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Mother of All Budget-Busters: David Isenberg
Sharon: Not a 'Man of Peace': Charley Reese
Proof Bush Deceived America: Ray McGovern
Planting Evidence: Gordon Prather
Bush's New Multilateralism: William Fisher

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Updated January 15, 2006 - 11:28 PM EST
Botched Air Strikes Strain US-Pak Ties
Airstrike Misses al-Qaeda Chief, Kills 22
Delayed: No Iraqi Election Results This Week
Govt Seeks to Stop Saddam Judge Quitting
Chile Gets First Woman President
Iranian Leader: 'We Don't Need Nuclear Arms'
Iran Threatens Retaliation if US and EU Try to Block Research
A Protest, a Spy Program and a Campus in an Uproar
Proof Bush Deceived America
by Ray McGovern
The Problem With Presidential Signing Statements  by John  W. Dean
Whatever Happened to Domino Effect?  by Ike Seamans
Sharon: Not a 'Man of Peace'
by Charley Reese
Planting Evidence  by Gordon Prather
How Free Are We?  by William N. Grigg

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Deaths of Journalists in Iraq Near Vietnam Toll
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No Word From Kidnappers of US Reporter
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Antiwar Rally Targets Blair Visit
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Puerto Rican Soldier Commits Suicide in Iraq
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Talladega (AL) Soldier, Father of Seven, Killed in Iraq
Marine From New Castle (PA) Killed in Iraq
Maryland Firefighter Dies From Iraq Injuries
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SD Oglala Sioux Marine (VA) Killed in Iraq
Alaska Guardswoman, Pilot (WA) Killed in Iraq Helo Crash
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Stockton (CA) Family Grieves for Soldier
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Army Captain (VA) Employed Daring, Intellect
Combat Medic (TX) Killed by IED
Army Major (MO) Dies in Iraq Roadside Bombing
Army JAG Officer (MO) Dies in Helicopter Crash
Guardsman (IA) With Ties to Minnesota Killed in Iraq Helicopter Crash
Baton Rouge (LA) Marine Killed in Iraq
Clayton (NC) Marine Killed on Patrol in Iraq
West Kansas Soldier Killed
DoD Civilian Employee (GA) Killed in Helicopter Crash in Iraq
Tallahassee (FL) Man Killed in Iraq Helicopter Crash
11 Die in Afghan Violence
Gunmen Kill Former Taliban Minister
US Soldier Wounded in Car Bomb Explosion in Southern Afghanistan
Afghanistan Gives Financial Aid to Killed Indian Driver's Family
Pakistan Summons US Ambassador to Protest Air Strikes Against Civilians
Pakistan Says It Has 'No Information' on Zawahiri After Attack
FBI Likely to Test DNA of Pakistan Victims
One Killed in North Waziristan Gunbattle
Indian Reluctance Made Me Go Public With Kashmir Ideas: Musharraf
Militants: UN Resolutions on Kashmir 'Irrelevant'
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China, Still Winning Against the Web
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Thai Police: Militants Killed Two Muslims
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Gonzales to Back Wiretapping in Senate Testimony
US Declares Galloway's Chosen British Charity a 'Terrorist Organization'
UK War on Terror
Britain's Politics of Paranoia
MI5 Will Get New Powers to Bug MPs
Israeli Defense Officials Slam Britain's 'Shoot-To-Kill' Policy

Muslim Cleric's Sermon Viewed by UK Jurors

The Pentagon Papers
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Pentagon Papers Judge Dies
The War at Home
Murtha Details His Exit Strategy
New Rehab Center for Injured US Soldiers Sparks a Controversy Over Healthcare for Veterans
UN Scrutiny 'Won't Make Iran Quit Nuclear Effort'
Sunni Group Vows to Slaughter Captured Troops Unless Iran 'Begs for Mercy'
Satellite Photograph of Iranian Nuclear Site Released
Syria Agrees to Demarcate Shebaa Area
US Envoy Pledges to Protect Lebanon Sovereignty
Lebanon Police Break Up Hezbollah Demo
Surviving Sharon
Sharon to Undergo Tracheotomy
Test Shows Activity in Sharon's Brain
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Israel Ponders Security After Sharon
Palestinian Elections
Israeli Cabinet Expected to Approve East Jerusalem PA Vote
Abbas: Hamas Can Only Participate in Govt if They Recognize Oslo Peace Deal
Hamas Official: We'll Handle Talks With Israel Better
In Hebron, It's Brother Against Brother
Sketches of Sibling Palestinian Candidates

Hamas Rallies to 'Martyr Mother'

Israel Reconsiders Decision to Cut Ties With Pat Robertson
Palestinians at War as Blood Feuds Follow Gaza Pullout
Disgruntled Policemen Block Main Roads in Gaza Strip
US Decries Palestinian Map Display at UN Event
Israel Postpones Outpost Eviction
Israel Closes Karni Crossing With Gaza Due to Terror Warning
Israeli Settlers Riot in Hebron
Middle East
Sheik Jaber, Emir of Kuwait, Dies at 79
In Tiny Arab State, Web Takes on Ruling Elite
Russia & Her Neighbors
Russia Vows to Regain Control of Disputed Lighthouse in Ukraine
Russian Gas Dispute Sours Ties With EU
Russian FM Terms Nuclear Non-Proliferation as Priority Task
Albanians in Southern Serbia Demand Special Status
Spain's Old Guard Defiant as General Sacked
Europol Set to Get Wider Powers
Sudan’s Bid to Chair AU Doubtful
Sudan Dismisses Proposal for UN Darfur Peacekeepers
AU Backs UN Plan for Sudan Force
UN Envoy Wants Sudan Militias Disarmed
Congo Backs Referendum but Delay in Results Causes Concern

Wife of Nigerian Opposition Figure Hacked to Death

Bolivia's Morales Backs Off Threat to Seize Refineries
All Quiet Along the Fence Line Separating Cuba From US Naval Base
Chile Vote May Produce Country's First Female President
China Media Blackout as North Korean Leader 'Spotted' Again
North Korea Decorates Late US Activist for Leading Aid Projects
Koreans Find Prime Property Near the DMZ
Bombers Target Truce Monitors in Sri Lanka
21 Killed in Myanmar Firefight
Uzbekistan Shuts US-Supported 'Freedom House'
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Mongolia's Former Communists Call for 'Government of National Unity'

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War, Lies, and Videotape

Praful Bidwai
Iran Opens Nuclear Locks – and a Hornet's Nest

Alan Bock
History's Burden in Iraq

Nebojsa Malic
Our Friends, the Peacekeepers

Ivan Eland
An Imperial Presidency Based on Constitutional Quicksand

David R. Henderson
Milton and David Friedman on Military Intervention

Charles Peña
Troop Reduction Legerdemain

Sascha Matuszak
Drums in the Streets

Ran HaCohen
Democracy and Colonialism

Joseph Stromberg
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Et Tu, Pat?

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