Family Holidays

Guide to planning seasonal celebrations

Voters' Voices

Jobs, the economy and the 2004 presidential election

Holiday Movie Preview 2004

Multimedia slide show with capsule previews of upcoming films

Standardized Testing 101

A primer for parents

Deadly Weapons in Dangerous Hands

Special report about weapons of mass destruction

Losing Ground

Special report: Wetlands' demise ripples across nation

Iraq: After Saddam

Continuing coverage of the conflict in Iraq


About the project writer

Gannett News Service

GNS national security correspondent John Yaukey spent months analyzing intelligence reports and interviewing dozens of American and foreign experts, diplomats, intelligence officers and lawmakers to track the threats Americans face from weapons of mass destruction.

Some of the research was done during a journalism fellowship Yaukey was awarded through the East-West Center, a Honolulu-based organization that promotes relations between the United States and Asia.

Yaukey, 42, is an award-winning reporter who has been covering national security and terrorism issues since May 2002. Prior to that, he covered technology and science. Yaukey has been with Gannett News Service since 1998.