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  • Today, we’re broadcasting from the Hart Senate Office building —-
    Hearing Room 216 to be precise -— where nominee Anthony Lake is
    expected to face more sharp questioning from some Republican
    opponents on the committee, notably Chairman Richard Shelby, a
    Republican from Alabama.

    These hearings come at a crucial time for the country’s
    intelligence agencies and for the Clinton administration. The
    estimated $30 billion...

    March 12, 1997 | Story
  • Last year’s revelations in the San Jose Mercury News about the role of the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contra rebels in California’s crack- cocaine trade in the 1980s highlighted the CIA’s relations with illegal narcotic traffickers. But CIA alliances with international narcotics traffickers is nothing new. Professor Alfred McCoy of the University of Wisconsin-Madison argues in his acclaimed book, The Politics of Heroin: CIA...
    February 05, 1997 | Story
  • "We, military professionals who have devoted our lives to the national security of our countries and our peoples, are convinced that the continuing existence of nuclear weapons in the armories of nuclear power, and the ever present threat of acquisition of these weapons by others, constitutes a peril to global peace and security and to the safety and survival of the people we are dedicated to protect." So begins an historic statement...
    December 05, 1996 | Story
  • In the context of Emir of Kuwait’s White House visit with President Clinton, Dennis Bernstein discusses the post-war torture and purge of Palestinians from Kuwait. He points to two Pentagon documents that outline U.S. involvement with a Kuwaiti five year plan to impose martial law, censorship of the press, mandatory identity cards, and prison camps for Palestinians who refuse to leave the country. As Palestinians leave the country, they...
    February 29, 1996 | Story