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Yesterday’s photo of the day showcased four U.S. servicemen from the 333rd Horizontal Engineer Company (HEC) at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, courtesy of NCPR listener SGT Matthew Coletta. The saying “out of sight, out of...
First, an aside. Until fairly recently, Sunday was a national day of slow down. Most businesses–other than restaurants–were closed. In virtually all communities, this was legislated–so-called “blue laws.” My...
NCPR’s Joanna Richards has a great story this morning on the ways that deep military cuts could affect the community around Fort Drum. There’s a lot of uncertainty, but national reorganization efforts brewing in the Pentagon could mean...
On March 20, 2003, the United States invaded Ba’athist Iraq. Dale Hobson filed this blog entry a few days later. Nations fight wars for a range of reasons: to protect against invasion, to secure resources, to retaliate, to advance ideology. As...
I have a vivid, bleak memory of sitting in a hotel room in Havana, Cuba, watching CNN as Colin Powell addressed the United Nations about the deadly risk of Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction. Like millions of Americans, I was...
News stories tagged with "war"
Mar 25, 2003 — The General Accounting Office has released a report saying that there's no way to know how secure the nation's chemical plants are from terrorist attacks. The Congressional Research Agency says that no federal department has looked into the problem yet. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Bill Poorman reports. Go to full article
Mar 24, 2003 — Media attention over the weekend focused on the war in Iraq - and on massive protests in New York City. But the war has also come home to small towns here in the North Country. Rallies and vigils and prayer services have been held across the region. In Glens Falls, peace protesters and those who support the war squared off Saturday in a tense confrontation. Both sides say they want American troops home safely. But as Brian Mann reports, the two rallies demonstrated a deep divisions in the way people see this war. Go to full article
Mar 24, 2003 — Dozens of families in the North Country have loved ones serving in Iraq. With the first reports of deaths and injuries, these are difficult days. State Senator Betty Little and home-maker Sandra Babson - both from Glens Falls - spend long hours watching CNN and checking their email for messages. Babson's daughter Laura is a Lieutenant in the Army stationed in Kuwait. Senator Little's son, David, is a navy pilot flying missions from the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln. The women spoke over the weekend with Brian Mann. Go to full article
by Karen Kelly
Mar 24, 2003 — About 200,000 people marched in Montreal and thousands more in Toronto over the weekend. In Ottawa, an estimated 5,000 protesters demonstrated in front of the U.S. embassy. Karen Kelly attended the protest and has this report. Go to full article
Mar 24, 2003 — Governor Pataki and his budget analysts believe that the war with Iraq could worsen the state's fiscal crisis. Other leaders in the state government have mixed views about the war's impact on New York's economy. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
Mar 21, 2003 — Local reactions to the start of war were mixed. Some people wore American flag shirts or hats to show their patriotism. Other joined quiet "peace circles" last night in Canton, Saranac Lake, and Watertown. David Sommerstein traveled along Route 56 in St. Lawrence County yesterday to gauge people's response to war. Go to full article
Mar 21, 2003 — Anti-war protesters sang and demonstrated outside the State Capitol Thursday, while inside, security was tightened in response to the start of the war with Iraq and possible terrorist threats. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Karen Kelly
Mar 21, 2003 — This week, Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien announced that Canada will not join the United States in its war on Iraq. Recent opinion polls suggested 60 percent of Canadians believed Canada should only go to war under the umbrella of the United Nations. On the streets of Ottawa yesterday, reporter Karen Kelly found reaction to Canada's decision is mixed. Go to full article
Mar 20, 2003 — With the war against Iraq now underway, officials in the U-S and Canada have tightened border security. Some truckers and travelers have reported travel delays, but as Brian Mann reports, customs officials north of Plattsburgh say they're adding staff to help keep traffic moving. Go to full article