The tip-off, says an American counterintelligence official, came from information collected over many months suggesting that the Warsaw Pact countries possessed “bits and pieces” of top-secret NATO wartime contingency plans.
In 1944 a 15-year-old boy was taken from his home in Sighet, Hungary, and sent to a Nazi death camp.
The streets of central Kabul’s bustling open-air Mandavi market was cleared of shopkeepers and shoppers early this afternoon after Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a large police station on the area’s main street.
TITLE: A MURDER IN WARTIME AUTHOR: JEFF STEIN PUBLISHER: ST. MARTIN’S PRESS; 414 PAGES; $22.95 THE BOTTOM LINE: This is the best military morality tale since The Caine Mutiny
The young Syrian in the white undershirt cradled a toddler in his arms as he sat beneath a line of laundry strung up between two stout gum trees. He stared out from behind the rusty metal gate of the disused tobacco warehouse that is now home to hundreds of Syrian refugees, most of whom are from the flashpoint town of Jisr al-Shughour, some 40 kilometers south of the Turkish border
By the time President Obama sat down with House Republicans on June 1 to talk about the exploding public debt, the economic data had been grim for days: another decline in home values, a new dip in consumer confidence and, just that morning, the lowest manufacturing-sector growth rate in more than a year and a dismal payroll report showing job growth far below expectations. In another era, these sorts of numbers would have led to a predictable chain of events for either a Republican or a Democratic President: rush to the cameras, empathize with those suffering the pain and declare that help is on the way.
The U.S. is not yet at war with Saddam Hussein.
We are a nation grown numb to the seemingly endless fine print that accompanies our purchases.
New evidence of Soviet spyingIt read like a chapter of seabed science fiction, but last week Swedes were taking very seriously indeed a report by their government charging the Soviet Union with a spectacular underwater spy effort off the Swedish coast.
The economy may be troubled, but one area is thriving: social media. They begin with Facebook and extend through a dizzying array of companies that barely existed five years ago: Twitter, LinkedIn, Groupon, Yammer, Yelp, Flickr, Ning, Digg–and the list goes on