Today's Highlights

Soldiers Against War: John V. Denson
Another Civil War Exacerbated: Ivan Eland
The Rascals Are Still in Charge: Paul Campos
From Violence to Deprivation: Mohammed Salih
Mideast Through the US Looking Glass: R. Fisk

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Original Letters Blog US Casualties Iraqi Casualties Contact Donate

Updated December 25, 2006 - 9:12 PM EST
Shi'ite Rifts Emerge as Militias Battle Police
  UK Troops Raid Iraqi Police Station, Kill 7 Cops to 'Foil Prison Massacre'
  US Is Detaining Iranian Officials Caught in Raids in Iraq
  US Military Wants Iraq to Rein in Guard Force
  Iraqi Interior Minister Says 12,000 Police Killed in Line of Duty
  Official Says 3,000 Flee Iraq Daily
  Monday: 77 Iraqis, 3 GIs Killed; 41 Iraqis, 2 GIs Wounded
Kristol: Bush Mulls More Than 'Short-Term Surge'
  Expanding the Military, Without a Draft
Ethiopia Declares War, Bombs Somalia Towns
  Somali Govt Say It Killed 500 Fighters, Mostly Eritreans in 2 Days
The Rascals Are Still in Charge
by Paul Campos
Wolfowitz Owes Us an Explanation
by Sonni Efron
Soldiers Against War  by John V. Denson
Es-Ka-LAY-Shun  by Christopher Hayes

More Viewpoints

Read more
The Christmas Truce
Tale From Long-Ago War Kindles Hope for Peace
Short Peace in a Terrible War
Silent Night, Holy Night
Faded Letter Leaves Record of Famous Truce
Peace Breaks Out on Christmas Eve
Short Outbreak of Sanity; War the Only Casualty
Astonishing War Story That a Nation Chose to Forget
The Truce Is Stranger as Fiction
Peace on Earth: the Christmas Truce of 1914
In Memory of the Christmas Truce
The Story of the Christmas Truce
Letter From a Soldier
Christmas in the Trenches
The Christmas Truce of 1914:
When the Guns Fell Silent
Today in Iraq
'There Are No Holidays in Iraq'
Iraqi Refugees Run From Violence to Deprivation
Interior Minister: Unnamed 'Regional Power' Behind Iraq Kidnappings
No News on 13 Missing From Iraqi Red Crescent Kidnapping
Allawi Seeks Arab Conference on Iraq
Iraq Arrests Cops Who 'Murdered Pakistanis'
Attacks Continue
Sunday: 83 Iraqis, 4 GIs Killed; 138 Iraqis, 2 GIs Wounded
Suicide Bomber Kills Seven Iraqi Policemen
Four People Killed in Clashes With Militia in Southern Iraq
Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 25
Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 24
Iraq Occupation
Six US Troops Die in Bloody Iraq Weekend
In Iraq, the Mission Goes on Amid Small Signs of Christmas
Secret Santas Stocking Up at US Bases Across Iraq
US Names Saudi 'Terrorist' Slain in Iraq
US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,969
The War at Home
Democrats Urge Talks With Syria
Sen. Dodd Argues for Iraq Withdrawal
Lawmaker Admits Call for Castro's Assassination
Hundreds in Minneapolis Antiwar Protest
1970s Peace Activist Jerry Rubin Still Fighting War
US Military
Return to Iraq Hangs Over Families' Holiday
For Troops, Holidays Are 'Business as Usual' in Iraq, Afghanistan
Experts: Iraq Vets Wrongly Diagnosed
Ex-Paratrooper Finishes AWOL Sentence
Armed Forces Network Deploys Sesame Street's Elmo to Support Military Families
Setting the Record Straight on the Tuskegee Airmen
Ground Is Broken on $2.7 Million 12-Kennel Working Dog Facility on Guam
Carrier USS John F. Kennedy to Be Retired in September
'War on Terror'
46 Guantanamo Suspects OK'd for Transfer
Congress Rebukes FBI's Oklahoma City Bombing Probe
Nuclear Firms Seek Rules to Combat Attacks
Secret FBI Files on John Lennon Reveal Little New
UK Military
Former UK Navy Head: Defense Cuts Could Cost Lives
Report: Spanish Surgeon Flown to Cuba Treat Castro
Posthumous Pinochet Note Justifies Coup
Rebels Kill 14 Soldiers in Colombia
Italian Contact of Ex-KGB Spy Arrested
Official: Georgia, Turkey Agree on Gas
Rivalry Fuels Bangladesh Politics Crisis
Thousands Mourn Death of Turkmen President for Life
Myanmar Rebel Leader Bo Mya Dies at 79
Iran Vows to Press on With Uranium Enrichment
Iran Begins Installation of 3,000 Centrifuges
Olmert to Remit Withheld Taxes, Lift Roadblocks
Israel Hints at Freeing Barghouthi
Israel May Free Palestinian Prisoners to Aid Abbas
Hamas Dismisses Israeli Concessions to Abbas
Shin Bet: Fatah Has Near-Zero Chance of Winning PA Elections
Peretz Urges Attack on Islamic Jihad in Gaza
Israeli Military Probing Accusations Troops Destroyed Palestinian Property
Gaza Christmas Parade Canceled
Somber Mood in Bethlehem Ahead of Christmas
Holy Land's Woes Sink Bethlehem's Christmas Spirit
UAE Pledges 30 Million Dollars for Palestinians
Gaza Middle Class Struggling Through Western Aid Freeze
Israeli Moderately Hurt in West Bank Shooting Attack
Shin Bet Chief: Israel Trapped by Policy of Restraint
The War on Israeli Children
Lebanon's Faiths Mingle at Christmas Eve Rally
5 Linked to Muslim Brotherhood Arrested
Somali Students Sign Up to Fight Ethiopian Troops
Somalia's Rivals Battle in Sixth Day of Fighting
More People Flee as Fighting Spreads in Somalia
Eritrea: President Denies Sending Troops to Somalia
Nigerian Separatists Warn of More Violent Campaign
Uganda: LRA Rebels Refuse to Sign Agreement
A Rebel Group in Chad Elects Peace as Other Factions Vow to Fight On
North Korea
North Korea Vows to Fight US Sanctions
US-North Korea Sanctions Talks Due End of January
Report: Japan Weighs Nuclear Development
US Says Slain Taliban Leader's ID Confirmed
On the Trail of the Taliban's Support
Flower Shops Bring Christmas to Kabul
Battery (E) Included in Christmas Gifts
Afghan Women, Girls Risk Death for Education
NATO Airstrike Kills Five Taliban in Southern Afghanistan
Pakistani City a Hub for Taliban, Many Say
Four Killed at Sunni Funeral in Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Tamil Rebels Rescue Crew of Jordanian Ship Adrift Off Sri Lanka's Coast
Sri Lanka Accuses Rebels of Seizing Jordanian Ship

Justin Raimondo
An Anniversary

Ivan Eland
Another Civil War Exacerbated

Doug Bandow
Losing Lives or Face: Time to Leave Iraq

Nebojsa Malic
The Long Defeat

Praful Bidwai
India Split Over US Nuke Deal

Charles Peńa
Another Year,
Another Iraq Plan

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

Alan Bock
Imperial Dreams

Ran HaCohen
Who Makes the Middle East?

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

Additional Contributors

Reproduction of material from any original pages
without written permission is strictly prohibited.
Copyright 2006