- Making News: Secretary Powell Tours Riyadh Bomb Site
Last night-s attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia came just as Secretary of State Colin Powell was arriving on his Middle East mission. He visited one of the bombing sites along with Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post. The diplomatic correspondent says, despite White House denials, the three-pronged attack appears to demonstrate an undeniable link between terrorism and the ongoing political turmoil in the Middle East.
- Reporter's Notebook: Domestic Terror Drills
In Seattle, yesterday, a phony terrorist organization called Globo released a bogus dirty bomb, a radioactive device, to test civil defense first-responders in that city. The test, which was also going on in Chicago, was all part of Topoff 2, largest domestic security drill in American history. Reporter Chris McGann followed the drill for the Seattle Post Intelligencer.
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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?
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