Zero Plus Zero Equals Zero: Philip Giraldi
Another Case of Failed Interventionism?: Wm. Lind
Fears of Blowback Nixed Afghan Air Strikes: Porter
When Is a Child Not a Child?: Andy Worthington
Bush's War on Civil Liberties: James Bovard

 John L. Esposito

Who Speaks for Islam?

 Shashank Bengali


 Douglas Valentine

The Phoenix Program

 Tim Dickinson

Maverick? Lunatic.

Pakistani Legislators Show Little Appetite for a Fight    Winter Soldiers: 'We Have to Share This Pain'    Fears of Blowback Nixed Afghan Air Strikes in 2004    Bush's War on Civil Liberties    Zero Plus Zero Equals Zero    Pakistan Under Pressure to Accept IMF Funding    Venezuela Plans New Caribbean Naval Base    A New Breed Grabs Reins in Anbar    ElBaradei: Iran Nowhere Near Acquiring Nuclear Weapons    Teen Feigns Death to Escape Taliban Massacre    Big Government Gets Bigger Under Bush    US-Iraq Deal Could Mean Jail Time for Contractors    Pre-WWII Machine Gun May Have Downed British Plane in Iraq in 2005    Pakistan Muzzles Its Guns    Sri Lanka: Rebels Attack Troops After Luring Them to Territory    State Department Official Praises Pakistan Strikes, Cautions Against Peace Talks    Zimbabwe Opposition Boycotts Summit With Mugabe    Georgia, Kazakhstan Withdraw Forces From Iraq    US: Military Action, Not Talks, to Deal With Militancy in Pakistan    Al-Qaeda in Iraq:
Another Case of Failed Interventionism?
    Ossetians Accuse EU of Ignoring Georgian Attacks    When Is a Child Not a Child?    British Aid Worker Killed in Kabul for 'Spreading Christianity'    Iraqi Tribes Caught Between Rival Shi'ite Parties    Shi'ite Bloc's Demands Stall US-Iraq Pact    Blackwater Sees Treasure in Pirates    Sri Lanka Admits Heavy Troop Loss    Mukasey and Mueller Maul the 4th Amendment    US Presses Iraq on SOFA as Support Dries Up    Dictator Disregards Constitution Once Again    Smearing Colonel Vandeveld    The Torture Time Bomb    
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Updated October 21, 2008 - 11:10 PM EDT

US Praises Air Strikes, Against Pak Peace Talks


Pakistani Legislators Show Little Appetite for a Fight

  Over 100 Feared Dead in Swat Valley Air Strikes

Pakistan Under Pressure to Accept IMF Funding

US Presses Iraq on SOFA as Support Dries Up

Tuesday: 27 Iraqis Killed, 52 Wounded

NATO's Political Will 'Wavering' in Afghanistan
  Fears of Blowback Nixed Afghan Air Strikes in 2004

NATO: 20 Insurgents Killed West of Afghan Capital

ElBaradei: Iran Nowhere Near Acquiring Nukes

US Drops Charges Against 5 Gitmo Prisoners

  Bush Decides to Keep Guantánamo Open

Big Government Gets Bigger Under Bush

Al-Qaeda in Iraq: Another Case of Failed Interventionism?  by William S. Lind
Bush's War on Civil Liberties
by James Bovard
Dictator Disregards Constitution Once Again  by Jacob G. Hornberger
The Torture Time Bomb  by Philippe Sands
When Is a Child Not a Child?
by Andy Worthington
Smearing Colonel Vandeveld
by Ross Tuttle

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Winter Soldiers: 'We Have to Share This Pain'

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Nineveh Operations Commander Urges Christian Families to Return

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Shi'ite Bloc's Demands Stall US-Iraq Pact

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Talabani Stresses Consensus in Ruling Iraq

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Teen Feigns Death to Escape Taliban Massacre

Afghan Suicide Blast Kills Seven

British Aid Worker Killed in Kabul for 'Spreading Christianity'

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Iran: Defeat in UN Security Council Unjust

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Israel's Livni Gets More Time to Form Government

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