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The Pentagon Plants a False Story: Gareth Porter
Bush's Broken Promises: Charles Peņa
War on Terror Moves East: Jim Lobe
Side Effects of War in Afghanistan: William S. Lind
Vets Trade One Hell for Another: Aaron Glantz

 Juan Cole

Iraq War Far From Over

 Gareth Porter


 Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

Barack, Hillary and the War Party

 Charles Featherstone

Empire and Terrorism

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Updated January 16, 2008 - 10:10 PM EST
How the Pentagon Planted a False Story

Bush Takes Distance From Key Iran Findings

  UN Security Council Members to Meet on Iran
GAO Doubts Truth of Sept. Iraq Report
  Turkish General Visits Baghdad as Planes Hit PKK
  Wednesday: 3 US Soldiers, 24 Iraqis Killed; 58 Iraqis Wounded
Militants Attack Pakistan Base, 25 Troops Missing

Musharraf: Vote Disrupters Will Be Shot


Pakistan Struggles Against Militants It Trained

Bush to Send 3,200 More Marines to Afghanistan

  War on Terror Moves East

Taliban Resurgence Strains Alliance in Afghanistan


Taliban Promises More Kabul Attacks


Navy: No Proof to Afghan Slaughter Marines' Ambush Story

Israeli Raid on Gaza Kills 19 Palestinians

Gaza Strike Hardens Hamas Position

  Abbas Says Latest Peace Talks Brought Nothing
  Lebanon Blast Hits US Embassy Car, 3 Killed
Sri Lanka Bus Blast Kills 23 as Truce Ends
Gulf Allies Turn Their Backs
on Bush
 by M.K. Bhadrakumar
Side Effects of Our War
in Afghanistan
 by William S. Lind
Bush Bangs the War Drums
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Will Anyone Pay for the Iraq War?
by Robert Parry
The Taint of Association  by Brendan O'Neill
A Rush to War?  Brattleboro [VT] Reformer

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Military: Deaths North of Baghdad Possibly Friendly Fire

Chertoff: Europe 'Poses Key Threat to US'

US Missile Shield Discussed in Warsaw and Prague

Blackwater Case Faces Obstacles, Justice Dept. Says

Wounded Vets Trade One Hell for Another
Enforcing Iran's Dress Code May Cost Votes
In Baghdad, Rice Praises Law Reintegrating Former Ba'athists
Today in Iraq

Iraqi Parliament Eyes New Flag

Northern Iraqi Universities Proving a Draw to Students from Southeastern Turkey

Iraq's Healthcare Left in Disarray After Invasion

Five School Children Killed by Iraqi Official's Convoy

Vehicle Ban Imposed on Karbala

The War Goes On

Green Zone Comes Under Mortar Attack

Kidnapped Civilian Found Dead in Mosul

Seven Wounded as IED Goes Off in Central Baghdad

Tuesday: 15 Iraqis Killed, 38 Wounded
Occupying Iraq

US Helicopter Sparks Fire at Oil Refinery in Iraq

Rice Urges Iraqis to Approve Budget

Rice Lauds Iraqi Reconciliation Efforts

US Sets Timetable to Hand Over Iraq's Largest Province

Oversight for Iraq War Contracts Shifts

UK War at Home

Britain Reveals Scale of Brain Injuries Among War Vets

British Defense Ministry Slammed for Refusing to Raise Injury Compensation Over $600,000

'War on Terror'

US Jury Convicts Three in Islamic Charity Case

Life Sentence Still Possible for Padilla

Kabul Hotel Attack

Afghan Hotel Attacker Wore Cop Uniform

'Mastermind' Behind Kabul Attack Named

Taliban Say They Will Attack Restaurants

Foreigners in Afghanistan Now Key Targets for Taliban's Suicide Bombers

Germany Sees Kabul Blast as Attack on International Aid Effort

Norway's FM Cuts Short Afghan Visit After Hotel Attack

Norway Maintains Its Presence in Afghanistan

Australia to Review Afghanistan Security


Roadside Blast Kills Former Provincial Governor in Southern Afghanistan

Canadian Soldier Dies in Afghanistan Roadside Blast

Afghan Paper Slams British PM Over 'Decades in Afghanistan' Comments


Musharraf: Al-Qaeda Cannot Take Control of Pakistan

Pakistan Asks Candidates to Shun Rallies

Bhutto's Last Day in Keeping With Her Driven Life

Two Killed, One Arrested in Abortive Attack on Pakistani Troops

Pakistani Shelling Kills Three Civilians in South Waziristan

Suspected Pakistani Militants Arrested for Attacks

Reporter Recalls Pakistan Deportation


Australia Won't Sell Uranium to India

Indian Army Chief Hints at Conscription

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Army Aims to Destroy Rebels After Cease-Fire Ends

Germany Voices Concern Over End of Cease-Fire in Sri Lanka

Separatist Rejoins Kashmir Alliance After a Decade


Is Latin America Heading for an Arms Race?

Colombian Hostages Reveal Misery of Jungle Camps

Brazil's Lula Says Fidel Castro Lucid and Healthy


Polish DM in US for Talks

NATO-Russia Missile Defense Exercise to Take Place in Germany

Georgia Opposition Holds Protest Rally

Bush in the Middle East

Personal Approach Marks Bush's First Saudi Visit

Bush Says Committed to Saudi Arms Deal

US Lawmakers Seek to Block Arms Deal With Saudis

Syria Slams Arab Leaders for Tolerating Bush's Criticisms

Bush Heads to Egypt, Last Stop on Eight-Day Journey


Malaysia: Bush Remarks on Iran Could Cause Discord

Nasrallah Warns US Not to Attack Iran

US Using 1994 Argentine Bombing Investigation to Pressure Iran

Israeli MP Claims Rocket Fired From Gaza Was Iranian-Made

Gaza Slaughter

Hamas Leader: Bush Incited Gaza Raid

Nasrallah: Bush Visit Gave Israel Green Light to 'Wreak Havoc'

Israeli Military 'May Boost Gaza Ops'

25 Qassams Fired at Israel After Deadly Gaza Raid

Fatah Calls for International Forces in Gaza to Protect Civilians

Qureia: Talks Absurd if Israel Does Not Stop Massacres

Jordan Condemns Israeli Incursion Into Gaza Strip


Lieberman's Decision to Leave Israeli Govt 'A Done Deal'

Jewish-Only Condos Rise in Jerusalem

Junk Mail for Israeli Arabs Contains Anti-Muslim Slurs

Middle East

French to Establish Abu Dhabi Navy Base

Syrian Grand Mufti Condemns Terrorism, Calls for EU Help in Mideast

78 Percent of Jordanians Fear Criticizing State


Bitter Return to Kenyan Parliament After Polls

Kenyan Opposition Boosted by Vote

In Tense Kenya, Opposition Elects One of Its Own to Lead Parliament

Kenyan Opposition Wins a Skirmish

'Business as Usual' for Kenyan President Despite Bloody Election Aftermath

Kenyans Hope to Avoid Second Round of Ethnic Violence

Kenyan Rivals Take Dispute to Parliament

For 2 Kenyans, Tribes Shaped Life Differently

Kenya's Coastal Resorts Become Ghost Towns


Heavy Fighting Rocks Mogadishu Overnight

Mogadishu Mayor Tours Capital, Landmine Kills Two


Ethiopia, Eritrea on Verge of Border War, Report Says

Mugabe Faces Presidency Rival From Own Party

'Rebel Reporter' in Niger Court

Sudan Bombs Darfur Rebels as Violence Hinders Aid


Chinese General Backs Refusal of US Ships

US to Test China With New Request for Naval Port Call

Visiting American Admiral Confers With Chinese Generals

US Urges China to Open Up on Defense Buildup


Indian Leader in China Urges Closer Ties

South Korea's Intelligence Chief Offers to Resign Over Leak of Document

First Field Survey Conducted for Tokyo Missile Shield Candidate Site

Bomb at Thai Market Wounds Dozens


Russia Cracks Down on Defiant British Culture Body

Report: US Money Helps Recruit Weapons Scientists in Russia, Ukraine


Serb Nationalist Calls for Isolating Kosovo if Independence Declared

UN Security Council to Hold New Politically-Charged Kosovo Debate


Justin Raimondo
In Mourning

Charles Peņa
Shocked, Shocked by Bush's Broken Promises

Philip Giraldi
US, Iran One Misstep
From the Edge

Ivan Eland
Charlie Wilson's Warlords

Alan Bock
Some Substance, Please

Doug Bandow
Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary

David R. Henderson
The Fatal Conceit in Foreign Policy

Nebojsa Malic
Shilling for the Empress

Ran HaCohen
Beware of Barak

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal May Trigger Midterm Polls in India

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

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