Articles by James Dao



Lottery Winnings Bring Priceless Woes for Couple

  • 07 December 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
For Mack Metcalf and his estranged second wife, Virginia Merida, sharing a $34 million lottery jackpot in 2000 meant escaping poverty at breakneck speed.

Kissinger to Head Sept. 11 Investigation

  • 29 November 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
During the 1970s, Henry Kissinger strode across the foreign policy stage like few other U.S. diplomats of the 20th century. He helped open China to the West, promoted a policy of detente with the Soviet Union and directed a secret war in Cambodia.

Pakistan Suspected of Nuclear Aid to North Korea

  • 21 October 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Pakistan, a vital ally since last year's terrorist attacks, was a major supplier of critical equipment for North Korea's newly revealed clandestine nuclear weapons program, current and former senior U.S. officials said Friday.

Bush Steps Up Efforts to Secure Support on Iraq

  • 23 September 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. officials said Friday they were encouraged by a telephone conversation that U.S. President George W. Bush had with President Vladimir Putin seeking support for U.S. action against Saddam Hussein.

Powell: Inspect Before Attacking

  • 03 September 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
As debate over Iraq has intensified in recent weeks, one voice has been conspicuously absent amid the statements of other senior U.S. officials: that of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Pentagon Plans to Disseminate News

  • 20 February 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The Pentagon is developing plans to provide news items, possibly even false ones, to foreign media organizations as part of a new effort to influence public sentiment and policymakers in both friendly and unfriendly countries.

Pentagon Eyes Nuclear Shift

  • 10 January 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
A classified Pentagon review of nuclear policy calls for sharply reducing the United States' dependence on nuclear weapons by expanding the use of conventional, precision arms and building a missile defense system, according to officials familiar with the document.