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Rising Violence Leaves Iraq's Stability in Doubt

  ElBaradei Regrets Not Stopping Iraq War

Monday: 72 Iraqis Killed, 356 Wounded

McChrystal Pushes Soviet Strategy for Afghanistan
  Top US Commander: Taliban Winning in Afghanistan
  Afghan Drug Barons at Top of US List of People to Kill

Taliban Seize Building for Attack on Afghan Government Offices

At Least 10 Killed as US Drone Strikes S. Waziristan

  Pak PM: Swat Militants Divided, Close to Defeat

Pakistan Fears Al-Qaeda May Pick New Taliban Chief

  Allegedly Dead Militant Definitely Not Dead, He Insists
Obama Presses Supremes to Block Abuse Photos
  Governors Oppose DoD Emergency Powers
Israeli Minister: US Can't Stop Settlement Expansion
Bill Would Allow Russian Army to Intervene Abroad

Congo Rape Epidemic Worsens During US-Backed Operation

Doomsday: Pros and Cons
by Arnaud de Borchgrave
Learning from Past Exit Strategies: The American Colonies  by Stanley Weintraub
Indignant Government Rhetoric on Torture Rings Hollow  by Clive Stafford Smith
An Army Man Changes His Mind
by Wendy Murray
The Man with the Plan for Bananastan  by Jeff Huber
Hamas 2.0: The Islamic Resistance Movement Grows Up  by Michael Bröning

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US Battling CIA Rendition Case in 3 Courts

Potent Bombs Slow Marine Offensive in Afghanistan

Italy Seeks to Drop 'Peace' From Its Definition of Afghan Mission

Spokane VA Center Miscounted Suicides

Air Force Training More Pilots for Drones Than for Manned Planes

India Searches North Korean Ship for Nuclear Materials


In Iraq's Kurdistan, Political Pessimism Clouds Progress

Iraq Bombs Wrack Cities and Raise Doubts on Army

8,800 Sahwa Council Personnel Absorbed Into Diyala's Security Apparatus

British Security Contractor Facing Death Penalty in Iraq Court

British Contractor Shot Iraqis in 'Self-Defense' During Drunken Brawl

Monday: 72 Iraqis Killed, 356 Wounded
'War on Terror'

Ga. Terrorism Defendant to Call on Family at Trial

Saudi Arabia Arrested Thousands for Terror Without Trial

Ministers' Admission Links MI5 and MI6 to 'Torture Victim'

One of Yemen's 3 Insurgencies Flares Up

Iraq Hopeful About Release of Americans in Iran

Clinton: No Illusions Iran Will Return to Talks

Tehran Rejects EU Criticism of Mass Trial

Iran Purges Intelligence Ministry Officials Critical of Election Crackdown

Iran Judiciary Looks to Calm Prison Abuse Outrage

Iran Police Chief Admits to Prisoner Abuse

Obama: Critics of US Honduras Policy Hypocritical

Honduras Accepts OAS Chief as 'Observer'


Obama Urges $100 Million for Mexico Drug War

Cuban Political Prisoners Increase by 1

Hugo Chávez Tells Army to Prepare for Conflict With Colombia


Big Explosion Kills Two in Mogadishu

Eritrea Warned on Al-Shabaab Links


US Commander Also Seeks Civilian 'Surge' in Afghanistan

Security Forces Kill Three Taliban in North Waziristan

Taliban Fighters Attack Town Near Afghan Capital

Suicide Bomber Targets NATO Forces in Northern Afghanistan

Afghan Govt Compound Attacked as Vote Looms

Karzai Leading in Afghan Voter Survey

Afghan Farmers Recall Poppy Riches

Karzai Offers Rival Top Cabinet Post in Effort to Avoid Election Defeat

New Zealand Sending Commandos to Afghanistan

Afghan Airstrikes and Civilian Casualties

Baitullah Is Alive Too, Claims Other TTP Leader Who's Also Supposedly Dead

Ex-Pakistan President Musharraf Faces New Probe

India: Pakistan's Army Supporting Kashmir Infiltrators


Israeli Warplanes Bomb Tunnel Along Gaza Border

House Majority Leader Praises Israel, Insists East Jerusalem 'Different' From West Bank Settlements

Nablus Booms as Barriers Fall in Occupied West Bank

Israeli FM Slams 'Delusions' of Possible Peace Deal

Lieberman Urges Boston Consul to Resign for Criticizing Israeli Policy

Hamas Urges Arab League to End West Bank Arrests of Members

Fatah Turns to Nation Building, Though It Doesn't Discard the Rifle

Hamas: Detainee in Fatah Prison Was Tortured to Death


Israel Says Lebanon Accountable for Hezbollah

Lebanese Army on High Alert as Netanyahu Threatens to Make Them Pay


Ukraine, Georgia Seen Years Away From Joining NATO

Georgia Deflects Blame Ahead of EU Report

German Bomb Plot Suspect Confesses in Court

Mallorca Urges Calm After Bomb Blasts


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Kelley B. Vlahos
No Color-Coded Revolution for Afghanistan

Ivan Eland
Treat North Korea As a Child Psychologist Would

Philip Giraldi
Export Cars, Not Democracy

Nebojsa Malic
The Lessons of August

Charles V. Peńa
Odds Against Nuclear Disarmament

Ran HaCohen
Fascism Needs an Enemy

David R. Henderson
NPR: 'Murder' a Controversial Concept

Alan Bock
Independence, Empire Don't Mesh

Edouard Husson
The Virtues of Gorbachevism

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