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America's Outrageous War Economy: Paul Farrell
What a Mess To Clean Up: Gordon Prather
Refusing to Oppress: Neve Gordon
Iraq Kidnappings Now Become 'Unofficial': Ali/Jamail
Goodbye: Charley Reese

 Lew Rockwell

Smash the Warfare State!

 Abdulkadir Abdirahman

America's Brutal Regime Change in Somalia

 Luke Ryland

The CIA, the Neocons and the Nuke Black Market

 Adam Isacson

Biden's Plan Colombia

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Russia Defends Actions in Georgia
  OSCE Faults Georgians in S. Ossetia Conflict
  Putin: US Military Advisers in Georgia Conflict
  Georgia Refugees Appear Free to Return but Fearful
  New Kids on the Bloc: Cold Warriors
Bhutto Purge Raises Doubts About Zardari
  Pakistan Says Jets Kill 40 Taliban in New Fighting
  Two Pakistanis and Two Arabs Among Four Killed in US Missile Attack
  Pakistani City of Peshawar Could Fall to Taliban as Attacks Grow
NATO Hopes Probe Will Ease Strained Relations
  Afghanistan: Civilian Casualties Strain NATO
  Germany's Afghanistan Mission Questioned After Civilian Deaths
Deal on US Withdrawal From Iraq Again in Peril
  UK Special Forces Killed 100s in 'Secret War Against al-Qaeda in Iraq'
  Iraq Election Law Must Pass Mid-Sept for 2008 Vote
  Sunday: 13 Iraqis Killed, 8 Wounded
Bush Quietly Seeks to Make War Powers Permanent
Police Preemptively Raid GOP Convention Protesters
Iran Warns Any US or Israeli Attack Would Start 'World War'
Awakening to Realities in Iraq
by Kelley Vlahos
What a Mess To Clean Up
by Gordon Prather
Revenge of the Balkans
by Gordon N. Bardos
Goodbye  by Charley Reese
Refusing to Oppress  by Neve Gordon
Federal Attitude Policy  by James Bovard

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Army Experience Center Offers Simulations at US Mall
UK Military
Tory MP Douglas Carswell Punished for Damning Army Kit
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Iran Corroborates UN Nuclear Monitor's Estimate of Centrifuges in Operation
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Hamas to Israel: We Won't Compromise, We Want 1,000 Prisoners for Shalit
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Islamic Jihad Threatens Israel With 'The Fires of Hell'
More Than 1,000 Leave Gaza After Egypt Opens Crossing
Egypt: Arab Force for Gaza May Help Stop Violence
Egyptian Officials: Israeli Flexibility on Prisoner Swap Will Pressure Hamas
Hezbollah Finds Left-Leaning Friends Abroad
Hezbollah Warlord Was an Enigma
Lebanese Authorities Hand Over Terror Suspects to Saudi Arabia for Interrogation
Australia: I'll Be Killed in Lebanon, Says Guard
Americans Keep Dying
Slain Ramsey (MN) Soldier 'Was So Close' to Finishing Afghan Service
Servicewoman (CA) Working as Combat Medic in Baghdad Military Prison Dies
Kentucky Town Mourns Sergeant Killed on Third Tour in Iraq
Mississippi Soldier Killed by Mortar Attack in Iraq
San Antonio (TX) Native Killed in Attack in Afghanistan
Hatfield (PA) Marine Supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom Dies in Bahrain
Army Reservist (NJ) Killed in Iraq Hoped to Become Police Officer
Army Sergeant From Rising Sun (MD) Dies in Afghanistan
Russians Call for More European Monitors in Georgia
Georgia Tightens Visa Regime for Russian Citizens
UN: Russians Warn Returning Georgians That Security Is Not Guaranteed
Russia Remains a Black Sea Power
Demonstrators Gather in Support of Slain Russian Journalist
Global Ossetia Fallout
Georgia Mission Strictly Humanitarian, US Coast Guard Captain Claims
Britain to Urge Sanctions Against Russians Linked to Breakaway Georgian Regions
Russian Offensive Hailed in Mideast
Experts: China Unlikely to Back Russia on Georgia
Bombs Kill at Least Two Russian Soldiers in Chechnya
Basque Separatist Leader Otegi Leaves Jail, Calls for Talks
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Militants Torch Thousands More School Textbooks in Afghanistan
Suicide Bomber Hits Troop Convoy in Afghanistan
Afghanistan Will Free Son of Pakistani Scientist 'Soon': Minister
US Troops Join Canada's Forces in Afghanistan Province
German Military Proposes New Afghan Rail Link
Pakistan Suspends Militant Operations for Ramadan
Pakistan's Zardari, Two Others, in President Race
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Pakistani Lawmaker Defends Honor Killings
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Indian Nuke Deal: New US Draft Text to Be Released Next Week
Seven-Day Curfew Relaxed Briefly in Kashmir
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Sri Lankan Jets Bomb Tiger Base; Fighting Kills 34
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Pressure Grows on Thai Prime Minister to Resign
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Tens of Thousands March Against Taiwan President
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Philippine Army Needs More Ordnance
Nepal: Beset by Feuds, Prachanda Fails to Expand Cabinet
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Nigerian Group Demands $12m Ransom for Kidnapped Israeli
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