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Sanctions Not a Peaceful Alternative: Rep. Ron Paul
Should Retired Generals Speak Out?: Ivan Eland
Busting Empty Bunkers: Gordon Prather
Will Oppose Bombing Iran?: N. Solomon
Rumsfeld Drags Down Hawks With Him: Jim Lobe

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
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Updated April 18, 2006 - 11:11 PM EDT
Bush Won't Rule Out Nuking Iran
Pentagon Declines Comment on Iran Strike Plans
US Sees Spike in GI Iraq Deaths
State Department Memo: '16 Words' Were False
New Rift in Iraq Unity Government Talks
Rumsfeld: No US-Style Democracy in Iraq
Bomb Under Couch at Baghdad Cafe Kills 7
Rumsfeld's Fall Drags Hawks in Its Wake
GOP Senator: Cool It and Talk to Iran
US Refuses to Discuss Iran's Nuclear Plans in Face-to-Face Talks on Iraq
Where Do We Meddle Next?
by Michael Kinsley
Baghdad, Tehran, Wherever – PNAC Wants Blood  by Chris Floyd
How Long Will Fail to Oppose Bombing Iran?  by Norman Solomon
Insecurity With Insolvency
by Andrew J. Bacevich
Depose and Conquer  by Anatol Lieven
Busting Empty Bunkers  by Gordon Prather

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Israel Warns of New 'Axis of Terror'
Karzai Urges Restraint by Coalition Forces
Jaafari's Party Stands Behind Him
Marines Fire on Mosque to Repel Attacks
Iraqis Switch Off Saddam Trial to Watch Government Soap Opera
Oil Tops $72 a Barrel, Another Record High
Citing Security, CIA Seeks Suit's Dismissal
Daniel Ellsberg: Still Blowing the Whistle
Rumsfeld May Be Permanently Tainted by War in Iraq
Today in Iraq
US Ignored Shi'ite Militias, Focused on Sunni Insurgency
Sunni Neighborhood in Baghdad Sealed After Gun Battles
Iraq: Sectarian Violence Continues to Spur Displacement
Saddam's Signature on Crackdown Documents
Saddam Challenges Handwriting Experts
US Marines Repel Coordinated Assault in Ramadi
Attacks Continue
Police Recover 17 Bullet-Riddled Bodies in Baghdad
Suicide Bombing Kills 13 in Iraq
Car Bomb Explodes Near US Post in Iraq
Body of Brother of Top Iraq Sunni Leader Found
Gunbattle in N. Baghdad Kills 1
Insurgents Mount Bold Attacks in Baghdad, Ramadi
Clashes in Sunni District of Baghdad
UK Envoy's Iraq Rocket Ordeal
Developments in Iraq on April 18
Developments in Iraq on April 17
The New Iraq
Ex-Rebels Now Ministers as Iraqi Kurds Enjoy Power
Ruined Treasures in Babylon Await an Iraq Without Fighting
Baghdadis Say Curfew Prevents Access to Medical Care
Najaf's Elite Clerics Playing Key Role in Iraq Now
Kalashnikov Says Iraq Shows His Gun Is Still Best
Global Iraq Fallout
No Iraq Withdrawal Timetable: Aussie PM
Wolfowitz Says World Bank May Send Overseas Employees to Iraq
Deaths of Afghan Civilians by US Troops Investigated
Taliban Regroup in Afghanistan
Afghanistan's New Militant Alliances
Motorcycle Crackdown on the Taliban
School Torched in Southern Afghanistan, Taliban Blamed
Canadians Rethink Role After Deadly Firefight
Canadians Divided Over Afghanistan Mission
Possible Friendly-Fire Case in Afghanistan
500 Connecticut National Guard Soldiers Head to Afghanistan
Pakistan Shuts Border Amid Anti-Militant Drive in Afghanistan
Officials: Al-Qaeda Suspects Arrested in Pakistan
Pakistan Says No US Guard on Nuclear Installations
Pakistan Rules Out Land Route for India-Afghan Trade
Pakistan to Discuss Chinese Defense Purchases
Saudi Arabia and Pakistan in Security Tie-Up
India Won't Commit to US on Atomic Testing
Senior Pro-India Politician Hurt, Two Guards Killed in Kashmir Attack
Fifth Nepal Protester Shot Dead
Nepal Troops Open Fire on Protesters
Nepal Deploys Army to Ensure Food Delivery, Threatens New Emergency
Key Role of Nepal Security Forces
King Begins Consultations to Defuse Nepal Political Crisis
China & Her Neighbors
Chinese Leader Coming to US Well Prepared
US Makes Demands on China but Lacks Power to Force Change
China Seeks to Reassure Nervous US on State Visit
China for Closer Military Ties With South Korea
China Allows Tour Groups to Taiwan
NYT Researcher in China May Still Be Tried: Lawyer
Taiwan Falun Gong Asks US to Help Stop China's Alleged Abuse
Rebels Signal Boycott of Sri Lanka Talks
Japanese Soldier Found in Ukraine After 60 Years Missing
Serbia: Kosovo Should Get Autonomy
US Envoy Expects Serbs to Play Role in Kosovo
Serbia Probes Kosovo 'War Crimes'
Berlusconi Allies Ready to Accept Election Defeat
Italy Enters Second Week of Political 'Arteriosclerosis'
Putin Critic Seeks Election in 2008
Death Squad Allegations Threaten to Derail Bush's Last Latin Ally
Rights Group Slams Colombia's Uribe Over Charges
Colombia Leader Hits Out at Press
The Indigenous Rise Up in Latin America
Left-Winger's Lead Narrows in Mexican Contest
New Chile President Wants to Ease Tensions With Neighbors
Rumsfeld Under Fire
Rumsfeld Still Dogged by Clash With Asian-American General Over Iraq
Gen. Myers to Rumsfeld Critics: Remember Who Your Boss Is
The Military's Battle Over Donald Rumsfeld
Rumsfeld Says of Latest Flap: 'This Too Will Pass'
Revenge of the Battered Generals
Supporters Rally Around Embattled Rumsfeld
Rumsfeld to Meet With Military Commentators on Iraq
Iran Claims Nuclear Steps in New Worry
Rafsanjani Doubts US Will 'Risk War'
Iran Says Will Not Be Bullied on Nuclear Plans
Iran Claims It's Testing a New Centrifuge
Iran Shops for Weapons in US
Iran Advances Could Speed Nuclear Process
Retired Colonel Sam Gardiner on Iran War Plans
Iran to Replace About 60 Ambassadors
Iran's Largesse Gets Mixed Reaction at Home
War on Terror
Terrorists Recruiting 'White Muslims'
Moussaoui Trial Turns Courtroom Upside-Down
Moussaoui's Lawyers Focus on Troubled Childhood
Britain Says Foreign Officials Accused of Torture Should Be Immune From Civil Suits
US Detainees Are No Threat, but Lose Appeal
The War at Home
Bush's New Chief of Staff Invites Aides to Leave Before Shakeup
National Archives Pledges to End Secret Agreements
National Archives Pact Let CIA Withdraw Public Documents
Gallup: 57% Say US Won't Win in Iraq
Iraq Intelligence Splits Opinions in US
Jane Fonda Declines War Protests, Says Sheehan 'Better'
Peace Activist Seeks Delaware House Seat
US Military
War Bill Includes Millions to Move Just-Rebuilt Rail Line
Limbs Lost to Enemy Fire, Women Vets Forge New Reality
Amputees Find Fulfillment, and a Bond, in Athletics
New Army Intel Unit Focuses on Interrogation, Debriefing
Body Armor Tests Delayed
Returning From War, Soldiers Splurge
Tel Aviv Attack
Suicide Bomber in Tel Aviv Kills 9
Israel Rules Out Military Retaliation
Attack Tests Israeli Response to Hamas
Tel Aviv Bombing Was Inconvenient for Hamas
Abbas Pleads Against Violence After Suicide Attack
Suicide Bomber Worsens Tension Between Israelis and Hamas
Islamic Jihad Claims Tel Aviv Blast
It Is Either Us or Them, Leaders of Islamic Jihad Say
A Look at Islamic Jihad
Suicide Bombings Since Truce
Second Bombing for Tel Aviv Restaurant
Family Sees Mother Killed in Front of Them
Palestinian Politics
Qatar Pledges $50 Million to Palestinians
American Head of UN Agency Meets Hamas Official
Crisis-Hit Hamas Accuses Abbas of Clipping Wings
Thousands Rally in Gaza for Palestinian Prisoners
Palestinian Militants Threaten to Attack Jewish Targets Abroad
Israeli Politics
Israel May Have to Go It Alone on Iran: Right-Wing Leader
Peres to New Knesset: Don't Push Palestinians Toward Extremism
Kadima May Okay Labor Demand on Evacuation of Illegal Outposts
Israel's Parliament Is Sworn In
Israel Launches Airstrike at Gaza Workshop
Syrian Official: Syria Will Regain Every Inch of the Golan Heights
Barghuti 'Not Interested' in Prisoner Swap
Palestinian Youth Killed by IDF Shell in Northern Gaza Strip
Chad Accuses Sudan of Preparing New Attack, Withdraws Refugee Threat
Fifteen Killed in South Sudan Militia Clashes
Russia, China Oppose Sanctions on Sudanese Officials Over Darfur: US
Somalia Allows US to Patrol Coastline
The Hague Chosen as Site of Taylor Trial
Uganda: DR Congo Lauds Uganda Over Arrest of Rebel Leader
Zimbabwean Anniversary Marred by Crises
Comoros Polls Test Peace Plan

Justin Raimondo
The Revolt of the Generals

Ivan Eland
Should Retired Generals Speak Out Against Rumsfeld?

David R. Henderson
Why Cal Thomas Is Wrong

Charles Peņa
Iran: The Nuclear Option

Nebojsa Malic
The Unbearable Smugness of Being

Praful Bidwai
Indo-US Nuclear Deal Takes Flak, No Eject Option

Alan Bock
France: Reinforcing Addiction

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

Ran HaCohen
Hamas and Israel: Rival Twins

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

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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