Peace and Security
May 10, 2007 -
The Associated Press reports that more than 10,000 soldiers from Fort Campbell Kentucky's 101st Airborne Division are among 35,000 troops put on notice to prepare for deployment to Iraq later this year.
April 27, 2007 -
A surprise witness has surfaced in a federal lawsuit scheduled to begin in July against a private Alabama-based coal company that allegedly colluded with a right-wing paramilitary group to murder union leaders in Colombia.
April 27, 2007 -
For politics-watchers like myself, sometimes it's hard to tell whether events that the media hypes as "a major sea change" -- growing opposition to the Iraq war (even in Kentucky!), the 2006 mid-term elections -- are in reality just small and fleeting episodes, or truly a sign that something deeper is happening in t
April 24, 2007 -
Mohammed Atta, the man named by the FBI as one of the masterminds behind the 9/11 terrorist strikes against the United States, had previously investigated the possibility of carrying out an attack on a chemical plant in eastern Tennessee.
April 2, 2007 -
As Florida bids to move up its 2008 presidential primaries -- and expand the state's influence on the election-year debate -- an interesting new poll reveals shifting attitudes among Cuban Ame
March 26, 2007 -
The excellent Pew Center has released a new poll on Iraq, and the results are surprising. The main finding is that the public supports the House plan for withdrawal by August 2008:
March 23, 2007 -
In the most contentious debate to open among progressives since Democrats took control of Congress this year, Rep. Nancy Pelosi successfully navigated a $124 billion package to finance war in Afghanistan and Iraq, while also requiring that combat operations cease by September 2008.