- Newsmaker: How Smart Are Our Smart Bombs? - In the war in Afghanistan, America has promised to avoid civilian casualties at all cost. Yet, despite the use of more precise weaponry, mistakes have been made. Dan Goure, who worked in the Pentagon during the first Bush Administration, evaluates smart bombs, technical failure, military intelligence and collateral damage.
- Reporter's Notebook: The IRA Disarms - Irish Americans are excited about disarmament by the Irish Republican Army. But will it mean peace for Northern Ireland? While most welcome the gesture, author-journalist Jack Holland says others looked to the IRA as the last line of defense. He also predicts similar pressure will be brought to bear on Protestant military groups in the region.
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