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Mission Accomplished: Justin Raimondo
Requiem for a Dictator: Charles Peńa
Brace Yourself for 2007: Leon Hadar
Keane/Kagan Plan: Paul Craig Roberts
Bloody Years for Journalists in Iraq: M. Salih

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Updated January 3, 2007 - 9:15 PM EST

Bush to Announce 20,000 Troop Surge

  Official: Surge Is 'a Political Decision'
  US General Slams Iraqis Over Saddam Hanging

Sheehan Leads Antiwar Protest of Democrats During News Conference

  Bush Prepares for Congress Iraq Battle

Bush Considers Firing Senior US Commander in Iraq

Iraqis: We Were Better Off Under Saddam

  Iraq Prime Minister Wishes He Could Quit
  Iraqis Make Arrests Over Saddam Hanging Video

Mistrust Defines Shi'ite-US Relations


Iraqi Civilian Deaths Hit New Monthly High

  Wednesday: 34 Iraqis, GI Killed; 20 Iraqis Wounded

Somali Leaders Hope AU Will Prop Up Govt


Govt: Borders Between Ethiopia, Somalia to Be Erased

FBI Details Possible Guantánamo Bay Abuse

Taliban Vows Bloody 2007 in Afghanistan
Keane/Kagan Plan Means More Bloodshed  by Paul Craig Roberts
Kristol Clear at Time  by David Corn
Where Gerald Ford Went Wrong
by Robert Parry
'Sacrifice'  by Keith Olbermann
Brace Yourself for 2007  by Leon Hadar
Dissent Is American  by Ralph Young

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Bloody Years for Journalists in Iraq

New UN Chief Defends Death Penalty for Hussein

Blair's Final New Year's Message Calls for Continuation of Wars

US Reliance on OPEC Highest in 15 Years

Execution Doesn't End Hussein's Influence
Execution of Saddam
Iraqi Politicians, Arab Papers Disagree With Rush to Hang Saddam

Iraqi Leaders Insist Saddam's Execution Won't Hurt Reconciliation

Jeers Almost Stopped Saddam Hanging

UK Deputy PM Condemns Film of Saddam's Execution

Shocked by Saddam, Italy Seeks UN Death Penalty Ban

Iraq Today
Swift Execution Buys Maliki More Time

Ibrahim Nominated to Replace Saddam as Ba'ath Leader

AP Again Challenged on Iraqi Source, Continues to Stand by Reporting

An American University for Iraq but Not in Baghdad


US Marine Kills Iraqi Soldier in Fight

Siemens Probed Over Iraq Oil-for-Food Program

The War at Home

Dems to Inherit Agenda Dominated by War

Arrested on the Golden Gate Bridge for the 3,000 US Dead

Blast That Killed Pfc. Salas Still Echoes Months Later

US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 3,004

The Pentagon Goes Hollywood

'War on Terror'

Leaders Claim Credit for Lack of Terror Attacks in 2006

Defense Auditors Will Probe War on Terror

Experts Fear Journalist Testimony in CIA Leak Case Will Erode Freedom of Press

High Alert as Taj Mahal Becomes a Target

Chief Aussie Prosecutor: Hicks' US Treatment 'Abominable'


Forces in Afghanistan Shift Focus to Taliban Leaders

World of Difference Between Front Line and Hospital for Medics in Afghanistan

Canadian General: Latest Offensive in Southern Afghanistan Disrupting Taliban

Sri Lanka

Rebels: Sri Lankan Attack Killed 15 Civilians


Ethiopian Army to Stay in Somalia in Coming Weeks

Somali Government Ponders Forceful Disarmament of Mogadishu

Somalia Disarmament Starts, Kenya Blocks Islamists

Ethiopian Troops Leave Security in Mogadishu to City's Residents

Islamists Left Behind Try to Make Sense of New Somalia

Somalia Tense After Islamists Vanish

Darfur Diplomacy: Sidelined by Somalia?

United Nations

Report: UN Troops Raping Children in Southern Sudan

UN Council Has Five New Members


Communist Rebels Massacre Four Colombian Civilians

Your Excellency, Archbishop Chávez?


Euro-Wary Slovenians Already Miss Their Tolar


West Tries a New Tack to Block Iran's Nuclear Agenda

Ahmadinejad Promises 'Historic Slap' if West Uses Force Against Nuclear Program

Iran: 3,000 Centrifuges 'Operational by March'

Iran Lays Down a Challenge to Arab Leaders

Satire Surrounds Iran's President

Israel to Test Installation to Monitor Iran's Nuclear Activity: Report

Think Tank: Israel Could Attack Iran's Nuclear Program Alone

Israel's Lieberman Asks UN Chief to Kick Iran Out

Book: Israel, Lobby Pushing Iran War

Israel's War at Home

Israel Army Chief Refuses to Resign Over Lebanon War

Israel Army Head Lists Lebanon War Flops

Survey: Lebanon War Damaged Israel's Deterring Image

Study: Northern Israelis Suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress After Lebanon War

Hezbollah Detainees in Israel Seek POW Status


Hamas Accepts Israeli Offer to Swap 450 Prisoners for Shalit

Hamas Complains of Fatah's 'Poor Spokespeople'

Palestinians Attack Cargo Station

Gazan Militants Vow to Continue Firing Rockets at Israel

Netanyahu Touts Economic Policies for Causing 'Dramatic Drop in Arab Birth Rates'

Al-Jazeera: A Reality Show for the Arab World


Hezbollah Sees No Early End to Lebanon Crisis

Decades Later, Some Lebanese Can't Go Home

Hezbollah to Decide on Next Steps

Difficulty for Hezbollah

Has Lebanon's Cedar Revolt Come Undone?

Malaysian Troops Leave for Lebanon


Outrage in Manila Over US Marine

Philippines Defends Handover of Marine Rapist to US

US to Resume Philippine Military Exercises


Thaksin Denies Thai Blasts Link

Bangkok Beefs Up Security After New Year Blasts

Bangkok Blasts Could Delay Return of Thai Democracy


North Korea Escalates 'Cult of Kim' to Counter West's Influence

Ousted Fiji PM Denies Vote-Rigging Claim


Russia Anti-Aircraft Weapons Sales to Syria, Iran on Schedule

Russian Ex-Spies Put Skills to Work


Spain Says ETA Peace Talks Over

ETA Crackdown Urged on Zapatero

Spanish Official Is Doubtful of Finding Bombing Survivors


Egypt Detains 29 Members of Muslim Opposition


Justin Raimondo
Mission Accomplished

Charles Peńa
Requiem for a Dictator

Ivan Eland
George W. Bush: Islamism's Best Friend

Alan Bock
Ends and Means in the New Year

Praful Bidwai
Nuclear Disarmament Gets Critical

Doug Bandow
Readings in the Age of Empire

Nebojsa Malic
The Year Everything Changed

Ran HaCohen
The Embarrassment of the Wretched

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

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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