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The Wages of Intervention: Justin Raimondo
Neocons Don't Need Facts: Leon Hadar
The Gangs of Afghanistan: Bahlol Lohdi
The Kosovo Solution: Ivan Eland
Bush's New Spin Master: William Fisher

 Karen Kwiatkowski

Tragedy and Hope

 Robert Dreyfuss

U.S. Still Backs Iran in Iraq

 Gareth Porter

Iran Lies Shift and Back Again

 Dilip Hiro

US Has Abused Iraq for a Long Time

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Updated December 19, 2007 - 11:22 PM EST
Congress Gives Bush His War Money

Pentagon Finds Little Long-Term Progress in Iraq

  Wednesday: 57 Iraqis Killed, 12 Wounded
Pentagon Accuses Iran of Fueling Iraq Strife
  Iran Starts Second Stage of Maritime War Games in Gulf Waters

Bush Embarrassed as World Rejects Bid to Punish Iranian Banks

  NIE Bolsters Czech Opposition to US Radar Base

US Military Not Told of Turkey Bomb Plan

  Rice Pushes Iraq 'Roadmap' as Turks Enter Iraq
  Top Iraqi Kurd Refuses to Meet Rice Over Turkish Attack

Judge Orders Hearing on CIA Videos


Bush Lawyers Discussed Fate of CIA Tapes

British Fire Kills Danes in Afghanistan
  Taliban Kills 15 Guards in Ambush
Kristol, Krauthammer Are Out of 'Time'
Neocons Won't Let Facts Stand in the Way of Iran 'Threat'  by Leon Hadar
Lieberman Peddles the Old Iraq-9/11 Connection  by Chris Durang
The Tortured Logic of Executive Supremacy  by Joseph Stromberg
Judicial Skepticism Warranted
by Bruce Fein
Khalilzad and the Gangs of Afghanistan  by Bahlol Lohdi
Hillary as Hawk  by Paul W. Lovinger

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Bush Orders Nuclear Weapons Cuts

Pentagon Says Services in Iraq Are Stagnant

'Bad' Women Raped and Killed in Southern Iraq

Contractor Victims of Alleged Sexual Assaults in Iraq Go Public

As Judge Orders CIA Tape Inquiry, Mukasey Faces First Test

Bush's New Spin Master a Lame Duck?

2007 Deadliest Year for Journalists Since 1994

Case Lays Bare the Media’s Reliance on Iraqi Journalists
Today in Iraq

Suicide Bomber Kills 16 in Iraq Café

Wounded Iraqis Cope With Lifelong Scars

Iraq to Slash Food Rations

Karbala Organizations Threaten Civil Disobedience Over Ration Cards

eBay Iraq Relic Auction Stopped

Tuesday: 57 Iraqis Killed, 66 Wounded
Occupying Iraq

New York Times in Iraq: 'Blackwater Shot Our Dog'

Tricked-Out Armored Vehicles Roll Into Iraq

Poland Seeks to Pull Troops From Iraq by Oct 2008

The War at Home

250 Former Iraq Detainees Claim Torture in New US Lawsuit

Ex-Detainees Sue Abu Ghraib Contractor Over Notorious Torture

Facing Backlash, Blackwater Has a New Business Pitch: Peacekeeping

MPAA Bans All Poster Ads for Terrorism Documentary

Divorce Is Hidden Cost of Iraq War, Couple Says

Wal-Mart Shopper Blames Iraq 'Flashback' for Assault on Greeter

US Military

'God's Basic Training' Coming Under Fire

Religious Freedom in US Military Questioned

Robo-Planes Log 250,000 Flight Hours This Year

'War on Terror'

Retired FBI Agent: Waterboarding Produced 'Crap' Information

Yemeni Man Tells of Imprisonment at CIA Black Sites

'American Taliban' Lindh Asks Bush to Reduce 20-Year Prison Term

Congress Renews Terror Insurance Act

Botched Raid Terrorizes Minn. Family


Raid Shows Winter No Deterrent for Taliban

Dutch Set Deadline to Quit Afghanistan

British Soldiers Mistake Danish Troops for Taliban, Kill Two


Sharif Out of Pakistani Vote After Losing Appeal

Pakistanis Urged to Boycott Poll

Al-Qaeda Plays Deal-Breaker in Pakistan

Picture of Secret Detentions Emerges in Pakistan


All Eyes on Russia as UN Security Council Takes Up Kosovo

Show of Strength From Kosovo Serbs Opposed to Independence

Serbs Reject EU Mission in Independent Kosovo

Serbia at Crossroads as Loss of Kosovo Looms


Russia Wants More Clarity on US Anti-Missile Plan

Russia and Poland to Discuss US Missile Shield

Orange Revolution's Tymoshenko to Lead Ukraine

Lebanese Man Sentenced in German Bomb Attempt


Chávez Says to Lunch With Castro

Colombia: 3 Hostages May Be Freed Soon

Colombia Opens Probe Into Chiquita Militia Links

Argentina 'Dirty War' General Gets 25 Years

Turkish Raid/Kurds

Turkish Incursion Overshadows Rice Visit to Iraq

Rice Talks of 'Bond' Against Kurd Rebels

Turkey's Iraq Incursion Draws Warning From Visiting Rice

Clashes Between PKK, Turkish Forces in Northern Iraq

US Aid for Turkish Attacks Angers Kurds

Iraq Says It Wasn't Consulted on Turk Incursion

Rice Visits Kurdish Region, Touts 'Progress'

Turkey's Raids Against Kurdish Rebels Unsettle Iraq

UN: More Than 1,800 Displaced in Turkish Shelling of Northern Iraq

Oil Prices Retreat After Turkey Pulls Back From Iraq Incursion

Kurds' Power Share Row With Iraqi Government

Turkey Arrests Kurdish Leader


Iran Rejects Suspension of Uranium Enrichment

Major Powers Postpone Talks on Iran

Argentine Prosecutor Blames Iran for Bombings


Assassination Jars Nascent US Détente With Syria

Lebanon's Hariri Blames Stalemate on Syria

Israeli Fighter Jets Breach Lebanese Airspace

Palestinian Laborers in South Lebanon Have Little Choice but to Brave Israeli Cluster Bombs

Syria Asks UN Chief to Press Israel to Let Golan Residents Visit Family

Syria Under Fire for Detaining Opposition Activists

Israeli Attacks

13 Militants Killed in Israeli Raids

Israel Pledges More Air Strikes in Gaza

Palestinians' Islamic Jihad at a Glance

Video: Israeli Killing of Islamic Jihad Leader


Israeli AG: Killing of Lebanese Civilians During War Done in Good Faith, Clearly Legal

Israeli Neighborhood Haunts Peace Talks

Abbas: Settlement Activity Endangers Mideast Talks

US Joins Rebuke of Israel Over Settlement Expansions

Rights Group: Israeli Military Isn't Enforcing Law on Troops in West Bank, Gaza

Falafel Recipe Painted on West Bank Barrier as Part of Protest

Palestinian Census Back on Again

Middle East

Terror in Disfavor in Saudi Poll

UN Chief Visits Algiers Bombing Site


Spokesman Says Islamic Courts Power Growing in Somalia

Shelling Kills 12 in Somalia's Capital


Gunmen Attack AU Forces in Sudan

Congress Passes Sudan Divestment Bill


Resolving Crisis in Congo Hinges on Foreign Forces

Congo Invites Rebels to Talks


Briton Held by Kenyan Anti-Terror Police

Zimbabwe to Soften Security, Media Laws


China Reacts Mildly After Japan Shoots Down a Missile

Kyrgyz Vote Law Voided


Justin Raimondo
The Wages of Intervention

Ivan Eland
The Solution to the Kosovo Problem

Philip Giraldi
Turkey: Another Ally Lost

David R. Henderson
Don't Lean on the NIE

Alan Bock
Postwar Elections and Peace Prospects

Doug Bandow
Embarrassed to Explain US Foreign Policy

Nebojsa Malic
The Final Assault

Charles Peńa
Bush's Surreal Iran Policy

Ran HaCohen
The Israeli Right Has a Peace Plan

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal May Trigger Midterm Polls in India

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

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