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Highlights
 
Pakistan: Offensive Kills 1,000+ Alleged Militants    Images, the Law and War: The Detainee Abuse Photographs    Somaliland Strives to Distinguish Itself in Troubled Region    Pakistan Chief of Army Staff: No Foreign Counter-Insurgency Training Needed    Mystery Surrounds Prison Death of Terrorist Whose Testimony Was Key to Iraq Invasion    Tamil Tigers Warn of Mass Suicide    Boy Scouts Train for Badge in Anti-Terrorism, Illegal Immigration, and Marijuana Raids    Obama Courts Israel With Pact Against Tehran    The Deadly Treatment of Sergeant John M Russell    Obama Retains Bush-Era Military Tribunals    US Strikes Killed 140 Villagers: Afghan Probe    Iraq Stability May Stall as US Removes Troops, Haass Says    US Drone Strike in North Waziristan Kills 40    Netanyahu Won't Back Palestinian State on US Trip, Says MP    Obama Thug Squad Brutalizing Prisoners at Gitmo    Democrats at Odds on National Security    Fear of Taliban Influx in Largest Pakistani City    Eritrea Denies Somali Involvement    ElBaradei: Israel Strike on Iran Would Be 'Insane'    Are Taliban Abandoning Guerrilla Tactics in Pakistan Conflict?    ACLU: Obama's Revival of Tribunals Strikes Blow to Rule of Law    No Waterboarding Used in Questioning on al-Qaeda Ties to Iraq, Officials Say    Iran: Rival Criticizes Ahmadinejad's Holocaust Denial    Blast Goes Unsolved as UN Agencies Probing Alleged Crime Turn on Each Other    US-Iraqi Operation Targets al-Qaeda Cell in North Iraq Near Syria    Sri Lanka President Declares Victory in Civil War    US Denies Incendiary Weapon Use in Afghanistan    Even With Obama in Charge, Antiwar Democrats Powerless    US to Raise Military Aid to Israel    Critics Call Obama's Tribunals 'Bush Lite'    Lobbies Gear Up Ahead of Bibi-Barack Meet    A Powerful but Flawed Critique of US Foreign Policy    US-Israel Balance Echoes Tensions of 1991    Don't Admit Ukraine Into NATO    Does Obama Want 'Hitler' to Win Reelection?    Torture's Role in the Rush to War With Iraq    Misreading the Map    Mistrust of the West Is Stronger in Pakistan Than Fear of the Taliban    Release the Torture Photos    
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News
Updated May 17, 2009 - 10:49 AM EDT
Thug Squad Brutalizing Prisoners at Gitmo
 
  Obama Retains Bush-Era Military Tribunals
  Critics Call Obama's Tribunals 'Bush Lite'
Democrats at Odds on National Security
 
  Even With Obama in Charge, Antiwar Democrats Powerless
Pakistan: Offensive Kills 1,000+ Alleged Militants
 
  US Drone Strike Kills 40 at Pakistani School
  Fear of Taliban Influx in Largest Pakistani City
Obama Courts Israel With Pact Against Tehran
 
  MP: Netanyahu Won't Back Palestinian State on US Trip
  US to Raise Military Aid to Israel
US Strikes Killed 140 Villagers: Afghan Probe
 
  US Denies Incendiary Weapon Use in Afghanistan
Prison Death of Tortured Terrorist Who Implicated Iraq
 
  US: No Waterboarding Used in Questioning on al-Qaeda Ties to Iraq
Viewpoints
Mistrust of the West Is Stronger in Pakistan Than Fear of the Taliban  by Anatol Lieven
Torture's Role in the Rush to War With Iraq  by Gordon Prather
Does Obama Want 'Hitler' to Win Reelection?  by William Wedin
A Powerful but Flawed Critique of US Foreign Policy  by David Gordon
US-Israel Balance Echoes Tensions of 1991  by Helena Cobban
Release the Torture Photos
Los Angeles Times

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Frontline
Investigator: Torture Probe Should Focus on Estimated 100 US Prisoner Deaths
Blast Goes Unsolved as UN Agencies Probing Alleged Crime Turn on Each Other
Images, the Law and War: The Detainee Abuse Photos
The Deadly Treatment of Sergeant John M. Russell
Lt. Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's Asceticism
Boy Scouts Train for Badge in Anti-Terrorism, Illegal Immigration, and Pot Raids
 
Madam President in Afghanistan?
Iraq Occupation
Iraq VP Nervous About US Withdrawal
Iraq Stability May Stall as US Removes Troops, Haass Says
RAF Ending 19-Year Iraq Mission
US Soldier Killed in Combat in Southern Iraq
Abused Iraqi 'Looters' Awarded £1m Compensation
Today in Iraq
US-Iraqi Operation Targets al-Qaeda Cell in North Iraq Near Syria
Iraqis Shrug Off Concerns Over Photos of US Abuse
More Mass Graves Found in Southern Iraq, Hundreds of Victims Likely Kurdish
Saturday: 1 US Soldier, 22 Iraqis Killed; 32 Iraqis Wounded
Torturing Justice
Human Rights Groups Attack Obama
ACLU: Obama's Revival of Tribunals Strikes Blow to Rule of Law
Gore: Cheney 'Shouldn't Be Talking'
GOP Could Use Pelosi Torture Woes Against Obama
Democrats' Risky Focus on Torture
UK Foreign Secretary Presses for Gag on CIA Memo
US Military
US Army Fights Stigma of Mental Care
A Navy Psychologist on the Military and Mental Health
New America Ferrera Film Looks at Effects of War on US Soldiers
Doctor: Possible Equipment Errors Reported at More Than a Dozen Veterans Affairs Facilities
Guantánamo
French Doctors Say Ex-Guantánamo Inmate Is Okay
Custer Country Rides to President's Gitmo Rescue
Iran
ElBaradei: Israel Strike on Iran Would Be 'Insane'
Rival Criticizes Ahmadinejad's Holocaust Denial
Iran to Host Summit With Afghan, Pakistan Leaders
Iran Presidential Hopeful to 'Launch New Daily'
Obama-Netanyahu Meeting
Obama and Israel's Netanyahu Likely to Have Calm Meeting Despite Differences
World Watches for Washington Shift on Mideast
US Declines to Disclose Middle East Peace Plan
Gazans Hope US Leader Pushes Israel to Relax Grip
Palestine/Israel
Hamas Will Not Discuss Recognition of Israel
Barak: Middle East Deal Possible in Three Years
Barak Plays Down Netanyahu Reluctance to Back Two States
Labor 'Rebels' to Bibi: Can't Evade 2-State Solution for Israel
Rival Palestinian Factions Resume Unity Talks in Cairo
Israeli Forces Fire on Palestinian Fishing Boats
Leaving Israel, Pope Benedict Offers Stronger Holocaust Message
Syria
Israel Deputy FM: Syria's Assad Just Wants Peace Process, Not Peace
US Mideast Envoy Prepares for Possible Syria Visit
Lebanon
Lebanon Detains New Israel Spy Suspect
Lebanese Tribunal Sentences Spy for Israel to 10 Years in Jail
Middle East
Egypt Partly Opens Gaza Borders for Humanitarian Cases
Kuwaitis Elect Their Second Parliament in a Year, Hope for Stability
Americans Still Dying
Remains of Fallen Chicago (IL) Soldier Arrive at Dover on His Birthday
Friends Recall Lake In the Hills (IL) Soldier Who Died in Afghanistan
Georgia Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Laid to Rest in Canton
Baghdad Shooting Victim From Wilmington (NC) Counseled Soldiers
Slain Federalsburg (MD) Soldier's Mom Has 'Mixed Emotions' Toward Suspect
Slain Amarillo (TX) Soldier Returns Home
Virginia Soldier Killed in Iraq Was Doting and Selfless, Mom Says
Pearl City (HI) Grad Was Soldier, Award-Winning Cook
Elmira (NY) Man, 21, Dies While Serving in Iraq
 
Afghanistan
Security in West Afghanistan: NATO's 'Great Unknown'
Pakistan Insurgents' Rocket Hits Afghan Mosque, Killing Five
Ambush at Afghan School in 'Valley of Death'
After Gunfire, US, Taliban Swing PR Cudgel
UK Marine Blown Up in Vulnerable Vehicle About to Be Withdrawn
French FM: Women Vital for Afghanistan's Future
Marines Prepare for Counterinsurgency in Southern Afghanistan
3 Police, 2 Taliban Fighters Killed in West Afghanistan
Afghan Vote Chief Says Presidential Candidates Weak
Four US Contractors Investigated in Afghan Death
Pakistan
Are Taliban Abandoning Guerrilla Tactics in Pakistan Conflict?
Pakistan Presses Military Offensive
Pakistan Army Chief: No Foreign Counter-Insurgency Training Needed
11 Killed as Pakistan Bomb Hits Handicapped Kids' Bus
Flood of Refugees Engulfs Pakistan
Musharraf Terms as 'Mistake' Past Deals With Taliban
Zardari Comes Down Hard on Sufi
Sri Lanka
Tamil Tigers Warn of Mass Suicide
Specter of Mass Suicide as Tamil Tigers Face Final Battle
Sri Lanka President Declares Victory in Civil War
70 Tamil Tigers 'Killed' by Sri Lanka Army
Fears Grow for Safety of Sri Lankan Doctors Who Reported Civilian Slaughter
Sri Lanka Military Cuts Off Rebel Sea Escape
Chinese Support Crucial to Sri Lankan Victory Over Tamils
India/Kashmir
Congress Party Wins Resounding Victory in India Vote
Kashmiri Leader Loses Election
White House Says India's Voting Bolsters Democracy
Myanmar
Myanmar Activist's Lawyer Blasts 'Wretched' Visitor
Myanmar Bars Lawyer From Suu Kyi Trial
After Years of Isolation, a Dissident Still Torments Her Tormentors
Asia
South Korea Not Ruling Out Border Industrial Park's Closure
Thai PM Says Country Getting 'Back to Business'
Somalia/Eritrea
Eritrea Denies Somali Involvement
UN Won't Rule Out Peacekeepers for Somalia
Somaliland Strives to Distinguish Itself in Troubled Region
Spain Hands 13 Suspected Pirates to Kenya
Nigeria
Nigerian Army Frees Hostages, Destroys Militant Camp
Fighting Continues in Niger Delta as Military Seeks to 'Flush Out' Militants
Sudan/Chad
Chad President Vows to Wipe Out Rebels 'in Pay of Sudan'
Sudan Rules Out War on Chad
Africa
Obama Chooses Ghana for First Africa Trip
Report: Al-Qaeda Demands $13 Mln for Sahara Hostages
Madagascar's Military-Backed Leader Heads to Libya
UN Security Council Trip Focuses on Somalia, Sudan
Russia & Her Neighbors
Abkhazia: Self-Ruled Region Remains Wary of Russian Backers
Medvedev Stresses Concern on NATO Moves Near Russia
Reports: Medvedev Hopeful About Obama's Trip
Moscow Police Violently Break Up Gay Pride Rally
Americas
A Video From the Grave Sends Guatemala Into Crisis
Peru Dispatches Army to Quell Indigenous Protests
Venezuela: Last Anti-Chavez TV Station Faces Probe, Shutdown
Clipping Castro One Blog at a Time
Oceania
Aussie Minister: Letter Suggesting Soldiers Obtain Additional Accident Insurance 'Badly Worded'

Fiji's Military Regime Accuses Powerful Methodist Church of Trying to Destabilize Country

Weekend Reviews
Chalmers Johnson on The Bases of Empire: the Global Struggle Against US Military Posts
China's Rise and the Two Koreas
A Powerful but Flawed Critique of US Foreign Policy
 
Columnists

Justin Raimondo
5/15/2009
What Did Nancy Know?

Ivan Eland
5/16/2009
Don't Admit Ukraine Into NATO

Edouard Husson
5/15/2009
Twenty Years After the Fall

Kelley B. Vlahos
5/14/2009
The Private Contracting Surge Into Afghanistan

Charles V. Peña
5/13/2009
Pentagon Gluttons

Philip Giraldi
5/12/2009
Saigon Again?

Alan Bock
5/11/2009
Magical Thinking in South Asia

Nebojsa Malic
5/06/2009
Matter of Opinion

David R. Henderson
4/28/2009
The Case for Prosecuting Bush

Ran HaCohen
2/18/2009
Abe Foxman's 'Anti-Semitic Pandemic'

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