Monday, April 21, 2008

In the News: Apr-21

UK Surveillance Laws Raise Privacy Concerns - 21 Apr 2008 at 12:39pm - Local councils in Britain are using covert surveillance legislation designed to combat terrorism to investigate such petty offenses as under-age smoking and breaches of zoning regulations.

More convicted felons enlisting in Army, Marines - 21 Apr 2008 at 12:37pm - Under pressure to increase their numbers, the Army and Marine Corps have sharply raised the number of recruits with felony convictions they are admitting to the services.

Arab nations non-committal on Iraq debt, embassies - 21 Apr 2008 at 9:57am - MANAMA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice received no firm commitments on debt relief for Iraq or greater Arab diplomatic representation in Baghdad after a meeting of Arab states on Monday.

Iraq to confront militias after Sadr threat - 21 Apr 2008 at 10:13am - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's government will confront armed militias and not allow all-out war as threatened by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said on Monday.

Pentagon chief says Air Force should do more - 21 Apr 2008 at 10:02am - WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday the Air Force is not doing enough to help in the Iraq and Afghanistan war effort, complaining that some military leaders are "stuck in old ways of doing business."

Thought for the day:
Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right. -Laurens Van der Post, The Lost World of the Kalahari (1958)


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