Today's Highlights

What Does N. Korea Want?: Justin Raimondo
Can't We Drop One Alliance?: Doug Bandow
A Story Left Incomplete: Sanjay Suri
Tyrant Courts Doom: Paul Craig Roberts
Bush's Unipolar Dream: Jim Lobe

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Updated July 7, 2006 - 11:27 PM EDT
Haditha Probe Reveals Marines' Coverup
Bush 'Wants Diplomacy' for North Korea
9 Killed as GIs Battle Iraqi Shi'ites
Iraq Mosque Bombings Leave 17 Dead

15 Afghan Civilians Killed in US Airstrike

New York Tunnel 'Plot' Uncovered
Noth Korea: Sanctions Are Declaration of War

North Korea Vows to Continue Launches

Report: NK Missile Aimed at Area Off Hawaii

Israeli Minister Hints at Freeing Prisoners

31 Killed as Israel Invades Northern Gaza

Canadian Leader Seeks New, Militaristic Image
A Bad Attack of Beau Geste Syndrome  by Simon Jenkins
The War in Afghanistan Is Just Beginning  by Eric Margolis
Congress' Turn to Address Hamdan
by Harold Meyerson
Hegemonic Tyrant Courts Doom
by Paul Craig Roberts
Bay of Pigs Déjà Vu  by Katrina vanden Heuvel
It's Baaack!  by L. Reichard White

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A Story Left Incomplete

Requiem for Bush's Unipolar Dream?

US Army Charges Iraq War Objector

Iraq Warns Turkey Against Any Military Incursions

North Korea Declares Missile Test Success

Palestinians Occupy Jewish Settler Home in Peaceful Offensive

Italy Spy Denies CIA Kidnap Role

Israeli Tanks Meet Fierce Resistance

'Joke' Song About Iraq Killings to Be Recorded

In Cold Blood: Iraqi Tells of Massacre at Farmhouse
Violence Continues

15 Killed Across Iraq

Wheeling Pilgrims a Risky Business in Iraq

Kidnapped Iraqi Minister Says He Escaped Abductors

Iraqi Exodus Accelerates With Rising Violence

TV Reporters Find the War in Iraq Demanding, Deadly

Violence in Baghdad Can't Stamp Out Stamp Collecting

Gunmen Shoot Dead Saddam-Era Judge in Baghdad

Developments in Iraq on July 7

Developments in Iraq on July 6

Murdering Iraqis

Iraqi PM Wants to Examine GIs' Immunity

Iraqi PM Asks US Not to Send Reckless Soldiers

Former US Soldier Pleads Not Guilty to Rape, Murder of Iraqis

US Expresses Condolences to Iraq Family

Saddam Trial

Aziz Goes on Hunger Strike to Protest Lack of Access to Lawyer

Saddam Lawyers Invoke International Criminal Court

Iraq Today

Bush Concerned Neighbors Undermining Iraq

Constitution Revision Key to Reconciliation, Analysts Say

Top UN Official Meets Iraqi Leaders

Iraq Bans Politics in Universities

Amnesty Contentious in Iraq

Iraq: Kurds Approve Foreigner-Friendly Investment Law

Danish Officers Cleared of Iraqi Prisoner Abuse

Al-Qaeda in Iraq

Zarqawi's Wife Says She Urged Him to Leave Iraq

Lawyer: Zarqawi Successor in Egyptian Jail, Not Iraq


Britain Considers Sending More Troops to Afghanistan

Coalition Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Eight British Soldiers Battle With 1,200 Taliban at 'Camp Incoming'

Afghanistan Commanders in Plea for Extra Troops

Karzai: Afghan Violence Wont Be Ended by Military Means

South Asia

Baloch Rebels Deny Pakistan Killed Fighters

Afghanistan Pressures Pakistan on Terror Groups

Nepal Panel Begins Drafting Interim Constitution

Sri Lanka Extends Emergency, Opposition Abstains

India, Bangladesh Exchange Fire


Somali Islamic Leader: Militia Members Who Killed Soccer Fans Face Death Penalty

Islamists Tell Envoys Somalia Doesn't Need Foreign Troops

Somalia's Fluid Politics Move Toward Polarization


Dutch Oil Worker Kidnapped in Nigeria

India Rushes 700 Additional Troops to Congo

UN Says It Will Close Mission in Sudan


Mexico's Pro-Market Calderon Wins

Mexican Leftist: Keep Recounting Until I Win

Leftist Threatens Instability in Mexico Vote Wrangle

Call for Rally Stirs Fears of Unrest in Mexico


US Commission Recommends Tightening Embargo on Cuba

In Nicaragua, Old US Foe Rises Again


Taiwan to Test-Fire Missile: Report

Team Says China Harvests Falun Gong Organs

Silk Road Pass Reopened as China and India Build Closer Ties

Russia and Her Neighbors

Bush Likely to Voice Democracy Concerns to Putin

Putin: Russia Shouldn't Be US Opponent

Angry Putin Says He Will Not Sell Fuel for 'Peanuts'

Russia's Signal to Stations Is Clear: Cut US Radio

Belarus Opposition Candidate Goes on Trial

Georgia Shifts Alliances to US

Georgian Leader Warns of Russian Threat

Trans-Dniester Blast Kills Eight

North Korea

Will Missile Tests Lead to New Talks?

North Korea Threatens 'Stronger Action'

North Korea Says Sanctions Will Backfire

Bush Seeks Allies in Response to North Korea

North Korea Puts China in Difficult Spot

Quest for Leverage on North Korea

For US Military, Few Options to Defang North Korea

Kim Jong Il Surrounded by Myth

South Korea

Many South Koreans Ambivalent About Missiles

South Korea Suspends Humanitarian Aid to North

NK: World Reaction

US Expresses Concern Over North Korea's Weapon Exports

Bush Rejects North Korea Talks

Bolton: Japan's North Korea Draft Has Support

Bush Courts China, Russia on North Korea

Putin Wants 'Compromise' on North Korea

Venezuela Defends North Korea


Iran Says Will Give No Reply at July 11 Talks

EU Rejects Iranian Effort to Buy Time Over Nuclear Offer

ElBaradei: Turkey Can Help Ease Iranian Nuclear Crisis

7/7/05 Remembered

London Bomber, Zawahiri, Warn UK in 7/7 Video

A Year After Bombings, London Still on Alert

Uneasy Britons Mark Bombings Anniversary

Investigators Believe London Bombers Acted Without al-Qaeda Aid

'War on Terror'

Zawahiri Video a 'Recent' Recording

FBI Admitted Giving Miami Group the Idea to Blow Up Federal Buildings

California Dropout Masterminded the Tapes for al-Qaeda

Western Union Required to Block Funds Coming to Anyone Named Mohammed

War at Home

FBI Sees Hezbollah Presence in Michigan

With Only a Letter, FBI Can Gather Private Data

Ex-Taliban Ambassador Denied Entry to Yale

Lieberman Defends Seat, War Stance

US Military

Republicans Tout Expansion of Missile Defense

Filipina Tags US Marine in Rape Trial

Gaza Attack

Israeli Troops Push Deeper Into Gaza

Gaza Militants Pledge Bloody Fight With Israel

British Jews Slam Gaza Raids

Arab Leaders May Hold Key to Gaza Calm

Arab States Want UN to Press Israel to Leave Gaza

EU Urges Israelis to Halt Gaza Operation

Gazans Suffer

Food Distribution Attracts Thousands in Gaza

Palestinian Death Toll Rises as Israel Pushes Into Gaza

Preparing for Battle and Its Victims in a Palestinian City

Palestinians Scramble for Rations as Aid Runs Low

Israeli Offensive Grounds Gaza Fishermen

Palestinian PM Slams 'Collective Punishment'


Militant: Israeli Soldier Won't Be Found

Israeli Father Suggests Considering Swap

Abbas Puts Statehood Referendum on Hold

UN Sending Rights' Mission to Palestinian Territories

United Kingdom

UK Muslims Set Up Coalition to Fight Extremism

Road Crash Could Set Off Nuclear Blast

Five Soldiers Released Without Charges After UK Private's Death

UK Announces Briton Who Hacked US Military Will Be Extradited

In Other News

Arab Officials Scramble to Bridge Lebanon-Syria Gap

Spain Begins Basque Peace Talks


Justin Raimondo
What Does North Korea Want?

Doug Bandow
Can't We Drop Even One Alliance?

Charles Peņa
Wile E. Coyote's Fourth of July

Nebojsa Malic
Crime and Punishment

Ivan Eland
Pols, Not the Press, Should Exhibit Prior Restraint

David R. Henderson
The Meaning of July 4th

Praful Bidwai
Indo-US Nuclear Deal Clears First Hurdle

Ran HaCohen
The Ideology of Occupation Revisited

Alan Bock
Another Dubious Turning Point

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

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