Today's Highlights

The Cabal, Outed: Justin Raimondo
Time for an 'Agonizing Reappraisal': Pat Buchanan
End of Delusions: Nebojsa Malic
Entrapment – or 9/11 Redux?: Arnaud de Borchgrave
One Percent Madness: Robert Parry

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Updated June 28, 2006 - 11:15 PM EDT

Insurgents Offer Truce for '08 US Exit

Israeli Army Invades Northern Gaza

Israel Launches Gaza Assault

Palestinian Group Says Settler 'Executed'

Israeli Warplanes Buzz Assad's Palace

US Says Baghdad Crackdown Moving Slowly
Iraq PM Says No Pardons for Attacks on Soldiers
Iranian Leader: US Nuke Talks Not Needed
Putin: Russia Will Not Join Ultimatums Over Iran
Iraqi Forces Will Not Be Independent for Some Time: General
Bush Ignores Laws He Signs, Vexing Congress
Hamas Moves Toward Recognizing Israel
Time for an 'Agonizing Reappraisal'  by Patrick J. Buchanan
The Perils of Underestimating Ahmadinejad  by Simon Tisdall
Where Were the Doctors at Abu Ghraib and Bagram?  by Steven H. Miles
Entrapment – or 9/11 Redux?
by Arnaud de Borchgrave
Next We Take Tehran  by Robert Dreyfuss
From Hungary '56 to Iraq '06
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Israel Won't Let Abbas Out of Gaza Strip
Sunni Group Endorses National Reconciliation Plan
Stress of Army Officer Found Hanged in Iraq
Moscow Blames US for Russian Hostages' Death in Iraq
Analyst Says He Warned of Iraqi Resistance
Reservists Shoulder Heavy Burden in Iraq
Guantanamo 'A Conundrum,' US Official Says
Miami Bomb Plot Suspects 'Entrapped'
Iraq Releases More Than 450 Detainees for National Reconciliation
Today in Iraq
UN Says 150,000 Iraqis Recently Displaced
1.3m Total People Displaced in Iraq
Leaving Iraq Is Still but a Dream
Safer Iraq Said Needed for US Investment
Iraq’s Northern Oil Exports to Resume
Attacks Continue
21 Killed in Iraq
Kirkuk Suicide Car Bombing Kills 3 in Iraq
Military: 2 US Troops, 1 Marine Killed in Iraq

Developments in Iraq on June 28

Developments in Iraq on June 27
Iraq Occupation
US Probing Capture, Death of Two Soldiers in Iraq
Search That Led to the Bodies of Missing US Soldiers in Iraq
Soldiers' Bodies Were Booby-Trapped
Father, Son Will Serve Together in Iraq
Use of Snatch Land Rovers in Iraq Under Review
Trying to Try Saddam
Saddam to Face New Trial for Massacre of Kurds
Second Saddam Trial to Start August 21: Prosecutor
Saddam Death Would Worsen Iraq Violence – Lawyer
Global Iraq Fallout
Japanese Troops Arrive in Kuwait to Aid Pullout From Iraq
Japan Split on Iraq Mission
Oil-for-Food Trial Eyes Iraq's Backroom Tactics
Iraqis Refuse to Testify at German Assassination Attempt Trial
Italy to Withdraw 400 Afghan Troops
Two British Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan
UK Troops Killed in Midnight Afghan Ambush
At Least 24 Dead in Fresh Afghanistan Violence
Pakistan to Deploy Extra Troops on Borders With Afghanistan
Pakistan Beefing Up Anti-Militant Forces
Rice Presses Pakistan on Anti-Taliban Mission
Rice Pushes Pakistan on 2007 Elections
Pakistan Asks Afghanistan to ID Hideouts
US-India Nuclear Plan Moves Ahead

Eight Maoists Shot Dead in India

India Refuses to 'Demilitarize' Kashmir
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Rebels Voice Regret Over Gandhi Slaying
Four Tamil Tigers Killed in Lanka
Nepal Interim Constitution and Power-Sharing Government Delayed
Nepal PM Returns as Rebels and Political Leaders Meet
East Timor
Fresh Violence in East Timor as Rivals Square Off
20 Houses Set Ablaze in East Timor
East Timor Searches for New PM
East Timor Leader Extends Emergency
Thousands Gather to Support Ousted East Timor Leader
Taiwan's President, Mired in Scandals, Survives Recall Vote
Vietnam Names New President and PM
North Korea
US Warns North Korea Against Talks 'Bluff'
South Korea Urges China to Persuade North Over Missile
Seoul, Beijing Seek to Dissuade North Korea From Missile Test
Australian PM to Ask China to Pressure North Korea
Iranian Minister: WMD Outlawed in Islam
Iran Urges Russia to Complete Power Station, Wants Two More
Iran's Jews Learn to Live With Ahmadinejad
EU Warns Member Nations: CIA Flights 'Must Not Reoccur'
EU Official: Suspected Terrorists Handed Over to US
Rights Watchdog Backs Report on CIA Flights
Countries Named Over Secret Terror Transfers
'War on Terror'
New Treasury Chief Pledges to Review Terror Program
Canada Terror Suspects Denied Bail
Britain Confirms Won’t Assist Australian Held at Guantanamo
The War at Home
Kerry and Feingold Form Alliance on Iraq
Democrats Accuse Bush of Power Grab
As Political Season Nears, the Iraq Divisions Sharpen
VA Wants More Money After Data Theft
Marines: No Court-Martial for Controversial Song
Israeli Planes Attack Three Gaza Bridges
Israeli Threat Unites Hamas, Fatah
Car Explodes Near PM's Office in Gaza City
IDF to Take Control of All Open Areas East of Rafah
Hamas Spokesman 'Feels For' Israeli Soldier
Exiled Hamas Leader Says Palestinians Should Seize More Soldiers
Israeli Hostage Dilemma: Negotiate With Hamas?
Gaza Attack Threat to Egypt National Security: Muslim Brotherhood
Land-Mine Explosions in Egypt Kill Three
Syria vs. Islamist Militants: Is It Hype?
Syria Accuses Lebanon of Sheltering al-Qaeda-Linked Militants
Syria Holds Swedish Journalist
Kuwait Ruling Family Under Fire
Facts and Figures About Kuwait's Election
Ethiopia Kills 110 Rebels
Ethiopia Sees Islamist Dominance in Somalia as Threat
Somali Islamic Militia Defies Truce, Takes Road Junction From Warlords
Ugandan Rebel Leader: I Will Use the Ten Commandments to Liberate Uganda
Chad Rebels Launch Attack on Central African Republic
Burundi Rebels 'Won't Be Bullied'
Two DR Congo Peacekeepers Freed
Colombian Rebel Leader Says Hostage Doing Well After Four Years
Venezuela Accuses US of Urging Opposition to Boycott Election

Justin Raimondo
The Cabal, Outed

Nebojsa Malic
End of Delusions

Ivan Eland
Give Iran Positive Incentives to Halt Its Nuclear Program

Ran HaCohen
The Ideology of Occupation Revisited

Doug Bandow
Readings in the Age of Empire

Charles Peña
Why Liberals Can't Win the War on Terror

David R. Henderson
Why I Won't Renew With Amnesty International

Praful Bidwai
Testing Times for Indo-US Nuclear Deal

Alan Bock
Another Dubious Turning Point

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

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