Morning Report: October 3, 2004

Mount Saint Helens set to erupt. Government officials raised the threat level for Mount Saint Helens on Saturday, following a second release of ash and steam from the southern Washington volcano.

Iraq news roundup. Iraq the Model posts latest developments as seen through the Iraqi media, including news on Falluja and other topics.

Keeping that appointment. Offering a colorful analogy for the speed and suddenness of the US/Iraqi operation in Samarra, Wretchard appraises the counterinsurgency's success and its chances for achieving lasting gains.