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Updated September 15, 2009 - 11:06 PM EDT

Obama Supports Extending PATRIOT Act Provisions

  Obama Admin Fights Bagram Detainee Court Access

US Embassy Under Fire During Biden's Iraq Visit

  Iraqi Who Threw Shoes Released, Claims Torture
US Kills 'Top al-Qaeda Leader' in Somalia Attack
IAEA Conceals Evidence Iran Docs Were Forged
  Top Ayatollah Calls for Clerical Revolt in Iran

Sons of Afghanistan?


Battle Lines Shaping Up in Congress for Fight Over Afghan Policy

  Abdullah: Fraudulent Karzai Victory Would Doom US-Led War
Over 100,000 Displaced in Pakistan's Khyber Offensive
  Musharraf: US Military Aid Was Diverted to India Border Defense

Pakistan's Army Said to Be Linked to Many Killings

Another Liberal Presidency About to Be Sunk by War  by James Carroll
Today's Iraq: The Police State That America Built  by Chris Floyd
Pictures of War Can Carry More Moral Meaning Than Thousands of Words  by Ben Macintyre
Death by Bananastan  by Jeff Huber
Ronald Reagan's Torture
by Robert Parry
Obama Brings Guantánamo to Bagram  by Andy Worthington

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Cost of Afghan War Now a State Secret, Canada's Tories Say

Obama About-Face on Detainee Photos Goes to High Court

More and More Jewish Voices Opposing Israel-Promoted Preemptive Attack on Iran

Unrest Brewing Beneath Gaza Calm

International Court Fines Journalist for Secrecy Violation

Freed Vietnamese Blogger Agrees to Stop Writing


Iraq to Hand Turkey 'Proof' of Syria-Led Attacks

Shoe-Throwing Reporter Muntader Al-Zaidi to Leave Jail a Celebrity
Iraqi Soldier Gunned Down in Northern Mosul

Monday: 1 US Soldier, 18 Iraqis Killed; 30 Iraqis Wounded

The War at Home

Prosecutors in Iraq Case See Pattern by Guards

Army's Shopping Mall Game Center Shut Down by Protests

Helping Military Mortuary Workers Cope With Grim Jobs

'War on Terror'
Osama bin Laden Warns Americans in New Tape
New York Residences Raided in Terrorism Probe
Bin Laden: US Support of Israel Led to 9/11

Police: Pakistan Suspect Is Swede Once at Gitmo

Bin Laden Tape Mocks 'Powerless' Barack Obama

Bin Laden's Reading List for Americans

British Bomb Plotters Get Life in Prison

Two on Trial in Germany for al-Qaeda Membership

Congress Briefed on 'Major' NY Terrorism Raid


Iran 'Ready to Defend Nuclear Installations'

US Warns Iran Must Discuss 'Illicit Nuclear Weapons' Program

EU Welcomes Iran Meeting, Says Too Early for Sanctions

Reformist Details Evidence of Abuse in Iran's Prisons


Obama Extends Cuba Embargo 1 Year

Honduras Envoy Says Ordered Out of UN Rights Body

Ecuador, Colombia Talk 1 1/2 Years After Raid

US Worried About Venezuelan Arms Buildup

Bolivia: No Plans to Cut Ties With US


Afghans Question What Democracy Has Done for Them

US, British, NATO Troops Killed in Afghanistan

Germany Ponders Afghanistan Exit Strategy

Kabul Parliament's Anger Over Release of Journalist

Guard Photos Could Harm US Effort in Afghanistan

Company 'Regrets' Not Telling US of Misconduct

Illiteracy Slows Afghan Army, US Pullout

Polio Returns to Afghanistan

Cholera Outbreak in 10 Afghan Provinces

Pakistan Interior Minister: Al-Qaeda 'Fleeing to Somalia, Yemen'

Pakistani Religious Group to Emphasize Anti-US Movement

Witness to Violence in Swat Valley


Poll: Most Americans Support US Aid to Israel if Attacked

Netanyahu Says Won't Freeze Building in Settlements

Gaza Strip's Water Supply in Danger of Collapse, Says UN

Obscure 'al-Qaeda Linked' Group Blamed for Israel Rocket Fire

Peres Met Secretly With Palestinian Negotiator

Resolve of West Bank Settlers May Have Limits


China Meeting Watched for Signs of a New Leader

China VP Set to Get Military Post in a Step to Top

In Other News

Yemen Clashes Kill Seven Army Troops, Over 20 Rebels

EU 'Rights' Sanctions Could Hit Sri Lanka


Justin Raimondo
What Price Afghanistan?

Kelley B. Vlahos
It Takes a Potemkin Village (to Lose a War)

Nebojsa Malic
Empire's War of Terror

Philip Giraldi
Obama's Turning Point

Ivan Eland
To Escalate the Escalation?

David R. Henderson
An Evening With Cindy Sheehan

Charles V. Peña
Different Country, Same Problem

Ran HaCohen
Fascism Needs an Enemy

Alan Bock
Independence, Empire Don't Mesh

Edouard Husson
The Virtues of Gorbachevism

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