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Rocket science: Ukraine firm may have helped N. Korean missiles

| | Aug 19 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

Ukraine is virtually an “anything goes” zone for American entrepreneurs — as well as for people like the North Koreans. That idea has been reinforced by news reports that a Ukrainian factory sold North Korea rocket engines for intercontinental ballistic missiles, which Pyongyang wants to arm with nuclear warheads so it can threaten the United States as well as peace in its region.

  1. Posted: Mar 22 2014 - 1:03am

    Fishing licensing is long overdue

  2. | Posted: Mar 21 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — Vladimir Putin’s grab of Crimea has exposed the paradoxes in American attitudes toward foreign policy.

  3. | Posted: Mar 21 2014 - 1:03am

    During the urban crime crisis of decades ago, federal and state governments cracked down on crime. Tough measures, such as harsh sentencing laws, led to an eight-fold increase in the federal prison population since 1980. These laws helped lower crime rates, but the increase in incarceration was expensive and imprisoned some people for longer than they deserved.

  4. Posted: Mar 21 2014 - 1:03am

    Energy fluctuations already solved

  5. | Posted: Mar 21 2014 - 1:03am

    Every day more than 1,200 Americans die from smoking-related causes — and for each of these deaths, at least two youngsters become regular smokers. In Hawaii, about 1,100 people die every year from smoking.

  6. | Posted: Mar 20 2014 - 1:03am

    “Boys from another school pulled out the severed head of a classmate while fishing in a pond. His whole family had died. Had they eaten him first? Or had he survived the deaths of his parents only to be killed by a cannibal? No one knew; but such questions were commonplace for the children of Ukraine in 1933. … Yet cannibalism was, sometimes, a victimless crime. Some mothers and fathers killed their children and ate them. … But other parents asked their children to make use of their own bodies if they passed away. More than one Ukrainian child had to tell a brother or sister: ‘Mother says that we should eat her if she dies.’” — Timothy Snyder, “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin”

  7. | Posted: Mar 20 2014 - 1:03am

    The annexation of Crimea by Russia is nearly complete, with fewer useful options for the United States.

  8. Posted: Mar 20 2014 - 1:03am

    Permits proposal is just another tax

  9. | Posted: Mar 19 2014 - 1:03am

    WASHINGTON — As Winston Churchill might have said, the battle for Crimea is over. The battle for the idea of Europe is about to begin.

  10. | Posted: Mar 19 2014 - 1:03am

    The history of U.S. auto recalls is replete with unnecessary delays, refusals to make needed disclosures and managerial bungles. General Motors’ recent recall of 1.6 million small-car models exhibits all three forms of corporate dysfunction.

  11. Posted: Mar 19 2014 - 1:02am

    Wrong priorities wakeup call

  12. Posted: Mar 18 2014 - 1:02am

    Declassify the Senate and CIA torture reports

  13. | Posted: Mar 18 2014 - 1:02am

    WASHINGTON — There’s nothing quite so helpful as a fatwa and threats of a Christian boycott to create buzz in advance of new movie.

  14. | Posted: Mar 18 2014 - 1:02am

    At the heart of the dispute between the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency is a document known as the CIA’s internal review. This is a summary and analysis of a dark chapter in the CIA’s history: the use of torture in the interrogation of suspected terrorists after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The internal review was undertaken when Leon Panetta was director of the agency and is drawn largely on some 6.2 million pages of CIA documents that the Senate panel was permitted to examine during a five-year investigation.

  15. Posted: Mar 17 2014 - 1:02am

    In defense of HELCO and alternative energy stance