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Hands Off Pakistan: Sheldon Richman
The Bhutto Mistake: Charley Reese
Israeli 'Cowardly Blending' Comes to Light: J. Cook
Special Forces on Standby: Gordon Prather
More Signs of Iran Détente: Jim Lobe

 Glenn Greenwald

Justice Investigates White House Obstruction

 Eric Margolis

Playing With Fire in Pakistan

 Patrick Cockburn

Iraq at the End of '07

 Pat Buchanan

A Republic, Not an Empire

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Updated January 5, 2008 - 10:31 PM EST
Why US Strategy on Iran Is Crumbling
  Khamenei Warns Iran Will 'Humiliate' Any Attacker
Petraeus: US Closing Net on Iraq al-Qaeda 'Rats'
  Iraqi Soldier Shot Dead Two US Servicemen
  Sunni Militias to Merge Into Iraqi Security Forces
  Iraq Pullout Talks Under Way: Australian General
  Turkish Ex-General: US Help Not Needed in Northern Iraq
  Saturday: 1 US Soldier, 22 Iraqis Killed; 38 Iraqis Wounded
North Korea Says It Will Boost Its 'War Deterrent'
  US Disputes North Korea's Nuclear List
Video Shows UK Troops 'Under Friendly Fire'
  Marines to Hold Court of Inquiry Into Afghanistan Civilian Massacre
  200 Taliban Rebels Killed in Musa Qala Operation: Afghan Official
  Drugs Boom, Continued Violence in Afghanistan for 2008: NATO
Top Advisors for Presidential Candidates Linked to Atrocities
Brzezinski and Charlie Wilson's War  by Stanley Heller
Evidence of Israeli 'Cowardly Blending' Comes to Light  by Jonathan Cook
More Signs of Iran Détente…
From Petraeus
 by Jim Lobe
Special Forces on Standby  by Gordon Prather
The Bhutto Mistake  by Charley Reese
'Turbo'-Charged Idiocy About Torture  by William Norman Grigg

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A Darker Shade of Green Zone
Soldier Admits Taking Money to Steer Iraq Contracts
Iraqi Lawmaker May Face Charges
Rocky Mountain News Army Blogger Killed in Iraq
Iraqi Oil Dreams
Terror Suspects Hone Anti-Detection Skills
US Moves to Improve Ties With Libya
Attention Back on Allegations Against Bhutto's Widower
Today in Iraq
46,000 Refugees Return to Iraq
Demo in Baghdad for Release of Detainees
Iraqis Resort to Selling Children
Northern Iraq Oil Exports Stop, Storage Full
Iraq's Food Rationing to Continue but With Fewer Items
War Threatens Assyrian Culture
Iraqi Designers Recreate Ancient Costumes – Quietly
Cracking Down
Traffic Curfew Silences Capital of Restive Iraqi Province
Sadrists Asked to Respect Cease-Fire
Arms Cache Found in Mosul
Friday Curfew Brings Cautious Calm to Iraqi City of Diyala
Iraq Occupation
El Salvador to Send New Troops to Iraq
Offensives Stepped Up on al-Qaeda Insurgents in Iraq
US Forces Leave Base in Western Fallujah
Attacks Continue
Al-Qaeda Uses Women as Suicide Attackers
Attacks by Women Suicide Bombers in Iraq
Three Policemen Killed in Insurgents' Attack in Iraq
Oil Tank Blast Kills Two Police in Amara
Landmine Kills Civilian in Basra
Missile Attack Targets British in Iraq
Six Civilians Wounded as Bomb Explodes in Baghdad
Friday: 1 US Soldier, 22 Iraqis Killed, 15 Iraqis Wounded
The War at Home
Iowa Front-Runners Offer Different Takes on Iraq
McCain Presses Support for Iraq War at Defense Contractor
Padilla Sues Ex-Bush Official Over Memos That Led to Detention
After 5 Years, 3 US Jets Finally Get Missile Defense
New Jersey Bans Iran Investments
US Military
GAO: Army Followed Rules in Giving New Orleans Contract Politically Connected Manufacturer
Watchdogs Decry Chaplain's Book
120 Sailors Received Expired Anthrax Vaccine
In Kenya, a Spiral of Killings
180,000 Displaced as Kenya's Humanitarian Crisis Grows
Kenyan Opposition Wants New Election in Three Months
Kenya Turmoil Hurts African Showcase, US Interests
Red Cross Sets Up Camp for Kenyans at Uganda Border
New Kosovo Parliament Sworn In
DNA Suggests That Boy in Chávez Rescue Effort Was Long Gone From Jungle Rebels
Air India Bomber Offered Leniency if He Cooperates With Police
Nudged by Bush, Israel Talks of Removing Illegal Outposts
Olmert: Israel Not Living Up to Road Map
Olmert Says 'Hand of God' Favors Israel in Peace Talks
Israel, Gaza Fighting Escalates
Meshaal Offers Abbas Talks, Holds to Armed Struggle
Hamas: We Spurned European Truce Offer
Two Hamas Gunmen Killed in Gaza Shootout With Israelis
Report: Bush Likely to Visit Israel Again in May
Palestinian PM: West Bank Raids Undermine Security Plans
Hamas Chief: Shalit's Freedom Depends on Prisoner Exchange
Poll: Fatah Losing Support
Turkey Arrests 4 Car Bomb Suspects and 40 Hezbollah Members
Turkish Army Vows Bomb Attack Strengthens Resolve
Middle East
Hezbollah Sets Resolution Terms
Sinai Lawmaker Calls for Calm After Bedouin Man Shot Outside His Home Near the Israeli Border
Bhutto's Killing Stokes Reconciliation
For Now, Musharraf Has Muzzled Legal Critics in Pakistan
UAE Forewarned Bhutto of Suicide Attacks
He's Carrying the Torch of Opposition in Pakistan
Sri Lanka
India: No Military Solution in Sri Lanka
Truce Monitors Leave Sri Lanka
Rights Group Urges UN Presence in Sri Lanka
Rangoon Flooded With Police as Myanmar Celebrates Independence
Suu Kyi Plea Raised on Myanmar Holiday
Myanmar Issue Must Remain a Priority: EU Envoy
Naval Role for Afghanistan a Tough Sell in Japan
US-India Nuclear Deal Not Dumped Yet
South Korea Scraps Plan to Buy UAVs Due to Weapons Treaty
Philippines Militant Arrested Over Tourist Murders
Group Claims Responsibility for Killing US Diplomat in Sudan
Emmanuel Jal: A Child Of War, a Voice of Peace
Saharan Motorsport Race Canceled Over Terrorism Threats
Somali Interim Leader Collapses
Terror Threats Cancel Dakar Rally
East Congo Violence Fuels Rape Spree
Weekend Reviews
Defending American Values From a President Run Amok
Brian De Palma's Scream of Outrage

Justin Raimondo
The War and the Elections

Doug Bandow
Misguided Meddling in Pakistan

Nebojsa Malic
Shilling for the Empress

Philip Giraldi
Blaming the CIA Won't Work

Alan Bock
Sad Day for Democracy... but Hope on the Horizon?

Ran HaCohen
Beware of Barak

Charles Peña
Not Home for the Holidays

Ivan Eland
The Solution to the Kosovo Problem

David R. Henderson
Don't Lean on the NIE

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal May Trigger Midterm Polls in India

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

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