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Napoleon in the White House: Justin Raimondo
Another Year, Another Iraq Plan: Charles Peña
Good Evening, Vietnam: Tom Engelhardt
End of the Strongmen: Jonathan Cook
Hamas: Israel in '67 Borders OK: Rainer Rupp

If we don’t stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions, we’re going to have a serious problem coming down the road.
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Updated December 20, 2006 - 9:23 PM EST

Bush: 70,000 More GIs for 'Long War'


After Criticizing Surge, Gen. Abizaid to Retire


Costs for Iraq War Approach Record


Maliki Wants US Forces to Target Sunni Insurgents


Pentagon: Militia More Dangerous Than al-Qaeda in Iraq

Attacks Kill 131 Iraqis, 3 GIs as Gates Visits

More Grim News From Iraq

  Iraqi TV Station Plays Up US Losses

Pentagon Mulling Show of Force Against Iran

Haniyeh: 20-Year Truce in Exchange for State


Palestinian Factions Agree to Truce

  Rice to Palestinians: Form Govt We Will Accept

Cheney to Be Defense Witness in CIA Case

Broken Army, Broken Empire
by Patrick Buchanan
'Centrist' Democrats Want It
Both Ways
 by John R. MacArthur
Surging to Defeat in Iraq
by W. Patrick Lang and Ray McGovern
End of the Strongmen  by Jonathan Cook
Good Evening, Vietnam  by Tom Engelhardt
A Judicial Victory for the Leader
by Glenn Greenwald

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Hamas Leader: We'll Accept Israel Within 1967 Borders

The Other Israel Lobby

Holy Warriors Set Sights on Iran

ISG Ignored Warning That Troop Surge Would Probably Fail

Contractors Lost in Pentagon Bureaucracy

Report: Iraq on Brink of Becoming Failed State

Military Role in US Embassies Creates Strains, Report Says

Slim Chance for Iraq Reconciliation Recedes

US Hopes to Weed Out Iraqi Militia Loyalists From Police Forces
Iraq Today

Key Positions Immune to Maliki Reshuffle

Top Iraqi Shi'ite Cleric Is Inching Toward a Coalition

Saddam Prosecutors Show Graphic Video of Dead

Iraq Says Executes 13 Men Convicted of Murder

Suspension of Iraq Red Crescent Work Could Affect the Lives of Thousands

One Woman's Journey Lifts Veil on Sadr's Appeal

Baghdad Diary: Another Planet

Occupying Iraq

If US Boosts Troop Levels in Iraq, Then for How Long?

Holy City of Najaf to Be Handed Over to Iraqis

Iraq VP: Bush 'Brainwashed' Blair on Iraq Pullout

Polish Leader Asked to Extend Iraq Tour

US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,956

US Soldiers' Suicide Rate in Iraq Doubles in 2005

Captain to Face Charges in Marines’ Killings of Iraqis, Lawyer Says

Repeat Iraq Tours Raise Risk of PTSD, Army Finds

Iraq Jailbreak

US Working With Iraq Over Minister Freed From Jail

Escaped Minister Says He Fled Iraqi Jail 'The Chicago Way’

Iraq Attacks Continue
Tuesday: 110 Iraqis, 2 GIs Killed
Iraq's Diyala Province - Center of Sectarian Conflict

Robbers in Uniforms Hold Up Baghdad Bank

Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 20

Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 19

Global Iraq Fallout

The Coming Sunni-Shi'ite Showdown

Saudi Arabia Says It's Not Taking Sides in Iraq

Iraq's Political Chaos Raises Fears in Turkey

Blair's Legacy Will Be Iraq 'Debacle,' Says Report

The War at Home

New House Armed Services Chair Opposes Iraq Surge

US Military to Announce Haditha Charges Thursday

Poll: Most Alabamians Now Think Iraq War Going Badly

Poll: Confidence in Iraq War Success at 19 Percent in US

Murtha: US Has Lost 'Militarily' in Iraq

Senator Seeks Detainee Abuse Case Update

Chicagoan's Suit Charges Torture by GIs in Iraq

'Farms Not Arms' Urges Vets to Farm Instead of Fight

Vermont Woman Becomes a Cause Celebre as She Faces a Second Trial Over Antiwar Protest

'War on Terror'

Documentary: French Troops Had bin Laden in Sights, US Wouldn't Give Order to Fire

US Freezes Accounts of British Citizen

Anthrax Vaccine Contract Voided, Thwarting Administration


NATO Jets Kill Several Taliban in Afghanistan

Taliban Reportedly Kill Two for Spying

Attempt to Assassinate Afghan Governor Foiled

South Asia

In Pakistan, Ex-Rebel Tribal Chief Slain

Nepal Maoists Call Nationwide Strike Over Envoys

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Rebels Free Children Amid Recruitment 'Mistake'

Fears for Refugees in Sri Lanka Fighting


India Proposes EU Model Solution to Kashmir Dispute

Indian Tribals March, Vow to Defeat Maoists

Gaza Unrest

Abbas: Palestinian Unrest Won't Foil Elections

Lethal Tensions Everywhere in Gaza

Fear Sweeps Gaza as Streets Turn Into Battlefields


PA Official: Abbas and Olmert Making Preparations for Talks

Palestinian Girl, 14, Killed by Israeli Fire Near West Bank Barrier

Rights Groups Reject Travel Ban on West Bank Hitchhikers

The New Walls of Jerusalem, Part 2: the Long Walk to Class

Jordan's King Hosts Israeli PM for Talks

Americans Back Bethlehem - but Are Not Sure Where It Is


Peretz: Peace With Damascus a Priority

Israel Decides to Speed Up Golan Housing Projects

Assad Denies Secret Offer to Israel to Curb Hamas, Hezbollah


Assad: Syria Ready for Talks With US

EU Parliament Member: Syria's Peace Intentions Genuine

US Calls on Syria to Open Diplomatic Relations With Lebanon

How Syria Dodged a Neocon Bullet

Blair Plays Ambassador

Lack of Credibility Hinders Blair’s Mideast Push

Blair Taps UAE for Ideas on Resolving Palestinian-Israeli Crisis

Blair Stands by US Relationship


Arab League Head Tries Again to End Lebanon Crisis

For Some in Beirut, Protesting Has Become a Full-Time Job


Iran: Sanctions Won't Stop Nuclear Plans

Annan: Attacking Iran Would Be Unwise

US Wants UN Sanctions Vote Against Iran This Week

Ahmadinejad: What Would Jesus Do Today?


Netanyahu Beats Nazi Germany-Iran Drums Some More

Israeli Official: Plenty of Time to Block Iran Nuclear Program

Iran: UN Should Condemn Israel's 'Clandestine' Nuclear Weapons

North Korea

US and North Korea Discuss Sanctions

North Korean Demands Rise as US Patience Falls at Talks

Satellite to Monitor North Korea's Nuke Activities

North Korea Lists Demands for Disarmament


Three Years Into the Darfur Crisis, the Killing Goes On

Janjaweed Carry Out Chad Raid

Darfur: Genocide Without Borders


Many in Ethiopia See Premier's Talk of War as Ploy to Tighten Grip

Deadline Passes but Somali Floods Delay War

Russia and Her Neighbors

Putin Seeks to Boost Ukraine Ties

Come to Chechnya, It's Really Dangerous


Florida Professor Admits He Was Cuban Spy

Colombian Paramilitary Leader Submits to Justice

'Offensive' Antiwar Christmas Tree Can't Be Sold, Auction Organization Decides

In Other News

Bombs Kill One Boy, Injure Another in Central Vietnam

Norway Tackles Toxic WWII Submarine War Grave


Justin Raimondo
Napoleon in the White House

Charles Peña
Another Year,
Another Iraq Plan

Ivan Eland
Top 10 Things Not to Do in Iraq

David R. Henderson
How to Undercut Chávez Peacefully With Less Military, Not More

Alan Bock
Imperial Dreams

Doug Bandow
Libertarian Warmongers?

Praful Bidwai
Indo-US Nuclear Deal Done; Pleases Few

Nebojsa Malic
NATO's Poisoned Chalice

Ran HaCohen
Who Makes the Middle East?

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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