- Making News: Pentagon Investigates Alleged Rape and Murder in Iraq
Associated Press is reporting that the military is investigating another alleged atrocity by American troops in Iraq. This time the claim is that 5 soldiers raped her and killed her and three members of her family, after which they burned the woman's body. Gordon Lubold is Pentagon Correspondent for Army Times, an independent weekly in Washington, DC.
- Reporter's Notebook: Shuttle Discovery Set to Re-launch
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin and other officials "are rolling the dice" with tomorrow's scheduled launch of Shuttle Discovery, "but they think their odds are good." "They have a rescue Shuttle if their luck runs out." That's from an e-mail sent by an investigator to NASA's Inspector General during this month's safety review. Excerpts are published along with parts of other e-mails by today's Orlando Sentinel, under the byline of Space Editor Michael Cabbage.
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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?
Autocracy, Theocracy and… paperwork Last month in Berlin, Warren visited the archives of Stasi, the Communist secret police of East Germany. He learned that paperwork was almost as important to oppressive control as maintaining a climate of fear. Then he heard Rukmini Callamachi’s podcast, “Caliphate,” about gathering records from ISIS. The result is a riveting conversation between Callamachi and Dagmar Hovestadt, spokesperson for the Stasi Museum.
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