- Making News: Philippine Government Appeals for Truck Driver-s Release
There-s no word on Angelo dela Cruz, the Filipino hostage being held in Iraq. While the Foreign Secretary has promised that Philippine troops will be -swiftly- removed, the Bush administration is against bowing to pressure from kidnappers. Paul Wilkinson, chair of the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, offers an alternative to agreeing to terrorist demands.
- Reporters Notebook: US Officials Discuss Postponing Election in Event of a Terrorist Attack
The US Election Assistance Commission has notified leaders of Congress that if terrorists tried to disrupt this year-s presidential election, there would be no authority to cancel or reschedule the voting. Newsweek magazine reported that the Justice Department had been asked to review what steps would be needed. California Republican Christopher Cox, chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, said that would be -prudent,- but he's since changed his mind.
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