Wednesday, March 11, 2009

In the News: Mar-11

Wordle: In the News: Mar-11

Soldier stress injuries rising due to combat loads - 11 Mar 2009 at 3:18pm - WASHINGTON -- An increasing number of soldiers are being sidelined with muscle and bone injuries caused by carrying combat loads weighing as much as 130 pounds, a senior Army official said Wednesday.

Anti-narcotics drive fuelled drug cartels: U.N. - 11 Mar 2009 at 10:51am - VIENNA (Reuters) - A U.N. anti-drug drive has backfired by making drug cartels so wealthy they can bribe their way through tracts of West Africa and Central America, the U.N. crime agency chief said on Wednesday.

Officials: US to name envoy for Gitmo closure - 11 Mar 2009 at 9:06am - WASHINGTON -- Administration officials are telling The Associated Press that President Barack Obama is ready to appoint a special envoy to oversee the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Thought for the day:
I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. -Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)


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