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The Mirage of 'Victory': Justin Raimondo
The Iranian Conundrum: Galbraith/Engelhardt
Myopic Pentagon Keeps Filling Gitmo: Worthington
Neocons Tie N. Korea to Strike on Syria: Akhavi
Greenspan's Unsure Grasp of Economics: C. Peña

 Andrew Tilghman

The Myth of al Qaeda in Iraq

 Michael Scheuer

All But Paul ‘Marching to al Qaeda’s Drum’

 Gareth Porter

No Good Reason to Attack Iran

 Eric Boehlert

American TV and Print Give Up Covering the War

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Updated September 19, 2007 - 11:23 PM EDT
Iraqi Report: Blackwater Fired First
  Blackwater Incident Spotlights Private Role in Military Ops
  Iraq to Review Legal Status of Private Security Companies
  Blackwater Incident 'Could Stall Withdrawal Plans'
  Security Took 'Turn for Worse' in Southern Iraq, Report Says
  Wednesday: 3 GI, 30 Iraqis Killed; 22 Iraqis Wounded
  Tuesday: 5 US Soldiers, 69 Iraqis Killed, 83 Iraqis Wounded
Senate Republicans Block Bill on Combat Tours
  Democrats Put Iraq Push on Hold
  US, Britain Differ on Southern Iraq Mission, Official Says
  US Is Paying Off Iraq's War Criminals in Attempt to Ward Off Attacks
CentCom Chief Presses Case Against Iran
  Iran Draws Up Plan to Bomb Israel if They Attack First
  Neocons Tie North Korea to Israeli Strike on Syria
  Rice Slams IAEA, Urges Bold Action on Iran
  Israel Sends Middle East a Message With Syrian Airstrike
  North Korea Denies Syrian Nuclear Ties
Karzai Pleads With Canada: Don't Pull Out Troops
  Afghan Govt Rejects Terms for Taliban Talks
  'Friendly Fire' May Have Killed UK Soldier Shot in the Back
Lawmaker, 6 Others Killed as Explosion Hits Beirut Suburb
State Dept. Inspector General Accused of Averting Probes
Myopic Pentagon Keeps Filling Gitmo  by Andy Worthington
Kerry Complicit in Bush's Crimes
by Paul Craig Roberts
Taiwan's Defense Budget: How Taipei's Free Riding Risks War  by Justin Logan and Ted Galen Carpenter
The Iranian Conundrum
by Peter Galbraith and Tom Engelhardt
Sunni World  by Marc Lynch
A Realist Take on Syria  by Leon T. Hadar

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Turkish PM Won't Rule Out Military Operations in Iraq
Survey Details: More Than 1,000,000 Iraqis Murdered
Magazine: 'Dozens Died in Syrian-Iranian Chemical Weapons Experiment'
Haditha Charges Dropped, Captain Granted Immunity
UK Soldiers 'Swapped Guns for Cocaine'
US Officials Seek to Ease Strain With Britain Over Iraq
Top Spook Making Stuff Up Again?
Warrantless Wiretaps Not Used, Official Says
Crude Spills Into Tigris After
Iraq Pipeline Bombing
Blackwater in Iraq
Blackwater Can Be Tried in Iraqi Court
Sadr Calls to Cancel Foreign Security Licenses
Private Security Companies in Iraq Under Fire
Newspapers in Iraq Trumpet Government Ban on US Security Firm
White House Keeps Distance From Blackwater Iraq Row
Investigate Blackwater Incident Before Assigning Blame: US
Blackwater Defends Action in Iraq
Iraqi Civilian Deaths Unlikely to Hurt Blackwater
Today in Iraq
Kurdistan's Fatal Flames: Burning Women in Northern Iraq
US Working to Reeducate Iraqi Detainees
Migration Reshapes Iraq’s Sectarian Landscape
Study Finds 50,000 More Iraqis Displaced Since July
Baghdad Revealed as Bank Robbery Capital of the World

Battling Sexism in Iraqi Forces

Attacks Continue
Attacks Among Shi'ites Rising in Southern Iraq
Seven Killed as Bombers Target Baghdad Morgue
Tuesday: 5 US Soldiers, 69 Iraqis Killed, 83 Iraqis Wounded
Global Iraq Fallout
US Tells Britain of Decline of Violent Attacks in Iraq
Saudis to Build Security Fence on Iraq Border
Iraq Sends First Shipment of Oil to Jordan
The War at Home
Elder Bush Backs McCain War Push
In Hill Offices, Protest Takes a Subtler Form
Bush to Lawmakers: Support Troop Levels
Senate to Vote on Iraq Troop Withdrawal Requirements
Public's Views on Iraq War Barely Budge
New Effort to Admit Iraqi Refugees
Nebraska State Senator Sues God Seeking Anti-Terror Injunction
US Military
Pentagon Pushes to Continue Payoffs for Intel
Error, Fraud Mar Vets' Oral Histories, Critics Say
Green Beret Hearing Focuses on How Charges Came About
VA Struggles With Disability Claim Surge
Soldier Faces Threats From Military After Refusing Anthrax Vaccine
Military Investigating Iraq Death of Marine From Pennsauken
US F-16 Crashes in Italy, Pilot Ejects Safely
Minot Air Force Base Airman Dies on Leave
Jail for Soldier Who Paid to Be Shot to Avoid Iraq
'War on Terror'
US: China, Russia Spying at 'Cold War Levels'
Intelligence Director: US Is Intercepting 'Billions' of Foreign Communications
Spy Chief Seeks More Eavesdropping Power
Prosecutors Say Texas Charity Hid Its Terrorist Ties
Lawyers for Islamic Charity Urge Jurors to Ignore Politics
UK: Girl, 4, Asked to Remove 'Hoodie' for 'Security' Reasons
Aussie Police to Quiz Former Gitmo Detainee
Terror Insurance Bill Faces Bush Veto
Somali Troops Attack Radio Station
Families Flee After Somaliland, Puntland Clashes
China Says Criticism of Its Relations With Sudan 'Incorrect'
Ban Reveals Talk With Sudan on War Crimes Suspects
Zimbabwe Opposition, Govt Reach Deal on Elections
Group Urges Amnesty for Zimbabwe's Leaders
DR Congo
Congo-Kinshasa Govt Rejects Talks With Rebel General
Kosovo Albanian Leaders Meet Mediators in London
Berlin Proposes Tougher Terrorism Laws
Russian Radar Can’t Replace Anti-Missile System, US General Says
Russian Defense Minister Resigns
Ahmadinejad to Leave for New York Sunday
Petraeus Says Not Seeking Military Operations in Iran
US Targets in Range, Iran Says
French and Russian Foreign Ministers Meet, in Iran’s Shadow
Russia Says US Attack on Iran Would Be Catastrophic
Iran's Larijani, EU's Solana Agree to Hold New Nuclear Talks in Early October
Iran, Egypt to Hold Talks on Restoring Relations
On Iran, France Moves Closer to US
American Forces Detain Security Guard With Affiliations With Iran
Freed Iranian-American Reporter Leaves Iran
Dutch Firm Charged With Exports to Iran
Israel, Iran Cooperate in Crash Probe
New York Times: Israel Notified US of Impending Raid in Syria
Mysterious Airstrike in Northern Syria Boosts Olmert's Popularity
Syria Says US Nuclear Claims Are 'False,' Biased Toward Israel
Poll: 78 Percent of Israelis Supported Airstrike on Syria, if It Actually Happened
Peres: Israel-Syria Tensions Have Eased
Fatah-Hamas Fight Upends Aid to Palestinian Poor
Hamas Recruits Women Into Police Force as 'Proof' of Progressive Thinking
World Bank Paints a Bleak Picture of Palestinian Economy
A Dreary Ramadan Descends on Gaza
Isolation of Gaza Chokes Off Trade
Palestinian Government Seen Needing $1.6 Bln a Year
Palestinian Village: Beatings of Youths Latest in a Series of Abuses by Israeli Troops
Israeli FM Finds Cold Reception in Nazareth
Israeli Soldier Killed During Clashes in West Bank
Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Militant in Northern Gaza
Israeli Warplanes 'Raid' Lebanon
Explosion in Northeastern Lebanon Kills Syrian Worker, Wounds Four
Jordan Jihadis Vow Fight to the End
Suicide Blast Kills at Least 7 People in Afghanistan
15 Militants Reported Killed in Afghanistan's Helmand Province
British Soldier Killed in Bomb Attack in Afghanistan
Official: US Airstrike Kills Taliban Kidnapper
Rule Change Would Let Musharraf Keep Military Reins
Musharraf Offers Civilian Rule – With Strings
Opposition Criticizes Musharraf Plan to Retain Military Post
Musharraf’s Lawyer Outlines Plan for Election
Bodies of 15 Pakistani Soldiers Recovered
Release of 100 Pakistani Soldiers Likely Today
Indian Left Asks Govt to Delay Nuclear Deal 6 Months
Five Separatists Killed in Encounters in Kashmir
Navies of India, France Conduct War Games in Gulf of Aden
Myanmar Junta Admits Used Tear Gas, Warning Shots on 1,000 Protesting Monks
Hell and Heroism: Opposing the Myanmar Junta
Ban Says Taiwan's UN Bid Legally Impossible
Hong Kong Democracy: So Near Yet So Far Away
Nepal Peace Process in Turmoil as Maoists Withdraw
South Korea May Allow Alternative Service
Former Khmer Rouge Leader Detained
Japan to Host Multinational WMD-Intercept Drill in October
Nuclear Treaty
US Urged to Act on Nuclear Treaty

Justin Raimondo
The Mirage of 'Victory'

Charles Peña
Greenspan's Unsure Grasp of Economics

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

Nebojsa Malic
The War Empire Forgot

Doug Bandow
Are Republicans Crazy?

Philip Giraldi
Henry Kissinger: Realist, or Neocon?

David R. Henderson
9/11, Six Years Later

Alan Bock
Waiting for Gen. Petraeus

Praful Bidwai
Five-Nation Naval Drill Presages 'Asian NATO'?

Ivan Eland
The State Perpetuates Itself
by Failing

Ran HaCohen
Palestine: Blood Is in the Air

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