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Canadians Cool to Powell's Visit

With or without United Nations backing, the U-S is asking Canada to be ready to join it should military action be needed in Iraq. Secretary of State Colin Powell says the U.S. will be looking for support from Canada and other allies if Saddam Hussein doesn't cooperate with U.N. weapons inspectors. Powell made the comments Thursday after meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham in Ottawa. Martha Foley talks with Ottawa correspondent Karen Kelly.  Go to full article
Ft. Drum Family Readiness Coordinators Rena Tumbleson and Kristen Fair.
Ft. Drum Family Readiness Coordinators Rena Tumbleson and Kristen Fair.

More Anxiety and Preparation at Ft. Drum

The light infantry of the 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Drum near Watertown played a combat role in Afghanistan last year. Many soldiers only returned from Central Asia six months ago. Now the community at Fort Drum is living through another period of anxiety as deployments to Iraq loom. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Thousands Rally, March Against War in Iraq

Tens of thousands of anti-war demonstrators picketed the White House Saturday over President Bush's Iraq policy. The protest coincided with anti-war protests from Maine to California and across the globe. Martha Foley talks with Laura Potts, one of dozens of protesters who traveled by bus or car from the North Country, to the demonstration.  Go to full article

The Case For Weapons Inspections in Iraq

While President Bush made his case to the nation last night for broad war-making powers against Iraq, one of his most outspoken critics was trying to sway audiences in Canton. Scott Ritter was a U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq for seven years. He's an unlikely candidate to lead opposition to war against Iraq. But as David Sommerstein reports, Ritter says the American public needs to know all the facts.  Go to full article

The Iraqi Threat: How Real Is It?

Martha Foley talks with former chief United Nations arms inspector Scott Ritter, who will be speaking tonight at St. Lawrence University in Canton, and tomorrow night at Clarkson University in Potsdam. Ritter is now speaking out vigorously against a U.S. attack on Iraq. See link below for complete audio of Ritter's North Country appearances.  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 combat role in Afghanistan last spring. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

Former Weapons Inspector Speaks Out Against War

The former chief weapons inspector for Iraq is speaking out against plans for possible US military action in that country. Scott Ritter says there's no evidence that Saddam Hussein actually possesses weaponsof mass destruction. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: Unusual Nature of a New Kind of War

As we fight the War on Terrorism at home and overseas, many of us have returned to the normal routines of our daily lives. Commentator Elle Garrell Berger share her perspective on the unusual nature on this new kind of war.  Go to full article

Living with uncertainty at Fort Drum.

David Sommerstein reported on the first deployments to Central Asia in October.  Go to full article
<i>The Toymaker</i>, Grady Myers, pen and ink, 1977. From the Vietnam Veterans Arts Group Collection.
The Toymaker, Grady Myers, pen and ink, 1977. From the Vietnam Veterans Arts Group Collection.

From the Vault: Don't Look for Me in the Picture Show

Don't Look for Me in the Picture Show is a documentary about the Vietnam War era and the role of art in the process of reconciliation and remembrance. Hosted by Elizabeth Kahn, the program draws material from the 1987 Steinman Festival, "Art in the Vietnam Era," held at St. Lawrence University in Canton NY. Produced by Beverly Hickman, Elizabeth Kahn, Jackie Sauter, and Ellen Rocco; it received honorable mention in the Gabriel Awards for 1990.  Go to full article

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