Today's Highlights

Moment of Truth: Justin Raimondo
Embracing a Lethal Tar Baby: Michael Scheuer
The Fantasy of State Protection: Stefan Molyneux
Sitting on Bayonets: Engelhardt/Danner
Monsters, Inc.: Sam Bostaph

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Sun Tzu
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Updated February 27, 2006 - 11:21 PM EST
1,300 Iraqis Killed in Past Week
Moscow Disputes Tehran Claim of Deal
The Lebanon-ization of Iraq
Scores More Iraqis Killed as Security Moves Fail
Iraqi Sunni Bloc to Rejoin Talks on Government
Over 20 Dead as Baghdad Curfew Ends
More Americans Want Immediate Iraq Withdrawal
Iraq Unrest Offers 'Opportunity' for Unity: Top Bush Aide
Rioting Afghan Prisoners Agree to Halt Violence
Embracing a Lethal Tar Baby
by Michael Scheuer
You Can Do Anything With a Bayonet Except Sit on It  Tom Engelhardt interviews Mark Danner
Creating Stability or Insurgency?
by Chet Richards
The Fantasy of State Protection
by Stefan Molyneux
Monsters, Inc.  by Sam Bostaph
Who Was Behind Black Wednesday?  by Sami Moubayed

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Troops Await Orders in Afghan Prison Riot
Kabul's Jail Is Overrun by 1,500 al-Qaeda Prisoners
US-Run Jail in Afghanistan 'Worse Than Guantanamo'
Shi'ite Militias Roam Free Despite Curfew, Occupy Sunni Mosques
German Intel Gave US Iraqi Defense Plan, Report Says
Port Deal to Undergo Broader Review
Israeli FM: Abbas 'Irrelevant'
Sunni-Shia Schism 'Threatening to Tear Iraq Apart'
Today in Iraq
Curfew Adds to Iraqis' Hardships
Younger Clerics Showing Power in Iraq's Unrest
Baghdad Hopes Worst of Sectarian Fury Over
Authorities Arrest 10 Suspects for Golden Tomb Shrine Attack
Radical Shi'ite Cleric Returns From Tour, Urges Iraqis to Unite
Former UK Envoy: Iraq Nearly in Civil War
No Word as Deadline for US Journalist in Iraq Passes
Attacks Continue
Three US Soldiers Killed in Baghdad
Baghdad Mortar Barrage Kills 16
Iraq Bus Station Bomb Kills Five
Gunmen Fire on Teenage Soccer Game in Iraq, 2 Dead
Developments in Iraq, Feb. 27
Developments in Iraq, Feb. 26
Iraq Occupation
US Seeks to Restore Ties With Southern Iraqi Governor
Female Pilots Get Their Shot in the Iraqi Skies
US Says Training Iraqi Police Key to Ending Violence
Trying to Try Saddam
US Forces in Iraq Allow Defense Team to Meet Saddam
Saddam Team May End Boycott
The New Iraq
Dealing in Stocks Behind Baghdad's Sandbags
'Cartoonist' Remains a Dangerous Profession in Post-Saddam Iraq
Global Iraq Fallout
British Army Faces Accusation of Cover-Up Over Iraq Deaths
Pope Condemns Violence in Iraq
Iraq Says Yes to Australian Wheat
Iranian Protesters Hurl Petrol Bombs at UK Embassy
Iran Journalist Given 18-Month Suspended Sentence
US: Bagram Prison Provides 'Best Possible Living Conditions'
'If They Destroy Our Opium Crop, How Will We Feed Our Family?'
Sixty Former Taliban Surrender to Afghan Government
Two Russians Hit in Mine Blast in Afghanistan
US Promises to Avoid Pakistan Border Violations
One Killed in Rocket Attack on Balochistan Minister’s Home
Self-Proclaimed al-Qaeda Members Rob Pakistan Bank
Support Ebbs for Nepal's Monarch
Nepal's Beleaguered King Reviews New Troops
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Seeks New Truce After Swiss Talks
Sri Lanka Rebels Vow to Resist Disarmament
Critics Arrested, Newspapers Raided as Arroyo Cracks Down on Opposition
Philippine Marines Implicated in Coup Plot Agree to End Siege
Head of Philippine Marines Out, Colonel Urges Protest
China & Her Neighbors
Another US Diplomat to Meet Taiwan's Chen
Dalai Lama Envoys Report Block in Talks With China
US to Move 1,000 Additional Troops Off Okinawa
50,000 Rally Against Thai PM as Opposition Mulls Election Boycott
In Asia, Two Democracies Wobble
Hundreds Defy Police, March in Kazakhstan
Bush to Press India, Pakistan on Kashmir
Russia Passes New Anti-Terror Law Allowing Military Action Abroad
US Concerned About G-8 Talks With Putin as Host
Mass Pro-Mladic Rally in Belgrade
Serbia to Be First Nation Charged With Genocide
Venezuela Prepared to Stop US Exports
Report on Mexican 'Dirty War' Details Abuse by Military
Rebels Kill 9 Civilians in Colombia
Port Controversy
Critics Fault Bush's Response to the Ports Deal
War Rhetoric Blows Back in Port Furor
At Port of Baltimore, Debate Hits the Docks
How Cargo Travels Through the Shipping System
War on Terror
The World Finds It's Too Hard to Do Business With the US
Gitmo Tribunals Will Continue in Absence of Supreme Court Ruling
Sen. Specter Proposes NSA Surveillance Rules
Total Information Awareness Lives On
MI6 Knew of July 21 Bomb Suspect
Poll: British Support for ID Cards Much Lower Than Previously Claimed
Australian Found Guilty of Receiving al-Qaeda Funding
The War at Home
Top Dem Senator: Iraq Must Get 'Political House in Order' if US Troops to Remain
Students Call for Banning of Peace Studies Class
Bush Policies Are Weakening National Guard, Governors Say
Watchdogs Urge Full Probe of Bush Propaganda Spending
Regaining Civilian Identities a Struggle for Iraq War Vets
Student Reporters Get Intimate Side of the Iraq War
Iraq War Vets Running for Office
Cartoon Fallout
25,000 Rally in Pakistan Cartoon Protest
Pakistan Police Try to Prevent Rally
Hong Kong Muslims Protest Cartoons
Hamas Takes Power
Abbas Says May Resign if Peace Not Pursued
Kadima Heads Split on How to Treat Abbas
France Leads Drive to Unblock Palestinian Aid
'Not Lovers of Blood'
Hamas Backtracks From 'Peace' Comments
Hamas Plans for Peace in Stages
Moscow Expects Hamas to Announce Recognition of Israel
Olmert Emerges From Sharon Shadow in Election Countdown
Israel Fears an Alliance of Two Enemies
Israel Minister Vows Bigger Response to Palestinian Rockets
Fearing Arrest, Israeli Officer Cancels Studies in UK
Militant Says He Helped Plan Egypt Attacks
Egypt Is Uneasy Stop for Sudanese Refugees
Yemen: Behind the al-Qaeda 'Jailbreak'
Yemen Says Three al-Qaeda Escapees Have Surrendered
Middle East
Saudi Oil-Bombers on Most Wanted List
France Refuses to Extradite Syrian Over Hariri Murder
495 Kuwait Prisoners Freed to Mark National Holidays
Nigerian Army Pledges Absolute Loyalty to Civilian Govt
Nigeria Urged Not to Use Military to Quell Insurgency
Obasanjo Orders Nigeria's Soldiers to Quell Riots
Violence in Uganda as Opposition Claims Election Fraud
Ugandan President: Opposition Has No Right to Challenge Election Results
Angola Spending Millions Trying to Reintegrate Former Soldiers Into Society
14 Dead in Angolan Air Force Helicopter Crash
Sudan President Threatens Foreign Forces
38,000 People Die Every Month in Congo's Continuing Conflict
'Historic' Meeting of Somali MPs
Fractured Zimbabwe Opposition Weaker Against Mugabe
UN Urges Ethiopia and Eritrea to Set Border
UN: Liberia Is Now 'Safe'

Justin Raimondo
Moment of Truth

Alan Bock
War Complicates Everything

Ivan Eland
Dubai Ports World: Commercial Racial Profiling

David R. Henderson
I Don't Have to Fight You

Praful Bidwai
Last Chance for Diplomacy?

Charles Peña
More Defense Spending,
Less Security

Nebojsa Malic
A Resurgence of Lies

Sascha Matuszak

Ran HaCohen
Hamas and Israel: Rival Twins

Joseph Stromberg
An Anti-Imperialist's Reading List: Part Two

Matthew Barganier
Et Tu, Pat?

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