U.S. miscalculations
left troops vulnerable

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – The Pentagon underestimated the number of military police and Arabic-speaking interrogators it would need to occupy Iraq, and the miscalculations have left U.S. troops there more more…

Study: Low teacher pay a myth

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – A new survey by the American Federation of Teachers says that despite recent gains, teachers are still underpaid. But a separate study by the Hoover Institution more…

FBI guide warns
of hidden knives

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON –Since the Sept. 11 hijackings, an FBI lab here has been compiling a database of easily concealable knives – including long, fixed blades hidden in canes, retractable more…

Marine general slams
'Chicken Little' news

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- A Marine general in Iraq ripped front-line journalists for "Chicken Little" coverage of the March invasion, and advised military leaders to "never forget how quickly the more…

Believing Boy Scout Bush

by Paul Sperry -- WHITE HOUSE MEMORANDUM TO: Coalition of the Willing to Continue Believing Me FROM: POTUS, Oval Office RE: War on Terrorism The following claims are true, for I am more…

A very curious war indeed

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – From news events this week, we can reach two startling conclusions about the war on terrorism: 1) Saddam Hussein really didn't have nuclear weapons or even more…

Marine commander:
Human intel flawed

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON -- The U.S. "remained largely ignorant" about the intentions of Saddam Hussein's forces due to a "dearth" of human intelligence on the battlefield in Iraq, an internal more…

Clinton ignored '94 intel on African AIDS crisis

by Paul Sperry -- WASHINGTON – Former President Clinton took four years to react to a 1994 intelligence briefing detailing "the devastation AIDS was causing in Africa," a U.S. intelligence official told more…

Departing Moose still
can't profit from book?

by Paul Sperry -- ROCKVILLE, Md. – Leaving office may not be enough for Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose to shake ethics laws and profit from his book deal, officials here more…