FROM Robert Scales
Military Gives a Second Look to Armored Trucks Mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles have been rushed into production by the Pentagon to replace Humvees in Iraq. Triple the size of Humvees, these MRAPs are designed to resist roadside bombs, the most common killer of American soldiers in Iraq. But some in the Pentagon worry that the vehicles are arriving too late and will be particularly ineffective in counter-insurgency tactics. We get two perspectives.
A Climate Change Deal in China, and Calls for Change in Mexico The historic deal between the US and China promises to set the most ambitious carbon reduction standards ever from the world’s top two greenhouse gas producers. Also, the case of 43 missing students in Mexico has made headlines around the world. What would it take to break the hold of drugs and political corruption in Mexico?