- Making News: Peacekeepers Arrive in Liberia
West African peacekeepers finally arrived in Liberia today. Several hundred people gathered to meet the peacekeepers at the airport outside the capital of Monrovia. Stephan Faris, who is in Monrovia for Time Magazine, reports on the reaction from a hungry and fearful capital, the efforts of government troops to secure the port, and expectations that President Charles Taylor will soon leave the beleaguered nation.
- Reporter's Notebook: Iran Nearing Ability to Build Nuclear Bomb
No weapons of mass destruction have turned up yet in Iraq, but North Korea has made credible threats to build nuclear weapons, and France warns that Iran is -surprisingly close- to having the bomb. The Los Angeles Times spent three months investigating Iran-s nuclear capabilities. Douglas Frantz, who wrote today-s lead story for the Times, says that Iran, with a little help from Russia and North Korea, is a lot closer that Iraq ever was.
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After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
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