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The Evil Empire Revisited: Philip Giraldi
The Biden Betrayal: Stephen Zunes
Gitmo Suicide Report True?: Andy Worthington
Outposts Kill Palestinian State: Jonathan Cook
Outlaw Administration: Johnson/Engelhardt

 Gareth Porter

War is the Health of the State

 Daniel Levy

There are Better Options

 Ed Fremer

No Accountability for Negligence in the Army

 Robert Higgs

Philip Dru in Power

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Maliki: Timetable Agreed; US Denies

Tuesday: 47 Iraqis Killed, 79 Wounded

UN Confirms US Attack Killed 90 Afghan Civilians

  Afghans Want a Deal on Foreign Troops

Pentagon: Civilians Killed, but Herat Attack 'Legitimate'


Texan Soldiers Being Used to Farm in Afghanistan

Pakistani Govt Hangs by Thread

UN Envoy's Ties to Pakistani Are Questioned


West Poised to Increase Clandestine Operations in Pakistan

US Vows to Thwart Enclaves' Independence
  The Kosovo Precedent Bites Georgia

Bush Presses Russia Not to Recognize Abkhazia, S. Ossetia


As Georgians Assess Damage, Anger Likely to Grow – With Their Govt


Georgia: Russia Vote a Continuation of 'Aggression'


Russia Warns Moldova Against 'Georgian Mistake'

Surprise Win for Zimbabwe Opposition

How We Learned to Stop Worrying About National Interest…  by Doug Bandow
Israel's Outposts Seal Death of Palestinian State  by Jonathan Cook
Guantánamo Suicide Report: Truth or Travesty?  by Andy Worthington
What About the Ossetians?
by Sheldon Richman
Outlaw Administration
by Chalmers Johnson and Tom Engelhardt
Terror Case Failures  by Nat Hentoff

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Cheney to Visit Georgia, Ukraine in September

Guns Silent, Moscow and Tbilisi Open New Front in Denver

Poland Probes 'Secret CIA Jail'

AT&T Throws Party to Support Dems Who Voted for Telecom Immunity

Iraqi Girl Aborts Suicide Bombing, Surrenders

Biden and Iraq: Experience Is Double-Edged Sword for the Ticket

India, US Begin Reworking Draft Nuclear Deal

Conditions May Be Ripe for al-Qaeda in Somalia
Today in Iraq

Rally Against Iraqi Forces in Diyala

Iraq Says 650 Doctors Have Returned From Exile

Arabs and Turkmen in Iraq Demand UN Envoy's Resignation

Attacks Continue

Death Toll From Banquet Bombing Rises to 30 in Iraq

Monday: 1 US Soldier, 16 Iraqis Killed; 14 Iraqis Wounded
Occupying Iraq
US: No Final Troops Deal With Iraq

Pause for Rest in the Desert

The War at Home

CodePink Faces Tough Odds for Public's Attention

War Veterans' Concussions Are Often Overlooked

Helping War Widows on Road Ahead

Long Deployments Can Fray Faithful Ties

New Pentagon Media Agency Seeks to Fill Top Job

'War on Terror'

US Offers Afghans $29 Million Reward for bin Laden

Al-Qaeda Suspect Abducted by US, Now in Wheelchair with Part of Intestines Removed

Report: British Agency Pushing Counter-Terror Propaganda to Media

Aussie Journalist Faces Terror Charges Over 'Inappropriate' Book


Russia Denies Halting NATO Transit to Afghanistan

Killing Civilians Outrages Afghans, Damages Troops Popularity

US Investigating Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan

1.2 Tons of Opium Seized in Afghanistan

Danish Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Pakistani Politics

Psychiatrist: Zardari Unstable, Suffering From PTSD After 11 Years in Prison

Swiss Drop Charges Against Zardari

Pakistan Political Prospects as Coalition Splits

Pakistan's Tumultuous Politics

Tribal Areas

Pakistan Bans Taliban After Suicide Bombings

Q&A on Pakistani Taliban Movement

Pakistan Mob Burns Two Vehicles Set for US Afghan Force

Pakistanis Displaced by Fighting in 'Dire Need'

Pakistan Kills Five Militants Near Afghan Border

Ten Killed in Militant Attack in Pakistan's Swat


Indian Security Forces Kill 5 in Kashmir

Scenarios for the Kashmir Crisis


Philippine Army Seizes 15 Rebel Camps in Conflict-Torn South

US Submarine May Have Leaked Radiation in Singapore

Ex-Prisoner's Candidacy Tests Malaysia's Rulers

Hindu-Christian Violence Flares in India

China Deports US Tibet Protesters

Tibet's Most Famous Woman Blogger, Woeser, Detained by Police


US Says Envoy's Talks With North Korea 'Substantive'

China, South Korea Agree to Keep Working on North Korea Deal


Honduras Joins Venezuelan Pact; Chavez Promises Oil


Tense Standoff in Disputed Georgia Village

Russia Says to Inspect Cargo at Georgian Port

Russia Says Georgia Force Will Not Exceed Limits

EU Prestige on the Line Over Georgia Crisis

France Calls for European Summit Over Georgia

Georgia's NATO Showpiece Left in Tatters

Key Georgian Rail Line Reopens After Explosion

Georgia's Russians Express Shame, Anger Over Moscow's Actions

McCain's Wife to Visit Georgia
Around the Caucasus
Russian Parliament Backs Independence for Abkhazia, S. Ossetia

Russian General Criticizes US Black Sea Presence

Russia Cruiser to Test Weapons in Crowded Black Sea

NATO Commander Says Black Sea Exercises Have No Connection With Georgia Conflict

Russian War Emboldens Georgia's Other Separatists

Four Years Later, Dissident Sees Shadows of Beslan in Georgia War

Enclave Hails Tight Embrace From Moscow


Putin Says No Advantages for Russia From WTO

Russian Official: US Should Shelve Nuclear Deal to Avoid Congressional Bias

Britain Warns Against Suspending NATO-Russia Ties


Iran Says It Is Building Submarines to Protect Vital Oil Route

How Big Is Iran's Military?

Obama: World Must Not Let Iran Corner Israel

Khamenei's Approval Bolsters President

Iran Leader Warns Ahmadinejad on Inflation

Iran Warns US Over Interfering in Caucasus Crisis


Syria-Israel Talks Focused on Border

Syrian President Highlights Dialogue as Only Way to Solve Conflicts

FM: France Willing to Push Forward Peace Process Between Israel, Syria


Israel Frees Palestinian Prisoners

Mofaz Slams Livni for Supporting Release of Palestinian Prisoners

Abbas Greets Liberated Prisoners With Hero's Welcome in West Bank

Egypt Welcomes Israel's Release of Palestinian Prisoners

US Tax Breaks Help Jewish Settlers in West Bank

Palestinian Fishermen Test Israeli Blockade on Gaza

Israel Not Planning to Detain Activists' Boats Leaving Gaza

Israel to Shut Gaza Border Crossings Again

Barak to Rice: Israel Won't Accept Nuclear Iran


UN Denies Reports of Israeli Incursion in South Lebanon

French FM Visits Lebanon, Syria


Zimbabwe Police Arrest Two Opposition Legislators

Zimbabwe's Mugabe Appoints Lawmakers, Governors

Zimbabwe's New Speaker, Lovemore Moyo


Number of Somalis Needing Aid Spikes to 3.2 Million

Somali Troops Burn Houses in Mogadishu

Somali Soldiers Kill Civilian in Mogadishu Market

Interim Somali Government Moves to Sack PM Over Embezzlement

Somali Leaders 'Reach Agreement' in Ethiopia Talks

Somali Insurgent Spokesman: Djibouti Agreement Does Not Concern Us


Rebels: Sudan Forces Kill 27 in Darfur Camp Clash


Justin Raimondo
Biden Means Business As Usual

Philip Giraldi
The Evil Empire Revisited

Alan Bock
Blowing Opportunities

Ivan Eland
Missile Defense May Cause Downward Spiral in US-Russian Relations

Doug Bandow
The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism

Nebojsa Malic
Krajina, Not Kosovo

Charles Peña
My Energy Plan Is
Better Than Yours

Sascha Matuszak
The Security Blanket

David R. Henderson
'Fisking' or 'Hendersoning'?

Praful Bidwai
Deceptions Surface in US-India Nuclear Deal

Ran HaCohen
Israel at Sixty

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