- Making News: Civilian Casualties in Iraq
So far, 114 American soldiers and 31 British troops have died in Iraq. Many thousands of Iraqi soldiers also appear to have been killed. What about the toll on Iraqi civilians? Amanda Williamson of the International Committee of the Red Cross says hospitals throughout Iraq, overwhelmed with the flood of civilian and military casualties, have stopped taking count.
- Reporter's Notebook: Targeted Killings as American Policy
Last night, the US tried for the second time to kill Saddam Hussein. Four bombs struck a residential neighborhood, leaving an enormous crater where four houses once stood. The Pentagon says it will take time to determine whether the Iraqi President is dead. Author David Wise and former Senate Foreign Relations Committee senior staffer Danielle Pletka discuss the banned policy of presidential assassinations.
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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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