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Top 10 Things Not to Do in Iraq: Ivan Eland
Person of the Year: Ahmadinejad: Pat Buchanan
Thanks for Nothing, Powell: Norman Solomon
America's Original Foreign Policy: Rep. Ron Paul
Ticking Bombast: Jim Henley

The hardest thing for me in Vietnam wasn't seeing the wounded and dead. It was watching the big transport jets come in, bringing loads of fresh new boys for the war.
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Updated December 19, 2006 - 9:28 PM EST
Bush to Expand Size of Military

Bush Denies Fight With Joint Chiefs Over 'Surge'


Iraqi Leaders Divided Over New War Plan


US Army May Bust Up Goodyear Strike

  White House Backs Off Bush's Iraq View

Pentagon: Iraq Violence at Record High


Tuesday: 98 Iraqis, 2 GIs Killed

  Security Contractors Break Iraqi Ex-Minister Out of Baghdad Jail

Palestinian Factions Agree to Truce

North Korea Declares Itself a Nuclear Power

Cheney to Be Defense Witness in CIA Case

'Leave US Alone,' Iranian Reformers Say  by Muhammad Sahimi
The Anti-Imperialist League and the Battle Against Empire  by Thomas E. Woods
Powell, Baker, Hamilton – Thanks for Nothing  by Norman Solomon
Person of the Year: Ahmadinejad
by Patrick Buchanan
America's Original Foreign Policy
by Rep. Ron Paul
War Criminals to Hold War-Crimes Trials  by Nat Hentoff

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CNN Poll: US Support for Iraq War Falls to 31 Percent

Bush Accused of Gagging Critic of Iran Policy

Hillary Opposes Temporary Troop Surge in Iraq

Kucinich: We Could Exit Iraq in Sixty Days

Democrats Challenge Bush Doctrine on Mideast Tour

Prosecutors Drop ACLU Subpoena in Document Fight

Inquiry Falters on Civilians Accused of Detainee Abuse

Red Crescent Suspends Operations in Baghdad After 30 of Its Workers Abducted; 13 Aid Workers Still Missing
Iraq Today

Saddam Says Responsible for Any Gas Attacks on Iran, Not Kurds

Missing: A Functional Iraqi State

Syria and Iraq to Cooperate on Crime

Turkish PM: Divided Iraq Would Only Increase Violence

US Reporters in Iraq Face a New Realm of Difficulty

UN Funds for Iraqi Refugees Decimated

Saudi Study Finds Shi'ite 'State Within a State' in Iraq

Iraq Insurgents Starve Capital of Electricity

Occupying Iraq

Gates: Iraq Failure Would Be 'Calamity'

Conservatives: Iraq Errors Raised UK Terror Risk

Marine Officer Killed in Iraq Was Escorting Oliver North, FOX News

Iraq Unity Forum Calls for Timetable for US Troop Withdrawal

US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,949

Attacks Continue
Monday: 84 Iraqis, 1 GI Killed

Iraqi Gunmen Free 17 Red Crescent Hostages

Mortar Wars Terrorize Weary Baghdad Residents

Aid Agencies Call for Respect From Armed Groups

Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 19

Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 18

The War at Home

Marine to Be Charged in Haditha Case

US Air Force Loses Out in Iraq War

US Seeks to Rein in Its Military Spy Teams

US Deficit Heading Toward Record

US Govt Withdraws Demand for Return of Secret Memo

Coast Guard Great Lakes Target-Practice Plan Misfires

UK War at Home
The Betrayal of a Soldier: Coroner Attacks Ministers at Inquest
Victory for Widow as MOD Held to Account Over Death of Soldier
'War on Terror'

US Still Holding Hundreds of Suspects Throughout the World

Mental Exam Ordered for Jose Padilla

Six Yemenis Released From Guantánamo

Georgia Lawmakers Gear Up to Oppose National ID Requirements

Spanish Judge Jails Seven Terror Suspects


Ten Dead in Fresh Afghanistan Gunbattles

Bomber Wounds Two Troops in Afghanistan

France to Allow Troop Redeployment in Afghanistan

Pakistanis, Afghans Mull Tribal Talks on Taliban

Afghan General Arrested for Spying for Pakistan

Governor of Afghanistan's Biggest Opium-Producing Province Replaced

Afghanistan: Government Warns of Possible Poppy Crop Spraying

In Afghanistan, Money Tips the Scales of Justice


Bush Signs US-India Nuclear Bill

Indian PM Defends Nuclear Deal With US

Key Provisions of India Nuclear Deal

Indian Army Orders Kashmir Killing Probe

South Asia

Pakistan Hails Indian Statements on Kashmir

Flush Us Out at Your Peril, Sri Lanka Rebels Warn Army


Ugandan LRA Truce Extended

Ex-Foreign Ministers Call for Darfur Sanctions Deadline

Political Infighting Delays New Congo Government

Blasts Hit International Oil Companies in Southern Nigeria


Ahmadinejad Allies Trail in Iran Vote Battlegrounds

Iran's Election Likely to Bring Rethink at Top

Iran to Switch Dollar Reserves to Euros

Iran Wants Israel to Return Golan to Syria

Israel Spy Chief: Iran Within Four Years of Nuclear Bomb


Lebanon Opposition Calls for Early Elections

Hezbollah: Unity Talks Failed

US: Hezbollah Recovers, and Iran Helps

Can Lebanese Christians Survive Islamic Divisions?

German Navy Crews Up Against Routine and Uncertainty Off Lebanon

Lebanon's Turmoil Drains Nightlife in Downtown Beirut

Palestinian Elections

Abbas Stands Firm on Vote Plan Amid Shaky Truce

Hamas to Boycott Early Elections

Poll: Palestinians Support Call for New Elections

US Backs New Palestinian Elections

Turkish PM: Too Soon for New Palestinian Elections

Power Struggle

Fatah and Hamas Trade Fire in Gaza, Despite Truce

In Abbas, Western Hopes Hang on Thin Reed

Freed Fatah Official Slams 'Shameless' Abduction

Palestinians Seek Security Abroad

$35 Million for Palestinians Deposited in Arab League Account

Palestinian Power Struggle Has Major Implications for Region, US

Gaza Violence Shuts Schools


Mossad Chief: Syria More Willing Now Than Ever to Attack Israel

Olmert: I Want Peace, Syria Doesn't

Israeli PM to Release Palestinian Funds

Bush Delays Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem

Peretz: Current Military Budget Insufficient

Abbas Says He's Ready to Meet With Olmert

Jordan Asks Israel to State Position on Palestinian Statehood

The New Walls of Jerusalem, Part 1: The Arabs on the Outside

Israeli Panel Slams Inclusion of Pre-1967 Borders in School Maps

Israel Launches Indonesian-Language PR Web Site

North Korea

6-Nation Talks Do Not Deflect North Koreans in Nuclear Plans

'Kim Jong-Il's Death Won't Lead North to Collapse'


Kyrgyz Demand for Custody of US Airman Rejected

Japanese Official: Nuking Nagasaki Was a Crime

US Returns Inmate to Bangladesh

Trade Knots Could Snag US Relations With China

Russia Spy Intrigue

UK Police End Moscow Spy Death Probe

Litvinenko Linked to Senior Kremlin Figure


Sweden Convicts Ex-Mercenary for Bosnian War Crimes

Romanian Leader Denounces 'Criminal' Communist Era

In German Opera, Heads Come Off Without Incident


Castro to Recover but Not Return, Cubans Say

Paramilitary Ties Implicate Colombia's Political Elite


Somali 'Govt' Town Surrounded by Islamists

Somali 'Govt' Lines Up Foreign Troops; Islamist Deadline Looms

Fears of Attack Recede in Somalia

Yemen, Sudan Urge Ethiopia to Pull Its Troops Out of Somalia


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O-bomb-a and the War Party

Ivan Eland
Top 10 Things Not to Do in Iraq

David R. Henderson
How to Undercut Chávez Peacefully With Less Military, Not More

Alan Bock
Imperial Dreams

Doug Bandow
Libertarian Warmongers?

Praful Bidwai
Indo-US Nuclear Deal Done; Pleases Few

Nebojsa Malic
NATO's Poisoned Chalice

Charles Peńa
Two Pair of Twos

Ran HaCohen
Who Makes the Middle East?

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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