FROM John Pike
US Decides to Shoot Down a Deaf Spy Satellite Two weeks ago, we heard that a broken American spy satellite had fallen out of orbit and was scheduled to strike the Earth early next month. Little danger to humans was predicted. Today, it appears that the Pentagon plans to shoot it down before it reaches the Earth's atmosphere. John Pike is director of the defense research group Global Security .
Brazil and the Politics of Corruption As Brazil prepares to host this summer's Olympic Games, it's transfixed by a spectacle of a different kind. A divided legislature is ousting the President of a beleaguered country about to host international athletes and the crowds who want to see them.