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The Struggle for Palestine's Soul: Jonathan Cook
Bush's DPRK Follies: Gordon Prather
Coup in Iraq?: Robert Dreyfuss
Denial of the Obvious: Alan Bock
Bush's Terrorism Hypocrisy: Jim Lobe

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Updated October 8, 2006 - 9:11 PM EDT
US Casualties in Iraq Rise Sharply
  Bloody Saturday: 147 Iraqis, GI Killed
  Sunday: 77 Iraqis, 2 GIs Killed, Including 30 Militia Killed by US Forces
  Deaths Across Iraq Show a Nation of Many Wars, With US in the Middle
Baker: Bush Strategy Not Only Iraq Option
  US 'Iraq Study Group' Mulls Splitting Iraq in Three
  US Puts Maliki on the Clock in Iraq
  Rumsfeld to Let Army Seek Larger Budget
N. Korea Says It May Drop Test if US Holds Talks
  Shots Fired on Korean Border as Tensions Rise
Syria Preparing for Possible Israeli Attack
  Palestinians Teeter on Edge of Civil War
  Rice's Tour of Mideast Yields Little Progress
The Struggle for Palestine's Soul
by Jonathan Cook
The Cost of War: Hidden From Purview  by Gordon Adams
Meet the 'Whack Iran' Lobby
by Daniel Schulman
Bush's DPRK Follies  by Gordon Prather
I Ain't Paying for That!  by Tom Chartier
American Show Trials  St. Petersburg Times

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Bush, Father Share Stage Despite War-Strain Report
United 93 Used to Support War
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Iraq Deserter Freed From Prison
Detaining Justice
CIA 'Used German Base' to Hold 9/11 Suspect
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'War on Terror'
Report: Thousands Wrongly on Terror List
Canadian PM Tells Bush to 'Come Clean' on Arar
90 Terror Suspects in London Jails
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Moscow Police Detain Georgian Activists
Armenia Fears Russia Blockade of Georgia
Basque Group ETA, Spain Holding Talks in Norway
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Fallen Houston (TX) Marine Stood Up for US
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Prayers Failed Gentleman GI (FL)
Soldier (IN) Was Looking Forward to Starting a Family

Queens (NY) Servicewoman Killed in Kuwait

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Soirees of Violence in the Gaza Strip
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Syrian Sunnis Joining Shi'ites
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Jordan Denies Hosting Secret Saudi-Israel Talks
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Kuwait Gets More War Compensations From Iraq
Tensions Mount Over North Korean Threat
Shots Fired Along Korean Border
US Spy Plane, Tanker Leave Kadena Ahead of Possible Pyongyang Test
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Taliban Back, Using Iraq-Style Violence
Taliban Leader 'Alive in Afghanistan'
Afghanistan Occupation
Blair Admits Afghanistan Mission Is 'Very Tough'
British Troops Demand More Helicopters to Ease Pressure in Afghanistan
Rumsfeld Admits Progress in Afghanistan Not All Encouraging
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Justin Raimondo
States of Denial

Alan Bock
Denial of the Obvious

Doug Bandow
Readings in the Age of Empire

Nebojsa Malic
Back to the Beginning

Praful Bidwai
Indo-US Nuclear Deal Hits Doldrums

Ivan Eland
Kissinger Still Giving Bad Advice

Charles Peña
Know Thine Enemy

David R. Henderson
George Shultz's Unconvincing Case for the War on Terror

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

Ran HaCohen
The End of Lebanon?

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