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12/19/2002

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Press Review

A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

Bush Orders Pentagon to Start Missile Shield

U.S. President George W. Bush has ordered the Defense Department to have a bare-bones system for defending against attack by ballistic missiles ready for use within two years.

New Recruits Boost Al-Qaida's Ranks

New foot soldiers for Islam's holy war are streaming into al-Qaida training camps that have been recently reactivated in eastern Afghanistan, a UN report on the terror group said Tuesday.

Getting the Democratic Party Restarted

The last several days have seen Henry Kissinger resign from leading the 9/11 commission, Trent Lott imperil his post as incoming Senate majority leader and former Vice President Al Gore pull out of the 2004 presidential race. A little political tumult is good for the republic.

Getting the Democratic Party Restarted

With Al Gore now out of the U.S. presidential race, everyone is giving the Democrats advice on who their candidate should be. All I know is that whoever the Democrats choose needs to keep in mind a few basic rules that Democrats have forgotten in recent years.

Mother-In-Law Troubles

Tanya considers her mother-in-law to be the mother of all mother-in-laws. She settled down with her mother-in-law, Tatyana, after marrying Leo, her second husband.

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