- Making News: Ridge Raises Terror Alert to Orange
War with Iraq could lead to retaliation on US soil. That-s pushed the threat advisory alert level from yellow to orange. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge today announced -Operation Liberty Shield.- Cam Simpson, who covers terrorism and homeland security for the Chicago Tribune says to expect an increased presence of law enforcement at airports and other key sites around the country.
- Reporter's Notebook: Bidding for a Post-War Iraq
Contracts for rebuilding Iraq-s infrastructure, its health system and even its schools have already been secretly put out for bid to American companies. The Wall Street Journal reports that the -audacious- plan virtually excludes overseas firms, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations. Neil King, Jr., who wrote the story, says that monopolizing the project could cause delays and -deeper ill will toward Washington.-
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