- Making News: Pentagon Evaluates Worst-Case War Scenario
Despite the Bush administrations public optimism about the chance of a quick and easy victory if there-s war in Iraq, there is a list of possible worst-case scenarios in the desk drawer of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. David Sanger is White House correspondent for the New York Times.
- Reporter's Notebook: Presidents and Anti-War Protestors
In recent weeks, protesters filled American streets to speak out against war in Iraq, just as they did to Ronald Reagan put missiles in Europe. The nuclear freeze movement also turned out massive crowds. But, Richard Nixon saw demonstrations that were larger and more intense than any in US history. John Dean was in the White House as the President-s counsel.
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When the -terror alert- went from yellow to orange a week and a half ago, there was a run on batteries, plastic sheeting and duct tape. Tomorrow, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge will unveil a new strategy to prepare the public for a -range of threats.- However, the Department of Homeland Security says your house doesn-t need a -safe room- yet, and Newsweek reports that the so-called -credible threat- might have been -bogus.- Where does that leave a nation that already suffers from high anxiety? We learn more about the dilemma -to be prepared--or not to be prepared,- with the author of Culture of Fear, terrorism experts from St. Andrews University-s Centre for the Study of Terrorism, the National Commission on Terrorism, and a journalist who put on a gas mask and went out on the streets of Washington with anti-war protestors.