- Making News: From Iraq, Secretary Rumsfeld Says More Troops May Come Home
As he flew into to Baghdad for a surprise visit today, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld hinted that the US will begin a modest reduction of troops in Iraq, in hopes that Iraq's new leaders will, as he put it, "pull that country together toward the center and not pull it apart." Jonathan Broder is Defense and Foreign Policy Editor for Congressional Quarterly.
- Reporter's Notebook: British Government to Videotape Every Car on Every Road
While the US debates domestic surveillance of telephones and computers, Britain is about to become the first country in the world where the movements of all vehicles on the roads are recorded on videotape. With technology called the biggest crime-fighting advance since DNA fingerprinting, a central database will store 35 million "reads" daily, increasing to 100 million in the future. What about civil liberties? Steve Connor is Science Editor of The Independent.
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