Today's Highlights

A Bogeyman Made by the US: Brendan O'Neill
Another Dubious Turning Point: Alan Bock
US Stumbles Onto Road to Diplomacy: Leon Hadar
Terrorism Is a Tactic: Charley Reese
Trapping Iran with a Tripwire: Jorge Hirsch

War, n: A time-tested political tactic guaranteed to raise a president’s popularity rating by at least 30 points. It is especially useful during election years and economic downturns.
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Updated June 10, 2006 - 11:06 PM EDT
Bush: US Out Only After 'Victory' in Iraq
Three Gitmo Detainees Die in Suicides
Was Zarqawi Beaten to Death After Bombing?
US Won't Promise Not to Attack Iran
Rival Iran Exile Groups Condemn US Overtures
Bush Says Iran Has 'Weeks Not Months' to Respond
Palestinian Beachgoers Killed by Israeli Gunboats
Hamas Fires Rockets at Israel, First Time in 16 Months
Bombs Target Iraqi Police as Saturday Attacks Kill at Least 24
Zarqawi Death May Transform a Continuing Iraq Insurgency
Trapping Iran with a Tripwire
by Jorge Hirsch
US Stumbles Onto Road to Diplomacy With Iran  by Leon Hadar
Haditha, Bush, and Nuremberg's Law  by Peter Dyer
Propaganda and Haditha
by Dahr Jamail and Jeff Pflueger
Terrorism Is a Tactic  by Charley Reese
Protecting Leakers  by Gordon Prather

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House Votes to Cut Foreign Aid to Saudi Arabia
House Rejects Bid to Trim Aid to Egypt
Iraq War Bill Deletes US Military Base Prohibition
House Aid Package Cuts Iraq, Afghan Funds
Cheney Defends Passing Senator in Defense of Eavesdropping
Release of More Prisoner Photos Ordered
Iran Confirms Stepping Up Nuclear Activities
Zarqawi Initially Survived Massive US Attack
The Zarqawi Files
Funerals of Italian Soldier Killed in Iraq Conducted in Rome
Today in Iraq
More Terrorists Still in Iraq, Local Leaders Note
Iraqi Province Residents Protest Poor Services, Demand Official Resignations
US Father Visiting Haditha Saw No Sign of Massacre
Iraq's Attorneys Practicing in a State of Fear
Baghdad Experiences a Quiet Day After Friday Vehicle Ban
SCIRI Official Defends Shia Record on Iraq Security
Iraqi Leader Charts Nation's Priorities
Attacks Continue
Bombings Continue in Baghdad
Four Contractors Working for Army Corps Killed in Iraq
Gunmen Kidnap Senior Iraqi Oil Official in Baghdad
Death of Contractor Underlines Risk of Working in Iraq
Developments in Iraq on June 10
Developments in Iraq on June 9
Zarqawi's Legacy
Zarqawi Death Reveals Coming Changes for al-Qaeda in Iraq and Around the World
Zarqawi Helped US Argument That Al-Qaeda Network Was in Iraq
Sustained Sectarian Conflict May Prove the Bloody Legacy of Militant Zarqawi
Al-Zarqawi Attack Said to Bring New Intel
Zarqawi’s Successor Still Unclear
Zarqawi Disciple Ready to Fill Void
Zarqawi Successor: Brutal Force or New Style?
Al-Qaeda Reacts
Zarqawi Death Won't Weaken War, Says Mullah Omar
Al-Qaeda Likely to Alter Marketing Efforts
Bin Laden Keeps Low Profile
TV Shows Older Tape of Al-Qaeda's #2 Zawahiri
The US Operation
How Aide's Betrayal Doomed al-Zarqawi
Deputy Unwittingly Led Troops to Zarqawi
Cell Phone Tracking Helped Find Al-Zarqawi
FBI Crime Lab to Test al-Zarqawi's DNA
Owner of Zarqawi Safe House Arrested With Seven Others
Iraq, US Forces Vow to Hunt Down Zarqawi Aides
The Arab World Responds
Hamas Denies Statement Mourning Zarqawi
In Arab World, Zarqawi Mourned, Condemned
Saudi Arabia Declares al-Qaeda Defeated
Global Iraq Fallout
Oil Rises as Kidnapping Heightens Concern About Iraqi Unrest
UK Soldier Says Army 'Hung Him Out to Dry
Australian Govt Warns 'Stay Away From Iraq'
US Urges Arab States to Use Oil Profits for Iraq
2 Afghan Aid Workers, 7 Others Killed
Afghan Army Kills 13 Taliban, Including Two Pakistani Nationals
Reaction Muted to New Wreck in Afghanistan
Prisoner Hand-Off Policy in Afghanistan Defended
75-Year-Old Army Surgeon Heading to Afghanistan
Southern Asia
Eleven Wounded in Pakistan Tea-Stall Blast
India Announces 218-Million-Dollar Package to Aid Nepal
Warily, India and China to Reopen Silk Route Trade
Sri Lanka Attacks Peace Monitors Over Truce Report
Norway Puts Sri Lanka on Notice Amid Fresh War Fears
Korean Farmers Protest U.S. Base Expansion
North Korea Issues Border Warning Against South
China, US Hold Military Talks Following Heated Exchanges
US Warns Americans in China of Threats
Chinese Cabinet Approves Anti-Monopoly Law
East Timor
Australian Troops Won't Investigate East Timor Death Squad Claims
Aussie Troops Detained Cameraman in East Timor
East Asia
Japanese Cabinet Pushes to Create Defense Ministry
Thailand's King Marks 60 Years on Throne
Police in Manila Disperse Left-Wing Rally
Three Children Among Seven Killed in Anti-Russia Attacks
US Denies Mixing Trade With Politics in Russia Talks
Putin and Bush to Discuss Relations
Russia's Security Service to Get International Role
Russia Extradites Bosnian War Crime Suspect
UN Envoy Arrives in Kosovo as Police Clash With Protesters
Serbia Prepares New Offer on Kosovo Future
Serbia Told to Drop 'Negative' Influence on Kosovo
EU Aims for Bigger Foreign Role
Albania to Sign EU Association Agreement
Spain Smashes Leftist Militants
'War on Terror'
Two Men Arrested in UK Terror Raid Are Freed by Police
US Citizen Held in Britain as Terror Suspect
London Police Try to Placate Muslims Angered by Raid
Pilot With 9/11 Links Found in New Zealand
US Congressman Slams Southern Toronto as Den of Terrorists
Bilderberg-Bound Filmmaker Held at Ottawa Airport
White House Shrugs Off Zawahiri Tape
'Homeland Security'
ACLU Seeks Records of Federal Monitoring of Montana Peace Groups
US Court Backs Government Broadband Wiretap Access
Security Proposal Scored Poorly
US Air Marshals Concerned They're Too Visible
Bush Says He Hopes to 'Empty' Guantanamo
'No Evidence' Gitmo Aussie Was Tortured
US Military
That Other Defiant Soldier
US Naval Academy's 'Class of 9/11' Ponders Iraq War
Ex-Subcontractor Indicted in US for Iraq Bribes
Suicide Suspected in Major’s Death in Iraq
Data Theft Hit 80 Percent of Active Military
Army Hits May Recruit Goal, Challenge Is Ahead
The War at Home
Iraq War Critic Surprises Democrats
Libby Faces Pre-Trial Status Hearing Monday
Poll: Support the Troops, Oppose the War
Poll: US Doubts on Iraq Hit High Before Zarqawi Death
Bush: Not Clear When Troops Can Leave Iraq
Distrust Could Thwart American Deal With Iran
Details Emerging on Major Power Offer to Iran
Top Iran Cleric: Reject Nuclear Deal
Oil Climbs Toward $71 on Iran, Iraq Woes
Israel 'Hits the Beach'
Israeli Army Apologizes as Shell Kills Two Infants and Family on Beach
Hamas Vows to Renew Attacks on Israel After 15 Killed
Abbas Condemns 'Bloody Massacre'
Egypt Condemns 'Unacceptable' Attacks on Gaza Civilians
Palestinians in Crisis
Poll: Palestinians Back Abbas, Demand Referendum
No Need for Palestinian Referendum: Hamas PM
Palestinians Vow Revenge Over Security Chief's Assassination
Olmert Rejects Abbas Plan to Boost Negotiations
Funeral of Slain Hamas Leader Draws Angry Mourners
Olmert: Palestinian Referendum Plan Is 'Meaningless'
Al-Qaeda's Zawahri Rejects Palestinian Referendum
Israeli Support for West Bank Pullout Falls: Poll
Olmert Takes His Pullout Plan to Europe
Annan: Lebanon Must Respect Israel's Hold of Shebaa Farms
US Officials Privately Acknowledge Funding Somali Warlords and Fueling Violence
US to Hold Strategy Session on Somalia
Gunmen Attack Somali President's Compound
Militia, 'Government' Begin Talks in Somalia
Somali Islamist Militia Advances
Nine Dead After Fighting Breaks Out in Somalia Base of Baidoa
Seven Killed as Fighting Erupts in Mogadishu
Somali Town Clears on Attack Rumors
In Mogadishu, Prayers Amid Lull in Violence
Ugandan Army Kills 16 LRA Rebels in Clashes
Ugandan Army Kills Two in Camp
Ugandan Army Court Bans Media Coverage
Security Council in Darfur, Finds Strong Opposition to UN Force
Rebel Splinter Factions Commit to Darfur Peace Deal
As Chad Army Pursues Rebels, Militia Massacres Fill the Vacuum
Venezuela Mobilizes Citizens for War Games
Children Trudge Through Mud, Train for War in Colombia
Bolivia’s Gas Plan May Hit Chile’s Supply
Peru President-Elect Backs Free Markets
In Other News
US, UN: Can This 'Unhappy Marriage' Be Saved?
Global Refugees 'At 26-Year Low'
Weekend Reviews
Should We Stay or Should We Go Now?
Film Showed More Than One Obsession
Documentary Looks at Antiwar Vietnam Veterans

Justin Raimondo
Zarqawi: The Man and the Myth

Alan Bock
Another Dubious Turning Point

Doug Bandow
For America, a Nation-Building Disaster Avoided

Charles Peña
On the Border

Nebojsa Malic
Serbia's Turn

Ivan Eland
Iranian Nukes: US Denies Reality

David R. Henderson
Reflections on Memorial Day, 2006

Praful Bidwai
India, US Tighten Nuclear Handshake

Ran HaCohen
Why We Cannot Talk With Hamas

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

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