Peace and Security
May 8, 2009 -
After years of pressure from grassroots activists, the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry announced last week that it was withdrawing its 1997 report that wrongly claimed there was little cancer risk from chemical-contaminated drinking water at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune near Jacksonville, N.C.
April 9, 2009 -
One of Washington's biggest controversies this week is the new military budget proposed by the Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
March 20, 2009 -
A federal court in Virginia ruled this week that four former Abu Ghraib detainees who were tortured and later released without charge can sue a military contractor that carried out interrogatio