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Commentary: The Larger View of America's Foreign Policy

Congress is considering President George W. Bush's request for the use of military force against Iraq. At the same time, retired generals and former weapons inspectors are adding their voices to those of peace groups who urge diplomatic solutions over military ones. Commentaor Bernie Lammers, professor of government at St. Lawrence University, sees the question in a larger context of policy decision made by the current administration.  Go to full article

North Country Voices, One Year After

It's a year later--a year after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. People all over the country, and certainly New York State, will spend some time today remembering, and perhaps reflecting on the future in the new light those attacks cast.

After September 11, our days here were full of news--about grief, relief efforts, the border, soldiers going to war. There were many stories, many voices of our neighbors here in this region. Today, we listen back to some of what they said in the first few days after 9-11.  Go to full article

An Anniversary Call-in: What has Changed Since September 11

SUNY Potsdam politics professor John Massaro and Potsdam middle school social studies teacher Carol Fries are Martha Foley's guests in a regional call-in discussion of post 9/11 change.  Go to full article

Colonel Assesses Fort Drum Training

David Sommerstein talks with Colonel Byron Bagby, currently Fort Drum's second-in-command, about the Mountain Peak training exercises and lessons learned from combat in...  Go to full article

10th Mtn. Trains To Stay Sharp

The army's light infantry at Fort Drum is wrapping up two weeks of intensive combat readiness training, called Mountain Peak. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Jake Swamp: A Story of Warning

Chief Jake Swamp tells the story of a Mohawk prophet called "Handsome Lake".  Go to full article
Col Kevin V. Wilkerson explains maneuvers to President Bush at Fort Drum on Friday. (Watertown Daily Times, Michael Fagans)

Bush Thrills Ft. Drum Troops

President Bush pumped up military personnel at Fort Drum near Watertown Friday. He toured the base and reviewed military maneuvers by the 10th Mountain Division troops. And...  Go to full article

Canadian Troops Return Soon from Afghanistan

Preparations are beginning for the return of Canadian soldiers from Afghanistan, expected at the end of the month. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Bush To Thank Troops At Fort Drum

Fort Drum near Watertown is set to host a brief visit from President Bush today. The President is expected to thank members of the Army's 10th Mountain Division for their...  Go to full article

An audio excerpt from Collateral Language, A User's Guide to America's New War

Natalia Singer, who teaches creative writing at St. Lawrence University, reads an excerpt from her essay in the book.  Go to full article

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