Gunmen Kidnap 100 From Iraq Higher Ed Office
Gunmen in Iraqi police commando uniforms kidnapped about 100 staff members from a government research institute in downtown Baghdad on Tuesday morning, in the largest mass abduction since the start of the U.S. occupation.
The education minister ordered all universities closed until security improvements are made.
Host Madeleine Brand talks to JJ Sutherland about the threat facing Iraq's academics and intellectuals.
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