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Lieberman's 'War Cabinet': Justin Raimondo
The Token Defendant: Nebojsa Malic
Idealism vs. Realism in Egypt: Patrick Buchanan
An Increasingly Aerial Occupation: Jamail/Engelhardt
WTO: Let the Hostilities Begin: Sascha Matuszak

It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.
General William Tecumseh Sherman
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Updated December 14, 2005 - 11:29 PM EST
War Spending May Hit Half-Trillion Mark
Bush Calls on UN to Step Up Syria Pressure
Syria Denies UN Charge of Slow Cooperation

Shi'ites Relish Chance to Rule

Israel Troubled by Bush's Priorities

Novak: Bush Knows Name of CIA Leaker

Police Seize Forged Ballots Headed to Iraq From Iran

Iraq Border Chief Denies Forged Ballots Seized

An Increasingly Aerial Occupation
by Dahr Jamail and Tom Engelhardt
Don't Like the News? Then Buy
Your Own!
by Joe Conason
The 'Crusade Theory of
by Anthony B. Robinson
1,000 Days of Getting It Wrong
by Patrick Cockburn
Should Israel Give Up Its Nukes?
by George Bisharat
The Emperor Has Spoken
by Sheldon Richman

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Syria on Offensive Over UN Report

Poll: 58% of Americans Want Iraq Withdrawal Date

Will Chalabi Have Last Laugh at Polls?

US Envoy: Torture at 2 Iraqi Prisons Severe, Extensive

Election Violence Hits Kurds

Major Attacks Expected to Coincide With Iraq Elections

Lawyers: Fitzgerald Long Suspicious Rove Had Hidden Evidence

EU: CIA Abducted, Illegally Transferred People in Europe


Shi'ites: If Ba'athists Win, We Will Overthrow Them

Iraqis Vote
Election Stakes Are Highest Yet in Iraq

Curfew Imposed to Stop Insurgent Attacks in Iraq

Iraq Militant Group Says Won't Hit Voting Stations

Iraqi Politicians Divided on Ba'ath Party

In Iraq, Old-Style Chicago Politics Is Boss

Fatwa Tells Sunni Arabs to Vote in Iraq Poll

What Sunni Voters Want

Sunni Voters Prepare for 'Decisive Battle'

Sunni Candidate Killed on Last Day of Campaign

Ancestors of Ancient Mesopotamia Set to Make Themselves Heard

Iraq President Says He Will Not Seek Reelection

Predicted Iraq Election Outcome

US Military: Iraqi Detainees Given Chance to Cast Ballots

The War Goes On

Four US Soldiers Killed in Iraq Bombing

Snipers Vex Troops in Sunni Bastion

Britain Denies It Has Fixed Date for Iraq Withdrawal

GIs Near End of Tour – Still in Harm's Way

Torture in Iraq

US Says 120 Abuse Cases Found in Iraq

To Halt Abuses, US Will Inspect Jails Run by Iraq

US Envoy Urges Speedy Probe on Iraq Detainees

Video Shows Iraq Jail Torture

Former Iraq General: Iranian Officer Led Torture of Detainees

For Mutilated Hussein Foe, Surgery Brings New Hope

Iraq Today

Rice Says World Community Boycotts Saddam Trial

Bush's Strategy, Iraq's New Army Challenged by Ethnic Militias

Many Displaced in Iraqi West Fear Returning Home


Iran: No Need for US Security Guarantee

Iran DM Faces Impeachment Over Plane Crash

Italian Court Orders Iran Asset Freeze


US Spent Millions on Pro-Karzai Propaganda

Afghan Govt Dismisses Taliban Order Against Karzai


Egypt Islamists Adopt Step-by-Step Strategy Toward Power

Egypt Swears in Newly Elected Parliament

South Asia

Mortars Fired at Sri Lankan Army Camp, Rebels Blamed

Musharraf Calls for More Cultural Contacts With India at Film Festival


Neighbors' Patience With Burma Is Running Out

East Asian Summit Marked by Discord

Manila Plays Down Coup Reports

Asian Nations Seek to Chart New Directions - Without US

South Korea Seeks Breakthrough in Talks With North Korea


Hacker Attacks in US Linked to Chinese Military: Researchers

Activists in China Call for Inquiry


US Navy Helicopter Crashes Off Colombia

Colombia Rebels in Cuba for Talks

Venezuela Jails Opposition Leader

New US Envoy Lays Out His Vision for a Democratic Cuba

Imprisoned in Chile, Peru's Fujimori Sets Sights on a Comeback at Home

US Warns Canada to Tone Down 'Anti-American' Rhetoric


Poland Extends Missions in Afghanistan, Balkans

Germans to Reduce Number of Troops Guarding US Bases

NATO Troops in Bosnia Raid Home of Former Serb Leader's Friend

UN Hariri Probe May Take Years: Mehlis

Report Says Syria Interfered in Hariri Probe

Syrians Edgy Over UN Report

Lebanon in Turmoil After Anti-Syrian Campaigner Slain

Lebanon Wants International Probe in Car-Bomb Death of Anti-Syrian MP

Murder Polarizes Lebanon

CIA Gulag

CIA Prisons May Have Moved to North Africa

Blair, Straw Under Pressure Over CIA Torture Flights

US Slammed Over Secret Prisons

UK Student Was Handed Over to CIA by MI6 for 'Extraordinary Rendition'

US Military

Is the Pentagon Spying on Americans?

Pentagon Spokesman Pick May Be in Jeopardy

Army Defends Transporting of Dead to US on Commercial Flights

Stress Remains a Lingering Hazard for Combat Vets

Pentagon to Raise Priority of 'Stability Operations'

War at Home

New Law Will Create Domestic Intelligence Chief

Senate Bill Seeks Time to Tighten PATRIOT Act

An 11th-Hour Drive to Amend PATRIOT Act

Bush's New Keyword: 'Adjust'

Zogby: Bush Job Approval Goes Up, Comes Back Down

US Joins China, Cuba on List of Nations Jailing Journalists

Former Generals Back Anti-Torture Bill

Bush Confident He Can Reach a Deal on McCain Torture Bill

Iraq War Vet to Share Experiences at Peace Conference

War on Terror

Ex-CIA Officer: The Cure Is Disengagement

Britain May Publish July 7 Bombing Findings

No Public Inquiry Into 7/7 Bombings

UK Police Chief Says Terror Threat Is Intensifying

Man US Accuses of Being bin Laden's 'Man in Sweden' Arrested in Prague

Marshals to Patrol Land, Sea Transport

Gitmo Aussie

Gitmo-Held Aussie Wins British Citizenship

US Still Expects to Eventually Prosecute Gitmo-Held Aussie

Lawyers: Now That Hicks Is British, He Should Be Released From Guantanamo

Australian Govt Won't Prevent Gitmo Detainee From Returning Home

Palestinian Elections

Palestinian Election Commission Closes After Repeated Attacks

Palestinians Hold Final Dress Rehearsal Ahead of Elections

Attacks Put Palestinian Vote in Jeopardy

Poll: 31 Percent of Palestinian Voters Do Not Trust Election Candidates


Diplomats: Israel Violating Obligations Declared to Rice

Sharon Denies Report He Would Compromise on Jerusalem

Deadly Gunbattles Erupt in West Bank City

Netanyahu Set for Victory in Israel's Likud Contest

Israeli Troops Kill Two Palestinian Civilians


Global Criminal Court Seeks Probe in Sudan's Darfur

Sudan Bars Darfur Atrocity Probe

UN to Begin Repatriating Sudan Refugees


EU Sends Urgent Peace Mission to East Africa

Ethiopia to Retreat in Eritrea Conflict


Justin Raimondo
Lieberman's 'War Cabinet'

Nebojsa Malic
The Token Defendant

Sascha Matuszak
Let the Hostilities Begin

Ivan Eland
Making the World Safe for Theocracy

Alan Bock
Chinese Puzzles

Charles Peņa
A Tale of Two Cities

Ran HaCohen
Democracy and Colonialism

David R. Henderson
Adam Smith's Economic Case Against Imperialism

Praful Bidwai
Indian Nuclear Deal With US Turns Faustian Bargain

Joseph Stromberg
An Anti-Imperialist's Reading List: Part Two

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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