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History Neglects a Reign of Terror: Robert Fisk
Why So Many Mercenaries in Iraq?: Alan Bock
Lessons Learned – or Not: Gordon Prather
How Not to Win Friends & Influence People: Z. Mian
Gore's Peace Prize: A Grand Misjudgment: Oberg

 Scott Ritter

Stop the War With Iran!

 Clive Stafford Smith

Guantanamo, Torture, Secrecy

 Jon Basil Utley

Murderous Soviet Communism

 Keith Halderman

The Ruinous Drug War

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Ex-Top Gen. Slams 'Incompetent' War
  US Covering Up Iraqi Corruption: Lawmakers
Iraqi Outrage Over Airstrike That Killed Civilians
  New Evidence That Blackwater Guards Took No Fire
  Saturday: 3 GIs, 58 Iraqis Killed; 22 Iraqis Wounded
Turkey Plans Incursion, PKK Says Set to Attack
  Premier Says Turkey Is Ready for Split With US Over Kurds
  White House Hopes to Avert Major Rift With Turkey
Bush, Aides 'Grossly Misjudged Putin'
  US Rejects Russian Demand on Defense Shield
  Meeting Highlights Growing US-Russia Tensions
A Reign of Terror Which History Has Chosen to Neglect  by Robert Fisk
How Not to Win Friends and Influence People  by Zia Mian
British Experience in Iraq Should Have Taught the US Something  by Georgie Anne Geyer
Lessons Learned – or Not
by Gordon Prather
'Seven Countries in Five Years'
by Joe Conason
The Consistency of Error  by Amir Oren

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Blackwater Ends Affiliation With Performance-Evaluating Group
Building Blackwater
Brain-Damaged Soldiers Try to Hide Symptoms
Blackwater: Protection at Any Cost
Riding Blackwater's Roller Coaster
'I Went to a Meeting and Somebody Died'
Inside al-Qaeda's 'Intranet'
NATO: Taliban Suicide Bombs Not Strategic Threat
Venezuela Opposition Leader Meets With State Dept.
Former Commander of US Forces in Iraq: Mission in Iraq Is a 'Nightmare With No End in Sight'
Today in Iraq
Top Shi'ite Cleric Hits Out at Iraq Security Contractors
Iraq's Ex-Oil Chief Accuses Kurds of Suspect Contract
A Saddam Aide's Aborted Execution
26 Detainees Released in Diala
Iraqi Army Captures al-Qaeda Leader, Aide
Iraq Occupation
America's New Shi'ite Allies
Analyst: Former Iraqi DM Was CIA Agent
Iraq Sends Mixed Messages on US Raid
US to Investigate Death of Iraqis
Attacks Continue
Iraq Bomb in Toy Cart Hits Children in Playground
Suicide Attack Kills Nine, Wounds 24 in Southeastern Baghdad
Car Bomb Near Baghdad Police Patrol Kills Four
Australian Troops' Vehicle in Iraq Hit by Bomb
Friday: 1 GI, 1 Georgian Soldier, 15 Iraqis Killed; 37 Iraqis Wounded
Global Iraq Fallout
Oil Price Hits $84 Over Iraq Tension
British Mom: Wrong Limbs Sent With Soldier's Body
US Denies Allegation Japan Navy Supplied Fuel Diverted to Iraq
The War at Home
Hunt Oil, State Dept Had Talked on Kurd Oil Deal
Lawmakers Back CIA's Internal Critic
New Romney Ad Presses Major Increase in Military Size
Sen. Clinton Says She'd Negotiate With Iran
Biden, Brownback Team on Iraq Plan
911 Tapes Show Airport Police Hid Woman's Death From Husband
US Military
US Military Reviews 'Enemy Combatant' Use
US War Tech Being Smuggled to China, Iran
Pentagon Looks to Supply Soldiers With Energy Beamed From Space
Pentagon Pay-to-Stay Program Tops $100 Million
From Iraq to Afghanistan for Marines?
Army Corps of Engineers to Recommend Depopulating Gulf Coast
Drug-Resistant Bug Invades Military, Civilian Hospitals
Report: Marine Gave Top-Secret Files to Los Angeles Law Enforcement
'War on Terror'
Sources: CIA Legal Official Quit in Protest Over 'Enhanced Interrogations'
Former CEO Says US Punished Phone Firm
Man Says He Planted German Train Bombs
Ailing Myanmar Prime Minister Dead at 59
Myanmar Rejects UN Call for Negotiations
After the Riots, Myanmar Returns to an Unspoken Terror
Arms Easy to Buy for Myanmar Junta
China Calls on Myanmar to Solve Its Own Problems
China/Tibet/Hong Kong
Congress to Bestow Its Highest Award on the Dalai Lama, Angering China
Chinese Bid to Isolate Dalai Lama Won't Work: Tibet Envoy
Hong Kong Chief: Extreme Democracy Risky
US, Russia No Closer on Missile Defense
Russia May Leave Missile Treaty: Putin
Putin: Russia Wants Medium-Range Missiles
Serbia Offers Million Euro Reward in Mladic Hunt
Polish Election Foes Go Head-to-Head Over Iraq
Divisions Could Lead to a Partition in Belgium
MI5 Takes Over National Security in Northern Ireland
Turkey Says Ready to Face World Criticism Over Iraq
PKK Claims It Has Left Iraq as Erdogan Talks Tough on Invasion
Iraq in Talks With Turkey Amid Incursion Threat
Pentagon: No Turkish Offensive Against Kurdish Rebels Expected
  Interview: State Dept. Official Talks About Turkish Situation
Iran Studies Swiss Nuclear Proposal
Iran Faces Warning Over Money Laundering
Russian FM Warns Rice Against 'Unilateral' Iran Strategy
Expert: Israel Missed Opportunity in Turning Russia Against Iran
Germany Denies Assassins' Early Release Part of Deal With Iran
Uruguay Caught Buying Iranian Arms
Syria Unlikely to Join Peace Conference
Canadian Trio Jailed in Syria Demand Open Inquiry
Hamas Warns Abbas Peace Talks a 'Trap'
Olmert, Abbas Narrow Land Gap
Gaza Banks Out of Cash as Israeli Banks Halt Business
Blair Admits He Is Shocked by Discrimination on the West Bank
Uphill Climb for Rice on Mideast Peace
Fatah-Linked Militant Killed by Israeli Military in Jenin
Israeli Jamming Mystery Deepens
Middle East
Kuwait to Buy Patriot Missiles
UAE Envoy: Israel Must Submit to Nuclear Checks
Families of Dead Lebanese Troops Block Refugee Return
Ramadan Soap Opera Has Arab Countries Captivated
Afghanistan Occupation
Germany Renews Afghan NATO Mandate, Defies Voters
Marines Won't Face Charges in Afghan Civilian Killings
Marines Promise to Investigate SoCom Platoon's Killings of Civilians
Canada Soldier to Be Tried on Afghanistan Shooting
Taliban Urge Help in Driving Out Foreign Troops
Canada Picks Liberal Hawk to Head Afghan Panel
Afghan Violence Hits New Highs
Mullah Omar: Afghan Govt Forced to Negotiate
Civilian, Policemen Killed in Afghanistan Violence
Four Killed in Bomb Blast in Afghanistan
50 Foreigners Among 200 Rebels Killed Near Afghan Line, Pakistan Says
Karzai Fear Over Pakistan Clashes
Bhutto Returns to Walk Tightrope of Power
Fearing More Air Strikes, Waziristan Celebrates a Sombre Eid
Indian Prime Minister Avoiding Early Elections
Rebels Killed in Raid on Kashmir Police
North Korea Criticizes Bush Remark
Fresh Fighting Kills 12 in Sri Lanka
Sudan Party Slams Ex-Rebel Pullout From Government
Darfur Peace Talks Encounter Obstacles
DR Congo
Villagers Sleep in Jungle to Avoid Congo Fighting
Congo Army Moves on Rebel HQ
Zimbabwe Vets Demand Quota to Guarantee Them Parliamentary Seats

Uganda Minister Urges International Pressure on Rebels

Chavez Says Close to Sealing FARC Hostage Meeting
Renewal of Costa Rica Pact Protracted Tensions Over Control of US Foreign Policy

Justin Raimondo
The Huckabee Horror

Alan Bock
Why So Many Mercenaries in Iraq?

Doug Bandow
The Korean Failure as a Model for Iraq

Nebojsa Malic
The Phantom Menace

Philip Giraldi
Neocons Acquire Another
Front Group

Charles Peña
Misunderestimating the Price of Iraq

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

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

Ran HaCohen
Palestine: Blood Is in the Air

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