Remember Radio Free Europe? There's a paean to the Cold War survivor from, of all people, the raffish prima donnas at Slate. One of the better opinion pieces I've read lately.
Their main point is that it's being slowly throttled: shrinking budgets, ballooning energy costs and the flaccid Bush Dollar.
Where are you going to get more bang for your buck? Endless military adventures? I feel another rant about politician's priorities coming on.
There's a local connection, of course. The International Broadcasting Bureau sister agency serves Asia from Saipan's Agingan point and Tinian's North Field.