Scott Neuman http://wmuk.org en In Iraq, Coordination With Iran Not Impossible, Gen. Dempsey Says http://wmuk.org/post/iraq-coordination-iran-not-impossible-gen-dempsey-says In an interview with <em>All Things Considered</em>, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, declined to rule out coordination with Iran and Iranian-backed forces in Iraq. Dempsey also told NPR that one option in Iraq might involve U.S. air assets going after "high-value" individuals within the main Sunni insurgent group.<p>"One of the things we need to find out is whether Iran is embedded in and advising and supporting the Iraqi security forces," Dempsey said. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:39:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 15398 at http://wmuk.org In Iraq, Coordination With Iran Not Impossible, Gen. Dempsey Says Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Sheds Light On Americas Settlement http://wmuk.org/post/ancient-skeleton-mexico-sheds-light-americas-settlement The <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/ancient-skeleton-shedding-light-on-first-americans/2014/05/15/dcad1830-dc5c-11e3-a837-8835df6c12c4_story.html">nearly complete skeleton of a teenage girl</a> who died some 12,000 to 13,000 years ago in a cave in the Yucatan Peninsula, has yielded DNA clues linking her to Native Americans living today.<p>The connection bolsters the prevailing theory that the sole route of human migration into North America <a href="http://ows.edb.utexas.edu/site/hight-kreitman/land-bridge-theory">took place over a Siberia-Alaska land bridge know Fri, 16 May 2014 21:39:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 14392 at http://wmuk.org Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Sheds Light On Americas Settlement U.S. Knew Of 'Imminent' Move In Crimea, Top Official Says http://wmuk.org/post/us-knew-imminent-move-crimea-top-official-says Senior U.S. officials were warned of imminent Russian military action in Crimea about a week before the troop movements that have sparked a major international crisis over Ukraine, the head of the <a href="http://www.dia.mil/About.aspx">Defense Intelligence Agency</a> tells NPR.<p>"I think for easily seven to 10 days leading up to the Russian troops as we see them now in the Crimea, we were providing very solid reporting ... where we move from one level of a condition of warning, which I would just describe ... as sort of moderate to one where we believe things are imminent," Lt. Gen. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:55:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 12782 at http://wmuk.org U.S. Knew Of 'Imminent' Move In Crimea, Top Official Says Pentagon Papers Leaker Daniel Ellsberg Praises Snowden, Manning http://wmuk.org/post/pentagon-papers-leaker-daniel-ellsberg-praises-snowden-manning Daniel Ellsberg, the military analyst who in 1971 leaked the top-secret Pentagon Papers detailing the history of U.S. policy in Vietnam, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=208543541">tells NPR's <em>Weekend Edition Saturday</em></a> that unlike Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, he "did it the wrong way" by trying first to go through proper channels — a delay that he says cost thousands of lives.<p>"I really regarded [it] as anathema ... leaking as opposed to working within the system," Ellsberg says, speaking to NPR's Linda Wertheimer. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 17:46:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 7580 at http://wmuk.org Pentagon Papers Leaker Daniel Ellsberg Praises Snowden, Manning Detroit Files For Bankruptcy http://wmuk.org/post/detroit-files-bankruptcy (<strong>This story last updated at 6:45 p.m. ET</strong>)<p>The city of Detroit has filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 7148 at http://wmuk.org Detroit Files For Bankruptcy