Bush-Putin Summit

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Presidents Bush and Putin have agreed to cutbacks in nuclear weapons, but the devil is in the details. Bush wants to do it all on a handshake while Putin wants it in writing. Does former KGB agent Putin really want closer ties with the West or is he maneuvering for tactical advantage? Does Bush need Russia more for the war on terrorism, a go-ahead on missile defense, or a new supply of oil? Looking beyond this week's chuck-wagon barbecues and singing cowboys, we speak with Russians and Russia experts about the changes in one of the world's most important international relationships.
  • Newsmaker: Blair Presents More Evidence on bin Laden - British Prime Minister Tony Blair promised new evidence of Osama bin Laden's responsibility for the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington. Today, his office released a new dossier and he made a speech. Guardian's Michael White reports that though there's little new evidence, Blair indicated strong support for the US war effort.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Fewer Americans Using Food Stamps, Number of Hungry Growing - Hunger, a growing problem in the world's most prosperous country, started to get worse long before the current recession. Douglas O'Brien, of America's Second Harvest, says the number of hungry has far outpaced this country's population growth. He's troubled that the government has relinquishing responsibility for feeding them to private charities.


Center for Security Policy

Federation of American Scientists

The Heritage Foundation

The Moscow Times

America's Second Harvest

Federal Food Stamp Program



Warren Olney