- Newsmaker: Iraq-s -Urban Lair- War Strategy
In a televised address to his nation, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declared, -The forces of evil will carry their coffins on their backs to die in disgraceful failure.- He spoke on the anniversary of the end of Iraq-s war with Iran 14 years ago, and as President Bush is threatening war in the near future. Greg Miller, of the Los Angeles Times, has more on Saddam-s saber-rattling and the threat of urban warfare.
- Reporter-s Notebook: West Nile Virus Heads West
Since it first appeared in the US in 1999, the West Nile Virus has showed up in 34 states and the District of Columbia, mostly in birds. While most of the people infected develop only flu-like symptoms, in some cases, it can be fatal. This year, 112 human cases have been reported, more than half in the past week. Christine Gorman, who writes on health and science for Time magazine, reports on what to expect and what to do.
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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?
Autocracy, Theocracy and… paperwork Last month in Berlin, Warren visited the archives of Stasi, the Communist secret police of East Germany. He learned that paperwork was almost as important to oppressive control as maintaining a climate of fear. Then he heard Rukmini Callamachi’s podcast, “Caliphate,” about gathering records from ISIS. The result is a riveting conversation between Callamachi and Dagmar Hovestadt, spokesperson for the Stasi Museum.
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