- Making News: Generals Testify before Senate on Threat of Iraqi Civil War
At a Senate committee hearing today, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld heard bitter criticism from New York's Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton. She asked why Americans should believe him now when he's been wrong in the past, making reference to his "track record" of "many assurances that have proven to be unfulfilled." John Donnelly, who covers defense and foreign policy, attended the hearings for Congressional Quarterly.
- Reporter's Notebook: Tackling Hezbollah in Lebanon
Hezbollah rockets killed seven Israelis today, the most in a single day since July's last month's strike on Haifa. Israel's current stated objective is to establish a buffer zone until a multinational combat force can move in along the border. At the UN, there's still no consensus on if that could be accomplished. We look at the long-term challenge posed by Hezbollah with Joel Greenberg, who's on the border between Israel and Lebanon for the Chicago Tribune and political scientist Robert Pape at the University of Chicago.
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