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Escalation Doomed: Ivan Eland
The Irrelevance of Military Victory: Ron Paul
Mr. Bush, Meet Walter Jones: Patrick Buchanan
War Plan or Propaganda?: Gareth Porter
Rudy, Newt, and Peggy: Arthur Silber

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US Commander Warns of Long Struggle
  Murtha Proposes Bill to Choke Funding for Surge

Iraq Plan Tricky for '08 Presidential Aspirants

Gates: Iran Target of US Gulf Military Moves

Major Investment Bank Warns Against Israeli Attack on Iran

  No Leniency for Iranians Found in Iraq, Says US

Gates Says US Resolved to Remain in Persian Gulf

UN: 34,000 Iraqis Killed in 2006


Tuesday: 138 Iraqis Killed, 259 Wounded; 4 GIs Killed

  Iraq Balks at US Plans for Iran, Syria
  Bush: Saddam Killing Was Botched
  Botched Hanging in Iraq Arouses Arab Suspicions

Sen. Clinton Wants a Surge – in Afghanistan

Group: US Soldiers Fighting in Philippines

The Irrelevance of Military Victory
by Rep. Ron Paul
Did the US Just Provoke Iran?
by Juan Cole
I Hate to Say 'We Told You So,'
 by Susan J. Douglas
Mr. Bush, Meet Walter Jones
by Patrick Buchanan
A Change for the Worse  by Chris Hedges
Trapped at Guantánamo  by Melissa Hoffer

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Bush's New Iran Policy: War Plan or Propaganda?
Italian Criticism of US Reveals Shift
Furor Over Saddam's Execution Continues Unabated

Growing Role of Military Irks US Allies

US 'Lacks Intelligence' for High-Tech Warfare

Active Service Members Join Virginia Antiwar Protest

Big Questions About Low-Profile Inmates at Gitmo

Politics at Forefront in Libby Trial
Bush's Escalation

US Iraq Commander: No Guarantee New Iraq Plan Will Work

US Chiefs in Iraq: This Plan Will Be Different, We Swear

Bush Plans, Iraq Has Own Ideas

US and Iraqis Are Wrangling Over War Plans

Bush Determined to Pursue Iraq Plan Against Strong Opposition

Poll: Bush Iraq Plan Fails to Rally Support

Egypt Backs US Strategy on Iraq

Entangling Iran

Iran Says Working With Iraq Over US Arrests

Iran Denies Officials Arrested in Iraq Are Terrorists

Iraqi Sources: Iran Trying to Dominate Basra

Hanging Debacle

Outrage as Executioners Bungle Hanging of Saddam's Brother

Rice 'Disappointed' at Handling of Iraq Hangings

UN Rights Chief Slams Iraq Executions

Hanging of Saddam's Aides Filmed

Saddam Aides Buried Near Him in Awja

Sunnis Allege Sadr a Saddam Executioner

Iraq Occupation

Iraq Soldiers to Get Baghdad Bonus

US: Sunni Soldiers Sought to Serve in Anbar

Poll: 94 Percent Believe US Troops Will Still Be in Iraq When Bush Leaves Office

Former Iraqi Translator Tells of Threats

Iraqi VP: British Troops May Leave Within a Year

US Military Deaths in Iraq Reach 3,022

Iraq Today

Maliki Attacked for Ties to Shi'ite Militants

War Zone Midwives Deliver

Riders Risk It All on Baghdad Buses

Residents Say Snipers Are Firing at Random on Haifa Street

Kirkuk Is Exploding

Iraq: Disease Alert After Baghdad Sewage System Collapses

Use of Kurdish Troops in Baghdad Debated

Monday: 87 Iraqis Killed, 80 Wounded

NATO Soldier Killed, Several Wounded in Southern Afghanistan

Afghan Border: Musharraf Orders Review of Canadian Proposals

Pakistan Attacks Militant Camp, Says 25-30 Killed

South Asia

Indian Army Steps Up Crackdown Against Separatists

Nepal Maoists Join Parliament After 10 Years of War


Somali Government Launches Media Crackdown

Gunmen Attack Convoy of Somali, Ethiopian Troops in Mogadishu

Besieged Somali, Ethiopian Troops Seek Attackers

Ethiopian, Somali Troops Raid Homes for Weapons

Deadly Clashes Mount in Mogadishu

Libby Trial

Libby Trial Starts This Week Under Dimmer Spotlight

Trial Forces Cheney Into the Spotlight


No Talks With US, Enrichment to Continue, Says Iranian Spokesman

US Flexes Muscles Toward Iran

Allies 'Go After' Iran as Beefed-Up Naval Force Sails for Gulf

Iran Seeks Saudi Help to Ease Tensions With US

Iran's Leader Urges Muslim Unity


Army Chief: Israel Not Readying for War With Syria

Israeli Labor Candidate Slams Peretz's Handling of Military During War

US Policies Have Made Israel Less Safe, Experts Say


Israel Announces Settlement Expansion as Rice Meets Olmert

Olmert Offers 'Sweet Deal' if Hamas Recognizes Israel

Rice Vows US Back on Track for 'Road Map'

Fatah: Hamas Planned to Murder Abbas

Haniyeh: Rice Is Bringing 'Perilous Vision' to Region

Rice, Olmert, and Abbas to Hold Three-Way Summit

Two Israeli Officers Get Probation Over Deaths of Palestinians in 2002


Hezbollah Chief: US Blocking Lebanon Reconciliation

Speaker Says Lebanon Standoff a Ticking Time Bomb

350 South Korean Troops Heading to Lebanon

Israeli Army 'Delighted' at Reported Selection for New Head of UN Lebanon Force

The War at Home

Pelosi Warns Bush Shouldn't 'Abuse Power' on Troop Escalation

Judge Rules Agent Can Sue CIA

United Kingdom

British Muslims 'Plotted London Bombings' in 2005

UK's Reid: Terror Threat 'Could Last Decades'

Challenge to Britain as Foreign Ministers Attempt to Revive EU Constitution


Chinese General's US Visit for Nuke Talks Deferred

On the Run With the Karen People Forced to Flee Myanmar's Genocide

Russia and Her Neighbors

Russia: Yukos Chief Killed in UK?

546 Militants in Chechnya Surrender

Kyrgyz President Pens Power-Boosting Law


Chad Protests to Sudan Over Military Flights

Uganda Rebels Say to Return Home From South Sudan


Spanish Premier Admits Mistakes With Separatists Tied to Bombing

France Proposed Merger With Britain in '56


Report: Castro in Serious Condition


Justin Raimondo
It's All About Iran

Ivan Eland
Escalation Doomed by
Shi'ite Opposition

Praful Bidwai
Ratcheting up the Nuclear Ante

Doug Bandow
Where are the Republicans for Peace?

Nebojsa Malic
Sound and Fury

David R. Henderson
Ford: A Lincoln and an Imperial(ist)

Alan Bock
Clearing Decks or Rearranging Deck Chairs?

Charles Peņa
Requiem for a Dictator

Ran HaCohen
The Embarrassment of the Wretched

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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