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We Found WMD – and It Was Ours: Dave DeBatto
We Are the World: David Rieff
Changing 'Criminal' Regimes: Gordon Prather
Seeking Answers in Checkpoint Shooting: Sterling
Remembering the Forgotten War: Anthony Gregory

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Updated June 24, 2006 - 11:09 PM EDT
US Plans for Steep Troop Cuts in Iraq
Karzai: War Not Getting at Terror Cause
Iraq Murder Cases May Signal US Crackdown
Sunni Sheikh Freed; US Forces Apologize
Curfew Escalates Chaos as Baghdad Battle Rages
Emergency Declared as 34 Iraqis, 5 GIs Killed
Coalition, Afghan Troops Kill 82 Militants
White House: Don't Expect Gitmo to Close Soon
US Senate Votes Sanctions Against Palestinians
American Black Muslim 'Terrorists' Set Up by Feds
US Missile Chief 'Confident' North Korean Test Missile Can Be Destroyed
Treasury Chief: Seizing Americans' Financial Data 'Govt at It's Best'
We Found WMD – and It Was Ours
by Dave DeBatto
The Alchemists: Turning Blood
Into Gold
 by Chris Floyd
Somalia: Killed by 'Kindness'
by Brendan O’Neill
Remembering the Forgotten War
by Anthony Gregory
Changing 'Criminal' Regimes  by Gordon Prather
Friendly-Fire Ambush  by Marjorie Cohn

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California Governor Rebuffs White House Request for More Border Troops
Cheney Says He Might Testify in Leak Case
Costa Rica Wants Out of Coalition of the Willing, US Says No
Still Seeking Answers in U.S. Checkpoint Shooting
For Diehards, Search for Iraq's WMD Isn't Over
Australia Rejects Apology Demand for Iraq Shooting
Saddam Ends Hunger Strike After Missing One Meal
The Changing Face of Resistance
List of Accusations of GIs in Iraq Stuns Experts
Today in Iraq
New Amnesty Plan Excludes Those Who Attacked US
Iraq PM's Plan to Bridge Rift With Sunnis
Iraq to Discuss Reconciliation Plan
Iraq's PM Orders Baghdad Curfew Till Saturday Morning
Fear Invades a Once-Comfortable Iraqi Enclave
Iraq Rights Group on Haditha Denies Rebel Links
US-Led Forces Detain Senior al-Qaeda in Iraq Leader
Iraq Releases 500 Detainees From Abu Ghraib Prison
Iraq's Sectarian Violence Leaves Widows to Suffer
Developments in Iraq on June 24
Developments in Iraq on June 23
Global Iraq Fallout
Iraq Accuses Iran of Oil Smuggling
Iraq Shooting Probe Begins
Australia Waits on Iraq Wheat Sales Because of Risk
Conservative Party Leader Backs Blair on Iraq War
Documents Link Karzai Brother to Drugs – US Television
Afghanistan Coalition Responds to Karzai Criticism
Hekmatyar Says US to Be Driven Out of Afghanistan and Iraq
Decapitated Bodies of 4 Men Found in Southern Afghanistan
Afghanistan Ambush Thwarted; 17 Rebels Killed, Military Says
In Afghanistan, Taliban Isn't the Only Enemy
Afghan Bomb Hits Danish Army Commander's Convoy
Karzai Raps 'Lack' of International Help
Brothers in Arms, Britain Coaches Fledgling Afghan Soldiers
British Raise Army in Afghanistan's 'Desert of Death'
Indian Maoists Kill Five Former Comrades
Two Killed, 17 Wounded in Kashmir Violence
Cheney Pushes India Nuclear Initiative
Howling Indian Military Jets Rattle Taj Mahal Curators
Musharraf Seeks More Cooperation With Afghanistan in War on Terror
Nepal's King Lies Low as Country Mulls His Future
Nepal Royalists to Be Questioned
China Pleased After Watching US Wargames
China Becoming Drawn Into Global Drugs Trade
China Delays NYT Researcher's Case a Month
China Calls Japan to Improve Relations
US, Japan Ink Missile Pact
Japan Shrine Challenge Rejected
Bomb Blast Kills Five, Wounds 10 in Southern Philippines
US Wraps Up Massive War Games in Pacific
Sonic Booms Cause Panic in Sri Lanka’s Capital
East Timor President To Stay
Russia & Her Neighbors
Chechen Rebel Chief Vows Wider Attacks on Russia
Putin Names Prosecutor He Fired as Russia's New Justice Minister
Russia Says Kosovo Could Be Precedent for Georgia
Bush Taps Experts on Russia-US Relations
Serbs Offer Kosovo Albanians Autonomy
Poll: Kosovo Residents Want Talks With Serbia
Top Envoy to End Bosnia Mission
ETA Threats Diminish Prospects for Basque Peace Process
Three Suspected IRA Dissidents Face Weapons-Smuggling Charges
US to Continue Supporting Factions in Somalia
Islamists Agree to Halt Fighting in Somalia
Somali Govt, Islamic Courts Agree to Recognize Each Other
Swedish TV Man Killed in Somalia
DR Congo
German Army Unit Pulled From Congo Mission Over Sex Scandal
4,000 Flee Militias in Congo
White House to Take Libya Off Terror List
Ghana Denies Being Conduit for Conflict Diamonds
Mauritania Gears Up for Key Vote
Weekend Reviews
The Brutality of The Road to Guantánamo
The Road to Guantánamo Offers Grim Chronicles That Anger and Stir
Euphorias of Perrier: The Case Against Robert D. Kaplan
Mediterranean Odyssey
The War Tapes Gets Inside Charlie Company's War in Iraq
A Provocative Look at Soldiers' Lives in Iraq
Homegrown 'Terror'
BBC: Sears Tower 'Plotters' Just 'Wannabes'
Terror Suspects Had No Explosives and Few Contacts
FBI Killed Plot in Talking Stage, a Top Aide Says
FBI Says Suspects Sought to Form Own Army
North Korea
Neocon Official Insists US Set to Down North Korean Missile
US Threats Unlikely to Dissuade North Korea From Test-Firing Missile
North Korean Diplomatic Strategy Mirrors Iran's
Developments on North Korea Missile Issue
Russia Summons North Korean Envoy in Moscow
Report: North Korea's Kim Visiting Russia
Iran Defiant Over Call for Nuclear Halt
Iran Rejects Precondition for Talks
Germany Hoping for Quick Reply From Iran
US Protests Iranian's Presence at UN Rights Council
Iran Seeks Links With Venezuela
'War on Terror'
US Secretly Tracks World's Money Web
CIA Has Tracked Bank Transactions in Terror Hunt
Terror Fund Tracking Program Draws Protest
Financial Search Raises Privacy Fears
Cheney Assails Press on Report on Bank Data
White House Demands Dismissal of Spy Suit
Another AT&T Secret Room Revealed
Terror Leader in Our Sights Before 7/7, Say US Police
New Book Translates Zawahiri
Al-Qaeda No. 2 Mentions Al-Zarqawi's Death
Detaining Justice
UN Rights Official Slams Secret Prisons, Calls for Fair Trials for Terror Detainees
Third Anniversary of Order to Detain Enemy Combatant in US Without Charge
Lebanese-German Describes CIA Ordeal in Afghanistan
Gitmo Aussie Renounces Islam
US Military
Two National Guardsmen Probed in Iraqi's Death
Military Says ABC Report Based on Old Info
US Using Space Supremacy to Wage Combat in Iraq, Afghanistan
Father Called to Join Son in Iraq in Military
House Ends Pentagon Labor System Funding
The War at Home
Ex-DIA Analyst Admits Spying for China
Some Democrats Coming to Terms With Iraq Rift
Iraq Withdrawal Debate in Senate Stirs Memories of Vietnam Era
Democrats Seek to Kick-Start US Approach to North Korea
Congress Quietly Holds Classified Briefings on Iran
Senate Democratic Committee to Hold Oversight Hearing on Iraq Pre-War Intel
Clinton: Democrats 'Struggling' With Iraq
Judge Won't Unseal Iraq Deposition
Olmert Spoils Petra Peace Summit
Militant Palestinian Groups Vow to Avenge Israel 'Massacres'
Abbas, Haniyeh Vow to End Standoff
After Writer and King Nudge, Abbas and Olmert Talk
Rafah Crossing on Gaza-Egypt Border Reopens Following Alert
Israeli DM: Settlers Must Be Paid for Evacuation
Likud MP Calls for Israel to Invade Gaza Strip
Gaza Militants Fire Rockets at Israel
British Filmmaker's Death in Gaza Continues to Resound
Bomb Blast Near Jewish Settlement, No One Hurt
Three Settlers Arrested for Setting Fire to Palestinian Cars
EU to Release 105 Million Euros in Aid to Palestinians
Why Gaza Attacks Are Deadlier
Middle East
Seven Killed in Saudi Arabia Shootout
'Lebanon-Syria Diplomatic Ties Possible’
US Video Game Invasion of Venezuela Riles Caracas
Venezuela: Government Says No Arms Race
In Turnaround, Colombia Rebels Could Talk Peace
Bolivia Claims Class Shelters US Spies
In Other News
Muslims Cool on bin Laden as Well as the West
Kalashnikov Worried Knockoffs Will Wind Up in Child Soldiers' Hands
UN 'Peace Building' Panel Holds Inaugural Meeting

Justin Raimondo
A Plague on Both Their Houses

Doug Bandow
Readings in the Age of Empire

Charles Peña
Why Liberals Can't Win the War on Terror

Nebojsa Malic
Empire's False Concern

Ivan Eland
Win One for the Gipper (Ayatollah Khamenei)

David R. Henderson
Why I Won't Renew With Amnesty International

Praful Bidwai
Testing Times for Indo-US Nuclear Deal

Alan Bock
Another Dubious Turning Point

Ran HaCohen
Why We Cannot Talk With Hamas

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

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