Archive for the 'World' Category

Progress Report on the Surge

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Time.com had an interesting article this past week that looked at how our troop surge in Iraq has been going. According to the report, with only two-fifths of the total surge in Iraq, we’re actually seeing some progress:
Barbaro told reporters Tuesday that two of the five brigades making up the surge are now in Iraq, [...]

Global Balance

Monday, March 5th, 2007

A collaboration between the universities of Sheffield and Michigan has produced Worldmapper, a series of world maps where the countries are sized not according to land mass, but according to other measures, such as alcohol consumption or military spending.
It’s very striking to see at a glance how countries compare to the rest of the world. [...]