Vieques



Guests:

Phillip Davis NPR's reporter on Island of Vieques

Annabelle Rodriguez Secretary of Justice for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Jack Spencer Policy Analyst for Defense and National Security, Heritage Foundation

Rear Admiral Steve Pietropoli Navy's Chief of Information

David Sanger White House Correspondent, The New York Times

The Bush administration has agreed to stop bombing and military exercises in Puerto Rico's Vieques Island. The announcement was met in Puerto Rico with a mixed reaction because the ban won't take effect until 2003. Guest host Steve Inskeep will talk with experts about the government's decision to stop using Vieques for military training.

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