- Making News: Hike in War Funding Sought, Pushing Total to $225 Billion
President Bush Senator Kerry have disputed the financial cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today's Washington Post says the Pentagon will ask for another $70 billion in emergency funding, next year. Jonathan Weisman, who is the author of that report, looks at the how the numbers shake out against the background of the presidential campaign.
- Reporter's Notebook: Is US Negligence to Blame for Missing Weapons in Iraq?
CBS News and the New York Times have reported that 380 tons of explosives are missing from an Iraqi stockpile, left unguarded despite warnings from the International Atomic Energy Agency. NBC News cites reporters embedded with the 101st Airborne Division in today's story that US troops did not find the explosives where the IAEA says they were before the invasion. John Diamond, who works out of the Pentagon for USA Today, sorts through the seemingly contradictory reports.
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