U.S. brass backpedal
from early war goals

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is blaming media military "analysts" for creating an impression in the public mind that U.S. forces would topple Saddam Hussein's regime quickly. more…

The case of the 'funky' passport

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- Homeland security officials cite several discrepancies in the story of an Indian-Canadian woman who claims she suffered "abuse" and "discrimination" at the hands of immigration inspectors more…

Pakistanis flee U.S.
ahead of deadline

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- Pakistani nationals are leaving the U.S. in large numbers to avoid tomorrow's deadline to register with immigration authorities, U.S. Homeland Security officials say. Canadian immigration officials more…

Revealed: Secret
sniper stake-out

by Paul Sperry -- ROCKVILLE, Md. – Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose secretly dispatched a team of undercover officers to stake out the home of alleged sniper John Allen Muhammad's ex-wife more…

Government admits airport security holes

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – The Transportation Department admits holes in airport security were "systemic" before and even in the months after the Sept. 11 hijackings, according to an inspector general more…

Could Iraq war sink
American economy?

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – U.S. forces have nearly taken Baghdad, but the vengeful Saddam Hussein blows up his oil wells and hits Tel Aviv with scud missiles, drawing Israel and, more…

Moose denies blocking
cop pay raise

by Paul Sperry -- ROCKVILLE, Md. – Montgomery County Police Department Chief Charles Moose, who led the Beltway sniper task force, has denied police union claims he blocked a pay raise for more…

The Iraq echo chamber

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – As much as I fault White House press corps doyen Helen Thomas and the Washington Post for lobbing softballs at President Clinton during his press conferences, more…

Can Iraqis who live
in U.S. be trusted?

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – Several Iraqi nationals recently have been caught sneaking illegally across the U.S.-Mexican border into Arizona, according to a U.S. congressman who is alarmed by the security more…