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John McCain's Tragedy at Sea: Mary Hershberger
Pas d'Argent, Pas de Suisse: William S. Lind
Israeli Bestseller Breaks National Taboo: J. Cook
From Guantánamo to the US: Andy Worthington

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Costs of Soldiers in Iraq

 Jennifer Daskal

The CIA's Somalia Renditions

 Sheldon Richman

Picking a Fight With Russia

 Charles Goyette

Madman McCain and Worse

US Missile Strike Kills Nine in North Waziristan    Serbia Wins Bid to Review Kosovo Independence    US Report Declares Herat Strike 'Legitimate Self-Defense'    North Korea Bars Inspectors, Prepares to Restart Yongbyon Facility    Syria Says 2 Missing American Journalists Arrested    Draft NIE Warns of 'Downward Spiral' in Afghanistan    Petraeus Confirms Peace Overtures to Taliban    US Says Prepared for Anything as South Claims North Korea Developing Nuclear Warhead    North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Missiles    Malaysian Leader to Step Down    Serbia Wins Bid to Review Independence of Kosovo    National Intelligence Estimate Is Said to Warn of Crisis in Afghanistan    FCC Probes Ties Between Military and Pundits    Iran Halts New Sales Tax After Merchants Strike    Investigating John McCain's Tragedy at Sea    Minister: Pakistan to Take Action if Osama Located    From Guantánamo to the United States    Iraqi Parliament Speaker: Presence of Foreign Troops Country's Biggest Problem    Israeli Bestseller Breaks National Taboo    Sri Lankan Military: 20 Rebels Killed in Fighting    Guantanamo Techniques Applied on US Soil: Civil Rights Groups    Turkish Parliament Extends Mandate on Iraq Strikes    Pakistan's Spy Chief Briefs Lawmakers on Terrorism    Attacks on Christians in Iraqi City Raise Concern    Obama Threatens Dire Consequences if Iran Doesn't Change Its Ways    US Officials Fear Terrorist Links With Drug Lords    No Afghan-Taliban Peace Talks, for Now    America as Superpower: Shaken, Not Deposed    Poll: Policy of Restraint Makes US Safer    ACLU: Bush Admin Tried to Create 'Gitmo Inside the US'    Pas d'Argent, Pas de Suisse    Be Concerned About NorthCom's New Army Unit    Many Approved Torture    Georgians, South Ossetians Face Off Over No-Man's Land    'No Timetable' for SOFA as Troop Immunity Remains a Sticking Point    All Hail Vaporware Missile Defense!    
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Petraeus: Talk With Taliban, Enemies
  US Calls Deadly Afghan Strike 'Self-Defense'
  Draft NIE Warns of Afghan 'Downward Spiral'
  No Afghan-Taliban Peace Talks, for Now
  NATO to Meet as Afghan War Effort Founders
US Missile Strike Kills 9 in North Waziristan
  Bombs Aimed at Police Kill 10 in Pakistan Capital
N. Korea Bars Inspectors, Restarting Nuclear Site
  US ' Prepared for Anything' With North Korea
  S. Korean General: North May Be Developing Small Nuclear Warhead
Poll: Policy of Restraint Makes US Safer
  America as Superpower: Shaken, Not Deposed
Immunity for US Troops a Barrier in Iraq Talks
  Iraqi Speaker: Foreign Troops Are Country's Biggest Problem
  Turkish Parliament Extends Mandate on Iraq Strikes
  Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 19 Iraqis Killed; 34 Iraqis Wounded
Guantanámo Techniques Applied on US Soil
FCC Probes Ties Between Military and Pundits
Serbia Wins Bid to Review Kosovo Independence
Be Concerned About NorthCom's New Army Unit  by Matthew Rothschild
From Guantánamo to the
United States
 by Andy Worthington
Israeli Bestseller Breaks National Taboo  by Jonathan Cook
The Alternative to Paralysis
by Daniel Levy
Pas d'Argent, Pas de Suisse
by William S. Lind
Many Approved Torture  Wichita Eagle

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Malaysian Leader to Step Down
US Officials Fear Terrorist Links With Drug Lords
Syrian Troops Gather on Lebanese Border
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Muslim Scholars Back Iraqi Christians
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Three Christians Killed in Iraq's Mosul
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Snap Election Called in Ukraine
Ukraine Leader Offers More Time to Solve Crisis
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Russian Troops Quit Abkhazia Buffer Zone
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Russia to Cut Military to 1 Million by 2012
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South Africa
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UN Faults Seven Officials in Algeria Bombing
Eritrea: Arms Ban 'Covers Up Misguided US Policies'
Congo Accuses Rwanda Troops of Crossing Border
Sudan Makes Case Abroad While Still Bombing Darfur
Mauritanian Parties Urge African Pressure on Coup Leaders
Former Taliban Minister Denies Afghan Peace Talks
Ex-Taliban, Karzai's Brother Had Dinner but No Talks
Gates Asks Europe to Send More Troops to Afghanistan
Why It's So Hard to Negotiate With the Taliban
Danish FM for Dialogue With Taliban
Germany to Add Troops in Afghanistan, but With Limits
Protest in Afghanistan Over Envoy's Kidnapping
Japan's Opposition Changes Tack on Afghan Mission
US to Give Afghan Army New Vehicles, Weapons
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Swat Valley Taliban Offer Amnesty to Politicians, MPs
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Minister: Pakistan to Take Action if Osama Located
23 Militants Killed in Bajaur Fighting
Pakistan's Spy Chief Briefs Lawmakers on Terrorism
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Pakistani MPs Call on US to Free al-Qaeda Suspect
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North Korea Reportedly Tests Short-Range Missiles
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China Envoy: US Should Stop Taiwan Arms Sales
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Israelis Seal Off West Bank for Holiest Day on Jewish Calendar
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Documents: Israel Underestimated Arab Foes' Strength in 1973 War
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Bomb Explodes in Northern Lebanon
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