- Making News: DHS Unprepared for Disasters Even after Post-Katrina Mistakes
Hurricane Wilma is now strongest storm ever recorded in Atlantic ocean. It may hit Florida later this week. Meantime, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told Congress today that FEMA was overwhelmed by Hurricane Katrina and that it must be redesigned. Tim Starks, who covers homeland security for Congressional Quarterly, said one questioner even asked why he should not be accused of "negligent homicide."
- Reporter's Notebook: Saddam Hussein on Trial
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today applauded Iraqi voters' approval of a new constitution, but acknowledge that the US might still have troops in Iraq 10 years from now. Meantime, in the first day of his trial, a defiant Saddam Hussein entered a plea of not guilty to charges of killing and torturing Iraqis in 1982. Dan Murphy was in the courtroom for the Christian Science Monitor.
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