Today's Highlights

Condoleezza's Legacy: John Taylor
US Still Top Arms Supplier: Jim Lobe
How Bogus Fears = 4 More Years: James Bovard
Israel's Toy Soldiers: Chris Hedges
Sycophant Savior: Andrew J. Bacevich

 Chalmers Johnson

Empire and Blowback

 Gareth Porter

Debunking Lieberman-Kyle

 Wesley Clark

Talk to Iran, Don’t Bomb Them

 Ira Chernus

Narratives of War

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Dems Propose Tax Surcharge for War

  Senate OKs Bush War Money 92-3

Poll: Most Americans Want War Funding Cut

Basrans: City Quieter After British Troop Pullout

A Divided Iraq Unites Against Partition Plan

  Blackwater Portrayed as Out of Control

Tuesday: 1 GI, 46 Iraqis Killed; 46 Iraqis Wounded

Israel Admits Air Strike on Syria
  Humiliated UK 'On Board' for US Hits on Iran

US Trains Gulf Air Forces for Attack on Iran

  CIA Unit Focusing on Tehran
UN: Most Violent Year in Afghanistan Since 2001

Cracks Emerge in Myanmar Military Unity

   Defected Myanmar Intel Officer: Thousands Dead in Monk Massacre
Sycophant Savior
by Andrew J. Bacevich
History and the Drumbeat of War
by James Carroll
Freedom's Watch Bears Watching
by Jim Lobe
Israel's Toy Soldiers  by Chris Hedges
Condoleezza's Legacy  by John Taylor
The Depravity of Empire  by Arthur Silber

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US Firms Up Spot as No. 1 Arms Supplier to South

New US Embassy a City Inside Baghdad

Gates Tells Lawmakers Iraq War Is Hurting Afghanistan Mission

Fred Thompson 'Certain' Saddam Had WMDs Before US Invasion

Congressman: State Dept., Blackwater Cooperated to Play Down Civilian Killings

Senate Roll-Call Vote on More War Funding

US Offers $200,000 to Catch
Taliban and al-Qaeda Leaders
Today in Iraq

Basra Police Chief Escapes Assassination Attempt

Govt Claims Civilian Deaths in Iraq Halved in September

Iraqi Christians Forced to Leave

Iraq's Bonds Hint at Postwar Recovery

Allawi Supports National Pact Project After Meeting Iraqi VP

30,000 Police, Army Soldiers to Take Part in Najaf Security Plan

Iraqi Refugees Face Syria Visa Restraint

Iraq's Armed Groups Form Alliance

Doctor Kidnapped, University Professor Killed by Car Bomb in Iraq

Steep Rise in Cholera Cases in Northern Iraq

Monday: 4 GIs, 48 Iraqis Killed; 22 Iraqis Wounded
Occupying Iraq

Gordon Brown Signals Cut in Iraq Troops

US Takes Anbar Model to Shi'ites

US Pays Steep Price for Private Security in Iraq


Lawmaker: Blackwater Usually Fired First in Iraq

Report Says Blackwater Sought to Cover Iraq Shootings

Report Depicts Recklessness at Blackwater

Report Describes Drunken Contractor's Killing of Iraqi

Blackwater: Making a Killing

Blackwater Has Fired 122 Personnel

Oversight Committee Report on Blackwater (pdf)

Splitting Iraq

Iraq FM: US Senate's Iraq Proposal Would Fail

Biden Defends Senate Vote on Partitioning Iraq

Egypt Rejects US Senate Resolution to Divide Iraq

The War at Home

Texas Oilman Pleads Guilty in Iraq Oil/Food Case

Highest-Ranking Soldier Convicted of Abu Ghraib Abuse Is Paroled

Slain Mass. Guard Was Not Killed in Combat

Fresh From Combat, Troops Denied Treatment Over 'Pre-Existing' Mental Illness Claims

Obama to Urge Elimination of World's Nuclear Weapons

Obama to Play Iraq Card Against Clinton


Justices Decline Guantánamo Detainee's Challenge

Gates Breaks Ranks to Admit Rift Over Guantánamo

'War on Terror'

Spy Satellite Program on Hold Over Privacy Concerns

NY Woman Strangled in Phoenix Airport Cell Screamed 'I'm Not a Terrorist!'

Children With Remote-Controlled Toys Could Be Terrorists, Officials Warn

Bill Clinton Prefers to Keep Torture Illegal, but Hopes Rogue Agents Will Break the Law

NYC Mayor: Get Used to Surveillance Cameras

Report: FBI Still Vulnerable From Within

Court Hears Details of Menezes Killing

'Shocking Errors Led to Menezes Death'

Former Presidents Can't Withhold Records

US Military

US Corners 42 Percent of World Arms Market

'Next-Generation' Nuclear Warhead Design Hits Snag

Muslims in America

Maryland Locals Oppose Muslim Sect's Effort to Buy Farm Field for Convention Center

Allah, Amps, and Anarchy


Taliban Ambush Afghan Convoy, Killing 11

Over 20 Militants Killed in US Forces' Air Raid in Afghanistan

Afghan Teen Executed for Having US Money

In Afghanistan, US Trades Schools for Tribal Unity

Afghan Women Still Threatened With Violence


If PM, Bhutto Would Allow US Attacks on al-Qaeda

Suicide Bomber Kills 15 in Pakistan

South Asia

17 Rebels, Two Army Men Killed in Separate Incidents Across Sri Lanka

Six Dead in Assam 'Rebel Attacks'


Iranian DM Praises Revolutionary Guards as 'Anti-Terrorist'

Iranian FM Agrees With Terrorist Label for CIA, US Army

Iran Denies Closing Iraq Border Over Arrest

Iranian University Invites Bush for Q&A Session

Iran Ready to Help US Over Iraq if Pullout Timetable Offered

Israel FM Calls for Urgent UN Action Against Iran


Assad: We'll Skip Summit Unless Golan on Agenda

Syria Urges International Community to Condemn Israeli Aggression

Syrian FM Slams US Sources Over Rumors About Israeli Attack

Syria: Israeli Warplanes Attacked Unused Building Last Month

An Anti-US, Anti-al-Qaeda Voice Is Silenced in Syria


Palestinian Refugees Capture Islamic Militants in Northern Lebanon

Qatari Soldiers Fly to Lebanon Within UN Mandate


Israelis Free 57 Palestinians but Delay Release of 30 More

Israeli Military Chief Slams 'Unethical' Release of Detainees

Hamas 'Handed Al-Qaeda Fugitive to Egypt' in Exchange for Border Opening
Israeli FM Cites Holocaust, Repeats Iran 'Wipe Off Map' Mistranslation at UN

Poll: Most Israelis Support Using Nukes

Analyst Finds Attacking Holland Easier Than Defending Israel

Prosecution Tells Court Settlers Should Be Removed From Hebron Market

Middle East

'Poet of al-Qaeda' to Serve 18 Months in Jordan

Nasrallah Makes Mark at Regional Book Fair

Bahrain Frees Three Suspected of Links to Terror Group


Myanmar Monks 'to Be Sent Away'

Monks Vanish as Myanmar Troops Step Up Presence

Fear Grows for Myanmar's Disappeared

Groups Struggle to Tally Myanmar's Dead

Myanmar's Junta Stalls UN Envoy Another Day

UN Envoy Tries to Ease Tensions in Myanmar

Japanese Journalist in Myanmar Was Shot at Point-Blank Range

For Myanmar’s Neighbors, Mutual Needs Trump Qualms


S. Korea's Roh Enters the North for Summit

Mixed Feelings Over Koreas Summit

Japan Sanctions on North Korea to Be Extended Six Months


US General Wary of Beijing's Military Buildup

Shanghai Alliance Not Military, US Told

Thai Coup General Quits Position


AU Attack Blamed on Darfur Rebels

Sudan Prevented UN Troops Helping Wounded AU Forces

Peacekeepers as Targets: Darfur Attack Imperils Talks

Another Disaster Brews in Darfur


Clashes Kill at Least Seven in Northern Somalia

War-Ravaged Uganda Villagers Turn to Herbs

US Steps Up Its Military Presence in Africa

Africom Officially Up and Running

A Calm Voice From Embattled Eritrea


Putin Proposes Job Swap to Keep Grip on Power

Russian Military Asks Mothers to Help With Draft

The Grandmaster With a Mission: Kasparov's Big Match


Ukraine President Calls Probe, PM Declares Victory

Tymoshenko on Course to Be PM


Austria Holds Bosnian Man With Explosives Near US Embassy

Many Czechs Love US, but Say 'Hold the Radar'

Momentum Seems to Build for an Independent Kosovo

Imagine Peace Tower to Be Unveiled by Ono in Iceland


Justin Raimondo
The Lobby on Trial

Alan Bock
Myanmar's Best Chance

Doug Bandow
Treacherous Alliance

Nebojsa Malic
Brussels' End

Philip Giraldi
What World War III
May Look Like

David R. Henderson
War and the Constitution

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal May Trigger Midterm Polls in India

Ivan Eland
Why 'Partition' (of Iraq) Is a Dirty Word

Charles Peña
Greenspan's Unsure Grasp of Economics

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

Ran HaCohen
Palestine: Blood Is in the Air

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