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Litvinenko: A Mafia Job?: Justin Raimondo
Study War for Peace: Alan Bock
Silenced by the Drums of War: Jeff Cohen
The American Way of War: Gabriel Kolko
Ghost Reading With the Prez: Sean Gonsalves

If this phrase of the 'balance of power' is to be always an argument for war, the pretext for war will never be wanting, and peace can never be secure.
John Bright
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Updated December 27, 2006 - 9:23 PM EST

US: Captured Iranians Linked to Attacks

  Tension After US Soldier Shoots Senior Sadr Aide
  US Officials Send Escaped Minister Out of Iraq
  Wednesday: 129 Iraqis, 3 GIs, 2 Latvian Soldiers Killed
Hundreds of Iraqis Apply to Kill Saddam
  Saddam's Farewell Letter Urges Iraqis Not to Hate

Ba'ath Party Threatens to Hit US Targets if Saddam Executed

War Critics See New Resistance by Bush
  White House Cheers Saddam's Death Sentence

Bush: US Deaths in Iraq Not in Vain as Toll Tops 9/11

US Backs Ethiopian Attacks in Somalia
  Ethiopia Seizes Key Somali Town
US Study: Iran May Need Nuclear Power
  Oil Edges Higher, Iran Bristles at Sanctions

Iran Parliament Debates Reply to UN Penalties

Israel Breaks Promise to US With Settlement

  Israel to Renew Pinpoint Attacks vs. Gaza
  Israeli Spies Divided Over Syria's Peace Overtures
Surge-and-Train Strategy Has No Hope of Success  by Matthew Rothschild
Israel and Apartheid: In Defense of Jimmy Carter  by Tony Karon
Five Years of Infamy: Close Guantanamo!  by Col. Ann Wright (ret.)
Rumsfeld and the American Way of War  by Gabriel Kolko
Ghost Reading With the Prez
by Sean Gonsalves
Great Expectations Come to Naught
by H.D.S. Greenway

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Soldiers Resigned to Fighting Unpopular War in Dangerous Province

Turning Iraq's Tribes Against al-Qaeda

US Ready to Send 3,500 Troops to Kuwait

US Senator Touts Assad's Willingness to Help in Iraq

Anonymous Testimony for Israeli Agents Pushes Limits

Eight Nations Building ICBMs

British Troops Fear Reprisals Will Follow Basra Raid
Iraq Today

Abuse Seen at Iraqi Jail Puts New Focus on Rogue Police

Allawi Asks Iraq's Neighbors to Help Before 'Time Runs Out'

Stay Out of Iraq's Internal Politics, Shi'ite Politician Warns Neighbors

Violence Pulls Plug on Baghdad Bath Time

Insecurity and Poverty in Iraq Put Pregnant Women in Danger

Iraqi Pilgrims Pray for Peace, Unity in Mecca

In Iraq, Christians Come Out to Worship

Coffin Maker in Iraq Writes About His Sadly Busy Job

Iraq Attacks Continue
Tuesday: 119 Iraqis, 4 GIs Killed; 147 Iraqis, 3 GIs Wounded

Gunmen Abduct Trade Ministry Official in Iraq

Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 27

Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 26

Occupying Iraq

Parents of Slain Soldiers Visit Iraq

Explanations to Follow Basra Raid

Prince Harry Will Go to Iraq, Says Chelsy

Pressed in Iraq, US Army Turns Out Interrogators

Life at the Ramadi Outpost: A Photo Journal

US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 2,978

Syria Reaches Out

Syria Wants to Work With US Forces to Control Iraq Border

Syria Plans Regional Conference on Iraq

The War at Home

Bush's Iraq Plan Gets Big Build-Up

Biden Vows to Fight Any Iraq Troop Boost
US Military

US Military Considers Recruiting Foreigners

After Iraq, a New US Military Model

Death Toll of Female Troops 'Troubling'

US Wants Anti-Missile Radar in Japan

Uncle Sam Wants US Muslims to Serve

'War on Terror'

US Creates Terrorist Fingerprint Database

Acquitted Arab's Goal? To Be US Citizen

Saudi Arabia Frees 29 Former Guantánamo Detainees


Taliban Confirm Top Commander's Death in Afghan Air Strike

Afghanistan Arrests Pakistani 'Suicide Bomb Supplier'

Afghanistan Rejects Pakistan Plan to Mine Border to Stem Militancy

New York Times Reporter: I Was Assaulted by Pakistani Agents in Afghanistan

No More Troops for Afghanistan, Says Belgian Minister

Iran Is Seeking More Influence in Afghanistan

Iran in Afghanistan: Paving With Good Intentions?

Afghan Women Suffer Daily Violence

Poll: Few Afghans Optimistic About the Future

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Christmas Violence Toll Hits Nine


Former South Sudan Rebels Begin Electoral Campaign

In Other News

Mubarak Proposes Political Reforms

Britain to Make Last Payment on Foreign WWII Debt on Friday


Defiant Iran Vows to Enrich Uranium on Industrial Scale

Iran 'Revises' Cooperation With IAEA

Iran Vows Not to Cut Oil Exports After UN Sanctions

Will EU and US Be Tougher Now on Iran?


Gaza Militants Fire Five Rockets Towards Israel

Senior Israeli Officer: Showing Restraint in Gaza 'Unethical'

Palestinians Skeptical About Checkpoint Improvements

Islamic Jihad Faction Slams Israeli Arrests, Declares Ceasefire Over

Israeli Activists Distrube Fake Palestinian Leaflets Threatening Attacks
Top Israeli Military Judge: 2,700 Palestinians Detained Without Trial This Year

Jordanians to Visit Their Relatives in Israeli Jails

Expected Rule Change Could Reunite Thousands in West Bank


Arab League Fails to Reach Deal on Lebanon Crisis

Israel Admits It May Have Hit Ambulance in Lebanon War

Little Festive Cheer in Beirut as Business Suffers

Rain Dampens Tents - but Not Spirits - of Beirut Protesters

The Scent of Resistance: Nasrallah Perfume


Ethiopian PM: Well Over 1,000 May Have Died in Mogadishu Attacks

AU Cheers Ethiopian Invasion of Somalia

Ethiopia Claims It Has 'Broken the Back' of Somalia's Islamists

Somalia Could Be Ethiopia's Quagmire

UN Security Council Calls Emergency Meeting on Fighting in Somalia

Islamist Forces in Somalia on the Retreat

North Korea

Report: Desperate North Korea Selling Gold Reserves

UN's Ban Calls for Patience on North Korea

Thriller Provides Rare Glimpse Inside North Korea


Turkmen Exiles Threaten Coup

Turkmen Acting Leader Is Heir Apparent

Turkmenistan's Parliament Selects Candidates for President

Turkmenistan Limits Election to Soviet-Style Slate


Life Sentence for Beslan Attacker Upheld

Russia Threatens Gas Shut-Off in Belarus

Putin's Assertive Diplomacy Is Seldom Challenged

Canada Deports Man It Says Was Russian Spy


Trial Reveals How Serbian Fugitive Hid

Bulgarian Muslims Wonder What EU Entry Holds


Cuban Arrested for Criticizing Morales

As Castro Fades, a Crop of New Cuban Leaders

Castro Does Not Have Cancer, Spanish Doctor Says


Venezuela Denies Role in Colombia, Ecuador Spat

US Blocks Entry of Colombian Senator

Rebels Tell Colombia to Retract Troops Before Talks


Justin Raimondo
Did the Russian Mafia Kill Alexander Litvinenko?

Alan Bock
Study War for Peace

Ran HaCohen
The Embarrassment of the Wretched

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 Peña
Another Year,
Another Iraq Plan

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

Sascha Matuszak
China's Little Capitalists

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