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Updated February 8, 2005 - 11:23 PM EST
US: 13,000-17,000 Insurgents in Iraq
Shi'ites, Kurds Poised to Dominate Govt
Kurds Gain in Election at Expense of Shi'ites
Shi'ite Coalition Split Over Choice of Iraq Premier
Iraq Electoral Commission Admits Vote Problems
30 Killed in Iraq Attacks, Bombing
Despite Proposed Cuts, Bush Budget Is Bigger
Sharon and Abbas Declare End to Four Years of Hostilities
Imperial Hubris: An Author Reviews His Reviews  by Michael Scheuer
Whatever Happened to Mutually Assured Destruction?  by Peter Preston
Democracy Won't End Terrorism
by Richard A. Clarke
Weapons Inspections Were a Front
an interview with Scott Ritter
Paranoia Grips the US Capital
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Sistani Begins His True Agenda
Bush Planning Supplement War Budget for 2006
Former Chief WMD Inspector David Kay Warns US Not to Repeat Iraq Mistakes in Iran
Today in Iraq
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Iraq: Spinning Off Arab Terrorists?
Iraqi Clerics Play Down Call for Use of Islamic Law
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Britain to Admit Blame for Death of Iraq War Soldier
After the Vote
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Iraqi Cleric Takes Center Stage
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Suicide Bombers Hit Hospital, Commander Center 27 Killed
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Zarqawi Kin Reportedly Bombed Shrine in Iraq
Deadly Cases of Mistaken IDs
Hostage Crises
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Women's Rights: Iran's Bitter Lessons for Iraq
Passport Racket Blows Hole in Baghdad's Security Net
Iraq Occupation
Polish General Takes Over Command of Iraq Multi-National Division
The Pains of Building One Army and Pulling Another One Out
US Soldiers Find Comfort Food in Iraq
Iraqi Oil, Past & Future
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Volcker Probes Annan Son's Role in Iraqi Oil Deals
Oil Companies Impatient for 'New Iraq'
Global Iraq Fallout
Iraq Still Clouds Turkey Ties Despite Rice Trip
Rumsfeld to Discourage NATO Interference
French Struggle Now With How to Coexist With Bush
No Canadian Troops Will Be Sent to Iraq, PM Says
First Cadets Report to Afghan Military Academy
Afghan Archaeologist Seeks Sleeping Buddha
Pakistan Rejects US Claims Khan Sold Secrets to Arab Countries
Gunmen Kill Pakistani Journalists in South Waziristan
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More Money for Indonesia's Thugs
Indonesia Troops Kill Aceh Rebels
Indonesia: After Tsunami, Acehnese Fear Forced Relocation
US Forces in Korea Issues Warning
Fourth Round of Six Party Nuclear Talks?
North Korea's Deepening Succession Mystery
Senior Tiger Killed in Sri Lanka
Uzbekistan: Rights Group Threatened for Alleging Abuse
Nepal to Offer Talks With Maoists
China Discloses Prisoner Details
Russia, China Boost Joint Defense Plans
12 Killed in Kashmir Violence
Cambodia: Opposition Politicians Arrested, Forced to Flee
Chechen Rebel in Call for Peace Talks as Cease-Fire Holds
Russia Gets US Money to Destroy Weapons
Togo Leader Sworn in Amid Protest
Many Diplomats Boycott Swearing-In of Togo Leader
Liberian Elections Due in October
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Cutting an Oil Artery
Anti-Communist Secession Movement Grows in Bolivian Province
The New Bush Budget
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Budget Seeks $459m for Iraq Programs
US Government Ratchets Up PR Budget
2006 Defense Budget Plan Eliminates Navy Aircraft Carrier
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Proposed Air Force Budget Calls for Reduction of Active-Duty Airmen
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Army Prioritizes Vehicles, Focuses on Force Protection in 2006 Budget Plan
The US and Weapons
US Envisions Makeover for Nuclear Arms
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StratCom Will Oversee WMD Efforts
US Cranks Up Ammo Output
The War at Home
Revocation of Medals Adds Insult to Marines' Injuries
Breaking Ranks to Shun War
Guardsmen, Reservists Hit Hard at Home by Call-Ups
Court Lets Recruiters Continue to Trespass on Law School Campuses
Poll: Hispanics Back US Pullout in Iraq
Back From Iraq - and Suddenly Out on the Streets
Rumsfeld Rips Newspapers for Distorting 'Armor' Quote
Activists Against Iraq War Refuse to Call It Quits
Veterans Protest Iraq War at Harvard
Homeland Security
Spy Agency Staff to Gather Not-So-Secretly
Muslims Chafing Under 9/11 Measures
Some Would-Be Citizens Languish for Years in Security-Check Limbo
Detaining Justice
Guantanamo Captives Claim False Confessions
WWII Japanese Detention Still Holds Lessons for US
Yemen Wants Guantanamo Inmates Repatriated
War on Terror
UK Terror Court Backs al-Qaeda Suspect
Blair Plan to Tighten Borders Criticized
UK Conservatives Launch Group to Defend Civil Liberties From 'Wartime' Measures
Dutch Police Charge 12 Suspected Muslim Militants
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Russia-Iran Nuclear Plant Deal This Month
Iran Releases Dissident Cleric After Four Years
Mideast Peace?
Israel and Palestinians Plan Conditional Pledges to Halt Fighting
A Moment for Peace in the Middle East?
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US Names Palestine Security Envoy
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Militants Are Wild Card in Mideast Negotiations
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Israel Reopens Gaza Border Crossing to Food Trucks
Fatah Begins Hunt for Arafat’s Missing Millions
Saudi Arabia
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Saudis Preach Against Terrorism
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Middle East
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Ran HaCohen
The Threat of Peace

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