- Making News: Iraq Survey Group Ends Fruitless Search for WMD
The hunt for Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction is over. The CIA's top weapons inspector and his team of analysts came home from Iraq before Christmas, and they're not going back. That's according the Dafna Linzer in today's Washington Post, who adds that the US continues to hold two Iraqi scientists implicated in WMD programs.
- Reporter's Notebook: Indonesia Restricts Foreign Troops, Aid Workers' Movement in Aceh
Indonesia says aid workers' safety in Aceh Province cannot be guaranteed outside the main city of Banda Aceh, and wants foreign soldiers out "the sooner the better." While this could be good news for thousands of homeless refugees, the International Labor Rights Fund's Bama Athreya, who spent three years working with human rights groups in Indonesia, reports that it could also be an ominous sign of what might happen next.
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