- Newsmaker: Spain and US Seize North Korean Missiles
Last night in the Indian Ocean, US and Spanish forces seized a North Korean ship with Scud missiles headed for Yemen. A focus of US surveillance for some time, the ship appeared to be a -stateless- vessel. Today, that same ship is being allowed to go on its way. Tony Karon, world editor for Time.com, has more on the search and release of the ship.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Pakistan: Eye of the Storm
Pakistan has been the focus of intelligence gatherers for the last 15 months. Though the country has long been recognized for its moderate vision of Islam, President Pervez Musharraf has become that nation-s first leader in some thirty years to confront Pakistani extremists. Owen Bennet Jones has written about the relatively young country and its relationship with the United States in Pakistan: Eye of the Storm.
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