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Filling the Spin Vacuum: Ivan Eland
Bush the Cheerleader: Ray McGovern
Mercenaries Look Beyond Iraq: Tom Griffin
November '56: Defining Moment: Pat Buchanan
Third and Final Act: William S. Lind

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Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Updated October 31, 2006 - 9:04 PM EST
US Boosts Iraq Troop Levels to 150,000
  US: Infiltration of Police May Delay Handover for Years
  General: 100,000 More Iraqi Security Forces Needed
  Alienating Maliki or Playing Into His Hands?

Tuesday: 76 Iraqis, 2 American Soldiers Killed; 40 Iraqis Kidnapped

  US October Death Toll in Iraq Rises to 103

Iraq PM Orders Sadr City Checkpoints Removed; US Obeys

Cheney Forecasts Lengthy Violence in Iraq
  Iraq Watchdog Office Faces 2007 Closure

Blair Defeats Opposition Call for Iraq Probe

  Pentagon Memo Reveals Launch of New PR War
Pakistan Attack a Setback to Border Peace
  Zawahiri Was Target in US Attack on Religious School in Pakistan
  Civilian Deaths Turn Afghans Against NATO: Report

North Korea to Rejoin 6-Nation Nuclear Talks

Mercenaries Look Beyond Iraq
by Tom Griffin
November '56: Defining Moment
by Patrick Buchanan
Same Tired Slogans, Same Deadly Results  by H.D.S. Greenway
Bush the Cheerleader  by Ray McGovern
Third and Final Act  by William S. Lind
Let's Hear It for the Haiders  by Akiva Eldar

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Grim Milestone for US Troops in Iraq
Cheney: Iraq Violence Linked to Election
US Soldier Murdered by Iraqi Police – and Then the Coverup
What Would Democrats Do About Iraq?
UK: Once Again, Stop the War
Poll: Majority Believes Government Doing Too Much
British Nuke Secrets Stolen
US Stymied in al-Qaeda Anthrax Case
Bush Opposes Nukes for Asian Allies
Islamic Leaders Blame US for Pakistan Strike
Today in Iraq
Top Bush Aide Visits Iraq as White House Denies Strain
FM: Iraq Has 'No Timetable for Taking Control'
Iraqi Opposition Group Joins Conference
On Dangerous Footing in Iraq, Where Dancing Is a Courageous Act
Northern Iraq Hosts Music Festival
Trying Saddam
Saddam Lawyers Walk Out of Trial
Saddam Accuses Court of Violating Law by Appointing Lawyers Against His Wishes
Survivor Tells How Saddam Brought 'Doomsday' to Village
Iraq Occupation
Auditors Want Rules for Iraq Aid
Iraq to Seek Extension of US Presence
Iraq to Ask UN to Extend Foreign Troop Mandate
2nd Marine to Plead in Iraq Killing
3rd Serviceman to Plead in Iraq Killing
Attacks Continue
Monday: 107 Iraqis, 2 US Troops Killed; 120 Iraqis Wounded in Attacks
Bombs Sweep Baghdad; Cleric Faults US
Sunni Activist Professor Killed in Iraq
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 2,814

Security Developments in Iraq, Oct. 31

Security Developments in Iraq, Oct. 30
Global Iraq Fallout
Aussies Push for Iraq Exit
Saudi Envoy Says Dividing Iraq Will Cause Mass Killing
Britain at War
Britons Want Their Troops Out of Iraq and Afghanistan
Blair Distances Himself From Iraq Terror Cabinet Memo
The War at Home
Bush Accuses Democrats of Lacking Plan for Iraq
Dems Counter Bush Attack With Iraq Ads
Italian Arms Contractor and a Pennsylvania Congressman Share Close Ties
Poll: Iraq Tops List of Issues Before US Vote
Voters Steer Conversation Toward Iraq
War Wears on Small Town's Spirit
Journey Across Utah: Iraq Vet's 'Stunt' Turns to Solace
US Military
Under Fire From Military, Soldiers Kill Blogs
Army Finds 7 Incorrect War Death Reports
Active-Duty GIs Call for Withdrawal
Trained by Inmates, New Best Friends for Disabled Veterans
'War on Terror'
Total Information Lives Again

Did Germany Lead CIA to el-Masri?

Anti-Secrecy Panel Called 'Puppet'
Fired US Air Marshal Sues Government
China to Sign ASEAN Nuclear-Free Zone Treaty
US Report Questions China's Role in Peaceful World
China Military to Tour US Bases
Brits Abandon Failed Strategy in Afghanistan
NATO: 55 Insurgents, 1 Soldier Killed During Firefight in Southern Afghanistan
Twenty Germans Linked to Skull Photos
NATO Soldiers Wounded in Clash With Insurgents in Eastern Afghanistan
A Hidden Enemy Frustrates Efforts to Rebuild Afghanistan
Pakistan Ties Site It Attacked to Militants
Another Deadly Blow for Pakistan
Pakistan School Raid Sparks Anger
Sri Lanka
Heavy Shelling in North Sri Lanka After Talks Fail
Crisis as Sri Lanka Talks Go Nowhere
Maoists' New Stance on Arms Brings Optimism to Nepal Peace Talks
Fiji Tense as Army Exercises in Streets of Capital
Tymoshenko Blasts Ukraine-Russia Deal
Russia Rules the World's Arms Bazaar
German-Polish Move to Bury Past
North Korea
Pyongyang Fortifies Combat Readiness After Nuclear Test
Report: North Korea Fires Five Short-Range Missiles
US Korea Forces Chief Rules Out Preemptive Strike on North Korea
North Korea 'Exported 40 Missiles to Mideast, Africa'
US General Warns Against New Tests by North Korea
UN Called on to Tackle North Korea Rights Record
US, Allies Hold Anti-WMD Drill at Iran's Doorstep
Iran Unruffled by US-Led Gulf Naval Maneuvers
Iran Warns of Response to Sanctions
Meeting of Major Powers on Iran Unlikely Before Friday
Putin Tells Ahmadinejad That Russia Wants Iran Nuclear Talks to Continue
US Seeks Guarantees Over Iran Nuclear Reactor
A Fragile Cease-Fire
Confrontation Off Lebanon Leads to Questions
UN: Arms Still Smuggled Into Lebanon From Syria
UN Cites Confusion Over Maps of Shebaa Farms
Hezbollah Says to Seek New Govt by All Legal Means
Lebanon Hopes Tourism Can Rebound
Destruction and Displacement Hamper Vaccination Campaign
Shift in Lebanon's Sectarian Politics
Lebanon President Protests Hariri Murder Court
Israel War on Lebanon Endangered Banks
Hezbollah Chief Wins Unlikely Fan in Sexy Pop Diva
Egypt's Mubarak Denies Deploying Troops Along Gaza Border
Egypt Eases Security Measures Along Gaza Border
Olmert: Israel May Expand Military Offensive in Gaza Strip
MP: Israel Preparing Extensive Gaza Operation
Israeli Tank Fire Kills Palestinian
Palestinian Cardiologist Treating Patients in the US May Not Be Allowed to Come Home
A Desperate, Critical Time in Gaza Strip at Close of Ramadan
PM: Israel Will Stop Palestinian Arms
Gaza's Medical Lifeline Cut by Border Closures
A Divided House, and Divided Lives, in Jerusalem
Palestinians Wait in Vain for Taken ID's
Spanish Kidnap Victim Released in Gaza
Israeli Barrier and Settlement to Leave West Bank Village With Nowhere to Go
West Bank Disco One of Few Places Where Palestinians Can Let Loose
Israeli Ultra-Right Leader Sworn Into Government
Labor Minister Quits After Right-Wing Party Joins Israeli Coalition
US Hits Israel's US Citizen Expulsion Policy
Family: State Ignores Kidnapping of Israeli-Arab
Middle East
'Credible Threat' Against Saudi Oil Sites: Official
Yemen Main Destination for Jihadists, Source Claims
Syria Lifts Film Director's Travel Ban
Egypt Turns to Russia, China for Nuclear Energy
Saudi Ambassador Chides US Policy
Mideast Governments Watch US Elections
DR Congo
As Rioters Burn Ballots, Congo Strives to Tally Presidential Vote
Riots After Congo Elections Bring Fears of Fresh Fighting
Congo Poll Violence Continues
Janjaweed to Be Disarmed, Says Sudan
Expelled Envoy Returns to Sudan
Somali Islamists Say Ethiopia Has 'Declared War'
Chad Army Chief Shot by Rebels
Bomb Blasts Shake Algeria Towns
Police and Protesters Maintain Siege of Oaxaca
Chile's Pinochet Placed Under House Arrest
Bolivia, Firms Reach Deal Nationalizing Oil and Gas
Haiti Makes Small Steps Toward Stability
In Other News
Meeting Held on Stopping Nuke Terrorism
The Real World of John Le Carré

Justin Raimondo
Beyond Ideology

Ivan Eland
Filling the Spin Vacuum

Alan Bock
A Referendum on War?

Doug Bandow
Readings in the Age of Empire

Nebojsa Malic
Inventing Irrelevance

Charles Peña
Fish or Cut Bait in Iraq

David R. Henderson
Oil, Nuclear Power, and Iran:
A Lesson in Opportunity Cost

Ran HaCohen
Good News From Gaza

Praful Bidwai
N. Korean Blast May Hit Indo-US Nuclear Deal

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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