Dear Readers,

I write this under great duress, and against my better judgment: it has never been my policy to mix my personal life and my writing/professional life. This time, however, I don't see how I can avoid it.

My regular readers will have noticed that I've skipped more than a couple of columns recently, with no explanation. Well, here's the explanation: I have been diagnosed with late-stage adenocarcinoma cancer, and am now undergoing experimental therapy with the new drug Keytruda. Read on...

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Updated November 16, 2017 - 11:23 PM EST
South Korea: US Needs Our Consent to Attack NK
  Trump Asks South Korea's President: 'Do You Have to Reunify?'
Iraqi Kurdish Govt Endorses 'United Iraq'
  Senior US-Backed Syrian Fighter Defects to Turkey
US Airstrike Kills Several NW of Somali Capital
Russia Warns US State Media Outlets
Lebanese PM's Brother Slams Iran, Hezbollah
NATO Chief: We'll Have 'Enough' Troops in Afghanistan
Zimbabwe's Mugabe Detained After Military Takes Control
item Poll: Americans Would Cut Middle East War Spending  by Grant Smith
item Do Trump's Liberal Critics Seem Increasingly Unhinged?  by James Bovard
item America's Righteous Russia-Gate Censorship  by Robert Parry
item Flirting With War in North Korea  by Lucy Steigerwald
item Imposing a Missile 'No-Fly Zone' in N. Korea Is Deranged  by Daniel Larison
item Who Swallows North Korea After Its Collapse?  by Doug Bandow

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Russia Begins Deliveries of T-90 Tanks to Iraq
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Russia, Syria Armies Step Up Attacks on Damascus Enclave: Rebels
Syrian Kurdish Leaders Back Longer US Role in Syria
UN to Vote on Rival US, Russia Bids to Renew Syria Inquiry
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Yemeni Troops Clear Al-Qaeda Militants From Southeastern Village
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France Puts Suspected Militant Under Investigation for Kidnapping Journalists
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Zimbabwe Army Detains Finance Minister: Government Source
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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Leader Loses Appeal Against Life Sentence
Somali Govt Identifies Masterminds of Oct 14 Truck Bombing
Abducted Swiss Aid Worker Freed in Sudan's Darfur
Sweden Says Congo Not Helping Investigation Into Murder of UN Monitor
Canada Will Not Send Peacekeepers to Mali in Near Future: Officials
North Korea
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China Sending Special Envoy to North Korea Days After Trump's Visit
Head of Afghan Election Body Sacked, Raising Doubts Over 2018 Ballots
Opium Production Up 87 Percent in Afghanistan
Fifteen Bullet-Ridden Kidnap Victims Found in Southwest Pakistan
Gunmen Shoot Dead Police Officer and Family in Southwest Pakistan
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