Today's Highlights

Teaching Imperialism 101: Johnson/Engelhardt
Always the Military Option: Uri Avnery
Taking Back the Debate Over Israel: Gary Kamiya
Pavlov's Dogs of War Propaganda: Jeff Huber
Pundit Scandal Broke the Law: Sheldon Rampton

 Bruce Gagnon

Every Great Empire Needs a Death Star

 Philip Giraldi

Intelligence Estimate

 Mark Vonnegut

Armageddon in Retrospect

 Gareth Porter

Divide and Fail Completely at Conquering

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'Hostile' Iran Sparks US Attack Plan


Gates Says Second Carrier in Gulf Is 'Reminder' to Iran


US Accuses Iran and Syria of Trying to Destabilize Iraq

US Troop Deaths Hit 7-Month High in Iraq

  At Least 925 Killed in Iraq's Sadr City Clashes
  Sadr City Ambush Drives Back US Patrol

Iraq Civilians Reportedly Among Sadr City Dead

  Wednesday: 5 US Soldiers, 71 Iraqis Killed; 155 Iraqis Wounded

Republicans Fear Pelosi Power Grab on Iraq


Army Recruits Who Get in Despite Bad Conduct Promoted Faster

US Brings Iraq-Like Surge to Afghan Conflict

  US General: Afghan Stability Will Take a Generation

Suicide Bomb on Anti-Poppy Team Kills 18 Afghans

Govt Sources: Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai Wins Vote

Pakistan's Planned Accord With Militants Alarms US

Pavlov's Dogs of War Propaganda
by Jeff Huber
Pentagon Pundit Scandal Broke the Law  by Sheldon Rampton
Is There an Army Cover-Up of Rape and Murder of Female Soldiers?  by Ann Wright
Teaching Imperialism 101
by Chalmers Johnson and Tom Engelhardt
Bloated in Baghdad  by Sarah Stillman
Always the Military Option  by Uri Avnery

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Dyncorp Manager Used Armored Car to Transport Hookers in Iraq

Skelton: Improve Readiness by Leaving Iraq

Ex-Commander in Iraq Dies - Suffering From 'Depression'

National Security Letters: Heat-Seeking Missives

Cheney Lawyer: Congress Has No Oversight Over VP

Signing of US-Czech Deal on Missile Shield Postponed

Bush: Disclosure a 'Tough Message' to Syria, North Korea

Press Freedom Declines Worldwide

37 Killed as US Troops
Battle Militants in Baghdad
Today in Iraq

Deputy PM: Iraq Must Not Isolate Sadr Movement

Journalists' Syndicate in Basra Strikes to Protest Govt Assault

Iraq Court Delays Tariq Aziz Trial

Official: Saddam Cousin Chemical Ali Too Sick for New Trial

UN: Only 4% of Iraqis in Syria Plan to Return Home

For 100 Iraqi Doctors, a Return to Normal

Attacks Continue

US Shelling on Sadr City Leaves 84 Casualties

Senior Iraqi Government Official Assassinated in Baghdad

Iraqi Soldier Killed, Five Wounded in Suicide Blast in Mosul

Tuesday: 2 US Soldiers, 90 Iraqis Killed; 135 Iraqis Wounded
Occupying Iraq

US Role Deepens in Sadr City

Iraq Reconstruction Budget Cut by $171 Million After Oil-Profit Windfall

Wolfowitz: Iraq Occupation Ended in 2004

Lost His Hearing in 'Friendly Fire' in Afghanistan: GI Now Being Sent to Iraq

Soldier Complains About Being Hungry in Iraq
The War at Home

The War Within: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Court Martial Witness Describes Shooting of Unarmed Iraqi

Protesters to Protest Lack of Protest Permits

Army Barracks Worldwide Are Being Inspected

'War on Terror'

Guantánamo, Pakistan Detainees Plan to Sue Britain

Canadian Lawmakers Hold Hearings on Guantánamo Detainee

Osama bin Laden's Son Omar Is Banned From Britain

UK Teenager Facing Terrorism Charges

Hicks Charge Was 'Political'


China Jails 30 Tibetans for Riots

Chinese Policeman Killed in Tibetan Unrest

Living Buddha Condemns Dalai Lama

Chinese Students Wonder: What Is Dalai Lama's Connection to Hitler?


12 East Timor Rebels Suspected in Attacks Surrender

Three Held in UK for Funding Tamil Tigers

Russia and Her Neighbors

Russia Building Up Troop Levels in Separatist Georgian Regions

Russia: Georgia Is Planning Invasion of Abkhazia

Georgia 'Plans War in Abkhazia'

Poll: Opposition to NATO Bid Increases in Ukraine


On Eve of Serbia Vote, EU Pact Means More Aid

Serbia Ruling Party Signs EU Deal in Bid to Defeat Nationalists

Serbia: The EU Cracks the Door in Advance of Vote


Kosovo Police Seize Weapons from Albanians Heading to Macedonia

Questions Grow Over EU Mission in Kosovo


Report: Russia to Examine Iran's Nuclear Ideas

Top Syrian Emissary: Israel Peace Won't Cut Our Ties to Iran

Iranian President's Visit a Test for India

Iranian President Launches Sri Lanka Refinery Upgrade

Iranian Rights Lawyer Defiant Despite Threats

Rafsanjani Heaps Criticism on Iran's 'Trial and Error' Government


US Marines Move to Seize Afghan Town From Taliban

Afghan Intel: President Was Warned of Assassination Plot

An Afghan Officer, NATO Behind Him, Leads an Assault

Afghans Struggle as Food Prices Soar

Bush Meets With New UN Representative to Afghanistan

Push for 1,500 More Australian Troops in Afghanistan


Lebanon's Christians in Crisis

Almost Two Years After War, Displaced Residents of Beirut's Southern Suburbs Are Still Caught in the Middle


Pakistani Government Gambles on Peace Talks With Militants

Sharif Flies to Dubai for Pakistan Coalition Talks

Middle East

Sarkozy Flayed for Claiming Rights 'Progress' in Tunisia

11 Killed as Shi'ites Battle Yemeni Troops


New Gaza Tragedy Threatens Cairo Truce Talks

PA Negotiators Furious Over Israeli Proposal

Islamic Jihad Sets Conditions for Truce With Israel

Olmert Claims to Be Sadder About Gaza Killings Than Hamas Is

Hamas Claims '200,000 Suicide Bombers' to Counter Israel's 200 Nukes

Rights Groups: Israel Violating International Law

Israeli Intel Chief: Major Attacks Planned for Anniversary Celebrations

Photos of Arab Refugees Accused of 'Demonizing' Israel


Zimbabwe Presidential Vote Verification to Start

UN Experts Condemn 'Intimidation, Violence, and Torture' in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Appeals for UN Envoy

Nearly 200 Zimbabwe Opposition Supporters Released

HRW: Zimbabwe Army Backs Militants in Poll Violence

Security Council Voices Reluctance to Act on Zimbabwe


Tensions High Following Somaliland Riots

Kenya Banned Sect Members Killed

UN to Spend $6 Million on Guinea-Bissau Elections

Uganda Journalists Held in Raid


Senate Report Warns Against Venezuela Sanctions

Venezuela May Negotiate for US Hostages in Colombia

Raúl Castro Commutes Most Death Sentences

Mexico: Government Accepts Talks With Guerrillas Who Bombed Pipelines


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Is War With Iran Imminent?

Sascha Matuszak
The Sword Is Blunted

Ivan Eland
Quagmires, Wacky Personnel Policies Strain All-Volunteer Military

Doug Bandow
Inconvenient Truths About John McCain

Nebojsa Malic
If This Goes On…

Charles Peña
Whither the Price of Oil?

Philip Giraldi
Jimmy Carter Gets the Point

Alan Bock
Prosecuting No-Threat Stumblebums

David R. Henderson
John Yoo's Dilemma

Ran HaCohen
Israel Says 'No'

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

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