- Making News: Missile Interceptor Fails to Launch in Test
President Bush promised to put a missile-defense system in place before the end of this year, but it won-t happen. Early today, a target-missile was launched from Kodiak, Alaska, but the interceptor based in the Pacific failed to take off. Warren Ferster, deputy editor of Space News in Washington, explains what went wrong, what it will take to fix it and how politics complicates the project.
- Reporters Notebook: Chile's Pinochet to Stand Trial
In 1990, General Augusto Pinochet gave up power to a civilian government, and retired as a senior statesman, with support from world figures. This week a Chilean judge ruled that the 89 year-old former dictator is mentally competent to stand trial for some of the thousands of killings and disappearances that took place while he was in power. ucla Sociologist Maurice Zeitlin, author of many articles and two books on Chile, has more.
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