Nations is voicing concern that US planes are bombing civilians in Afghanistan because of faulty intelligence. How many civilian deaths can be justified by America's mission? Is the loss of US troops more important? We look at America's effort to prevent civilian casualties in Afghanistan with military strategists and ethicists, and hear from a reporter in Afghanistan about the difficulty of even determining the extent of casualties from high-altitude bombing.
  • Newsmaker: Palestinians Investigate Arms Shipment
    Fifty tons of weapons worth 100 million dollars were aboard a ship seized by Israel in the Red Sea. In a jailhouse interview, the captain said he was bound for the Gaza Strip under orders from Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority. Alan Philps, Jerusalem correspondent for Britain's Daily Telegraph, hypothesizes about the authors of the act, a clear violation of the Oslo Accords, and offers reaction from Israel and the US.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Argentina's Delicate Psyche
    Argentina is facing financial collapse. The presidency is a game of musical chairs. It's enough to drive the population crazy. Fortunately, Buenos Aires has the highest proportion of psychoanalysts of any city in the world. Hector Tobar, Buenos Aires bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times, provides a portrait of stressed out Argentines who regularly flock to their capital's Palermo District, lovingly referred to as the Villa Freud.

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