The 'Missing' Stories of 2009

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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.


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

Sara Terry

Julia Flucht, Andrea Brody, Sonya Geis