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The Nobel Prize for Irony
  Peace Doesn’t Work, Obama Informs Nobel Committee
Petraeus Warns of Long, Expensive Afghan Stay
  Gates Surprised by Karzai Remarks on Afghan Forces

NATO Sees Pick-Up in Afghan Combat, Warns on Deaths

  Afghanistan's 'Bravest Woman' Pins Hopes on USA, not Obama
  Kabul Mayor Still Running City Despite Conviction
US Continues On Path Toward War With Iran
  Iran to Hit Israeli Nuke Sites if Attacked
Maliki Slams 'Foreign Support' for Iraq Bombings
  Baghdad Security Chief Sacked Over Bombings
  Iraqi Army Wants US Help Past Withdrawal
Judge: Pentagon in Contempt in Gitmo Case
Jerusalem: Thousands Protest Settlement Freeze
Zelaya Exile Move From Honduras 'Postponed'
Afghanistan: No More the Good War  by John J. Mearsheimer
Land Mines Are Latest Attempt by Obama to Distance Himself From Peace Prize  by Russ Wellen
An Open Letter to The Norwegian Nobel Committee  by Kathy Kelly
The New Antiwar Right  by Reihan Salam
War and Peace, by Barack Obama  by Bernd Debusmann
Normalizing the Crime of the Century  by John Pilger

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Slim Majority Back Obama's Afghan Escalation, Bolstered by GOP Enthusiasm
White House Reviews No-Letter Policy for Military Suicide
Obama to Note Irony of Peace Prize in Wartime
Iraq's Other Security Threat: Politics
US Wants Tough Bioweapons Ban, but No Verification
Gordon Brown Snubbed by Soldiers' 'Curtain' Protest
'War on Terror'
US National Denies Mumbai Attacks
Homeland Security Embarks on Big Brother Programs to Read Our Minds and Emotions
Terror Charges for Man in Germany Over US Targets
Cleric Linked to Fort Hood Attack Grew More Radicalized in Yemen
3 Convicted in Plot to Blow Up Trans-Atlantic Passenger Jets
US Attorney General Goes to NY for Meetings on 9/11 Trials
Gitmo Detainee Is Returned to Kuwait
$100k Reward for Moussaoui Tipster; 2nd in Case
TSA Puts 5 Employees on Leave Over Online Posting
Pentagon Says Iraq's March Vote Won't Affect US Drawdown
Despite Bombings, US Says Iraq Must Keep Lead Security Role
Iraqi PM Asks for Patience After Baghdad Bombings
Iraq Parliament Calls Session Over Deadly Bombings
Woman Arrested for Recruiting Bombers in Baaquba
Ukraine Reaches $2.5 Billion Arms Deal With Iraq
Iraq Opens Big Slice of Oil Riches to Outside Bids
130 Arrested for Slipping Into Iraq From Syria

Bomb Hidden in Trash Kills 2 in Baghdad

Iraqi Man, Lucky Dog Reunite After Baghdad Blast
Wednesday: 11 Iraqis Killed, 28 Wounded
Iran Steps Up Its Crackdown on Student Protesters
Iran: UN Observatory Near Border Is Spy Station
In Boost for Israel, EU Moderates Stance on Jerusalem
Israel Gives Initial OK to Jerusalem Referendum
Jailed Fatah Chief Emerges as Palestinian Presidential Contender
Israeli Objections Stall Prisoner Swap
High Court: Gaza Student Cannot Complete Studies in West Bank
Rightist MK to Netanyahu: Jews Are Not Popsicles to Be Frozen
German Ex-Diplomats: Constant Support of Israel Must Cease
Middle East
Kuwait MPs Seek to Unseat PM
Egypt Starts Building Steel Wall on Gaza Strip Border
Somali Pirates
Somali Pirates Hijack Pakistan-Flagged Ship
Pirates Conduct Low-Key Maritime War Off Somali Coast
DR Congo
UN Told Not to Join Congo Army in Operation
Peru Army Plans Arms Purchase, Tests Chinese Tanks
US Counterterrorism Efforts Set to Expand in Afghanistan
Canadian Soldiers in Afghanistan: Two Messages on Departure Date
Calls Mount for Resignation of Canadian Defense Minister Over Afghan Prisoner Torture
Canadian General Now Acknowledges Risk to Afghan Detainees
Pay Hike Fosters Uptick in Afghan Army Recruits
$38 Billion Afghanistan Fraud Squad Not Doing Enough, US Senators Say
Kucinich Will Try to Force House Vote on Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan and Pakistan
Gates Says Afghan Mission to Get What It Needs
Gates Grounded by Rain in Afghanistan
Taliban Warn Korea Against Sending Troops
German Minister Under Pressure Over New Kunduz Report
How the Afghanistan Air War Got Stuck in the Sky
US Air Force Confirms 'Beast of Kandahar' Drone
US Military Looks at Using Drones in Afghanistan for Supply Missions
Pakistani Police Arrest 5 Americans With Alleged Terror Ties
Petraeus: Pakistani Army Has No Desire to Imperil Civilian Rule
US Aiding Pakistan in Alleged Terror Plot Arrests
Lugar: US War Strategy Should Focus on Pakistan
Kerry Says US Cannot Ignore Pakistan in War Policy
Boys' School Blown Up in Khyber
North Korea
US Envoy Ends Trip to North Korea
US Assures North Korea of 'Robust' Direct Talks Channel
A Look at North Korea's Nuclear Program
China Moves to Indict Top Dissident for Subversion
China Says It Detains 94 Who Fled July Rioting
China Closes File-Sharing Sites in Crackdown
Myanmar Junta Official Meets Aung San Suu Kyi
US Official Satisfied With Sri Lanka Resettlement Progress
Blasts Injure 14 as Leaders Land in Southern Thailand
Human Rights Watch Report on India School Attacks
4 Teenage Children of Yokota Air Force Base Airmen Jailed for Attempted Murder
WWII Babies Fathered by German Soldiers in Occupied Europe Coming to Terms With Past
US Military
2 Army Rangers Under Felony Charges Allowed to Deploy
Two Studies: PTSD Is Chemical Change in Brain

Justin Raimondo
The Antiwar Right: Our Time Is Near

Philip Giraldi
No-sama bin Laden

Ivan Eland
More 'Corruption' Is Needed in Afghanistan

Kelley B. Vlahos
Best Performance in a Farce

Nebojsa Malic
Trial and Error

David R. Henderson
A Coalition's Progress: Monterey's Anti-Afghan War Demonstration

Charles V. Peña
More Sanctions, More Insanity

Ran HaCohen
Fascism Needs an Enemy

Alan Bock
Independence, Empire Don't Mesh

Edouard Husson
The Virtues of Gorbachevism

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