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Mother of All Budget-Busters: David Isenberg
Sharon: Not a 'Man of Peace': Charley Reese
Proof Bush Deceived America: Ray McGovern
Planting Evidence: Gordon Prather
Bush's New Multilateralism: William Fisher

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Updated January 14, 2006 - 10:04 PM EST
Airstrike Misses al-Qaeda Chief, Kills 22
Shi’ite Bloc to Fall Short of Iraq Majority
Iranian Leader: 'We Don't Need Nuclear Arms'
Iran Air Strikes 'Under Consideration'
US Wants Arab Countries to Replace US Troops in Iraq
Germany Admits Giving US Bombing Targets in Iraq
Records: Army Halts Abuse Probe, No Questions Asked
Proof Bush Deceived America
by Ray McGovern
The Problem With Presidential Signing Statements  by John  W. Dean
Whatever Happened to Domino Effect?  by Ike Seamans
Sharon: Not a 'Man of Peace'
by Charley Reese
Planting Evidence  by Gordon Prather
How Free Are We?  by William N. Grigg

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Bush Authorized Domestic Spying Before 9/11
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Bush's New Multilateralism
Pentagon Advises Military Families to Laugh 'For No Reason'
Today in Iraq
Initial Results of Iraq Election Could Be Released Sunday
Kurds Emerging as Arbitrators in Iraq's Fragmented Political Equation
Iraqi Police Candidates Head for Training
Tariq Aziz Lawyers Seek His Treatment Abroad
US Soldiers Beef Up Humvees
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Peace in Mosul Shattered by Gunfire
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Security Incidents in Iraq, Jan. 13
Hostage Crises
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Auditions in the Theatre of War
Iraq War Retrospective
Basra: What Really Happened
Saddam's Palaces Looted Days After Symbolic Handover
Bremer: 'I Made Some Mistakes' in Iraq
Helicopter Crashes in Iraq War Since 2003
Key Facts on Iraq's Ailing Former Deputy PM Aziz
1993: Allies Bomb Iraq
Holland Agrees on Sending Troops to Afghanistan
Russia Vows to Help Rebuild Afghanistan
Rights Groups Concerned About Uzbek Refugees
Uzbekistan: Human-Rights Activist Reportedly Sentenced in Secret Trial
Indian Army Chief Rules Out Demilitarization in Kashmir
Maoist Violence Escalates in India
US Approach on India Has Some Crying Foul
India Denies Iran Pipeline U-Turn
Balochistan Leaders Seek UN Help Against Pakistani Forces
Bush, Pakistan PM to Hold Talks in Late January
Nepal Braces for More Bloodshed in Run-Up to Controversial Polls
10 Maoists Killed in Clash With Security Forces in Nepal: Army
Parties Ask Nepal King to Postpone Municipal Elections
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Truce Monitors Question if Ceasefire Is Still in Effect
Sri Lankan Govt Condemns Rebels for Navy Bus Attack
Rising Sri Lanka Violence Decried
War in Sri Lanka Could Cause More Malnutrition Than Tsunami
Tamils Flee to India Fearing War in Sri Lanka
VIP in Southern China? Rumor Says It's Kim
Dear Leader’s Whereabouts Shrouded in Mystery
US Appeals for Help in Restarting North Korea Talks
An Inside Peek at North Korea
China/Hong Kong
Hong Kong Leader Abandons Reforms
Chinese Generals Promise to Bolster Paramilitary Police
Arrest Warrants for Four US Marines in Philippines
Philippine Army Chief Rejects Talks With Communists
Mongolian Government Collapses
Myanmar Situation to Feature in US Official's SE Asia Tour
Only One of Five Thai Police Accused of 'Disappearing' a Human Rights Lawyer Faces Jail
UN Plans to Deploy Sudan Force
Sudan Says US Force in Darfur Unwelcome
Sudan Attacks Eastern Rebels
African Union Extends Darfur Mandate
DR Congo
DR Congo Sets Date for Democratic Vote
Congo Voters Approve New Constitution
US Eritrea-Ethiopia Mission Still on Despite Asmara Coolness
HRW: Ethiopia Engaged in 'Secret Crackdown' in Rural Areas
African Rebels Take Their Battles Online
British NGO Seeks to Broker Peace Deal in Kenya
UN: Ugandan Military Should Not Do Police Work
US Sends High-Profile Delegation to Liberia
Explosion, Abductions Force Nigeria to Cut Oil Production
Ivory Coast: Burkina Faso Nationals Arrested, Shot Dead After Attack on Barracks
Zimbabwe's Army Turns to Farming in Effort to Avoid Famine
Ex-Rebel Arrested in Sierra Leone
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Heat Rises on German Spies in Iraq, CIA Activities
Pentagon Task Force Was Told Not to Use 'Aggressive' Techniques
Investigator Believes CIA Flouted Law in Europe
Europe 'Complicit Over CIA Jails'
Amnesty Urges EU Countries to Cooperate With Probe of CIA Prisons
NATO Denies Kosovo Jail Misuse
Bush Rebuffs Merkel on Guantanamo
Guantanamo Lawyers Criticize Tribunals
Gitmo Prosecutor: Articles Sympathetic of Canadian Detainee 'Nauseating'
Captured at 15, Gitmo Canadian 'Is an Adult'
War on Terror
NSA's Web Site Rendered Inaccessible
Clinton Says He Didn't Use Warrantless Wiretaps
We Found Padilla's al-Qaeda Application, US Says
Gonzales to Testify on Domestic Spying
FBI: Disposable Cell Phone Sales a 'Potentially Dangerous Development'
Lawyers Seek to Dismiss California Terror Case
State Officials: 'Real ID Act' Underestimated Costs, Difficulties
US Military
Beating Death of Woman Roils Japan
The Polarization of the Pacific
US Army Cancels Spy Plane Program
Laser Weaponry 'Almost Ready' for Battle
The War at Home
US Budget Deficit to Surge Above $400bn
Bishops Urge US to Transition Out of Iraq
Voter Pressure to Force Bush to Quit Iraq: Murtha
Russia Calls for Iran Moratorium
Bush, Merkel Take United Stance on Iran
China Cautions Against Bringing Iran to UN Council
Israel Urges Sanctions Against Iran
Ahmadinejad: Iran Won't Back Down on Nuclear Issue
British Troops Could Be Victims of Iran's Nuclear Stand-Off
British FM Rejects Call to Expel Iran From World Cup
Crisis Over Iran's Nuclear Program Intensifies
Russian Analyst Foresees Possibility of Surgical Strikes on Iran
Dealing With Iran a Conundrum for West
Racing to Estimate When Iran Will Have the Bomb
US Army Experts: Iran Could Have a Nuclear Weapon in 2009
Iran Nuclear Impasse Could Hurt US-India Atomic Deal
Syria May Aid UN Inquiry Into Hariri Murder
Syria Says UN Murder Team Cannot Question Assad
Syrian Arrested in Lebanon Over Hariri Probe
Lebanon's Politicians Approach End of Impasse
Lebanon Nabs 11 al-Qaeda Militants Planning Attacks
Israeli Election
Embattled Likud Taps Hard-Line Candidates
Israel's Kadima Party Gains Ground as Sharon Remains Comatose
Palestinian Election
Divided Fatah Braces for Check on Power
US Envoy Backs Palestinian Call for East Jerusalem Vote
Ballot Box Frees Islamist Genie
Olmert Tells Bush: No Mideast Peace With Hamas in Govt
Star of Palestinian 'Young Guard' Woos the Voters
Factions Fight for Infuence in Gaza
Israeli Envoy Accepts Robertson's Apology
Israeli Military Has Kept Northern West Bank Palestinians Sealed Off for a Month
Hebron Settlers Throw Stones, Eggs at Police
Middle East
Reunified Islam: Unlikely but Not Entirely Radical
Former 'Nightline' Reporter Joins English-Language al-Jazeera
Cheney to Visit Egypt, Saudi Arabia Next Week
Egypt Releases Sudanese Detainees
Ukraine Wants to Produce Own Nuclear Fuel
Power Games Fuel Ukraine Turmoil
Ukraine PM Denies Resignation of Cabinet
Washington Downplays Veto of Spanish Plane Sale to Venezuela
Spanish Cabinet Sacks Army Chief
Spain Arrests Suspected Terror Recruiter
Middle East
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Kosovo Leader Expects Independence by Summer
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Islamists Planned Missile Attacks in France

Torture Clouds Merkel's US Trip
Colombia Kills 6 Rebels, Peace Talks to Continue
Tension Mounts in Haiti's Slums
Ecuador Police Break Up Anti-US Protest
Canada Quietly Deports Algerian Terrorist Suspect

Justin Raimondo
War, Lies, and Videotape

Praful Bidwai
Iran Opens Nuclear Locks – and a Hornet's Nest

Alan Bock
History's Burden in Iraq

Nebojsa Malic
Our Friends, the Peacekeepers

Ivan Eland
An Imperial Presidency Based on Constitutional Quicksand

David R. Henderson
Milton and David Friedman on Military Intervention

Charles Peña
Troop Reduction Legerdemain

Sascha Matuszak
Drums in the Streets

Ran HaCohen
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Joseph Stromberg
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Et Tu, Pat?

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