- Making News: US Signs WHO-s International Tobacco Control Treaty
The World Health Organization gave preliminary approval today to an international treaty designed to fight tobacco use around the world. Tightened controls include restrictions on cigarette advertising and new efforts to counter smuggling. In a surprising reversal of policy, the US announced it would support the treaty. Marc Kaufman of the Washington Post reports that the treaty is likely to have significant global impact, especially in the third world.
- Reporter's Notebook: Is the US up to the Task of Winning the Peace in Iraq?
The challenges facing US troops in defeating Saddam Hussein may be dwarfed by military efforts to maintain the peace. The focus on the delicate task of maintaining order in Iraq comes as the Peacekeeping Institute, part of the US Army War College, is just months away from being shut down. Larry Goodson, director of Middle East Studies at the College-s Department of National Security and Strategy, addresses the complex dichotomy.
Guest host Jim Moret has had an extensive career in both local and national television news reporting over the past 20 years, including nearly a decade at CNN. A member of the California bar since 1981, next month he will deliver the commencement address at his alma mater for the UCLA Department of Communication Studies.