Today's Highlights

Who Makes Foreign Policy?: Rep. Ron Paul
Beware the Next Bipartisan War: Patrick Buchanan
More Cheer for Holiday Travel Season: Ivan Eland
'Today Is Better Than Tomorrow': Jamail/Engelhardt
Knocking Opportunity: William S. Lind

To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.
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Updated December 12, 2006 - 9:26 PM EST
Panel Advises Bush Not to Cut Troops

Bush Postpones Iraq Strategy Announcement Until Next Year

  Poll: 4% of Americans Say Stay the Course in Iraq
  Millions of Americans Know Someone Killed or Hurt in Iraq, Afghanistan
  Queries Vex New Chair of Intelligence

Tuesday: 138 Iraqis, 5 GIs Killed; 270 Iraqis Injured


Allawi: Iraq Nearing 'Point of No Return'

  Saudi Clerics Call for Help for Sunnis in Iraq
  Monday: 111 Iraqis Killed; 86 Iraqis Injured
Olmert Hints Israel Has Nuclear Arms
  Olmert Nuclear Comments Cause Storm in Israeli Political Sphere
  Gaza Rivals Lurch Toward Civil War as Children Killed in School 'Hit'

14 Killed in Afghanistan Raid, Bombing

The Americans Don't See How Unwelcome They Are  by Patrick Cockburn
'Today Is Better Than Tomorrow'
by Dahr Jamail and Tom Engelhardt
The Sunshine Boys Can't Save Iraq
by Frank Rich
Beware the Next Bipartisan War
by Patrick Buchanan
Don't Wait Until 2008  by Joseph L. Galloway
Knocking Opportunity  by William S. Lind

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Judge Settles Fight Over Classified Info in CIA Leak Case
Americans Say US Troops Cause Conflict in Iraq
Pentagon Begins Make-Work Program for Iraqis
Where the Nukes Are: 20 Miles From Downtown Seattle
Why Britain Says It Wants New Nukes
Taliban 'Mini-State' in Pakistan?
Small Nuclear War Would Cause Global Environmental Catastrophe
The Most Dangerous Place in Iraq
Today in Iraq
Iraqis Weigh Alliance to Marginalize Sadr and Bolster Maliki
Two Families From Different Sects Meet Similar, Violent Fates in Iraq
The State of Iraq's Security Forces
Iraqi VP Criticizes Nation's Security
For Iraq's Sunnis, Conflict Closes In
Iraq Occupation
In Fallujah, Marines Bring Goodwill, but Trouble Can Follow
18 Injured in Helicopter Landing in Iraq
Attacks Continue
Monday: 111 Iraqis Killed; 86 Iraqis Injured
Fire Breaks Out at Baghdad Oil Facility

Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 12

Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 11
The New Iraq
Robbery in Downtown Baghdad Nets $1 Million
Fancy a Holiday in Iraq?
Children Suffer Most in Iraq, Says UNICEF Report
Global Iraq Fallout
Syria and Iraq Re-Open Embassies
Soldiers Plead Guilty in Iraq Gun-Smuggling Trial
Most Iraq Oil-for-Food Scandal Perpetrators Go Unpunished
The War at Home
Bush Consults Diplomats, Experts on Iraq
Bush Maintains Optimistic Line on Iraq
Democrats Slow to Embrace Iraq Study; Focus Instead on Oversight
Sheehan, Three Others Convicted of Trespassing on US Mission to UN
US, Russia Get More Time to Destroy Arms
World Bank's Wolfowitz Heckled for Iraq Role
'War on Terror'
NSA Denies Bugging Princess Diana's Phone
Dubai Ports World Sells US Operations to American Investors
CIA Officials May Be Indicted in Italy
Muslim Charity Sues Treasury Dept. and Seeks Dismissal of Charges of Terrorism
Nobel Microcredit Banker: 'War on Terror' a Waste of Money
Officer Alleges TSA Threats Against Airport Employees
US and North Korea May Meet Before Formal Talks
China Confirms Date for Six-Party Talks
Knotty Issues Await Beijing Nuke Talks
Tribal Chief Helped Free Suicide Bombing Suspect in Afghanistan
Taliban Want No Part of Tribal Peace Talks
Power Struggle in Afghan Province After Governor Is Sacked

Canada Govt Survival in Play Over Afghanistan

8 Militants Killed by Police in W. Afghanistan
NATO Destroys Huge Weapon Cache in Eastern Afghanistan
A Happy Ending for Afghanistan's Gold
Daniel Pearl Appeals Resume in Pakistan
Pakistani Pacts With Rebels Led to More Attacks: Report
Pakistanis Arrest 90 Afghans at Border
Top Kashmir Separatist Off to Study Irish Peace Pact
Former Rebel Wins Surprise Victory in Indonesia's Aceh Province
In Tsunami's Wake, Old Foes in War Now Wage Politics
Karabakh Votes for Sovereignty From Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan to Put TV Station Back on Air
Nepal's Peace Process 'at Risk'
Nepal Army Will Be Confined to Barracks During Elections
64 Combatants Killed in Latest Clash in Sri Lanka
Democrats Given Hong Kong Lift
4 Advisers in Bangladesh Govt Resign
US Backs New European Resolution on Iran Sanctions
Russia Minister Praises New UN Draft on Iran
Iran Speeds Up Nuclear Plant Payments to Russia
Students Cry 'Death to the Dictator' as Iranian Leader Speaks
Iran Students Denounce Holocaust Denial
Iranian Holocaust Conference Draws Anger
Lebanon Seeks Compromise After Huge Opposition Rally
Both Sides Appear Cornered in Beirut
Political Gridlock in Beirut
Arab Envoys Move to End Lebanon Crisis
Syria Backs Arab League Efforts on Lebanon: Envoy
Israeli Jets Violate Airspace Over Southern Lebanon
Ghajar Residents to UN Lebanon Forces: We Won't Agree to Division
Assassinating Children
Gunmen Kill Three Sons of Abbas Aide in Gaza
Deaths of 3 Children Threaten Gaza Peace
'They Were Targeting the Children'
Gaza Killings Raise Hamas-Fatah Tensions
Outrage Over Killing of Gaza Boys
Religious Leader in Gaza: Child Killers Must Die
Olmert's Emissaries Sent on Secret Visit to Abbas
Court to Rule: Will Israel Compensate Palestinians?
Tough Times in Birthplace of Jesus as Christmas Nears
Iran Pledges $250m to Palestinian Govt
Israel Denies Olmert Hinted Nuclear Aspirations
Israel Downplays Chance of Conflict With Syria
Israel Supports Gulf Arabs' Call for Nuclear Power
Israel Blocks Tutu Gaza Fact-Finding Mission
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Ambassador Abruptly Resigns, Leaves Washington
Russian Spy Intrigue
In Russia, a Secretive Force Widens
Russia Presses UK for Role in Litvinenko Probe
Four in Germany Contaminated With Polonium
Eastern Europe Struggles to Purge Security Services
Russian Exiles to Boost Poison Spy Inquiry
Ex-Spy's Widow Blames His Death on Russians
EU Partially Freezes Turkey Talks
Port Offer Not Enough for Greece, Cyprus
Poll: Russians Back Joining Other Soviet Republics
Rioters Killed by Darfur Peacekeepers
Armed Men Kidnap 2 African Union Personnel in Sudan
Islamic Army Moving to Seal Ethiopian Border
Uganda Wary of Sending Troops to Somalia: Minister
Ugandan Forces, Rebels Agree to Pullback
Global Jihad's New Front in Africa
Halliburton-Linked Workers Attacked in Algeria
Doubts Still Shroud UN Peacekeeper Deaths in Congo
Ousted Fiji PM Warned on Unrest
A Bitter Legacy of Division Survives Pinochet
Controversial Legacy of Former Chilean Dictator
Chilean Government Rejects State Funeral for Pinochet
France Wants to Try Pinochet Allies Over French Deaths
Clash in Cuba Shows Government on High Alert

Troops, Police Dispatched to Drug-Plagued Mexican State

New Ecuador Leader Nixes US Trade Pact

United Nations
Annan to Blast US in Farewell
Annan Urges US to Reject Unilateralism

Justin Raimondo
Back to Lebanon

Ivan Eland
More Cheer for the
Holiday Travel Season

Praful Bidwai
Indo-US Nuclear Deal Done; Pleases Few

Alan Bock
Nice Try, Daddy

Doug Bandow
Readings in the Age of Empire

Nebojsa Malic
NATO's Poisoned Chalice

Charles Peņa
Two Pair of Twos

Ran HaCohen
Who Makes the Middle East?

David R. Henderson
Milton Friedman: A Tribute

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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