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Hitchens and Genocide: Justin Raimondo
New Homeland Security Strategy?: Charles Peņa
Gitmo Whistleblower Slams Tribunals: Worthington
The Mother of All Pretexts: Uri Avnery
Lost Boys in Southern Sudan: David Morse

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George Bush is Tapping Your Phone

 Bill Astore

Saving the Military from Itself

 Monica Benderman

A Matter of Conscience

 Jeff Taylor

Jeffersonians Vs. Hamiltonians

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Bush Warns of WW3 if Iran Goes Nuclear

  Iran's Neighbors Join Call Against Attack
  Putin: Iran Nuclear Plans Peaceful

Turkish Parliament OKs Iraq Incursion


Syria Gives Backing to Possible Turkish Incursion Into Iraq


Murtha: Armenian Genocide Vote to Fail


Leading Iraqi Urges Caution Toward Kurds

Blackwater Won't Allow Arrests

  Iraqi PM: Blackwater Must Go
Iraq Drawdown to Begin in Volatile Area

US Buying Loyalty of 'Concerned' Iraqis

  Army Sees Big Increase in Non-Combat Deaths in Iraq
  Shi'ite Tribal Leaders in Iraq Say Islamism on Rise
  Wednesday: 31 Iraqis Killed, 18 Wounded

Syria Denies Existence of Nuclear Site

Fiscal Conservatives Can't Be Pro-War!  The Political Inquirer
The Pro-War Undertow of the Blackwater Scandal  by Norman Solomon
Gitmo Whistleblower Condemns Proposals to Hold New Tribunals  by Andy Worthington
Blackwater: Phony Privatization
by Sheldon Richman
With the Lost Boys in Southern Sudan  by David Morse
The Mother of All Pretexts  by Uri Avnery

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Pentagon Sees One Authority for Contractors in Iraq

89 House Members Tell Bush: No More Money for Occupation

Separate Attacks Kill Five Iraqi Journalists

Law Center: Little Evidence of Jihadists in the US

Giuliani, McCain: US Should Prepare to Attack Iran

Oil Hits New Records Above $87

PKK Vows to Confront Turkish Forces
Today in Iraq

Vehicles Banned in Mosul

Explosion Wounds Four Members of Family in Northern Iraqi City

As Violence Falls in Iraq, Cemetery Workers Feel the Pinch

Tuesday: 56 Iraqis Killed, 144 Wounded

Alone, Iraq's Teenage Migrants Head for Sweden

UN Urges Europe to Take in Iraqi Refugees

75,000 Displaced Iraqi Arabs in Kurdish North

Occupying Iraq

Iraqis Shot by Contractors Stymied in Search for Justice

Dad: Blackwater Blew Up Son's and Wife's 'Skulls'

Poland's President Says Any Iraq Pullout Must Be Made in Concert With US Plans

The War at Home

Hillary Would Withdraw Some Troops From Iraq 60 Days After Becoming President

'Love Thy Enemy' - US Soldier Gets Discharge

Simple Pleasures, Far From Iraq War

PTSD Vet Chooses Homelessness as Self-Punishment

US Military

Complete Pentagon Audit Still Years Away

When Troops Need More Than Knowledge of War

'War on Terror'

Constitutional Scholar: 9/11 Was 'Highly Convenient' for Bush

Top Spy Asked to Explain Pre-9/11 Spying Allegations

Post-9/11 Case Weighs on Mukasey Confirmation

For One Company, FISA Wiretaps Carry a $1,000 Pricetag

TSA: Turbans Don't Have to Be Removed

'Dangerous' Terror Suspect in Gitmo Meets His Lawyer

Justice Dept. Shifts Focus to Terrorism, Immigration

'Security Letters' Aimed at Pentagon Workers

Two Charged Under UK Terror Laws

Has Britain Been Complicit in a US Torture Program?


Officer: Coalition Forces Being Trained to Kill Fewer Afghan Civilians

Disabled Often Carry Out Afghan Suicide Missions

Danish Army Officer Dies After Afghanistan Attack

Afghanistan Hosts International Economic Conference

'No Plan' for More Australian Troops to Afghanistan


Musharraf to Appoint Caretaker Government

Pakistan Won't Arrest Bhutto on Her Return, Government Says


India, Pakistan to Discuss Confidence-Building Measures

Phone Call Derails Controversial Deal to Attract India Into Nuclear Fold

South Asia

Six Sri Lankan Troops Killed in South

Nepal Maoists Start Anti-Dalai Lama Campaign


Pentagon: US to Offer Support for Mexican Drug War

Britain to Claim More Than 1 Million Sq Km of Antarctic Seabed

Canada to Map Arctic Seabed to Boost Sovereignty


Turkey's Erdogan Says Parliament to Approve Iraq Raid

Turkey Warns Iraq Ahead of Incursion Vote

Erdogan Plays Down Threat to Iraq

US General: Iraq Would Take Defense of Sovereignty Seriously

Iraq Calls for Urgent Turkey Talks

Iraq Fears Turkish Action May Escalate

Kurds Say Turkey Has Had Iraq Bases 'For a Decade'

An Ex-Leader in Congress Is Now Turkey's Man in the Lobbies of Capitol Hill


Putin Warns Against Iran Attack on Landmark Visit

Putin: We Will Complete Iranian Nuclear Reactor

McCain Prays for No War With Iran; Blames Russia, China for Harming Diplomacy

Iran Detains Human Rights Activist, Citing National Security


Lebanon Charges 10 Palestinians for Planning Attacks on UN Force

Amnesty International Calls on Lebanese Govt to Halt Discrimination Against Palestinian Refugees

Olmert Says Additional Prisoner Swaps With Hezbollah Will Take Time


Rice to Palestinians: Lower Your Hopes

No Room for Hamas' Views in Palestinian State, Rice Says in West Bank

Hamas Softening Throws Twist in Talks

Civilian Dies in West Bank Raid

US, Israel to Study Layered Missile Defenses

GOP Candidates Fall Over Themselves to Suck Up to Israel


Rice Gets Egypt Backing for Mideast Peace Meet

Egypt Detains 35 Muslim Brotherhood Members in Clashes

US Softens Its Tone on Human Rights in Egypt

Middle East

Assad Visits Turkey, May Push for Help Reviving Talks With Israel

Patriot Missile Accidentally Fired, Damages Farm in Qatar

Kuwait Army Chief Meets US General

Popular Islamic Party Shut Out of Morocco's New Government

Libya Wins Seat on UN Security Council


Fresh Clashes Erupt in Mogadishu

Somali Rulers Duel in Political Showdown

Threats and Death Stalk Somali Journalists


Ethiopia's 'Own Darfur' as Villagers Flee Government-Backed Violence

Eritrea Ranked Media's Worst Enemy

Congo Rebel Deadline Extended

In Southern Darfur, Signs of Another Massacre


China's Leader Closes Door to Reform

Bush to Defy Chinese Anger With Dalai Lama Meeting


Thais May Pick Swedish Fighters Over F-16s

Australia, NZ Butt Into South Pacific Nations' Business

EU Lifting of Uzbek Travel Ban Greeted With Dismay

Malaysia's Army: Only Tough Guys Need Apply


US Urges More Pressure Against Myanmar

UN Envoy 'Disturbed' by New Myanmar Reports

Dalai Lama Comes Out Against Myanmar Beating Monks


Justin Raimondo
Christopher Hitchens and Genocide

Charles Peņa
Not -So-New Homeland Security Strategy

Ran HaCohen
The Israeli Right Has a Peace Plan

David R. Henderson
How George Bush Changed
My Life

Alan Bock
Why So Many Mercenaries in Iraq?

Doug Bandow
The Korean Failure as a Model for Iraq

Nebojsa Malic
The Phantom Menace

Philip Giraldi
Neocons Acquire Another
Front Group

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

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