Today's Highlights

'A Conspiracy So Vast…': Justin Raimondo
Rehashing the Intelligence: Alan Bock
Jihad's Cheapest Weapons: Loretta Napoleoni
Americans Reject Globo-Cop Role: Jim Lobe
Dems Suffer From Lousy Hindsight: Paul Waldman

The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.
Ramsey Clark
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Updated November 18, 2005 - 10:44 PM EST
GOP: House Votes Tonight on Pullout
Fitzgerald Calls New Grand Jury
Americans Reject Globo-Cop Role

Attacking Critics, White House Tinkers With Truth

Bombs Hit Mosque, Hotel in Iraq, Up to 100 Dead
Pentagon: Phosphorus 'May Have Killed' in Iraq
US Recruiting Woes Worse Than First Thought
Hadley Hints He Wasn't Woodward's Source

Pentagon Agrees to Probe Feith's Role in Iraq Intel

CIA Has Joint Ops Centers in More Than 2 Dozen Nations
Two in Britain Charged Over Iraq Memo Leak
As Senate Pushes, Bush Scrambles for Excuses  by Georgie Anne Geyer
Playing With Fire: US Cultivates Dangerous Allies Against Iran  by Neda Bolourchi
Behind America's Iron Curtain
by Tim Rutten
Jihad's Cheapest Weapons
by Loretta Napoleoni
Rewriting How History Was Rewritten  by Richard Cohen
Nixon Now  by Robert Scheer

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Senators Threaten to Hold Up PATRIOT Act
US Lawmakers Lead Efforts to Ban Prison Abuse

Former CIA Director Accuses Cheney of Overseeing Torture

Source: Cheney Isn't Woodward's Source

US to Investigate Iraqi-Run Prisons

Australia Warned: Withdraw From Iraq, Afghanistan or Expect More Attacks

US Discussing Missile Defense Site in Europe With Poland, Others

Britain, US Agree to Keep Weapons Trafficker's Name Off UN List

Top Democratic Hawk in the House, John Murtha, Now Wants US Troops Immediately Pulled Out of Iraq
The War Goes On

Attacks on Oil Costing Iraq at Least $28 Million a Day

Rapid Personnel Shifts Hinder US Efforts to Rebuild Iraq

Iraqi Children Losing Their Innocence in the Violence of the War

Security Incidents in Iraq, Nov. 18

Security Incidents in Iraq, Nov. 17

White Phosphorus

Pentagon Reverses Position and Admits US Troops Used White Phosphorus

Phosphorus Controversy in Iraq

Torture Jail

Raid Seen as Boost to US Troops' Image

'Torture Prison Is Tip of the Iceberg'

Iraqi Official: Not All Tortured Inmates Were Sunnis

Iraqi Interior Minister Calls Torture Report Exaggerated

US Splits With Iraqi Official Over Prisoner Abuse

International Outcry Greets Allegations of Police Abuse

US Warns Iraq: Militias Must Not Be Allowed to Control Prisons

Global Iraq Fallout

Iraq 'May Ask for Australian Pullout'

Australian Soldiers Won't Leave Iraq Prematurely, Downer Says

South Korea Plans Partial Iraq Pullout

American Charged in Iraq Scheme an Ex-Con

US Files First Charges Over Iraq Contract Corruption

Soldiers Lied Over Iraqis' Deaths

Mother Blames Policy for Son's Iraq Injuries

Failed Iraqi Asylum-Seekers to Be Forcibly Returned Home by Britain

Italy's Left Adjusts Iraq Stand

A Lightning Rod's Striking Return

Iraq Today

Iraqi Court Denies Saddam Was Attacked

Iraq Wants Saddam Nephew Extradited From Yemen


Basketball in the 'Axis of Evil'

EU Rejects Russian Offer of Talks With Iran in Moscow

Russia's Anger at Iran Over Nukes Growing

UN Nuclear Agency Finalizing Iran Report


Three al-Qaeda Suspects Killed in Afghanistan

Two US Troops Face Charges in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Insurgents 'Extremely Resolute and Fought to the Last Man'


Annan Seeks Alternative Site for Hariri Interviews

Syria Questions Gulf Air Passengers Over Weapon

Middle East

Ruling Party Wins 68% of Seats in Egypt Vote

Egypt Banned Party Support Surges

Top CIA Official Met With Gadhafi in Libya for Terror Talks

Views of US in Arab World Improve Slightly, Still Pretty Dismal

Morocco Pardons 10,000

Several Killed in Turkish Clashes

South Asia

Violence Hinders Voting in Sri Lanka

Quake-Stranded Group Crosses Kashmir Border Back to Indian Side

Key Rebel Group Condemns Wave of Deadly Bombings in Kashmir

India Faces Growing Threat From Maoist Rebels


Clashes Mar East Africa's Struggle for Democracy

Ethiopia and Eritrea Edge Back Toward Brink of War


Thousands Rally to Demand Closure of 'School of the Americas' Training Center

Haitian Elections Postponed a Third Time

Two Dozen Leftist Colombia Rebels Disarm

Colombian Militia Agrees to Resume Disarmament

Maya 'War Crimes Scene' Uncovered

White House Under Attack

Stung Over Iraq, White House Takes Offensive

Iraq War of Words Heats Up

Hawkish Cheney Renews Attack but Attracts Only Flak

Support Grows in Congress to Allow Testimony From 'Able Danger' on Pre-9/11 Intelligence

War at Home

Bush: Senate Defeat of Timetable on Withdrawal 'A Positive Step'

CIA Leak Probe Fallout Unlikely to Fade

Wilson Urges Washington Post to Probe Woodward

Iraq War Critics Meet Familiar Reply

Pew Report: Americans Turning Isolationist [pdf]

Americans Give Bush Failing Grade on Iraq

Sheehan Found Guilty of Protesting Without Permit

US Military
Army to Halt Call-Ups of Inactive Soldiers

Army, Marine Corps Recall 18,000 Body Armor Vests

After SOCom, a Little Cozy?

US Reports Successful Missile-Defense Test

Some Reserves Can Avoid Involuntary Call to Duty

US War on Terror

More Problems at Gitmo as Hunger Striker Nears Death

Is That a Bomb in Your Pocket?

Senate Affirms Path of Anti-Terror Tribunals

Senate Compromise on Habeas Corpus Could Still Strip Detainees of Any Trial

Unscreened Air Cargo May Pose Security Threat

Foreign Network at Front of CIA's Terror Fight

United States

Washington Post Reporter Asks Judge to Rethink Order

Neocon Media Tycoon Indicted for Fraud

CIA Prisons

US Seeks to Shift EU Focus From 'Secret Prisons'

Europe Avoids Pressing US on Secret Prisons

UK War on Terror

Britons Enlist in Zarqawi's 'Foreign Legion'

Official Bungle May Let al-Qaeda Suspect Go Free in UK

Documentary Reveals London Bomber's Westernized Youth

Blair Seeks to Appease Muslim Community


Australian Civil Libertarian: New Terror Laws Worst Threat in Our History

Australia Prepares to Ban 'Pro-Terror' TV Shows

Australian MP: Islamists Using Anger Over Arrests to Recruit

Bush Wants 'Intelligence Sharing' With Australia

Aussie Dems Want Cost of Rumsfeld Visit


Gaza Agreement Facilitates Further Cooperation

Israeli Troops Kill Two Palestinians in West Bank

Abbas: Al-Qaeda Not in Gaza, West Bank

Israel Issues Tenders for Further West Bank Building

Israeli Political Leaders Agree to Early Elections


Taiwan Seeks Resolution With China

China Edging Out US for APEC Leadership

US More Cautious Than Wary as China's Reach Grows


US Soldier Found Guilty of Molesting 10-Year-Old in Okinawa Will Receive No Jail Time

Allies Differ on North Korea Approach

War on Terror

Italian Police Arrest Three Algerians on Terror Charges

France Closer to Getting Terror Suspect


Serbia Rejects Independence for Kosovo

Market Explosion in Kosovo Injures Four Serbs

Bosnian Town Does Brisk Business as Ethnicities Coexist


Justin Raimondo
'A Conspiracy So Vast…'

Alan Bock
Rehashing the Intelligence

Praful Bidwai
Indian Nuclear Deal With US Turns Faustian Bargain

Ivan Eland
The New al-Qaeda: More Dangerous Than the Old Version

David R. Henderson
An Economist's Case Against an Interventionist Foreign Policy

Sascha Matuszak
German Gloom, Chinese Boom

Charles Peña
New York's Subway Search Program Earns a Failing Grade

Nebojsa Malic
A Viceroy Departs

Ran HaCohen
The Quiet Occupation

Joseph Stromberg
An Anti-Imperialist's Reading List: Part Two

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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