Today's Highlights

Middle East Meltdown: Justin Raimondo
Occupying Iraq, Forever: Doug Bandow
The Great American Disconnect: Tom Engelhardt
6 Days of War, 40 Years of Secrecy: Tim Fischer
The Victory That Wrecked Israel: Taki

 Elsie DeLaere

Nation Building and Salt Pit Dungeons

 Larisa Alexandrovna

The Not So Secret Covert War Against Iran

 Robert A. Pape

Suicide Terrorism is Caused by Foreign Occupation

 Steve Clemons

Cheney Trying to End-Run Bush, Start Iran War

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Updated June 8, 2007 - 9:52 PM EDT
Bush Backs Off Iraq Progress Report
  Pentagon's 'Surge' Turns Into Escalation
  War Czar Nominee Says Iraq Unprepared to Make Reforms
  Bush's Pick for 'War Czar' Says Withdrawal 'Ought to Be Considered'
  Friday: 67 Iraqis Killed, 55 Injured
Gates Replaces Gen. Pace in Pentagon Shakeup
Iraqi Kurds Report Turkish, Iranian Shelling
  Iraq Rejects Turkish Call to Curb Kurdish Rebels
  Big Turkey Incursion Into Iraq Would Be US Nightmare
  Estimated 250,000 Turkish Troops Massed Along Iraq Border
Israel PM Offers Golan to Syria for Cutting Iran Tie
Putin Offers Missile Interceptor Sites
  Putin Calls US Bluff With Base Offer
Inside the Dark World of Rendition
  Secret CIA Prisons Confirmed by Polish and Romanian Officials
  US: 'World Rights Champion' Amidst Allegations of Secret Prisons
Marine Was Ordered to Erase Photos of Haditha Victims
  For US Military Veterans, a Free-Speech Dispute
The Great American Disconnect
by Tom Engelhardt
The Paradox of Missile Defense
by James Carroll
A G-Man in Every Plot; an Informant in Every Mirage  by Michael Tennant
6 Days of War, 40 Years of Secrecy
by Tim Fischer
The Victory That Wrecked Israel
by Taki Theodoracopulos
A Spreading Terror  by Georgie Anne Geyer

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Groups Sue US Over Fate of 39 'Disappeared'
Sadr: 'Good Relations With Iran but No More' Interference in Iraqi Affairs
Senate Committee Approves Bill for Detainee Hearings
NBC: Jihadists Pose Online as Antiwar Americans (video)
Several GOP Senators Back Iraq Troop Reduction Measures
Reps. Abercrombie and Paul Introduce Bill to Expire War Authorization
Thousands Demand Pakistani Leader Resign
Pakistan Suspends Media Restrictions
40 Years Ago Today: 34 American Sailors Killed, 171 Wounded in Sustained Attack During 1967 Israel-Arab War
Today in Iraq
Is US Eyeing UN as Dumping Ground for Iraq?
US Troops Hone in on Sadr City
Sadr Radio Interview Decries US Presence in Iraq
In Diyala, US Aligns With Tribal Leaders
US Commander Points to 'Progress' in Parts of Iraq
US Army Holds 32 in Iraqi Raids
Baghdad School Uses Black Humor to Help Children Cope
Attacks Continue
Insurgent Group Steps Up Its Campaign Against Baghdad's Christians
19 Killed in Attacks on Iraqi Security Forces
British Soldier Shot Dead in Iraq
Gunmen Kill Female Journalist in Mosul
Thursday: 1 US Soldier, 1 British Soldier, 90 Iraqis Killed; 95 Iraqis Wounded
Global Iraq Fallout
Australia Cleared in US Contractor's Death in Iraq
Free British Hostages, Ambassador to Iraq Pleads
The War at Home
Rice: US Foreign Policy Is 'American Realism'
US Senators Dubious About Bush's New War Czar Post
Romney Rejects Long-Term Iraq Presence
Nostalgic Bush 'Sad' to See Blair Go
Libby Asks Judge to Delay Sentence
Libby Pardon Poses Vexing Dilemma for Bush
US Military
At Haditha Hearing, Dueling Views of a Battalion Commander
Military Drone Sparks a 32,000-Acre Blaze in Utah
Pentagon Investigates Manufacturer of Body Armor
Army Soldier Hanged, Mom Says, Criminal Investigation Under Way
Peace Groups Warn More Post Traumatic Stress on the Way
'War on Terror'
'Al-Qaeda Franchises' – Ticking Time Bombs
Italy Braces for Legal Fight Over Secret CIA Program
House Dems Threaten to Subpoena NSA Wiretap Docs
Feds May Suspend Border Passport Rule
Prof Charged With Terror Threat in Texas
UK Watchdog Warns Police Are Overusing Powers to Stop and Search Passers-By
DNA Loophole Hinders Terror Police, Says Reid
British/Saudi Arms Scandal
UK Defense Firm 'Secretly Paid' Saudi Prince
British Attorney General Faces Questions Over Secret Payments Related to Saudi Arms Deal
Blair Refuses to Order Fresh Saudi Arms Inquiry
Nigeria Militants Demand Ransom
Chaos and Kidnap: How the 'Swamp Boys' Hold a Government to Ransom
Sudan Envoy: Nigerian Troops in Darfur Killed by Rebels
Blair’s Accord With Libya Worries Kin From Lockerbie
US Warship Can't Stop Pirates Off Somalia
Namibia War Vets Threaten Land Grab
Putin Dismisses 'Ex-Prime Minister' Blair
In Shift, Bush Draws NATO Into Controversial Missile-Shield Plans
Italy Police Hold Ten 'Islamists'
After Key Arrest by Serbia, European Union Is to Reopen Talks
Three ETA Suspects Arrested in France
Chiquita Named in Colombian Murder Suit
Colombia's Top Prosecutor Grinds On
Attack on the USS Liberty
USS Liberty Veterans Demand Investigation
USS Liberty Vets to Mark Attack
The USS Liberty: Israel's Side of the Story
USS Liberty Memorial Web Site
FAQ on the USS Liberty
FAQ on the 1967 War
Turkish Troops Conduct Exercises Near Iraqi Border
Three Turk Soldiers Killed in Security Zone
Tensions on Iraq Border Rile Turkey
Turkey Tightens Control Near Iraq
Iraq Incursion Needs Parliament Approval: Turk PM
US, Iranian Navies Keep Talking to Avoid Accidents
Iran: Probe of Missing FBI Agent Yields No Results
Iran's Big Brother for Bloggers
Syria 'Ready' for Israel Peace Talks
Report: Syria Doubts Israel Wants Peace
Fears of War as Israel and Syria Show Army Might
Israeli-Syrian 'War' May Be Cover for Peace
Netanyahu Claims Syria Ceded Part of Golan to Israel in Secret Peace Talks
Muslim Militants Kill Soldier in Lebanon
Lebanese Islamists Seek Surrender of Camp Militants
Islamists Threaten to Widen Lebanon Attacks
Heavy Shelling of Lebanese Camp
Explosion Rocks Christian Town North of Beirut, Killing One
Legendary Israel PM's Grandson Is Barrier Protester
Palestinian Villagers, Jewish Neighbors Warily Join Forces Against Wall
Fatah Asks Israel to Allow Weapons In
17 Hurt in Renewed PA Gaza Clashes
Middle East
Saudi Arabia Says Detains 11 Suspected Militants
Egypt Slams 'Unacceptable' Bush Call to Free Dissident
Afghanistan Ill-Prepared as Iran May Expel a Million Refugees by Next Spring
Iran Forces the Issue in Afghanistan
Promises, Threats in Afghan Valley Rid of Taliban
British Soldier Killed Clearing Taliban Camp
Taliban Commander's Body Swapped for Four Hostages
Arrests Over Afghan Radio Murder
30 Suspected Taliban Killed or Wounded in Southern Afghanistan
Poll: Canadians Want to End Afghanistan Mission
Pressure Mounts for Aerial Poppy-Spraying
Nationwide Protests in Pakistan Over Media Curbs
1,200 Pakistan Opposition Supporters Detained
US Hopes Pakistan Will Not Move to Emergency Rule
North Korea
North Korea Test-Fires Missiles
US: North Korean Missile Firings 'Not Constructive'
Tamils Evicted From Sri Lankan Capital
Mystery Surrounds Laos Plot Suspect
Secret Missile Plan for East Timorese Military
To Gain Among Muslims, Indonesia Offers to Mediate Middle East Disputes
China Lashes at Bush for Meeting Rights Activist
India, China to Conduct First Joint Army Exercises
Poppy Fields Destroyed in Kashmir

Justin Raimondo
Middle East Meltdown

Doug Bandow
The Bush Escalation: Occupying Iraq, Forever

Nebojsa Malic
Haunting Heiligendamm

Charles Peña
Unprepared for Bioterrorism

Ivan Eland
Korea the Model

David R. Henderson
Cheney Misstates Military Oath

Alan Bock
Hardly the Whole Truth but...

Philip Giraldi
Heckuva Job,
Homeland Security

Praful Bidwai
Sanctions Aggravate Iranian Rights Situation

Ran HaCohen
The Legend of the
Removed Checkpoints

Sascha Matuszak
From China to Cairo

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