Today's Highlights

A Treasonous Camarilla: Justin Raimondo
Anti-China Hypocrisy: Declan McCullagh
Bush's Brezhnev Period: Sidney Blumenthal
What Isolationism? Andrew J. Bacevich
US Rhetoric, Reality at Odds: Anatol Lieven

I guess every generation is doomed to fight its war...suffer the loss of the same old illusions, and learn the same old lessons on its own.
Phillip Caputo
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Updated February 3, 2006 - 10:56 PM EST

Bush Wants $559B for Defense, Wars

DoD Issues 20-Yr Plan for War on Terror

Rumsfeld Says Terror Threat Greater Than Ever

Rumsfeld: Iraq Won't Be a Long War
US Copter Fires Rockets Into Sadr City
Report: Bush, Blair Wanted War, No Matter What
Bush Hoped to Start Iraq War Using Fake UN Plane
Troops Encircled by Taliban in Afghanistan; 19 Killed
IAEA Delays Resumption of Iran Meeting to Saturday
Senate Extends PATRIOT Act Until March 10

Pentagon to Take Greater Role in Bankrolling Foreign Armies

Bush Is Spreading Something, All Right  by Anatol Lieven
Rise of Hamas Shows Bush Foreign Policy Still Failing  by Geov Parrish
Anti-China Hypocrisy in Congress?
by Declan McCullagh
What Isolationism?  by Andrew J. Bacevich
Hamas Won – Deal With It
by Rami G. Khouri
The Imperial President  by Nat Hentoff

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Judge Sets Trial for Libby in CIA Leak: January 2007

Timeline: The Road to War in Iraq

Negroponte: Iraqi Forces Beset by Sectarian Differences

Iraq May End Up Exporting Terrorists to Europe

British Terror Watchdog: More Bombings on the Way

Rumsfeld: Media Criticism Is Constraining Our Ability to Plant Stories

White House E-Mails Missing in CIA Name Case

Israeli Troops Pull Out of West Bank Settlement After Settler Attacks
The War Goes On

27 Dead in Iraq Violence

Five US Troops Killed in Iraq

Sadr Forces Battle US Troops in Sadr City

Security Incidents in Iraq, Feb. 3

Security Incidents in Iraq, Feb. 2

Iraq Today

Sunnis Offer 10-Point Peace Deal

US Planned 180 Clinics in Iraq, Only Four Built

Syria, Iraq to Restore Diplomatic Ties

Two Journalists Kidnapped in Iraq

Mortar Attack Sets Off Iraqi Oil Plant Inferno

Trying to Try Saddam

Eight Defendants Not in Court as Saddam Trial Resumes

Saddam Watches His Own Trial on TV

Unusual Day at Hussein Trial: No Outbursts

Hussein Half Brother Named in Torture

Saddam Trial Postponed Again

Occupying Iraq

US Wants Aussie Troops to Stay in Iraq

Poll: Two-Thirds of Americans Want Fewer Troops in Iraq

End Beckons for the 'United States of Iraq'

Guard Role in Iraq to Ease, Generals Say

Bulgaria to Send About 120 Non-Combat Troops to Iraq

A More United Front Against Iran

Tehran Cools on Russia Offer

Iran Threatens Full-Scale Enrichment Work

Some Arabs Aren't Fans of Iranian Leader

Iran Debate Strains US-India Relations

Japan Is in a Quandary Over Iran Nuclear Crisis

In Another Threat, Iran Warns It May Ban All Inspectors

'Iraqi Militants Active in Afghanistan'

Suicide Bomber Kills Five in Afghanistan

Afghan Schools Face Torch

Taliban Turn to Suicide Attacks

Officials: Iraq Militants Heading to Afghanistan to Aid Taliban

Netherlands to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

Dutch Divided Over Afghanistan

US Envoy Warns on Efforts to Build Afghanistan

Canadian Troops in Afghanistan Prepared to Take the Offensive for Battle

Afghan Defense Minister: British Troops Could Face Suicide Bombers in Afghanistan

11 Rebels, 2 Soldiers Killed in Nepal

Mayoral Candidates' Homes Bombed in Nepal

Nepal Urged to Restore Democracy as Means to Deal With Rebels

Sri Lanka

Security Alert Shuts Sri Lanka Parliament

Sri Lankan Peace Talks May Help to Stem a Decline in Tourism

South Asia

Pakistani Police Struggle to Identify Those Killed in US Air Strike

Indian PM Says Kashmir Vital to Ties With Pakistan


Three Blasts Kill Two in Southern Russia

US Spy Boss Warns on Russia Ties

Russia Wants to Strengthen Ties With Islamic Countries

Senior Russian Officer Convicted of Using Conscripts as Slaves for Hire


France Deports First Youth Tied to Riots

Pro-Russian Bloc Seeks to Regain Power in Ukraine


Darfur Talks Marred by Fighting

Sudan's Former Foes Clash Over Security Laws

US Pushes Darfur UN Peace Force


UN Warns Ivory Coast Over Violence

12,000 Congo Refugees Enter Uganda

Liberian President Fires Entire Ministry

War on Terror

US Agencies: No Proof al-Qaeda Is About to Attack

Internet Jihad: Tackling Terror on the Web

US Intel: Terrorism Could Spread in Central Asian Countries

Intel Chief Says al-Qaeda Is 'Top Concern'

NSA's Struggle to Tap a Wily Foe

Arming the 'Camel Corps'

Many of Blair's Anti-Terror Measures Dropped or Shelved

Blair Hails Afghanistan Compact as Essential to Fight Terrorism

Abizaid Credited With Popularizing the Term 'Long War'

US Military

Reservist, 32, Sues Army to Leave Service

Overhaul Eyed for Rumsfeld's Policy Office

State Lawmaker Called Up for Marine Duty in Iraq

17 Percent of Military's New Recruits Didn't Meet Minimum Standards

Army to Press Ahead With Guard Overhaul

Red Tape Often Awaits Disabled Servicemembers

Judge Said Army or Jail, but Military Doesn’t Want Him

Iraq War Sign Next to Army Office Removed
Spying on Americans

Rumsfeld: Pentagon Spying on Civilians 'No Big Deal'

Democrats and Bush Aides Spar in Senate Over US Spying

CIA Boss: Outing Domestic Spying Hurt Intel

CIA Leak

Court Filings Shed More Light on CIA Leak Investigation

Iraq, Niger, and the CIA


Hamas Looks to Arab World, South America for Support

Palestinians Fret About Beer, Wages, and Veils, but Not About Hamas

Settlers Gone Wild

Clashes Between Settlers, Israeli Police Grow More Violent

Riots Fail to Stop Settlement Demolition

Palestinian Authority

Arab States Expected to Send Money to Help PA Pay Its Employees

PA Will Delay Paychecks for Employees

US Lawmakers Push Bill to Cut Aid to Palestinians


Israeli DM: Hamas Involved in Qassam Fire

Confirmed: Israelis Kill 15-Year-Old Inside Lebanon

Cartoon Fallout
Tension Rises Over Muhammad Cartoons

More Papers Defy Muslim Protests

Gunmen Surround EU Office in Gaza to Protest Cartoon

Westerners Flee Gaza, West Bank

German Abducted in West Bank

Middle East
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood May Be Political Model

Oil Firms Continue to Invest in Syria

Saudi Arabia Takes First Steps on Path to Reform

In Turkish Movie, US Troops Kill for Sport


Google and Microsoft Turn Up Heat Over China

How Google Censors Its Chinese Portal

East Asia

US Seen Considering UN Security Council Referral for North Korea

Islamic Militants Silence Villagers in Thailand


Panic Along the Colombia-Ecuador Border

Ecuador Destroys FARC Camp

Rumsfeld Says Chavez Rise 'Worrisome'

Venezuela to Expel US Naval Attaché

Dark Past Hovers Over Some Haiti Presidential Hopefuls

House Investigates Reported Mexican Military Incursions Into Texas

US Officials to Meet With Cubans Over Oil


Court Dismisses Pinochet Appeal

Chile Gets F-16s From US


Justin Raimondo
A Treasonous Camarilla

Charles Peña
Going Old School on al-Qaeda

Praful Bidwai
Iran Confrontation in the Cards

Ivan Eland
Political Earthquake in Palestine

Alan Bock
Breathtaking Power Grab

Nebojsa Malic
An Insult to Gandhi

David R. Henderson
Conversation with a US Military Officer

Ran HaCohen
Hebron for Beginners

Sascha Matuszak
Drums in the Streets

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

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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