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Madison's Warning & the Israel Lobby: Scheuer
Kidnapped in Israel or Captured in Lebanon?: Frank
Israel Winning the Battle, but Not the War: Eland
Challenge From the 'Shia Crescent': Ehsan Ahrari
Syria Emerges Front and Center: Patrick Buchanan

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Updated July 25, 2006 - 11:27 PM EDT
Israel Bombs UN Base, 4 Killed
      Annan: UN Attack Looks Deliberate
US Gives Israel 10-14 Days to Finish
      No Sign of Truce as Rice Visits Israel
      Israel to Occupy South Lebanon Until International Force Arrives
      Rice Proposes 30,000-Strong Lebanon Force
      What Force? No Troop Commitments for Lebanon
Lebanon President: Israel Uses Phosphorus Arms
      Doctor Describes Phosphorus Weapons Wounds
Iraqi PM Predicts Surge in Killings
      More Bloodshed in Baghdad as PM Meets Bush
7 Killed When Israeli Missile Strikes House
      Israel 'Will Hit 10 Buildings for Every Rocket Fired'
      Bombings May Have Strengthened Hezbollah Leader
      Israel Preparing for Occupation Govt in Lebanon
Gaza Groups Ready to Deal on Cease-Fire, Release of Soldier
Kidnapped in Israel or Captured in Lebanon?  by Joshua Frank
The Real Challenge From the 'Shia Crescent'  by Ehsan Ahrari
It's a Local Battle, Not WWIII
by Leon Hadar
Syria Emerges Front and Center
by Patrick Buchanan
Is War Just Another Issue?
by Robert Higgs
Bolton Lied  by Gordon Prather

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Iraqi Shi'ite Militia Ready to Join Fight in Lebanon
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Bush, Maliki Agree on Moving More Troops Into Baghdad
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Chinese Bank Freezes North Korean Accounts
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Two Coalition Soldiers Injured on Patrol in Afghanistan
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Leader of Afghan Mujahideen Dies at 87
Timeline for NATO Operations in Afghanistan
Asian Arms Race Heats Up as Pakistan Builds New Reactor
Pakistan Raising Nuclear Ante?
US Tries to Discourage Pakistan on Nukes
Pakistan Ceasefire Extended
India Arrests Fourth Suspect in Mumbai Blasts
A Test of Friendship for India’s Leader
India Protests to US After Spy Arrests
Eight Maoist Rebels Killed in India
'Confidence' Measures Falter in Kashmir
Kashmir Government Sworn In
Nepalese Rebels Set to Extend Cease-Fire
Nepal Rebels Say No to Giving Up Arms
Nepal Abolishes Military Secretariat
Philippines Army-Rebel Clashes Leave 32 Dead
Manila Focuses on Maoist Threat
Tamil Politician Shot Dead in Sri Lanka
Indonesia Jails Two for Helping Terror Suspect
Putin's Billion-Dollar Arms Sale Risks Souring Western Détente
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Somalia on the Edge of Full-Scale War
Presence of Ethiopian Troops Is Divisive in Somalia
Thousands of Somalis Demand Ethiopians Leave
Bush to Meet Leader of Darfur Rebel Group
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'War on Terror'
UK 'Dirty Bomb' Truck Caught Heading for Iran
Inspector Says Terror Watch List Too Vague
Romanian President Faces Embarrassment in US
Ex-Guantanamo Spaniard Cleared by Supreme Court
Jordan Central US Rendition Hub
UK: Public Support for ID Cards on Wane
Flexible Rules Are Urged in Detention of Travelers in US
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The Bush Administration's 'Surprise' Visits
Probe Finds Ex-Rep. Abused 'Black' Budgets
Specter Prepping Bill to Sue Bush
Buckley: Bush Not a True Conservative
No Security Clearances Revoked Over Plame
US Muslim Group Launches Care Package Drive for Lebanon
US Military
Military Towns Giving Rise to Iraq War Critics
Reserve Officer Who Sued to Resign Gets Honorable Discharge
US Orders Hellfire Missiles
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Jordan Tries Islamist Legislators
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Assault on Lebanon
Lebanon's Civilian Death Toll Reaches 400 as Fighting Intensifies
War Crimes Warning as Civilian Deaths Increase
Israel Bombs Lebanese Banks
Battle for Lebanese Town Takes Its Toll
Hit-and-Run Battle in a Country Lane
Israeli Forces Push Deeper Into Lebanon
Fighting Rages at Lebanon-Israel Border
US Refuses to Negotiate With Hezbollah
In Mideast, US Diplomacy by Proxy
Hezbollah Legislator Rejects US Plan
Israel Says Any Deal Must Include Block on Syria Supplying Arms to Hezbullah
Annan Says Syria, Iran Ready to 'Cooperate' in Mideast
Many Lebanese Shi'ites Skeptical of US Effort to Broker Solution to Conflict
Rice Ideas for Peace Disappoint in Beirut
Plan for Lebanon Ceasefire 'Within Days': Blair
Guarded Welcome From a Country That Feels Betrayed
White House: Immediate Mideast Ceasefire Unenforceable
Annan: Mideast Deal Should Include Troops
Born-Again Allies, France and US Unite Over Lebanon
Egypt, Saudi Leaders to Meet Tuesday Over Lebanon
Jordan King Discusses Mideast Crisis in Kuwait
US Plan for Lebanon Likely to Fail: Arab Analysts
2 Israeli Troops Killed, 13 Wounded, 5 From Friendly Fire
  Two Killed in Israel Helicopter Crash
Israeli Army Probes Possibility Apache Was Shot Down by Accidental IDF Fire
Eight Hurt as North Struck by New Barrage of Hezbollah Rockets
Israeli General: 'Missile Strike on Tel Aviv Still Real Threat'
Young Israeli Soldiers Anxious About Combat
A New Generation of Israeli Soldiers Confronts the Unknown Across the Lebanon Border
Little Dissent as Israelis Support War
Israel Diplomats Warned Over Hezbollah 'Sleepers'
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Israeli Man Gets Year in Jail for Stealing From Bomb Shelter
Israel Says Not Trying to Destroy Hezbollah
Hezbollah Envoy: War on Israel to Widen
Hezbollah a Tough Foe for Israeli Military
Hezbollah's Secret Weapon
Hezbollah Digs in Deep
Inside the Mind of Hezbollah
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Rice: Poor Syria Relationship Overstated
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Syria: Workers Return Home From Lebanon
Iran Rejects Talk Preconditions
Iran Accuses US of Trying to Change the Map of the Mideast
Iran: No Troops to Lebanon
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Iran Activist 'Snubs White House'
Iranians Aren't Cheering on Hezbollah
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Palestinian PM Wants Rice to Stop Israel
Witnessing Tragedy
Scale of the Human Crisis Emerges
Southern Villagers Run Gauntlet in Search of Refuge
A Deadly Highway to a Fearful Ghost Town
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Lebanese Hospital Struggles With Wounded
Reporters in Lebanon and Israel Describe Work – and Dangers
UN Exec Blames Hezbollah for Lebanese Deaths
Blogging From the Belly of Beirut
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Road to Nowhere: Traversing a Ruined Lebanon
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Beirutis Try to Plumb the Abyss Between Elegance and Chaos
AP Correspondent Recalls 1940s Lebanon
Lebanese Fleeing
One in Five Lebanese Is Now a Refugee
To Flee or to Stay? Family Chooses Too Late and Pays Dearly
Lebanese Families Find Shelter at Palestinian Camp
Lebanese Fleeing North
Refugees Cut Off From News of Village in Middle of Fight
Foreigners Fleeing
Nations Say Many Foreigners Trapped in Lebanon
11,700 Americans Evacuated From Lebanon
Suit to Allege US Failed to Help Citizens in Lebanon
Indians Flee Lebanon Conflict
Slowly Aiding Lebanon
Bush Orders Humanitarian Aid to Lebanon, but Opposes Cease-Fire
US Military to Deliver Relief Supplies to Lebanon in Mission Shift
Evacuees Say Food in Lebanon Scarce as UN Aid Begins
UN Aid Workers Dispatched to Lebanon
Global Lebanon Fallout
Iraqis Find Rare Unity in Condemning Israel
Thousands of Iraqis Demonstrate in Support of Lebanon
Online Controversy Over Graffiti by Israeli Kids
Videos on Web Widen the Lens on the Conflict
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Calls for UK Weapons Embargo on Israel
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What a Fine Mess

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David R. Henderson
The 1960s Antiwar Movement Revisited

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The Army Wants Action

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Getting a Piece of the Pie

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