Democracy Now

Democracy Now! (6 am) – January 27, 2005

Chaos, Frustration and Extreme Violence as Iraq Readies for Elections
Violent attacks continue across Iraq just days before the scheduled January 30th elections. We go to Baghdad to speak with independent journalist Dahr Jamail who says, "Most Iraqis feels that this violence and chaos that has become the norm in Iraq will only continue to increase after the elections occur."

Code Names: A Look Behind Secret U.S. Military Plans in the Middle East, Africa, and at Home
We speak with military analyst, William Arkin, author of the new book Code Names: Deciphering U.S. Military Plans, Programs, and Operations in the 9/11 World. It identifies 3,000 once-secret code names and details the plans and missions they stand for. Steven Aftergood of Secrecy News describes the book as "perhaps the most concentrated act of defiance of official secrecy policies since Howard Morland wrote about the H Bomb Secret in The Progressive in 1979."

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