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Today's Highlights

Iran's Détente Gesture to Obama?: M. Sahimi
Obama's Policy on Civil Liberties: Bush Lite?: Eland
Obama Nixed Full Afghan Surge: Gareth Porter
Mideast Peace Talks on Hold: Helena Cobban
Twilight in Afghanistan: Philip Giraldi

 Gareth Porter

Obama Vs. Petraeus Continued

 Rep. Ron Paul

The Law Vs. The Empire

 Jason Ditz

The Israeli Elections

 William Astore

Peace or the Draft?

Coffins' Arrival From War Becomes an Issue Again    A Series of Suicides Unnerves West Point    US Concedes Afghan Attack Mainly Killed Civilians    UK Agents 'Colluded With Torture in Pakistan'    Fresh BBC Row After Reporters Asked Not to Cover Gaza Demo    US Yields in Battle for NATO Troops in Afghanistan    Doubts Cast Over Permanent Swat Ceasefire    Into a Taliban Wasteland of Blood and Fear    Report: Schalit Was Wounded During Cast Lead    Ridge: We Were Wrong to Torture    Sri Lanka Rebels Say Suicide Air Raids Successful    Pakistani Taliban Say Swat Ceasefire to Be Reviewed    Obama Under Fire for Picking a Crony Fundraiser as Ambassador to Britain    Afghan Deputy President: Karzai Is US Stooge    Obama Sides With Bush on Bagram Detainees    Iran Offered Nuclear Deal to Stop Iraq Troop Attacks: BBC    Court Ruling Sought on Iraqi Speaker Race    US Tests Military Exit Routes Out of Iraq    Lugar, GOP Senate Report Urge Fresh Look at Relations With Cuba    Clinton Criticized for Not Trying to Force China's Hand    North Korea Accuses US of War-Mongering    Hezbollah Denies Firing Katyusha Into North Israel    Israel Shells Lebanon After Rocket Attack    Israeli Envoy: World Must Act to Prevent Iran Nuke Breakthrough    US Offer to Russia on Missiles    Military Split Over Iraq Pullout    Pakistan Official: 'Permanent Cease-Fire' in Swat    Smearing The American Conservative    Obama Nixed Full Afghan Surge After Quizzing Brass    Mideast Peace Talks on Hold Amid Dual Power Struggles    Prince of Darkness Denies Own Existence    The Greatest Threat to Our National Security    A New Official Enemy Along the Border    A Revolutionary Manifesto    Iran's Détente Gesture to Obama?     Obama's Policy on Civil Liberties: Bush Lite?    Twilight in Afghanistan    Don't Bet on Obama Reining in Defense Spending    Our Enemy, the President    
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Updated February 21, 2009 - 11:53 PM EST
Obama Escalates Drone Strikes Inside Pakistan
  Pakistan Official: 'Permanent Cease-Fire' in Swat
  US Fears Pakistan Deal Will Turn Into Surrender
  Suicide Bombing Kills at Least 30 at Pakistani Shi'ite Funeral
US Admits Killing 13 Civilians in Afghan Op
  US: Pak-Style Truce in Afghanistan Acceptable
  Obama Nixed Full Afghan Surge After Quizzing Brass
  US Commander Predicts Long Afghanistan Stay
White House Calls for Urgent Action Against Iran
  Military Strikes Against Iran No Longer an Option: IAEA Chief
  Israel: Iran, Syria Secretly Continuing Nuclear Projects
Netanyahu Urges Moderates to Join Broad Govt
  Israel Military Legal Head: Accusing Soldiers of War Crimes Is Terrorism
  US Received Hamas Letter for Obama: State Dept
  Gazans: Israeli Troops Used Us as 'Human Shields' During Offensive
  Flares Over Lebanese Border After Reports of Missing Israel Soldier
Guantánamo Review to Be Headed by Bush Official
  Guantánamo Meets Geneva Rules, Pentagon Insists
  Obama Administration Keeps Bush View on Afghanistan Detainees
  Gen. Taguba: 'You Can't Sweep Unlawful Activities Under the Table'
Soldier Found Guilty of Murder in Deaths of 4 Iraqis
Smearing The American Conservative  by Glenn Greenwald
The Greatest Threat to Our National Security  by Gordon Prather
A New Official Enemy
Along the Border
 by Jacob G. Hornberger
Our Enemy, the President
by Daniel McCarthy
Iran's Détente Gesture to Obama?
by Muhammad Sahimi
Twilight in Afghanistan  by Philip Giraldi

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Is the US Paying Off the Italian Govt for Forging the Niger Documents?
Prince of Darkness Denies Own Existence
Mideast Peace Talks on Hold Amid Dual Power Struggles
US Deploys Pilotless Predators for 1st Time in Iraq
Civilian Deaths Surge in Sri Lankan War
Rep. Waters to Pressure Obama on Afghanistan
Wake Up Call: Activists Visit 'The Army Experience'
Anti-US Iraqi Cleric al-Sadr Facing Leadership Challenge
Today in Iraq
Iraqi Cleric Hopes Elections Will Help Push Out US
US and Iraqi Armies in Race Against 2011 Clock
Iraqi Parliament to Postpone Election of Speaker Until Next Legislative Term

Report: Iraq's 1.6 Million Displaced Need Urgent Help

Friday: 9 Iraqis Killed, 3 Wounded
US Military
In Video, Sergeant Tells of Shooting Iraqi Detainees
After Guilty Plea Offer, GI Cleared of Iraq Deaths
'War on Terror'
Detainee Alleging Torture to Be Sent to Britain, Source Says
Guantánamo Review Ready for Obama: Pentagon
UK Withdraws Controversial Terrorism Lesson Plan
Iran Markedly Slows Atom Enrichment Expansion: IAEA
US Expresses Concern Over Latest IAEA Report on Iran
Bahrain Bars Iran From Territorial Waters, Suspends Gas Talks
Iran Hails Military Ties With Russia
US Asks for Meeting With Syrian Ambassador
US to Prod Syrian Envoy on Terrorism, Nukes
Israeli Politics
Israeli Lawmaker: Livni Won't Join Netanyahu Govt

Netanyahu's Coalition Options in Israel

Five Facts About Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu Warns of Iranian Nuclear Threat
Hamas: Israel Picked 'Most Dangerous' Politician to Lead It
Abbas Won't Deal With Israeli Govt Not Committed to Peace
US Reiterates It Will Work With Next Israel Government
French FM: No Reason to Link Shalit Deal With Gaza Crossings
Egyptian Man Killed in Gaza Smuggling Tunnel Fire
Middle East
Lebanon: Christian Leader Calls for Calm After Grenade Attacks
Political Dispute Over Turkey Media Group Fine
Darfur Clashes Cause Deaths on Both Sides: Army
Sudan Wants One Year Delay in Beshir War Crimes Case
Civilian Killed as Somali Islamists Attack AU Forces
Rwandan Army to Start Congo Withdrawal: Spokesman
Colombian Rebel Turncoat Claims Betrayal
Weekend Reviews
A Revolutionary Manifesto
From the Right: Wired for War
From the Left: Wired for War
The Holocaust Is Over
Was Bush Doctrine Just a Little Bit of History Repeating?
Halliburton's Army: How Cheney's Former Firm Revolutionized Warmaking and Screwed Us in the Process
Gates: US Fighting 'Tough Test' to Oust Taliban
US Secures Afghan Supply Route, Expects Allies' Help
Bomb Kills Three Coalition Troops in Afghanistan
Afghan 2008 Opium Crop Was Second Biggest: UN Report
20 Nations Offer to Boost Afghan Contributions: US
Afghan Arrested for Alleged Lies About Terror Ties
Attack on Funeral Sparks Pakistan Riots

Pakistan's Evolving Sectarian Schism

Pakistani Cleric Talks Peace With Taliban Son-In-Law
Pakistan Won't Allow 'State Within State' in Malakand
14 Militants Killed, School Blown Up in Bajaur
Timeline: Recent Bomb Attacks in Pakistan
UN Fears for Staff Member Kidnapped in Pakistan
Chinese Navy to Take Part in Joint Naval Exercise in Pakistan
India Concerned by Pakistan's Truce With Militants
Kashmiris Clash With Police, 26 Hurt
Sri Lanka
Rebel Air Attack Kills Three in Sri Lankan Capital
Two Rebel Planes Shot Down Over Capital of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Rebels Attack Despite Losses
Sri Lanka Tax Building Struck by Bomb: Military
Facts About Air Wing of Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers
Rights Group Says Many Sri Lankan Civilians Killed
Official: South Korea to Retaliate if North Korea Attacks
US Tells North Korea to End Insults, Return to Talks
North Korea Could Be Ready to Test Fire Missile in Days: Analysts
Possible Successors to North Korea's Kim
Clinton Names Special North Korea Envoy
Stephen Bosworth: US Envoy to North Korea Nuclear Talks
North Koreans Savor Taste of Open Marketplace
US Set to Refurbish Planes for Taiwan
Chinese Officials Protest Sinking of Cargo Ship by Russians
Report: China Sentences Two Nuns Over Tibet Protests
Kyrgyzstan Issues Eviction Notice to Key US Base
Islamist Grenade Attack Injures 15 in Bangladesh Police Station
Report: China Sentences Two Nuns Over Tibet Protests
Myanmar Junta Announces 6,300 Convicts to Be Freed
Journalist Shot and Wounded in Nepal
Arms Dealers Cool as US-Russia Relations Thaw
Russia Reopens Case of Murdered Journalist
Serbs Ordered to Pay for Destroyed Mosques

Justin Raimondo
The Joan Walsh Syndrome 

Ivan Eland
Obama's Policy on Civil Liberties: Bush Lite?

Nebojsa Malic
A Year After

Charles Peña
Portents From the First
Press Conference

Philip Giraldi
Renounce Extraordinary Rendition

Ran HaCohen
Abe Foxman's 'Anti-Semitic Pandemic'

Alan Bock
The War Recession

Doug Bandow
Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty: The Battle Continues

David R. Henderson
Meet the New Boss;
Same as the Old Boss

Praful Bidwai
'Good Cop, Bad Cop' Approach to Pakistan

Sascha Matuszak
Business Over Bluster

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