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Kim Jong Il, The Man With The Golden Nukes

Posted October 14, 2009 | 21:10:05 (EST)

HOTSPOT: North Korea

Imagine the nerd in your elementary school class: Nobody liked him. Kids made fun of him. Nobody played with him. Now imagine the nerd with nuclear weapons. That's Kim Il Jong, the well-coiffed leader of North Korea who plays both Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde to the...

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Afghanistan: Echoes of Vietnam

Posted October 7, 2009 | 18:07:52 (EST)

HOTSPOT: Afghanistan

It's a mess. It has a newly-reelected president, who may or may not have won by stuffing ballot boxes, and a hornet's nest of insurgents, intent on imposing a Flintstone society of beards, burqas and banishment of all outsiders. In the midst of all this are thousands of...

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