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Getting It Wrong Again: Alan Bock
Hillary Clinton's Iraq Lies: Stephen Zunes
Tenet's War: Gordon Prather
The Surge – Is It Soup Yet?: Gary Brecher
McCain: The New 'Baghdad Bob'?: Greg Mitchell

 Gareth Porter

The End of the Maliki Regime?

 David Case

The US Military's Assassination Problem

 Jenny Eliscu

The Real Life of the Marlboro Marine

 John McGlynn

The Financial War Against Iran

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Updated March 30, 2008 - 10:25 PM EDT
US/UK Forces Drawn Into Battle for Basra
  Al-Sadr Pulls Fighters Off Iraq Streets
  Maliki Says Sadrist Foes 'Worse Than al-Qaeda'
  UK's Brown Accused by US Adviser Over 'Hasty Withdrawal' in Basra
  US Airstrike Kills 8 Civilians in Iraq's Basra
  Saturday: 171 Iraqis, 2 US Soldiers Killed, 289 Iraqis Wounded
  Sunday: 139 Iraqis, 2 Americans Killed, 53 Iraqis Wounded
Iran Says Iraq Fighting Helps US
  Iran Rejects US Charge of Meddling in Iraq
  US Gave $300m Arms Contract to 22-Year-Old With Criminal Record
  Zimbabwe Govt Warns Opposition Over Victory Claims
Activists: New Tibet Protests Break Out
  Dalai Lama Blasts China's 'Demographic Aggression' of Tibetan Culture
  Chinese Security Forces Seal Off Tibet Capital
UK Defense Secretary: We Must Talk to Taliban
  UK Troops, Taliban Battle Over for Yards of Ground in Afghan Province
The Surge – Is It Soup Yet?
by Gary Brecher
John McCain: The New
'Baghdad Bob'?
 by Greg Mitchell
Killing and Dying in Iraq for Nothing  by Jacob G. Hornberger
Hillary Clinton's Iraq Lies
by Stephen Zunes
Tenet's War  by Gordon Prather
Persian Pitfalls  by Ted Galen Carpenter

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Turkey: 15 PKK Fighters Killed at Iraqi Border
5 Years Ago: Press Saw Hints of Iraq Slog to Come
Maliki's Basra Crackdown Poses Risk for US
In Iraq, US Caught in Middle of Shi'ite Rivalry
Iraq: Not Quite the Surrender Maliki Had in Mind
Iraq: New Restrictions on US Embassy
In This Shi'ite Battle, a Marked Shift From the Past
Questions of Timing Emerge on Iraq Offensive
US, British Widen Role in Iraqi Govt's Offensive in Basra
Americans in Green Zone Under Siege
Iraq in Crisis
The Battle in Basra Escalates

Shia Fighting Threatens to Bury Hope of United Iraq

'Standing Up' Iraq Army Looks Open-Ended
Sunni, Shiite Clerics Urge Peace, Dialogue With Sadrists
Iraqi Food Supply Hit by Battle
Egyptian Leader of Armed Group Surrenders in Karbala
Maliki Vows to Remain in Basra
US: 16 Killed in Basra Airstrikes
Questions of Timing Emerge on Iraq Offensive
Three Sides of the Shi'ite Split
Trapped in Their Homes, Iraqi Families Fall Victim to Sickness and Hunger
Iraqi Soldiers Rehearsed Crackdown

Baghdad Curfew Extended Indefinitely

US Military Says Kills 48 Militants in Baghdad
In Shi'ite Slums, Victory Must Be Won in the Alleys
15 Iraqi Soldiers Surrender to Sadr Offices
Under Siege in Baghdad's Mahdi Army Stronghold
Baghdad: 'It Reminds Me of a Video Game'
The Baghdad Cab Ride From Hell
A Dangerous Walk to Work
Sadr Urges Militiamen in Iraq to Reject Calls to Disarm
Iraq Government Envoy Rebuffed by Sadr
Al-Sadr in Public Appearance: I Am in Control of Militia
Al-Sadr Wants Arabs to Back 'Resistance'
Who Is Iraqi Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr?
Attacks Continue
Morgue Receives 39 Bodies of Civilians Killed in Basra
US Identifies Remains of Austrian Abducted in Iraq
12 Killed, 42 Wounded in Hilla Clashes
Saturday: 171 Iraqis, 2 US Soldiers Killed, 289 Iraqis Wounded
Global Iraq Fallout
Bush Says Rudd's Plan to Withdraw From Iraq Mirrors His Own
British Anger as 50 Iraqi Refugees Are Sent Back
'Brown Must Explain My Son's Death,' Says Father of Baha Mousa
Inquest Into Australian Airman's Iraq Death
The War at Home
The Iraq War Dataset: $506 Billion Spent, 4,002 Dead
Clinton Says China Holdings Threaten US Security
Obama Says Foreign Policy Should Be Like JFK, Reagan, Bush Sr.
States Maneuver to Avoid Penalties of New Federal ID Program
US Lacks Roadmap for Space Security: US Auditors
'War on Terror'
TSA Responds to Nipple Ring Complaint
Two Terrorists Released From UK Prison Early
NATO Asks Russia to Rejoin Arms Control Treaty
US Wants Georgia, Ukraine in NATO
Ukraine Hopes for NATO at Summit, Despite Russian Opposition
Bridge-Building Vladimir Putin Wants Tunnel to US
EU Breaks Ice With Serbia
Macedonian Parliament to Debate UN Proposal on Ending Name Dispute With Greece
Jewish Detractor of Putin Disappears From Berlin Home
EU Warns Turkey About Efforts to Ban Islamic-Oriented Ruling Party
African Observers Allege Fraud in Zimbabwe Poll
Zimbabwe's Meltdown in Figures
United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur Braces for Possible Attack
Troops Shell Somali Market, Killing 11
Reunion Court Drops Charges Against Comoran Rebel Leader
Warrant Issued for Thatcher's Son Over Aborted Coup Attempt
Colombian Troops Kill Farmers, Pass Off Bodies as Rebels'
Files From Colombians Point to Venezuelan Bid to Arm Rebels
Ecuador Warns of Strong Response for Colombia Raid
Colombia: France Could Take Rebels in Hostage Deal
German Tank Trainers Attacked in Chile
Weekend Reviews
Body of War Depicts Personal Cost of War
Writing Through the Rubble
Two Excellent Iraq-Themed Films Open Today; Will War-Weary Public Tune Them Out?
Their Vilest Hour
Stop-Loss Doesn't Look Like Any Iraq Movie
Is America Ready for Another Iraq War Movie?
Back From Iraq, on a Road Going Nowhere
Iraq War Film Stop Loss Is a Winner
Stop-Loss Depicts Sad Reality of Iraq Conflict
China Promises Tibet Compensation
Monk-Led Protests Show Buddhist Activism
Fresh Melee in Lhasa as Armed Police Move to Check Residents' IDs
Dalai Lama Appeals to World Community to 'Please Help' Tibetans
Dalai Lama Says Wants Time for Preparation of 'Next Life'
Diplomats Visit Tibet Amid Anxiety Over Unrest
More Than 80 Tibetans Arrested in Anti-China Protests
2,000 Police Guard Beijing Torch
Dozens Still Jailed in China Over 1989 Protests, Says Activist
North Korea Military Threatens to Cut All Dialogue With South
No Signs North Korea Preparing More Missile Tests, Says South's Military
North Korea Rejects UN Rights Resolution
North Korea Missile Tests May Be Show of Anger
Afghan Power Plant Bombing Kills Two
Marines Ready for Their Afghan Mission – Whatever It Is
Rudd Reassures US on Troops in Afghanistan
Afghan Reporter on Death Row to Plead for Pardon
UK Coroner Attacks Ministry of Defense Failures in Afghanistan
Her Son Killed for a Gold Ring, an Afghan Mother Wants Justice
Culture, Politics Hinder US Effort to Bolster Pakistani Border Forces
First Pakistan-Afghan-NATO 'Anti-Terror' Border Center Opens
Pakistan PM Says Terrorism 1st Priority
Pakistani Leader Vows to Restore Judges
Pakistan PM Gets Vote of Confidence
Two Killed in Nepal Mosque Bombing
Curfew After Deadly Nepal Mosque Bombing: Official
Nepal Crackdown on Tibet Protests, 84 Held
Sri Lanka Soldiers Kill 10 Tamil Rebels in Fresh Fighting in Mannar
Malaysia Says No to Release of Ethnic Indian MP
Tokyo Missile Defense Now Complete
Bhutan Opposition Cries Foul
Tibetan Students Enter UN Compound in New Dehli
3 Interlocking Peace Negotiations Put Israel, Palestinians at Impasse
Israel Splitting Palestinian Territories Into Cantons: Abbas
Palestinian Civilian Killed by Israeli Army Fire
Israeli Troops Kill Two Gaza Gunmen on Border
Village Epitomizes Jerusalem Quandary
Five Palestinians Injured in Israeli Raids in Gaza
Rice Again in Mideast to Boost Peace Talks
Iranian Dissident's Case Throws Light on a Key Defection
Gaddafi Says Arabs Should Not Alienate Iran
Jitters Over Syria's Kurdish Clashes
Israel's Barak: Renewed Talks With Syria Are a Central Policy Goal
Assad Denies Meddling in Lebanon Affairs
Tenth Report of the International Independent Investigation Commission on Political Killings in Lebanon
Lebanon Refugees See Long Wait to Raise Camp From Ashes
Arab Summit
Arab Summit Under Way With Lebanon, Nine Others Absent
Despite Infighting, Meeting of Arab Leaders Gets Under Way in Damascus
'Your Turn Is Next,' Gadhafi Warns Arab Leaders After US Toppling of Saddam
At Syria Summit, Abbas Calls for Arab Troops in Palestinian Territories
Americans Keep Dying
Texas Soldier Was About to Become American Citizen
Former Corvallis (OR) City Councilor Working in Iraq Killed in Green Zone Attack
Airman (VA) Due Home in Weeks for Birth of Daughter Killed in Afghanistan
Texas Soldier's Father Calls Son's Death 'A Waste'
North St. Paul (MN) Soldier Is Killed by Sniper in Iraq
FBI Identifies Remains of Kidnapped Minneapolis (MN) Contractor
Soldier From Palmdale (CA) Dies in Iraq
Marine (WA) Supporting Operation Enduring Freedom Dies in Djibouti
Littleton (NH) Army Combat Medic Killed in Iraq Remembered
North Carolina Guardsman Killed by IED in Iraq
Explosion in Afghanistan Kills Green Beret From New Jersey
Best Friends Remember Maine Soldier Killed in Iraq
Soldier Killed in Iraq Mortar Attack Leaves Behind Wife and Five Children (Guam)
Roadside Bomb Kills Bell Gardens (CA) Soldier
Loved Ones Remember Virginia Soldier Killed in Iraq

Justin Raimondo
The Mystery of American Foreign Policy

Alan Bock
Getting It Wrong Again

Doug Bandow
Crisis Postponed?

Nebojsa Malic
Two Anniversaries

Charles Peña
Hard to See the Benefits Through the Bills and the Blood

Philip Giraldi
Neocon Valor Is an Act of Feith

Ivan Eland
Defense-Contract Reform Key to a Restrained Foreign Policy

David R. Henderson
Jeremiah Wright: True and False

Ran HaCohen
Israel Says 'No'

Praful Bidwai
India to Pay a Price For Launching Israeli Spy Satellite

Sascha Matuszak
The Dragon or the Snake?

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