With stories like Afghanistan, healthcare reform – and Tiger Woods -- taking up prime-time media space, it's no wonder some important stories slipped below the radar. Consider these: a hot line between India and China to avoid possible war, a CIA plan to secretly train college students for careers as spies, a breakthrough at the Arctic Circle that's good for business but bad for mother earth. We look at several stories to which we should all be paying closer attention.
The 'Missing' Stories of 2009
Joshua Keating - Slate - @joshuakeating, Walter Pincus - Former national security reporter for the Washington Post, now a columnist for The Cipher Brief - @walterpincus, Edward Wong - Asia Correspondent, New York Times, Lawson Brigham - Retired Captain, US Coast Guard