"Stars and Stripes has
often been the military's
version of a corporate
newsletter, a house organ
designed to accentuate the
positive and boost morale.
No more, apparently.
Enter new senior
managing editor Howard
Witt, a former civil rights
reporter and foreign
correspondent for the
-- WGBH "Beat the Press"
Witt was a foreign correspondent from
1987-1994, based in Canada, South Africa and
From 2001-2003, he was the chief diplomatic
correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, based
in Washington, D.C.
He has reported from more than 70 countries
around the world.
The day Nelson Mandela called my name
I will never forget the day Nelson Mandela
called my name. Mandela nodded at me and
said simply, "Yes, Howard?"
U.S. in nation-building, like it or not
The concept so loathed by the Bush
administration was precisely what the United
States needed to do in Afghanistan after
toppling the Taliban.
Terror war has U.S. in dubious alliances
After 9/11, terrorism became the new
communism. And the U.S. went courting a
fresh crop of unseemly allies.
A dangerous policy
The trouble with pre-emption is that others
can beat you to it.
Hussein a no-show at his birthday bash
You know it's a special day in Iraq when the
anti-aircraft guns are draped with colorful