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A Foreign Policy of Fools: Doug Bandow
Bombs Away! Or Bomb Any Way: Daniel Smith
Deconstructing Iraq: Schwartz/Engelhardt
Space Aliens From Luxembourg: Stefan Molyneux
Canada a Refuge for Resisters?: Faisal Kutty

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Updated May 19, 2006 - 11:25 PM EDT
Iraq PM Fails to Reach Deal on Ministers
Guantanamo Inmates Attack Guards
Rumsfeld: Blame Iran for Iraq Instability
Inquiry Finds GIs Killed More Iraqi Civilians
Doubts Emerge Over Iran Nuclear Capacity
Report of Iran Badges for Non-Muslims 'Not True'

62% of Americans Against Iraq War

US Proposes New Disarmament Treaty

CIA Nominee Blasts Agency Critics

105 Killed in Attacks Across Afghanistan
Taliban, al-Qaeda Rise in Afghanistan, Defying US Strategy
US Military Deploying Laser Device in Iraq
The Neo-Monarchy of
George W. Bush
 by Sheldon Richman
Will Canada Remain a 'Refuge From Militarism'?  by Faisal Kutty
Space Aliens From Luxembourg:
A Horror Story
 by Stefan Molyneux
Never enough Surveillance Agency
by Dave DeBatto
Bombs Away! Or Bomb Any Way
by Colonel Daniel Smith, USA (Ret.)
'Why Did My Son Die in Vain?'
by Sumathi Reddy

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Report: Senior Powell Aide Focus of CIA Leak Investigation

Prodi: War in Iraq Was 'Grave' Mistake

Iran Wants Accord but Will Enrich Regardless

Talabani Acts to Defuse Basra Rivalry

Somali 'PM' Orders US-Backed Warlords to Leave Capital

Close Canada Vote Extends Afghan Mission 2 Years

British Troops Are Caught in Deadly Trap as Troubles Grow on Two Fronts

Growing Number of Iraqis Take Trips to Morgues
Iraq Today

No One in Baghdad Wants to Talk About US Embassy Project

Fear, Paralysis Seize Baghdad

Baghdad ER... Where the Truth Hurts

The Problem of Iraq's Militias

Hostage Crises

Diplomat's Kidnappers Call on Abu Dhabi to Quit Baghdad

Video of Kidnapped UAE Diplomat

Gunmen Kidnap Senior Iraq Finance Ministry Official

Attacks Continue

Iraq Attacks Kill 22, Including 4 GIs

Basra Police Chief Escapes Assassination Bid

Developments in Iraq on May 19

Developments in Iraq on May 18

Occupying Iraq

Military: Probe in Deaths of Iraqi Civilians Not Complete

Dead British Soldiers Flown Home as Presence in Basra Is Questioned


Violence Escalates in Afghanistan

Afghan Insurgency on the Rise

Fighting a Strengthening Taliban

Hunters May Become the Hunted in Taliban's Venomous Heartland

Pakistan Sheltering Taliban, Says British Officer

B-1 Lancer Bombers Join the Battle in Afghanistan

Indiana Contractor Killed in Afghanistan

Medals Given for Valor in Afghan Fighting

Sri Lanka

EU Ban on Tamil Rebels May Result in War

Sri Lanka Monitors Will Not Leave

South Asia

Nepal Backs Ceremonial Monarchy

One Killed, 22 Hurt in Two Indian Kashmir Grenade Attacks


Indian State Arrests Top Assam Separatist

Caste Election Attacks Kill 14 in India's Bihar State


Ugandan Rebels Offer Truce Talks

International Court: Uganda 'Must Arrest' Rebel Leader


Is US Using Somali Warlords to Fight a Proxy War?

Anatomy of an Arms Dealer

Nigerian President Will Step Down


Snow: China Risks US Backlash if No Action on Yuan

US: Chinese Spies Trying to Steal Our Weapons Tech

US State Department Pulls China-Made PCs From Secure Networks


Venezuela Stages Mock Foreign Invasion

Conditional Release for Fujimori; Can't Leave Chile


Occidental Seeking $1 Billion From Ecuador

Ecuador Seeks to Soothe US Ties Amid Asset Feud


Russia Becomes Unlikely Human Rights Guardian

Montenegro’s Independence Vote Too Close to Call

In Other News

Cambodia Is Not 'Hell,' Says PM

Australia's Howard Gushes Over US, Brags of 'Helping' Smaller Neighbors

Suharto Said to Be in 'Serious Condition'


Moscow Doubts Case for Iran Sanctions: EU Deputy

Ahmadinejad Mocks Critics of Iran

Oil: The Weapon Iran May Not Want to Use

Iranian Jews in Israel Worry for Former Homeland

Gulf States Envoy to Urge Iran to Forgo Nuclear Arms

Iran Nuclear Material 'From China'

War on Terror

Citing 'National Security,' Judge Throws Out CIA Torture Lawsuit

US Expanding Behavior-Profiling at Airports

Pentagon Denying Israelis Security Clearances

Europeans Knew of CIA Flights, Say US Officials

War at Home

Was Judy Miller Warned About 9/11?

Mexico Protests US Military at Border

US Senate Backs Border Fence

In the Black(water)

Poll: Weather Scarier Than Terrorists

CIA Nominee Has Ability to Bear Bad News

Spying on Americans

Secret Wiretaps Legal, Proposed CIA Chief Says

Details of NSA Surveillance Told to Intelligence Panel

Court Deals AT&T a Setback

Legal Loophole Emerges for AT&T in NSA Spy Program

Bellsouth Seeks Retraction Over Nsa Claims

US Military

Army Demanding Changes to War Documentary

War Vets Feature in Army's Latest Video Game

GI Jesus? Denouncement of Right-Wing Christian Battlecry

Soldiers Abroad to Watch Graduations Online


Korea Peace Treaty May Get Stuck on Drawing Board

Inter-Korean Military Talks Break Down

Palestinian Tension

Palestinian PM Defends New Force

How Palestinian Forces Stack Up

Gaza Tensions Prompt Fears of Showdown

Violence Rocks Gaza Strip


Israel Protests China's Invite to Palestinian FM

Israel Reopens Gaza Terminal for Imports

Israel to Dispense Palestinian Funds for Medicine

Israel Detains UK Charity Worker

Israel Orders a Dozen 'Wildcat' West Bank Settlements Dismantled

Malaysia Offers Aid to Palestinians


Cairo Gets Brutal With Opposition Demonstrators

Egypt's Police Attack Democracy Demo

Egypt Rejects Opposition Leader's Appeal

US Urges Egypt to Free Opposition Leader Nour

Egyptian Court Rulings Hit Reform Hopes

Middle East

Six Detained in Syria Crackdown

Lebanon Army and Militants Clash

15,000 Protest Turkey Court Attack


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Is America Becoming a Police State?

Doug Bandow
A Foreign Policy of Fools

Nebojsa Malic
No Game of Chess

Ivan Eland
Abolish Both the Hayden Nomination and NSA

David R. Henderson
Did Rumsfeld Lie – and When?

Charles Peña
Collision Course With Iran

Praful Bidwai
Iran Won't Be Bullied

Alan Bock
Cold Assumptions

Ran HaCohen
Why We Cannot Talk With Hamas

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

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

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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