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The Police-State Impulse: Alan Bock
Bush's Gift to Jong Il: Gordon Prather
Generals: Negotiate to Make America Safer: Glantz
Checking a Would-Be King: Ray McGovern
Abolish the TSA, Save Lives: Becky Akers

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Updated August 19, 2006 - 9:27 PM EDT
UN Chief: Israeli Raid Violates Truce
  Israeli Aircraft Attack Eastern Lebanon
  Hezbollah Says It Foiled Commando Raid
  Lebanon Threatens to Halt Troop Deployment
  Israel: Not All Nations Welcome in UN Force
  Most Int'l Troop Commitments for Lebanon Still Tentative
  Hezbollah Hands Out $12,000 Per Person to War Victims
Ex-Generals to Bush: Negotiate to Make US Safer
  Ex-Officials Doubt Iran Uranium Claims, Say Cheney Got Dubious Intel
Marine Officer Called Haditha Killings 'Routine'
  Iraq War Outlasts World War II for US
  Iraq Insurgents Keep Up Pressure
  20 Killed Around Iraq Saturday as Cars Banned for Shi'ite Ceremony
  US Soldier Killed in Iraqi Province
  Reading Wrong Newspaper in Baghdad Can Be Deadly
  Kurds Flee Homes as Iran Shells Iraq's Northern Frontier
  US Snipers Stake Out Rooftops as Soldiers Search Baghdad
ABC: Pakistan Arrests Top al-Qaeda Commander
  Report: Pakistan Quake Aid Is Linked to Terror Suspects
  Investigators Link 'Failed Bomb Attack' on German Trains to Lebanon
4 US Soldiers Killed, 3 Wounded in Afghanistan
Bush Should Listen to Elders Instead of Neocons  by Jim Mullins
The Constitution: Checking a Would-Be King  by Ray McGovern
Shock and Awe Failed to Destroy Hezbollah  by Trudy Rubin
Abolish the TSA, Save Lives  by Becky Akers
US Should Start Talks With Iran
by Jay Hatheway
Bush's Gift to Jong Il  by Gordon Prather

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Southern Lebanese Bury 250 People Killed by War
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Another 'Renegade' Cleric Gains Clout
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Iraq Cabinet Gets $39 Billion Draft Budget for 2007
Iraqi Group Uses Michael Moore Film to Mock Bush
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Human Rights Watch Doubts Fairness of Saddam Tribunal
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Trying to Build an Army in a Combat Zone
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New Violence Hits Restive Iraq Province
Suicide Bombings by Women in Iraq
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Jordanian First Arab Ambassador in Iraq
UK 'War on Terror'
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Five Key Questions for UK Anti-Terror Investigation
Mass Murder in the Skies: Was the Plot Feasible?
UK Terror Plot Police in Pakistan
UK Terror Police Find 'Martyr Tapes'
Bomb Threat on UK Plane Called False Alarm
US 'War on Terror'
Bush Predicts Courts Will Uphold Security Wiretaps
Dearborn Pair Says Profiling, Paranoia Led Cell Phone Case
Can Journalists Be Prosecuted for Receiving Classified Information?
No Explosives in West Virginia Airport Alert
Testers Still Don't Know What Airport's Mystery Liquid Is
Judge Who Rejected NSA Wiretaps Was Immersed in Civil Rights Movement
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Ad Pitch for Israel Aimed at Christians
Bush: In Time, World Will Recognize Hezbollah's Loss
Bush: Hezbollah Responsible for Lebanon Violence
Bush Urges France to Commit More Troops to Lebanon Force
Poll: Policy on Middle East Divides Americans
The Other Wars at Home
Judge Withholds Classified Docs From Libby
Pentagon Seals Once-Public Cold War Nuke Data
Poll: More Americans Regret Iraq War
Edwards Says His Vote on Iraq Was Wrong
Verdict Against Iraq Contractor Overturned: Coalition Authority Not a US Agency
Republicans Losing the 'Security Moms'
9/11 Book Rankles Presbyterian Faith
US Military
Iraq War Bashed at Hearing for Soldier Who Wouldn't Go
Pa. Guardsman Returns From Iraq After Court-Martial
Study Likens Veterans of Vietnam to Those in Iraq
Technology Gives 'Sight' to Blind Iraq Veterans
Battles of Britain
War Hits UK Army Morale as 14,000 Quit in a Year
British Army Says Recruitment Up by Nine Percent
Left-Wingers Rally Behind Prescott to Demand Blair Quit
US Brushes Off 'Crap' Accusation
Bush Warns North Korea Not to Pursue Nuclear Testing
US Puzzles Over North Korea
South Korea to Upgrade US Firing Range
Gadhafi Says He Spoke With North Korea
Afghan Official Rejects US Military Denial of Killing Policemen
Who Are the Militants in Afghanistan?
Afghan Schools Burning as Taliban Change Tactics
Taliban Seek Talks to End Warfare With Canadians
Poll: Canadians Oppose Mission in Afghanistan
Afghan City's Rebound Cut Short
General Says Opium Fuels Taliban
Suicide Bomber Wounds Eight Policemen in South Afghanistan
Afghan Authorities to Probe Bombing Deaths
Afghanistan: UN Opens Office in South
Letter Threatens to Blow Up Taj Mahal
India Nuclear Deal With US Clears Domestic Opposition
Musharraf: 400 Cops Killed in Terror War Since 9/11
Six Arrested Over Karachi Bombing
US Lauds Pakistani Action Against Terror Outfits
Kashmir Rebel: Self Rule Is Possible, if India and Pakistan Withdraw Troops
Sri Lanka
Aid Workers Demand Help for Thousands as Air Raids Continue in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Bombs Rebel Position
Monitors Flee Heavy Shelling in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Foes Urged to Talk
US to Double Anti-Missile Ships in Pacific
Philippine Soldiers May Be Involved in Killings of Activists
Germans Publish Stills of Botched Terror Suspects
Peace Hopes Fade as ETA Signals Ceasefire Threat
'Unstable Recruits' Guard Russian Nukes
Chechnya Retracts Claim on Surrender
Excluded Albanian Party in Macedonia Threatens Stability
NATO Troops Hunt for Ex-Bosnian Leader
Egypt's Top Islamic Cleric Demands Jail Time for Danish Editor Over Prophet Cartoons
UN Force for Lebanon
UN, US Urge Europe to Send Troops to Lebanon Fast
Italy Rides to the Rescue With Offer of 3,000 Troops
Italy Calls for 'Political Solution' to Disarm Hezbollah
Israeli Envoy: Inconceivable That Malaysia Would Be Part of UN Force
Germany to Add 'Strong Maritime Component' to Lebanon Force
Pakistan Considers Lebanon Request for Peacekeepers
Poll: Australians Split on Lebanon Peacekeeping
UN: Shepherds Threatening Lebanon Truce
Lebanese Army
Lebanon PM: Weapons Should Be Confined to Army
Lebanese Army Reaches Border With Israel
Lebanese Patrol Town on Israeli Border
Southern Lebanese Greet National Forces
Hezbollah Cements South Lebanon Role, Deepening Nation's Split
Hezbollah Leads Way in Rebuilding Lebanon
Thousands to Benefit From Hezbollah War Payments
Hezbollah's Transformation Is a Case Study
Hezbollah Guerrillas Reflect on Damage
When Hezbollah Is a Way of Life, a Way of Death
Israeli Offensive Destroyed Up to 30,000 Homes
Fears Over Cluster Bomb Cleanup
Depleted Uranium Used in Lebanon (video)
Lebanon Facing Humanitarian Crisis
Mass Funerals in Southern Lebanon
With 'Minefields' at Home, War Isn’t Over for Lebanese
UN Says Most Lebanese Returning Home
Tearful Families Bury Qana Victims of Israel Raids
Lebanese Ministry, Israel Prevent Oil-Spill Clean-Up
Historic Byblos Polluted by Israeli-Created Oil Spill
Lebanon's Devastation Sightseers
Israeli Government
Israeli Laborites Slam Defense Minister for Supporting Talks With Syria
Israeli Government Faces Deep Post-Lebanon Crisis
Sharon Legacy Battered by Lebanon War
Israeli Delegation Complains to Moscow Over Russian-Made Hezbollah Weapons
Israeli Reservists' Anger Boils Over Lebanon Shortcomings
Israeli Troops Criticize Army, Equipment
Many Israelis See Lebanon War as Major Stumble
Poll: Israelis Split on Who Won Lebanon War
Israel Adds Up War's Damage to Its Economy
Israelis in Battered Town Start to Pick Up the Pieces
Israel and Lebanon: Public Protest, Private Grief
West Bank Pullout Off Israeli Agenda
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Fatah Officials Blame Hamas for Impasse in Talks on Unity Govt
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Tension Builds on Israel-Gaza Border
Israeli Troops Kill Three Palestinian Gunmen
Aid for Gaza Palestinians Held Up in Israel
Wife of Fox News Cameraman Kidnapped in Gaza Makes Tearful Plea for His Release
Poll: Israelis Back Attack on Iran Reactor
Iran Rebuff of UN Likely, US Official Says
Rafsanjani Warns US Over Nuclear Standoff
Iranians Want More Rights for Women, Says Survey
Iran Looks to Muslim Tourists to Revive Resorts
Syria Still Waits for a Seat at Negotiating Table
Syria Signs Arab Human Rights Charter
Middle East
Kuwait Penalizes 10,000 Bedoons as 'Saddam Collaborators'
Imprisonment of Islamist Lawmakers Upheld in Jordan
Saudis in $19bn Eurofighter Deal
Somali Islamists Break Up Moderate Clerics’ Meeting
East African Military Chiefs Discuss Deployment of Troops to Somalia
Sudan Said Planning New Darfur Offensive
US Dismisses Sudan President's Threat to Attack UN Troops
Violence in Darfur Seen as Worsening
Imminent Release of DR Congo Election Results Puts UN Forces on High Alert

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US Says It Has No Plans to Invade Cuba
Raúl Castro Finally Speaks Out, Bashes Bush
US Deplores Cuba Transition Plans
US Supervision of Colombian Paramilitary Demobilization Becomes Evident
Colombia’s Coca Survives US Plan to Uproot It
Distrust of Venezuela Military Growing
Chavez Pokes Fun at New US Spy Chief for Venezuela
Appeals Court Shoots Down Aussie Terror Law's First Convictions
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The Police-State Impulse

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Indian Foreign Policy Slips on Oil-for-Food Slick

Doug Bandow
Abetting Catastrophe in Lebanon

Nebojsa Malic
Things Fall Apart

Charles Peña
Flying the Unfriendly Skies

Ivan Eland
Don't We Have Enough Enemies Already?

David R. Henderson
Are You Being Served?

Ran HaCohen
The End of Lebanon?

Sascha Matuszak
Getting a Piece of the Pie

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