A Decent Outcome Depends on a Prompt Withdrawal: William R. Polk
Banking While Muslim: Jeff Taylor
Shopping for War: Bob Herbert
Army's Morale on the Downswing: William Pfaff

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Updated January 1, 2005 - 11:40 PM EST
Last Half of 2004 Deadliest for US in Iraq
Post-9/11 Conflicts Send 1,000,000 to Battle Zones
Insurgents Kill 12 Iraqis, One US Marine
Syria Pressed to Hand Over 'Saddam Loyalists'
For Iraqis, Not Much to Celebrate in 2004
Tragedy Offers Chance for Peace
Yanukovich Steps Aside to Conclude Ukraine Crisis
Palestinian Toll Rises to 12 as Israel Presses Gaza Attack
For Many Americans, Iraq War Has No Consequences  by Ronald Brownstein
Banking While Muslim  by Jeff Taylor
Iraq 2004 Just as Intense as Vietnam 1966
by Phillip Carter and Owen West
Shopping for War  by Bob Herbert
Army's Morale on the Downswing
by William Pfaff
Boy Bush Offs Older, Wiser Republicans  by Sidney Blumenthal

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Georgian President Backs Protesters in Ukraine
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Homeland Security
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US Muslims Fingerprinted for Attending Conference
CIA Goes Public in Classified Ads
War on Terror
Two Detainees Refuse to Appear at Gitmo Hearing
UK Diplomat's Greek Guard Killed in Athens
Israel, Palestinians in Talks Over Abbas Visit to Temple Mount
Abbas Takes Campaign to Gaza
Two Palestinians Killed in Israeli Missile Strike on Refugee Camp
Middle East
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