Officials: NATO's Badghis Air Strike Killed at Least 20, Mostly Civilians    Obama Narrows Afghan Options: 34,000 Troop Escalation Favored    Iraqi Parliament Finally Approves Election Law    Japanese Town Stages Anti-US Base Protest    Britons Think Afghanistan War Unwinnable    Afghans Say NATO Airstrike Killed 20, Including 12 Civilians    Germans Press for Removal of US Nuclear Weapons in Europe    Afghanistan; More Troops May Not Be the Answer, Says Obama Adviser    Poland Demands US Troops Be Based on Polish Soil    Declassified Docs Reveal Pentagon Ignored FBI's Warnings on Abusive Interrogations    Abbas Threatens to Dismantle Palestinian Authority    UK Army Wants to Retreat in Afghanistan    Honduran Rivals Signal New Bid to Solve Crisis    Sunni Concerns See Iraq MPs Fail to Agree 2010 Election Law    Israel Spy Agency Tried to Recruit Alleged Killer    Afghans Have Serious Doubts About US Escalation    How Israel's War With Iran Will Be Fought    More Democrats Oppose Lifting Cuban Travel Ban    Russia's Medvedev: Sanctions Against Iran Possible    Afghan Govt Says UN Representative Out of Line    Iran Lawmakers: No Shipment of Uranium Abroad    Abbas Produces a Dubious Twist    US Seeks to Limit Warlords in Karzai Cabinet    'War Comes Home' with Ft. Hood Shootings    The Media as Enablers of Government Lies    Two Cents About COIN    After Fort Hood: Count All the Dead    The Evil Empire    Israeli Settlements Could Cause One-State Solution    US Fed Up With Troops Dying to Prop Up Karzai    
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Pak Bombing Kills Anti-Taliban Mayor, 14 Others
Obama Leaning Toward 34,000 Afghan 'Surge'
  Afghans Say NATO Airstrike Killed 20, Including 12 Civilians
  Senior Obama Advisor Jones: More Troops May Not Be the Answer
Iraq Electoral Law Passes, Sets Up National Vote
  Marooned Atop Sea of Oil, Basra Residents Unable to Tap Its Wealth
Russia Now Says May Back Sanctions on Iran
  Iran Will Not Exchange Uranium With the West, Top Official Says
Fatah Considers Reverting to Popular Warfare
  Rival Lebanon Factions, Including Hezbollah, Agree on Unity Govt
Germans Press for Removal of US Nuclear Arms in Europe
Pentagon Ignored FBI's Warnings on Abusive Interrogations
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The Media as Enablers of Government Lies  by James Bovard
Israeli Settlements Could Cause One-State Solution  by Juan Cole
The Evil Empire  by Paul Craig Roberts
Two Cents About COIN  by Ryan McCarl
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