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Somalia: US Policy and Gangsterism J. Raimondo
Bush Murky on Real Iraq Enemy: Gareth Porter
Readings in the Age of Empire: Doug Bandow
A New Dark Age: Paul Craig Roberts
More Troops but Less Control: Jamail/al-Fadhily

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Updated December 29, 2006 - 9:26 PM EST
Saddam to Be Executed Tonight
  US Judge Turns Down Saddam Plea
  Pentagon: US Forces on High Alert
  Many GIs Say Troop Surge a Bad Idea
  US Frees Captured Iranian Diplomats, Declines to Comment
  Friday: 66 Iraqis, 3 US Marines, UK Soldier Killed
US Reserves Returning to Iraq
  Bush Taking More Time to Craft Iraq Plan
  Bush Considers Up to 20,000 More Troops for Iraq
US-Backed Ethiopian 'Victory' May Return Chaos to Somalia
  Uneasy Political Shift in Somalia
Bush Iraq Policy Murky on the Real Enemy  by Gareth Porter
The Israel Lobby in Action
by Philip Weiss
Dershowitz vs. Carter: Peace Movement Is AWOL, Again  by John V. Walsh
The Trials of Occupation
by Burhan al-Chalabi
Ike Was Right  by Robert Scheer
2007: Another Bad Year for Iraq
by Dilip Hiro

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GOP Senator in Spotlight After a Critical Iraq Speech
Released Docs Show Britain Was Prepared to Abandon Nukes in 1976 for IMF Loan
Sen. Specter 'Would Meet' Ahmadinejad
Iraq Officials Say US Behind Sadr Aide Killing
Opposition Group: Iranian Diplomats Were Part of Elite Force
Israeli Intelligence Branches Split Over Assad Overture
Third Time's the Harm
More Troops but Less Control in Iraq
Saddam Hussein
Saddam Bids Family Farewell, Hanging Date Unclear
Saddam's Death to Be Videotaped
Saddam Lawyer Seeks to Prevent Handover
UN Raises Doubts Over Saddam Trial
Don't Kill Saddam, Vatican Urges
Iraqi Court Publishes Saddam Judgment
Today in Iraq
108,000 More Iraqi Refugees This Month
Bush Considers Economic Package for Iraq
In Baghdad, a Last Stand Against Ethnic Cleansing
Iraqi Violence Sparks Increase in Internal Refugees
Reporter Returns to Baghdad to Find It Far Different – and Worse Off
Crisis in Housing Adds to Miseries of Iraq Mayhem
Defense Firms Busy Fixing Iraq Equipment
Attacks Continue
Thursday: 80 Iraqis, 4 GIs Killed; 110 Iraqis, 1 GI Wounded
Bombings Kill 27 Civilians in Baghdad
Security Developments in Iraq, Dec. 28
Iraq Occupation
'This Is No Longer America's War in Iraq,' Says US Commander
Snipers Stalk Marine Supply Route in Western Iraq
Arrest in Torture Deaths of Two US Soldiers in Iraq
Iraqi Sniper Fire Forces a Healer to Tend His Own Wound
Airline Contracted to Fly Fallen Servicemembers Home
Kid Rock Spends Christmas With US Troops in Iraq
The War at Home
US Death Toll in Iraq Seen Spurring Antiwar Protests
North Dakota Nuke Site May Reopen as Museum
Cindy Sheehan, Four Others Arrested Near Bush Ranch
Battles of Britain
Not Enough Troops for UK Training Excercises
British Iraq Commander Says Army Needs More Money
UK Army to Get Bomb Disposal Robots
'War on Terror'
White House: No Significant Increase in Terrorist Threats
Dems Likely to Resurrect Detainee Issue
Terror Threats Irk Business
Feds Apologize for Woman's Strip Search
DHS Defends Border Terror Scoring System
School Band Defy US Officials to Appear in London Parade
Karzai Rejects, Pakistan Defends Border Mining
Afghan Air Strike Irks US Soldiers
Afghan War Still Haunts Russian Vets
British Soldier Killed in Afghan Blast
Taliban Command Structure in Fata 'Alarms' US
Al-Qaeda Threat Chases Tourists From India Sites
Top Indian Maoist Is Shot Dead
China Defends Military Rise, Says Faces Threats
US Ups Port-Security Exchanges With China
North Korea Sold Gold to Thailand Before Sanctions
Bangladesh Police Break Up Demonstration
One Killed by Maoist Renegades in Nepal, Indian Hurt
Turkmen 'Heir Apparent' Emerges
Former Iran Leaders Speak Out Against Nuclear Policy
Syria's Assad Sends Israeli Peace Call Via US Senator
Abbas Phones PM Haniyeh in Sign of Easing Tension
Haniyeh: Captured Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit Will Be Freed Soon
Claim: Iran, Hezbollah Pay for Attacks
Israel Denies Prisoner Deal Imminent
Fatah: Hezbollah Curbed Our Attacks on Israel
Palestinian Group: Egyptian Arms Will Be Used Against Israel
Hamas Denies Meeting Israelis
Report: Israel Killed 660 Palestinians in 2006
US: Arafat Responsible for Diplomat's Death
Israel to Limit Bank Accounts of Security Prisoners
West Bank Building Drive: 200 New Trailers Since June
Israeli Prime Minister Willing to Listen to Peace Offers
EU Rips Plans for West Bank Settlement
Israeli FM: Peace Talks Way to Fight Terror
Lebanon Saw More Than 1,000 War Deaths
French UN Commander Denies Early Lebanon Handover
Advertising Campaigns Rage on Between Rival Factions in Beirut
Malaysia Again Offers More Troops in Lebanon
Despite a Lull at Holidays, Beirut Digs in for a Struggle
Holiday Decorations Barely Conceal Political Crisis in Beirut
Lebanon Conflict Overlaps With Mideast Turmoil
Branded Terrorist, Microcredit Czar Keeps Lending
Middle East
Three Potential Civil Wars Loom in Middle East
Specter of Rival Clans in Mogadishu
Experts Fear Iraq-Style Instability in Somalia
Somali Government Troops Enter Capital
Somalis, Ethiopians Observe a Faraway War as Neighbors
Somalia Faces Three Months of Martial Law
UN: Yemen Attacks Somali Refugee Boat, 17 Drown, 140 Missing
DR Congo
19 Killed as Dissidents Attack Congo Troops
Congo Rebels Seize Hostages in Army Clashes
Sudan Raises Doubts on UN Peace Effort
Zimbabwe Holds 16,000 Over Illegal Mining
Four Men Arrested in Britain Accused of Taking Part in Rwandan Genocide
Russia & Her Neighbors
Russia Threatens to Cut Off Gas to Belarus
Belarus Gas Crisis Threatens Europe's Supply
10 People Showing Signs of Polonium-210
Man Tries to Hijack Russian Airliner
Czech Parties Agree a Coalition
Bosnian Serbs Deported by US Are Indicted for War-Crimes
Gunmen Murder Former Colombian Militia Boss
Venezuela: Chávez Won’t Renew TV Station’s License
Argentina Seeks Dirty War Officer From Spain

Justin Raimondo
Somalia: US Foreign Policy and Gangsterism

Doug Bandow
Readings in the Age of Empire

Nebojsa Malic
The Year Everything Changed

Alan Bock
Study War for Peace

Ran HaCohen
The Embarrassment of the Wretched

Ivan Eland
Another Civil War Exacerbated

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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