What Can the US Do about Burma?

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The bloody repression of peaceful protest in Myanmar—or Burma—has outraged the rest of the world and put China in a diplomatic squeeze.  What can be done to stop the violence?  Should the US intervene or keep its head down? Also, key detainees in the war on terror will be able to get civilian attorneys and, on Reporter's Notebook, several investigations are zeroing in on five incidents involving the private security guards of Blackwater USA in Iraq.

Buddhist monks protest outside the Burmese Embassy in London, England. People gathered to show support for the Burmese protestors who are still campaigning for democracy in Burma, despite the Burmese military using force to break up the demonstrations.  Photo: Cate Gillon/Getty Images