Today's Highlights

Misunderestimating Iraq: Charles Peña
Having a Carnage Party: Tom Engelhardt
The Costs of Isolating Myanmar: Leon Hadar
Once More Into the Breach: Justin Logan
Beating the Next War's Drums: Scott Horton

 Chalmers Johnson

Empire and Blowback

 Gareth Porter

Debunking Lieberman-Kyle

 Wesley Clark

Talk to Iran, Don’t Bomb Them

 Ira Chernus

Narratives of War

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Updated October 3, 2007 - 11:27 PM EDT
Fall in Iraq Killings May Be Short-Lived
  General: US Units Arrive in Iraq Barely Ready
  Wednesday: 47 Iraqis Killed, 24 Wounded; Polish Envoy Attacked
House Sets Deadline for Iraq Withdrawal Plan
  Dems Propose Tax Surcharge for War

On War Finances, Democrats Have Day of Disagreement


Blackwater President Acknowledges Guards Sometimes Fire First


Security Guards Say Most Iraq Shootings Unreported

Israel Admits Bombing Syria, but Why?

  New Revelations in Israeli Attack on American Spy Ship

Nuclear Deal Reached With North Korea

Once More Into the Breach
by Justin Logan
The Bush Administration's Ties to Blackwater  by Ben Van Heuvelen
The Teflon Alliance With Israel
by Kathleen and Bill Christison
Having a Carnage Party  by Tom Engelhardt
The Costs of Isolating Myanmar
by Leon Hadar
Preempting the Next War
by Paul Rogat Loeb

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War Costs Up Again for FY 2008

Roll-Call Vote on Developing Iraq Withdrawal Plan

US General: Iraqis Need a Year to Control Baghdad

Soldier Gear Is 100 Times More Costly Than WWII

Admiral Takes Helm at the Joint Chiefs

Administration Opposes Bill on Inspectors General

Missile Defense System Is Up and Running, Military Says

Iraq, Afghanistan, Balkans Push for Cluster Bomb Ban

Brown's Pledge of Troop Cuts
Dismissed as 'Spin'
Today in Iraq

Al-Qaeda Says Key Iraq Leader Dead

Iraq Refugees May Be Undercounted, Experts Say

Iraqi Army Raids Baghdad Newspaper, Seizes Books

75 Years On, Iraq's Would-Be King Sees New Occupation

Bishops Fear for Future of Iraqi Christians

Scabies Said to Be Rife in Several Iraqi Prisons

Syria Calls Iraqi Refugee Burden Overwhelming

Americans Are Still Welcome in Kurdistan

Tuesday: 1 GI, 46 Iraqis Killed; 46 Iraqis Wounded
Occupying Iraq

Anbar Commander Denies Targeting Civilians, Blames Iran for Missiles

Britain's Brown Visits Iraq

Bush Prods Iraq's President for Progress

'You Can't Armor Your Way Out of This Problem'

IEDs: When 'Physics Gets in the Way'

America in Iraq: The 10-Year Plan

US May Add Support Troops After Partial Iraq Pullout

Maliki Urges Brown for British Support Against Division Resolution


Blackwater Boss Grilled Over Iraq

Blackwater Founder Condemns 'Baseless Allegations'

Rice Calls for Full Inquiry Into Blackwater

Gates Voices Support for Private Firm Oversight

Waxman Casts Blackwater as Rogue Force

FBI Agents Heading to Iraq to Probe Blackwater

Blackwater Involved in 200 Shootings Since 2005

An Iraqi View of Blackwater Killings

From Errand to Fatal Shot to Hail of Fire to 17 Deaths

The War at Home

House Democrats Urge Jan. 2009 Iraq Pullout

White House Press Briefing: Bush Wants Diplomatic Solution to Iran, Just Like He Did in Iraq

Rice Assails Senate's Iraq Plan

Fred Thompson Urges More Military Spending

Defense Bill Provides Home for Earmarks

Federal Authorities Recover $900,000 in Army Bribery Probe

A Casualty of Mental Care

National Guard Medics Back From Horrors of War

Border Cities Block Access to Fence Land

'War on Terror'

Ex-White House Lawyer: Parts of Bush Spying Program Illegal

US Labs Mishandling Deadly Germs

Files Raise Questions on Gitmo Transfers

Police That Killed Menezes Were Told to Expect 'Deadly Terrorists'

Only 4 at Justice Dept. Knew Details of Wiretap Program


Afghanistan Suicide Bomb Adds to Rising Death Toll

Canadians Kill Afghan Civilian, Wound Child


Pakistani Opposition Quitting Parliament

Pakistan Officials Waive Charges Against Bhutto

Musharraf Names Pakistan Army Successor

Rice Urges Moderate Pakistan Forces to Unite, Cheers Musharraf

Maneuvering Before Vote in Pakistan

Militants Say Pakistan Soldiers Kidnapped

Pashtun Chiefs Decry Iraq-Style War in Pakistan

Throwing in the Towel in Pakistan

South Asia

Sri Lankan Air Force Destroys Rebel Hideout

Army Major Killed, Another Wounded in Kashmir Gunfight

Nepal Maoists Criticized Over Newspaper Closures


Iran Slashes Oil Transactions in Dollars

Bush Weasels Out of Iranian Univ. Invitation With Lies, Propaganda

Australia: We Won't Follow US Into Iran

France Urges Sanction Moves to Pressure Iran

Jewish Groups Press German Officials for Anti-Iran Action

Venezuela Defends Iran, Blasts 'Hypocritical' US Policy on Terror


Israel Lifts Censorship on Airstrike in Syria

Syria Says Israel Wants to Make Excuses for War

Gag Order on Syria Raid Lifted Due to Netanyahu Interview

Assad: Syria Not Behind Killing of Anti-Syrian Lebanese Politicians


Hamas Lawmaker Threatens Takeover in West Bank

At Least Three Gazans Killed in Explosion Near Hamas HQ

Israel Completes Release of 86 Prisoners

Israeli Soldiers Fire 'Warning Shots' at Families During Prisoner Release, Wound One

Three Hamas Naval Troops Killed in Israeli Gunboat Firing

Report: Israeli High Court Won't Let Palestinian Grad Student Resume Studies in UK

US Senators Urge Pressure on Arab States to Lift Israel Boycott, Isolate Hamas

Middle East

A Father’s Shadow Clouds His Son's Rise in Lebanon

Multiple Blasts Hit Turkish Port


Thousands Missing in Burma's Secret Gulag

Myanmar Opposition to Push for Economic Sanctions

Myanmar Citizens Launch Silent Protest

Myanmar Junta Opens Door to Talks With Suu Kyi

UN Envoy Ends Mission to Myanmar


Korean Leaders Meet in Historic Summit

Opening of Koreas Summit Is Chilly

Sickly Kim Reflects Hopes for Summit

Summit 'May Strengthen Kim Jong Il'

Deal for North Korea to Come Off Terror Black List


House Backs Sale of F-16s to Taiwan

Thai Chef Not Sure Why London Police Assumed His Cooking Was a Terror Attack

Dissenters Arrested and Beaten in China


Somali President Loses His Grip on Power

Kenya FM Urges Enhanced UN Role in Somalia


Darfur Rebel Faction Accused of AU Attack

UN Worried by Congo's North Kivu Troop Buildup

US Africom Faces African Concerns

Eritrea Aspires to Be Self-Reliant, Rejecting Foreign Aid


Russia Steps Up Bomber Exercises Near Alaska

Report: Russia Sent Syria Experts to Upgrade Air Defense

NORAD Seeks Russian Transparency on Patrol Flights

Gazprom Warns Ukraine of Gas Reduction

Tymoshenko Aims to Form New Government


Austria Arrests Second Man in US Embassy Incident

UN Probes Kosovo Police Role in Bomb Attack


US, Venezuela Hold Rare Diplomatic Meeting

Colombian Leader Disputes Claim of Tie to Cocaine Kingpin

Mexican Bombings Recall 'Dirty War' of Decades Ago


Justin Raimondo
The Lobby on Trial

Charles Peña
Misunderestimating the Price of Iraq

Alan Bock
Myanmar's Best Chance

Doug Bandow
Treacherous Alliance

Nebojsa Malic
Brussels' End

Philip Giraldi
What World War III
May Look Like

David R. Henderson
War and the Constitution

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal May Trigger Midterm Polls in India

Ivan Eland
Why 'Partition' (of Iraq) Is a Dirty Word

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

Ran HaCohen
Palestine: Blood Is in the Air

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