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Damn the Facts: Andrew J. Bacevich
The Frame-Up of Putin: Justin Raimondo
Anti-US but Pro-American: Christopher Ketcham
North Korea's Mini-Nuke?: Dan Mick
Iraqi Endgame Approaching: Jim Lobe

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Updated October 18, 2006 - 8:48 PM EDT

Bush: Iraq War May Be Like Vietnam


11 More GIs Killed; October Toll in Iraq Hits 70

  US Troops Move to Quell New Hot Spot

Wednesday: 47 Iraqis Killed, 46 Injured


Militia Rampage in Iraq Town Highlights PM's Woes


Iraq Removes Key Police Commanders

North Korea Says Sanctions 'Are War'


US: North Korea Clearly Preparing 2nd Nuke Test

  Rice Seeks More Measures Against North Korea
EU Backs Limited Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran
  Israeli PM Arrives in Moscow for Talks on Iran

French to Israel: Buzz Lebanon, We Open Fire

NATO Operations Kill 22 Civilians in Afghanistan

  Head Brit: Troops in Afghanistan for Next 20 Years
  British Leave After 'Tactical Defeat' of Taliban
Bush Signs Bill Allowing Harsh Interrogation
Anti-US but Pro-American
by Christopher Ketcham
It's Time to Say 'Sorry' – and 'Never Again'  by Mary Riddell
Can You Tell a Sunni From a Shi'ite?  by Jeff Stein
North Korea's Mini-Nuke?  by Dan Mick
What Kind of Little Nuke Are You?
by Gordon Prather
Election 2006: The Fix Is Already In
by John Walsh

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Iraqi Endgame Approaching, Bush Ready or Not

Bush Doctrine Slips the Surly Bonds of Earth

Poll: US Confidence in War on Terror Falls to 31 Percent

Bush and Blair Isolated as Criticism of War Grows

Baker: Iraq a 'Helluva Mess'

Rumsfeld: US Military So Strong Losing Iraq War 'Not Possible'

Blair: British Troops Should Not 'Overstay' in Iraq
Business as Usual Across the Yalu
Iraq Attacks Continue
Tuesday: 77 Killed, 49 Injured Across Iraq

Iraq Struggles to Halt Sectarian Bloodbath

Security Developments in Iraq, Oct. 18

Security Developments in Iraq, Oct. 17

Iraq Today

Saddam Defiant as Judge Allows Defense Counsel Back

Saddam: Kurds Dividing Iraq for Israeli Benefit

Kurds Describe Life - and Death - in Saddam's Jails

Stranger on a Strange Island: One Lonely Iraqi Refugee

More Than 3,000 Iraqi Police Sacked: Ministry Spokesman

Iraq: Unemployment and Violence Increase Poverty

Iraq Reality Check: The Cost in Lives Lost

Iraqi Official to Hold Talks in Jordan

Occupying Iraq

US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,775

Poll: Support for Iraq War at All-Time Low

Poll: Exit Iraq and Afghanistan Soon, Say Britons

Splitting Up Iraq?

Bush Opposes Three-Way Partition of Iraq: TV Interview

Saudi Arabia Speaks Out Against Bill to Divide Iraq


44 Suspected Taliban Killed Afghanistan Clashes

UN Asks NATO to Attack Opium Transporters, Bazaars in Afghanistan

High School Torched in Afghanistan

Afghans Need Shovels, Not Guns

Kidnapped Reporter in Afghanistan Says He Is OK

Foreign Hostages in Afghanistan

NATO Planes Violate Pakistan Airspace, Bomb Border Towns

'War on Terror'

US Court Rules Against Israeli Extremists

UK Terrorist Suspect Fled as His Curfew Order Was Quashed

UK Anti-Terror Laws Under Fire

British MPs Kept in Dark Over Escaped Terror Suspects


Pervasive Atmosphere of Hostility and Suspicion Permeates Guantánamo

US Allies Impede Guantánamo Releases

Germany: No Proof Gitmo Detainee Was a Terrorist

Gitmo Aussie Will Probably Face Tribunal Next Year

War at Home

New Rules for Military Honors Reflect New Dangers

DC Airman Sent Home From Baghdad With Salutes and Sobs

South Asia

Kashmir Violence Declining, Says Indian Army Chief

Former Pakistani Intel Head: US Helped Musharraf's 1999 Coup

Pakistan, India to Resume Peace Talks

Indian Navy Defends Israeli Missile System

Nepal Army Locks Horns With UN Rights Group

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Cease-Fire Long Dead, but Slim Hope for Peace Remains

Sri Lanka Raids Destroy Tiger Radio Station

War Slows Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka


'We Burnt Their Homes and Killed All the Men, Women, and Children'

Situation Dire for Civilians in Darfur

Sudan Army Suffers Darfur Defeats

Sudanese Soldiers Flee War to Find a Limbo in Chad


50,000 Likely to Flee Somalia

Islamists Say They Seized Battlewagons From Somali Militia


Ethiopia, Eritrea Exchange Accusations

Eritrean Troops 'Invade' Buffer Zone to Harvest Crops

North Korea

US Urges China to Rethink North Korea Aid

Chinese Banks Restricting Cash Flow to North Korea

Mass Rally in North Korea as Fears Mount of New Bomb Test

Kim Makes First Public Appearance Since Nuclear Test

Poll: Views on North Korea Barely Shift in US

Gird for Reprisals by North Korea, Japan Cops Told


Officials: Lebanon Needs $8 Billion to Complete War Reconstruction Drive

Economy, Security Worsen in Lebanon

Lebanon Asks Arab States for More Help

'Minor' Glitches Delay Israel Pullout From Lebanese Village

Israel Says Syria Continues to Arm Hezbollah

Arab States Vow to Accelerate Lebanon's Comeback

UN in Lebanon

UN Peacekeepers Relish Calm in Lebanon

Views on UN Force Mirror South Lebanon's Makeup

Italy's Parliament Approves Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission

UN Force Mobilizes Cautiously in Lebanon

UN Naval Force to Help Lebanese Navy Monitor Maritime Border


Hamas Official: Is Violence Palestinian 'Disease'?

Rice Speech on Palestinians

Abbas Lacks Majority in Fatah to Oust Hamas Government

Abbas Considering Technocratic Govt

Israeli Army to Help Protect Palestinian Olive Crop

Five Palestinians Killed by Israeli Troops in West Bank, Gaza

Israel Again Threatens to Intensify Gaza Offensive

Israeli Draft Resister Denied Pants While in Prison


UN Sanctions on Iran to Exempt Russia Project

German FM Says Door for Iran Still Open

US Starts Inquisition of American Basketball Players in Iran

Russia and Her Neighbors

Russian General: US Missile Defense in Europe a Threat

Russian News Chief Murdered

Chechnya's Recovery Clouded by Violence

EU in Dilemma Over Georgia-Russia Crisis

Georgian Being Deported From Russia Dies

Kidnapped in Kyrgyzstan? Evidence Casts Doubt

Yushchenko Bloc Quits Cabinet


Thai Coup Leaders Loosen Grip, Keep Martial Law

Thai Cabinet May Ease Gathering Ban

Middle East

Algerian Islamic Militants Kill Eight Guards

Yemen Ignores Order to Release Activist


Bush Supports Croatia Membership in NATO

Central European Democracies Hang Tough

Spanish Conservatives Protest as Festivals Celebrating Defeat of Moors Are Toned Down

For French Defense Minister, Shock and Awe Is Nothing New

Blair, Prodi Voice Concern Over Muslim Veils

Weldon's Ties to Serbian Businessman Part of Probe

United Nations

Venezuela, Guatemala Stymied Over UN Council Seat

In UN Political Drama, It's All About the US


Fiji Military Threatens to Topple Govt


Ugandan Rebels Claim Fighters Attacked by Government Troops in South Sudan

Activists: Congo Army Using Forced Labor


Justin Raimondo
The Frame-Up of
Vladimir Putin

Ivan Eland
Stop Training Iraqis
for Civil War

Ran HaCohen
Good News From Gaza

Praful Bidwai
N. Korean Blast May Hit Indo-US Nuclear Deal

Doug Bandow
Bush Versus Principled Conservatism

Charles Peña
Co-Dependency in Iraq

David R. Henderson
The Nuclear Taboo

Alan Bock
Denial of the Obvious

Nebojsa Malic
Back to the Beginning

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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