War is in the air. The nation has been placed on "high" terrorism alert, with warnings about possible chemical or biological attacks by Islamic extremists. Police and military patrols have been stepped up at crowded or sensitive sites. An anti-aircraft missile launcher is parked next to the Washington monument. Many people, especially in big cities like New York where these steps are quite visible, are exhibiting anxiety and fear. Overseas, more than 150,000 Americans in uniform are poised in the Persian Gulf region for a war against Iraq, a dictatorship targeted by the United States for its refusal to destroy all its... More >>>