Thursday, January 27, 2005

  • Chaos, Frustration and Extreme Violence as Iraq Readies for Elections

    Iraqvote01

    Violent attacks continue across Iraq just days before the scheduled Jan. 30 elections. We go to Baghdad to speak with independent journalist Dahr Jamail who says, "Most Iraqis feels that this violence and chaos that has become the norm in Iraq will only continue to increase after the lections occur." [includes rush transcript]

  • Code Names: A Look Behind Secret U.S. Military Plans in the Middle East, Africa and at Home

    Arkinw

    We speak with military analyst, William Arkin, author of the new book Code Names: Deciphering U.S. Military Plans, Programs, and Operations in the 9/11 World. It identifies 3,000 once-secret code names and details the plans and missions they stand for. Steven Aftergood of Secrecy News describes the book as "perhaps the most concentrated act of defiance of official secrecy policies since Howard Morland wrote about the H Bomb Secret in the Progressive in 1979." [includes rush transcript]

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