LONDON – In Europe, it is revered as a fearsome, lethal aircraft – the newborn pride of a defense industry that had fallen on hard times. In the U.S. defense industry, it is considered Europe’s answer to Lockheed Martin’s F-16 – two decades too late.
WASHINGTON – They aren’t much on sound and fury, but the Pentagon’s constellation of satellites whirring around in space could be its most potent weapon in an attack on Iraq.
WASHINGTON – Saying the University of Texas Law School gains from “racial diversity in its classrooms,” the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court yesterday to strike down a lower court ruling that would end race as a factor in admissions. The department filed a 21-page brief in support of the state of Texas’ appeal of…
WASHINGTON – Travelers angered over changes in American Airlines’ frequent-flier program should not be allowed to sue the carrier in state courts, a lawyer for the Fort Worth-based company argued before the Supreme Court yesterday.
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court let stand a Texas death sentencing law yesterday, but four dissenting justices said it “unquestionably tips the scales” against defendants.
WASHINGTON – After a year of military threats, the United States launched a prolonged attack on Iraq, unleashing more than 200 cruise missiles as punishment for Baghdad’s refusal to allow the destruction of its chemical and biological weapons.