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Neocons Attack the NIE, Again: Alterman/Zornick
Liquidation of Empire: Gordon Prather
Postwar Elections and Peace Prospects: Alan Bock
The AFRICOM Boondoggle: Werther
Blackwater Horror Movie: Jennifer Daskal

 Robert Dreyfuss

US Still Backs Iran in Iraq

 Gareth Porter

Iran Lies Shift and Back Again

 Dilip Hiro

US Has Abused Iraq for a Long Time

 Robert Stinnett

Treason at Pearl Harbor

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Updated December 15, 2007 - 10:04 PM EST
Bush Appeals to Congress for More Iraq Funds
  100,000 Workers Face Furlough at Pentagon
FBI Probes Army's Inspector General for Iraq
  US Troops to Be On-Call in Basra
  US Paid $32 Million for Iraqi Base That Wasn't Built
  1 US Soldier, 32 Iraqis Killed; 43 Iraqis Wounded
No Prosecution for State Dept Official in Iraq Rape
  KBR: Rape Accuser's Story 'Full of Inaccuracies'
Inside the CIA's Notorious 'Black Sites'
  Mukasey Rejects Call for CIA Tape Details
  Ex -Worker: Air Firm Aided CIA Renditions
Iran Reformists Form Coalition to End 'Crisis'
Think Again: the Nth Time Is Farce: Neocons Attack the NIE, Yet Again  by Eric Alterman and George Zornick
Rumble in the Jungle: The AFRICOM Boondoggle  by Werther
One More Cruel Hoax: Iraqi Refugees Return  by John Ross
What Is Probably in the Missing Tapes  by Naomi Wolf
Liquidation of Empire
by Gordon Prather
Torture's Blame Game  by Rosa Brooks

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Congress Stalls on Publishing Founders' Papers
Musharraf to 'Protect' Nuclear Weapons
Bush's Budget Wins May Cost Him
US Now No. 2 Donor to Fund for Poor Nations
Iraqi Kurd Media Bill Draws Protest
British Commander Blames 'Spin' for Low Morale in Iraq
UK Commander Cites 'Upsurge' in Afghanistan Support at Home
Zawahiri Slams Annapolis Conference
Chief Says NATO No Global Police Force
Basra Residents:
UK Troops Had Negative Impact
Today in Iraq
Basra's New Era Brings New Fears
Harsh Reality of Iraqi Orphans
Confident Iraq Swaps Dollars for Dinars
ID Clues Rare in Mass Graves in Iraq
Iraqi Oil Exceeds Pre-War Output
Friday: 2 US Soldiers, 25 Iraqis Killed, 8 Iraqis Wounded
Iraq Occupation
British Officials Insist They'll Still Help Iraqi Forces
UK Army: Iraq Can Handle Policing in South
No More Brig Time for Indiana Marine Who Killed Iraqi
A Jogger's Guide to Baghdad's Green Zone
US Calls on Mongolia to Continue Sending Soldiers to Iraq
Iraqi Refugees
Money, Time Runs Out for Iraqi Refugees
Many Iraqis in Syria Fled During US Troop Buildup
UN Issues ATM Cards to Assist Iraqi Refugees
The War at Home
Senator: Waterboarding Is Like Swimming
Marginally Less Pessimistic: But Poll Shows Most Americans Still Agree Iraq War Not Worth Fighting
Defense Bill Would Ban Gang Membership in Ranks
Tamil Tigers Arms Conspirator Sentenced
Midwest City Fights Back Against Iran War-Mongering
Russia, Belarus Downplay Merger Talk
Yavlinsky Not Running in Russia
Russian Opposition Activist Held in Psychiatric Hospital
Basque Separatists
ETA Says It Killed 2 Spanish Police
ETA Gives Terrorists Disguise Manual
EU Decides to Deploy Police Mission to Kosovo
EU: Serbia Must Turn Over Suspects to Join
Bosnia Deports Muslim Former Soldiers Deemed Security Threats
Mortar Shells Slam Mogadishu for Second Day
Somalia's Top Clan Says Ethiopian Pullout Only End to Deadlock
Ethiopia Denies Somalia Bombing
Somalia Aid Arrives Via Armed Delivery
African Union: Burundi Forces to Deploy in Somalia
UN Staff Death Toll in Algiers Bomb Raised to 17
Algiers Bombers Were Freed in Amnesty
Ethiopia Forcing Civilians to Patrol Rebel Areas
At Least Six Dead in Nigeria's Sectarian Violence
Libyan FM to Meet Rice in US
Bolivian Military Mobilized as Provinces Prepare to Declare Greater Autonomy
Bolivians Now Hear Ominous Tones in the Calls to Arms
Colombia Protests Over Nicaragua's FARC Remarks
Separatists in Philippines Agree to Reconcile
Weekend Reviews
'Mr. Speaker, Peace Is Always Superior to War'
The Islamic Bomb
The Man Behind the Torture
Prince of Darkness: Richard Perle
Iran Reformists Criticize Ahmadinejad's Policies
US and Iranians Postpone Talks on Iraqi Violence
UN to Keep Troops at Israel-Syria Border, Reiterates Call for Peace Talks
Israeli FM Rules Out Peace Talks With Syria
Syria Arrests More Than 30 Political Dissenters
Iraq Deputy PM to Lead Delegation for Weekend Damascus Visit
Grenade Kills 3, Wounds 35 at Palestinian Funeral: Medics
Haniyeh Accuses Fatah in Funeral Blast
Hamas Arrests Aide to Palestinian Prime Minister
Gaza Tensions Flare After Abduction and Funeral Blast
PFLP Calls on Fatah to Reconcile With Hamas
Sealed Off by Israel, Gaza Reduced to Beggary
US to Offer $500m in Aid to Palestinians
Saudis' $1.4 Billion Support for Palestinians Now in Doubt
NATO Allies Agree to Afghan Master Plan
Gates Says US Will Tone Down Appeals for More Help in Afghanistan
Suicide Bomber Blows Up Car in Kabul
British Troops to Defend Town Taken From Taliban
Farmers Return to Cleaned Up Musa Qala

Australia to 'Stay the Course' in Afghanistan

US, Afghan Troops Kill Militant Commander
Boy, Grandmother Executed by Afghan Militants as US Spies
Bombs Lobbed at Indian Consulate in Afghanistan
Roadsides Just Another Battlefield for People of Afghanistan
Officials Claim al-Qaeda Plot to Kill Musharraf
Pakistan Claims Win in Crucial North West Valley
Musharraf’s Rural Support Seems Less Than He Claims
On Retainer in Pakistan, to Ease Military Rulers’ Path
Pakistan's Middle Class Takes to Streets
Musharraf Tries to Legitimize Poll
Bhutto: October Bomb Was Rigged to Baby
India Speeding Up Long-Range Nuclear Missile Production
Elections Pass Gujarat Muslims By
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Military Say Killed 30 Tamil Tiger Rebels
Sri Lanka Scolds Envoys Over Rights Demands
North Korea Is Disabling Plant but Holding Back on Data, US Aides Say
North Korea Replies to Bush With an Offer and a Condition
South Korea Ends Troop Deployment to Afghanistan
South Korean Lawmakers Scuffle in Parliament
Koreas End Talks Without Fishing Deal
US, Japan Tighten Missile-Defense Ties
Aussie PM's Plan to Use Navy to Monitor Whalers Could Harm Japan Relations
China Urges Taiwan Military: Resist Independence Moves
Politeness of China Talks Can’t Disguise the Discord

Justin Raimondo
Ron Paul: Slings and Arrows, Left and Right

Alan Bock
Postwar Elections and Peace Prospects

Doug Bandow
Embarrassed to Explain US Foreign Policy

Nebojsa Malic
The Final Assault

Charles Peña
Bush's Surreal Iran Policy

Philip Giraldi
The Anti-Iran Annapolis Conference

David R. Henderson
The Religion Called Americanism

Ivan Eland
Bush's Role in Bringing
Pakistan to the Abyss

Ran HaCohen
The Israeli Right Has a Peace Plan

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal May Trigger Midterm Polls in India

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

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