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The Neocons, Undaunted: Justin Raimondo
Death of Humanitarian Intervention: Doug Bandow
When Sterling Bowed to the Dollar: Ann Berg
The Lovable Man?: Uri Avnery
Prison Planet: Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt

It is unfortunately none too well understood that, just as the State has no money of its own, so it has no power of its own.
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Updated November 3, 2006 - 9:04 PM EST
November Off to Bloody Start in Iraq
  Friday: 132 Iraqis Dead, 14 Wounded
  Thursday: 8 US Troops, 60 Iraqis Killed
  Sunday's Saddam Verdict Expected to Boost Bush Before Election
  Exposing Corruption in Iraq Earns Pink Slip
  119 Iraqi Policemen Killed in October

In Reversal, Convicted Abu Ghraib Abuser Won't Train Iraqi Police

Top Neocons Now Regret Supporting Iraq War
  GOP Candidates Call on Rumsfeld to Quit
  A Violent Month Hits Home

US Pulls Federal Web Archive That Revealed a Nuclear Guide

35 Palestinians Dead as Israel Bombards Gaza
  Gaza Mosque Standoff Ends as Israeli Forces Fire on Crowd of Women
  Israeli Cabinet Tells Military to Prepare to Expand Gaza Assault
Bush 'Would Understand' Israeli Strike on Iran

Survivors: No Military Training at Bombed Pakistani School

Prison Planet
by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt
When Sterling Bowed to the Dollar
by Ann Berg
There's Something Happening Here
by Mark Benjamin
Evil Is as Evil Does  by Paul Craig Roberts
The Lovable Man?  by Uri Avnery
Why North Korea Loves the Bomb
by Bennett Ramberg

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The Architects of War: Where Are They Now?

Judge Excludes Memory Expert From Libby Trial

Cluster Bomb Victims 'Mostly Civilians'

AWOL Soldier Who Returned, Flees Again

Elections May Open Door to More Robust Iraq Debate

Experts: North Korea Can Put Warhead on Missile

Violence Rips Baghdad Social Fabric
Iraq Attacks Continue

Thursday: 60 Iraqis, 8 GIs Killed

Motorcycle Bomb Strikes Shi'ite District

US, Iraqis Storm Mahdi Militia Office

Senior Baghdad University Academic Killed

Kidnapped Iraqi Journalist Found Dead

Security Developments in Iraq, Nov. 3

Security Developments in Iraq, Nov. 2

Iraq Today

Iraqi Leader May Reshuffle Cabinet

Saddam Faces Gallows for Village Massacre

Aid Group: Insurgents Recruiting Children to Fight US-Led Forces

Psychological Harm Means Iraqis Suffer 'Double Blow'

US: Iraqi Forces Battle Donkey-Bombs Near Iran Border

Iraq to Hold First Trade Event

Occupying Iraq

US Military Releases Name of Kidnapped Soldier, Confirms Marriage to Iraqi

Soldier Indicted for Rape, Murder in Iraq

Military: Missing Soldier Still Being Held

Iran's Khatami Urges US Pullout From Iraq

Aussie Troops Expand Iraq Role

Israel Yet to Discuss Possible US Pullout From Iraq

The War at Home

Election Looming, US General Urges Patience on Iraq

Bush Stumps for Republicans Amid Americans' Misgivings About Iraq

Poll: Most Americans Want Timetable for Iraq War

20 Percent Still Think US Winning War in Iraq

Homeward Bound - If Only for a Year

Ex-Army Chief in Iraq Retires, Blames Abu Ghraib Scandal

UK War at Home

Poll: Britons Regret Decision to Invade Iraq

Diary Boasts of UK Soldiers Who Abused Detainees

British Defense Ministry: Showing Troops Torturing Iraqis Could Put Troops at Risk

Britain's Stretched Military Faces Staffing Shortage

UK Army Recruitment Suffers Because of War in Iraq


Three Journalists Are Hurt in Afghanistan

Karzai Ventures Into Afghan Streets

Afghan Farmers Likely to Match Last Year's Opium Harvest

NATO Urges EU to Do More in Afghanistan

Bush Talks Up Progress in Pakistan, Afghanistan


Three Killed by Car Bomb Near Pakistan Police Chief's Office

Pakistani Tribal Elder Promises Retaliatory Attacks

South Asia

Sri Lanka Jets Bomb Tigers for Second Day, Kill 5

UN Tells Nepal Rebels to Stop Attacks

Nepal Rebel Chief to Make Rare Visit to India

India Army to Probe Soldiers' Shooting


Somalia Nears All-Out War After Peace Talks Collapse

Somali Government Rejects New Talks on November 15

Ex-Somali Soldiers Join Islamists


Gunmen Kill Bus Passengers in Sudan Ambush

Bush Renews US Sanctions on Sudan

UN: Scores Killed in New Attacks on Darfur Camps


US Warns of Africa Terror Attacks

China Turns on Charm for Summit With African Nations

Ivorian Leader Hails UN 'Victory'

France to Declassify Rwanda Files

Zimbabwe: Government Intensifies Crackdown on Dissent


Iran Test-Fires Longer Range Missile

US Spy Agencies Criticized on Iran


Squeeze on North Korea's Money Supply Yields Results

US Set to Discuss North Korea Finances

China Wins Plaudits for Success Over North Korea

Gaza Assault

Israeli Troops Press Ahead With Gaza Offensive

Israeli Arab MP: Military Committing War Crimes in Gaza

Abbas Urges US to Stop Israeli Gaza Incursion

Press Despair Over Gaza Raid

Gaza Civilians Strain Under Weight of Israeli Attacks


Key Data Withheld From Army Officers During Lebanon War

Abbas: Hamas Rule Harms Palestinians

Poverty-Stricken Palestinians Desperate to Profit From West Bank Olive Harvest

Israeli Court Demands Explanation for Why Gaza Students Can't Study in West Bank

Some Palestinians Face New Visa Restrictions

Jordan Charges Hamas-Linked Suspects With Terror Plots


UK Envoy: Hezbollah Has 'Price' for News of Soldiers

Hezbollah Accuses US of Interfering With Lebanon's National Unity

Bulgaria Bans Arms, Ammunition Sale to Lebanon

Syria, Iran Dismiss US Accusation on Lebanon

Syria Says US Accusations on Lebanon 'Vilification'

'War on Terror'

Ex-Judges: Detainee Law Unconstitutional

Detainees Challenge Military Trials Law

Lawmakers Want Homeland Bio-Defense Audit

US Adviser Faces Tough Job Convincing Europe About Gitmo

UK's Brown Pledges More Funds to Combat Terrorism

United States

The Virus That Ate DHS

Congressman Wants 50,000 Troops Stationed at Borders

US Seeks Control of All UN Troop Operations Around the World

Military Pressed Over Expressions of Faith


EU Cancels Talks Between Turkey, Cyprus

German Defense Minister in the Mideast

Russia and Her Neighbors

Egypt and Russia Strengthen Ties

Moscow Accused of Using Gas Prices to Bully Georgia

Russia to Double Gas Prices for Georgia

Russia Slams US Warning on German Energy 'Dependency'


Fiji Army Commander Warns of Bloodshed

Australian Navy Waits Near Fiji in Case of Coup

Aussie DM: Sending Gunboats to Fiji Is Not Gunboat Diplomacy


US Citizens Charged With Terrorism in Vietnam

Thai PM Apologizes for Previous Tactics

Taiwanese President Vows Nationhood Fight


US Involvement Sparks Dispute in Nicaragua Race

It's Chávez, Er, Ortega vs. the US in Nicaragua


US Welcomes Venezuela's 'Defeat' in Bid to Secure Security Council Seat

Chávez's Propaganda Plays Anger Opposition Leaders

Heavy Blow to Chávez as Panama Wins UN Seat


Justin Raimondo
The Neocons, Undaunted

Doug Bandow
The Painful Death of Humanitarian Intervention

Ivan Eland
Filling the Spin Vacuum

Alan Bock
A Referendum on War?

Nebojsa Malic
Inventing Irrelevance

Charles Peńa
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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