- Newsmaker:Big Shift in Iraq Invasion Strategy
Last week, the New York Times reported that a -highly evolved- plan for a massive invasion of Iraq, designed to topple President Saddam Hussein, was -working its way through US military channels.- This morning-s USA Today addresses the timing of such an invasion. John Diamond, who wrote today-s story, says the US is searching for -significant provocation- to justify an Iraqi invasion.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Divide over Arming Pilots
Congress, by a margin of 3-to-1, has approved the arming of airline pilots in the cockpits. The idea got a cool reception in the immediate aftermath of September 11 and President Bush is still opposed. Though it sounds like the brainchild of the National Rifle Association, one of the Senate-s most liberal Democrats now says she supports it. The New York Times- Matthew Wald has more on the politics of the highly controversial measure.
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