Relying on the word
of 'little birds'

by Gordon Prather -- A year ago, the Iraqis insisted that they didn't have a secret uranium-enrichment program or a nuke development program. Did we believe the Iraqis? No. A year ago, more…

Saddam's son-in-law
told the truth

by Gordon Prather -- A year ago, some of what Saddam's son-in-law, Gen. Hussein Kamal – director of Iraq's nuke, chem-bio and missile programs – had revealed when he defected to Jordan more…

Could Atta have been thwarted?

by Gordon Prather -- A few days before Kwanzaa, the chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States was asked by reporters whether September 11 could have been more…

NPT Secession

by Gordon Prather -- A year ago, President Bush was searching for a rationale for applying his newly promulgated Bush Doctrine in the War Against Terror. Now, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il more…

Additional protocols

by Gordon Prather -- On Dec. 18, 2003, Iran signed an Additional Protocol to their Safeguards Agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency. It will enter into force once the Iranian parliament more…

Christmas in Beijing

by Gordon Prather -- Guess what? Premier Wen Jiabao of the People's Republic of China came to town this week and President Bush gave him a Christmas present – Taiwan. Well, he more…

U.S. threatening nuke treaty?

by Gordon Prather -- During the Cold War, we were understandably concerned that the Soviets might nuke 50 or 60 million of us in our jammies. Post-Cold War, there remains the concern more…

Iran: Nukes d?j? vu

by Gordon Prather -- Did you sense last Thanksgiving that we were on the verge of war? Did you sense this Thanksgiving that we may be on the verge of another? Last more…

Mother, may I?

by Gordon Prather -- Do children still play Mother, May I? A game to teach children to obey "Mother"? Suppose "Mother" says "Sally, take three baby steps." Now, the unwary might think more…