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Wednesday, August 3, 2005

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  • Victory in Defeat: Anti-Bush Iraq War Vet Nearly Wins Republican District

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    An Iraq war veteran, Democrat Paul Hackett, may have lost a special Congressional election in a heavily Republican district in Ohio. But his narrow defeat may be counted as a victory the Democratic Party. Paul Hackett joins us from Cincinnati. [includes rush transcript]

  • Bush’s Exit Plan: Fomenting Civil War in Iraq?

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    Bush administration officials have announced exit strategies for Iraq with a target of next Spring for an initial pullout. But the death toll continues to rise. We speak with an independent journalist about how the U.S. exit plan may be provoking a civil war in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]

  • War and Peace Corps: Are Pentagon Ties Endangering Volunteers?

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    Peace Corps volunteers are raising alarm bells about legislation that allows the U.S. military to recruit young people by holding out the option of a two-year stint in the Peace Corps to fulfill service obligations. We speak with the National Peace Corps Association, a Washington Post reporter, the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, and a Peace Corps parent. [includes rush transcript]

  • The Intelligence-University Complex: CIA Secretly Supports Scholarships

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    College students are also being integrated into the U.S. foreign policy agenda. Last year the Senate created a scholarship to train intelligence operatives and analysts in American universities for careers in the CIA and other agencies. We speak with the anthropologist who designed the scholarship and another anthropologist who has spoken out opposing the program. [includes rush transcript]