Today's Highlights

Lying Us Into War, Again: Charley Reese
Things Fall Apart: Alan Bock
After The Retaliation: Gordon Prather
Bush Faces Crises from Palestine to Pakistan: Lobe
Portrait of the Modern Terrorist as an Idiot: Schneier

 Warren Richey

Court Orders al Marri Receive Due Process

 Raje Hage

Lebanon on the Brink of Disaster

 Dilip Hiro

Nuclear Power, Weapons and the Future of the Middle East

 Edward Peck

Sink the Liberty!

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Updated June 17, 2007 - 11:16 PM EDT
US: 60% of Baghdad Not Controlled
  Problems Deepen for Iraqi Prime Minister
  Blair Knew US Had No Post-War Plan for Iraq
  Maliki Asks US Troops to Resist Arming Iraqi Tribes
  Sunday: 3 GIs, 74 Iraqis Killed, 56 Wounded
Israel Plans Major Attack on Gaza
  Palestinian Police Chief Bans Working With Hamas
  US Plans End to Palestinian Embargo
  Fatah Security Adviser Says Gaza Is Now Hamas' Responsiblity
US Failed on Plan to Prop Up Mideast Moderates
  For US and Key Allies in Region, Mideast Morass Just Gets Deeper
At Least 35 Slain in Afghan Bus Blast
  NATO Image Problem: Civilian Deaths
  NATO Troops Kill Another Afghan Civilian
Lying Us Into War, Again
by Charley Reese
Military's Brave Face Begins to Crack  by Georgie Anne Geyer
Not Departing Is Such Sweet Sorrow  by Spencer Ackerman
Liberal Hawks Target Iran  by Ezra Klein
Welcome to 'Palestine'  by Robert Fisk
After The Retaliation  by Gordon Prather

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Judge Orders FBI to Turn Over Thousands of PATRIOT Act Abuse Documents
Abu Ghraib Investigator Points to Pentagon
Private Security Companies Involved in Iraqi Hostilities
Top UK Medic Blasts Delay in Treating Troops
Congress Asks Experts to Evaluate Iraq
Lockerbie 'Bomber' Could Go Free
Militants Avenge New Samarra Attack by Wrecking Basra's Biggest Sunni Mosque
Today in Iraq
Second Sunni Mosque Is Blown Up in Basra
Shi'ite Radical Leader Urges March on Bombed Iraq Shrine
Iraq's Sistani Urges End to Attacks on Sunni Mosques
Contract Signed to Rebuild Shrine, Says Iraqi PM
13 Bodies of Iraq Taekwondo Squad Found
Saturday: 2 GIs, 1 British Soldier, 26 Iraqis Killed; 40 Iraqis Wounded
Iraq Occupation
US General Frustrated by the Pace of Progress in Iraq
US Forces Launch Baghdad Offensives
Gates Says Iraq Troop Surge Only Starting to Bite
Missing Soldiers ID Cards Found in al-Qaeda Safe House Near Samarra
Pilot Killed in F-16 Fighter Crash on Takeoff in Iraq, Air Force Says
Two Key Militants Detained in Baghdad
Iraq Accident Kills UK Soldier
Global Iraq Fallout
Major Turkish Incursion in North Iraq Seen as Unlikely
A Bloody Epitaph to Blair's War
Three Iranian Diplomats Briefly Detained in Iraq
Turkish PM Invites Iraqi Counterpart to Discuss Kurd Rebels
US Military
Problems Continue With Defense Contracts
South Dakota National Guard Low on Equipment
US Rocket Lifts Off on Secret Mission
Troops Are Returning From the Battlefield With Psychological Wounds
Soldier Finds Comfort at Dark Journey's End
Massive Mail Backlog Found at Walter Reed
Push for Blair as New EU President
Merkel Fails to Win Over Poland in EU Treaty Talks
Fugitive Ex-General Stirs 'Dirty War' Animosities in Chile
Americans Keep Dying
Soldier (CA) Killed in Iraq Had Just Been Home for Birth of Daughter
Chandler (AZ) Soldier Killed in Iraq Was Preparing for Marriage
Los Angeles (CA) Soldier Killed by Roadside Bomb in Iraq
Eagle River (WI) Says Goodbye to Fallen Soldier
Retired USAF Colonel (SC) Working as Private Contractor Killed in Iraq
Omaha (NE) Soldier Dies in Blast in Iraq
Florida Soldier Killed in Iraq Honored, Laid to Rest
Filipino-American Soldier (CA) Killed by Iraqi Bomb
Slain New Mexico Soldier Aspired to Politics
Army Soldier From the Republic of Palau Killed in Iraq
Iraq War Claims Airman From NE Ohio
Staff Sergeant From Burns (WY) Killed by a Roadside Bomb
Arkansan Says Paratrooper Son, Killed in Afghanistan, Loved Family, Country
North Carolina Family Grieves Soldier's Loss
Jamaican-Born Brooklyn (NY) Soldier Falls in Iraq
Fallen Soldier (MI) Achieved Military Goal
'A Heart Just as Big as Wyoming'
Airman (TN) Killed in Iraq Will Forever Be a 'Hero'
Soldier, Former Marine, Leaves Behind Wife, Four Children (TX)
Serving in the Army Was Ohio Soldier's Dream
Soldier (CA) Dreamed of a Better Life for His Mother and Brothers
'Uncle Matt' Was Special to 5-Year-Old Niece (MI)
Chula Vista (CA) Grad With Passion for Aviation Killed in Afghanistan
Onawa (IA) Man's Death Will Leave a Void, Friends and Family Say
Fort Campbell (KY) Was Home to Soldier Who Died in Afghan Firefight
Valley (AL) Honors Soldier Killed in Afghan Helicopter Crash
Funeral Services Set for Hayward (CA) Soldier
Hamas in Gaza
Arab League States Split on Support for Abbas Over Hamas
Hamas Urges Gaza Residents Not to Run Away
Hamas May Find It Needs Its Enemy
Hamas Grip Tightens, Arafat Home Looted
Hamas Bans Masks for Gaza Gunmen
Analysis: Looking Law-Abiding Is the Toughest Task Facing Hamas
Spokesman Denies Palestinian Deputy Speaker Kidnapped
West Bank Men Shaving Beards to Avoid Fatah Arrests
Fatah in the West Bank
Abbas Issues Decree Allowing Govt to Be Sworn in Without Parliamentary Approval
Exiled Fatah Leaders From Gaza Seek Refuge in West Bank
Fatah Militants Storm Parliament in West Bank
Fatah Fighters Exact Revenge in West Bank Rampage
Quartet Backs 'Legitimacy' of Abbas Decisions
PLO Rejects Talks With 'Murderous' Hamas
Aide: Abbas Rejects Arab League Offer to Arrange Meshal Meeting
'Israel Will Not Stand Idly By'
Olmert: New Palestinian Government a Peace Partner
Peretz Quits Israeli Govt; Cabinet Okays Appointment of Barak as Defense Minister
Israel to Allow Aid Supplies, Food Into Gaza
Police Ban Hamas-Organized East Jerusalem Gathering
Radical Group Pulls in Sunnis as Lebanon's Muslims Polarize
Political Battle Looms in Lebanon as Siniora Sets By-Election Date
Lebanese Artillery Pounds Islamists
Lebanese Agriculture Still Ailing Nine Months After End of War
Ukraine Rules Out Sending Peacekeepers to Lebanon
Middle East
Yemen Rebels Accept Ceasefire
Report: Egyptian Police Detain Islamist Terror Suspects
North Korea
North Korea Says It Has Invited Team to Discuss Closing Reactor
Hill: Glitch Holding Up North Korean Transfer
North Korea: Warning Hints at New Delay in Pact
Abductee Escapes North Korea After 30 Years
Taliban Launch Second Day of Attacks
Germans Want to End Afghan Mission
Attacks Kill Five Afghans, One Foreign Soldier
Italian Aid Group Worker Freed in Afghanistan
US Backs Musharraf to Deliver Free, Fair Elections
Pakistan's Soldiers 'Huddling in Their Bases'
Thousands Greet Top Pakistan Judge
Can Pakistan Mix Well With Democracy?
Anti-Coup Rally in Bangkok
Thai PM 'Ready' for Thaksin Talks
New Philippine Town Mayor and Vice Assassinated
Bombs on Buses Kill Eight in Philippines
Japan's Spy Satellites Are an Open Secret
Fighting Breaks Out in East Timor Capital
The Search for Nepal's Disappeared
Vietnam Releases Political Dissident
Laos Plot Evokes Memories Among Hmong
Zimbabwe Coup Suspects Deny Charges
Rebels Suspicious of Khartoum Deal on Darfur Force
Indian Hostages Freed in Nigeria
Weekend Reviews
The Year That Never Ended
War Opposition Made Easy
Viewers Get Whitewashed Version of Israel's History

Justin Raimondo
Scooter's Fate:
I Say Torture Him

Alan Bock
Things Fall Apart

Doug Bandow
Overblown Confronts Consensus of Fear

Philip Giraldi
Accusations Pave Way for Assault on Iran

Ivan Eland
Bush Should Take Responsibility for Iraqi Refugees

Praful Bidwai
India: Impasse Over Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Rights

Sascha Matuszak
Pride and Prejudice in Chengdu

Nebojsa Malic
Haunting Heiligendamm

Charles Peņa
Unprepared for Bioterrorism

David R. Henderson
Cheney Misstates Military Oath

Ran HaCohen
The Legend of the
Removed Checkpoints

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