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Picking on Halliburton: Philip Giraldi
The Dead-Enders: Justin Raimondo
Four Years, Four Plans: Laurence Vance
Sloppy Thinking on Foreign Policy: S. Richman
Al-Qaeda Is Coming!: Jeff Huber

 Leon Hadar

Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East

 Bill Minutaglio

Detain Alberto Gonzales!: America’s attorney general is a criminal. Will he lose his power?

 Helen Thomas

Iron Lady Against the Machine: She’s seen ‘em all and these are the worst.

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Police Yield to Insurgents' Ultimatum
  Iraqi Police Disloyal, Says Chief
  'Ghost Troops' Still Fill Iraq's Lacking Ranks
  Security Struggle in Iraq's South
  Some US Troops in Iraq Want Out
  Tuesday: 143 Iraqis, 5 GIs Killed, 124 Iraqis Wounded
  Wednesday: 67 Iraqis Killed, 68 Wounded
Antiwar Dems Near Defeat on Spending Bill
  House Panel OKs Rove, Miers Subpoenas, Bush Vows to Resist
  Senate Votes 94-2 to Curb Gonzales' Hiring Authority
  Lawmakers From Both Parties Warn FBI on Surveillance Powers
  White House Issues Veto Threat on Iraq Pullout Bill
Moscow Denies Giving Iran Nuclear Ultimatum
  UN Nuclear Inspectors Visit Iranian Enrichment Facility: Diplomats
Toll in Pakistan Tribal Clashes Surpasses 100
  Bombings Triple in Afghanistan in 2006
  Taliban Support Rising in Afghanistan: Study
  Musharraf Crisis Deepens After Judges Quit
US Envoy Defies Israel by Meeting With Palestinian Minister
  Israeli Army Veterans Show Dark Side of Occupation
Can American Jews Unplug the Israel Lobby?  by Gary Kamiya
Why Won't MoveOn Move Forward?  by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber
Is the FBI Abusing Another PATRIOT Provision?  by Kerry Howley
A Child Shall Lead Them  by Gideon Levy
Four Years, Four Plans  by Laurence Vance
Sloppy Thinking on Foreign Policy
by Sheldon Richman

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Most Americans Want Soldiers Out of Iraq
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Neighborhood Outposts Considered Key to Baghdad's Security
For Iraqi Adviser, Executions Avenge Brothers' Deaths
Iraq's Former Vice President Buried Near Saddam
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Iraq Occupation
Chalabi Bemoans What He Calls a Failed Occupation
Pentagon Vows Crackdown on Fraud in Iraq
Iraq Occupation Manned by New Wave of Faces
British Troops Pull Out of Base in Iraq's Basra
A Reporter Looks Back at Baghdad Four Years Later
Global Iraq Fallout
Iraqi Govt Steps Up Anti-Israel Boycott
New Doubts Over Iraq Intelligence
Most Britons Say Iraq Invasion a Mistake
$3 Billion and Rising Rapidly: Cost of the War to Australian Taxpayers
UN Inviting 192 Nations to Iraq Humanitarian Conference
US Military
US Soldier Draws 10-Year Sentence in Iraq Slayings
Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
Walter Reed Woes Spur New Scrutiny for Base-Closing Plan
Could Cyber-Worms Cripple Future Combat Systems?
Red Cross Says Detainees Reported Abuse
Hicks Says He Was Abused While in US Custody
US Military Denies Hicks Was Forcibly Sedated
Ex-Captive in Guantánamo Makes Run for Office in Australia
Italian Reporter 'Rescued'
Afghanistan Admits to Taliban Prisoner Exchange Deal
Critics Ask if Italy Gave Too Much to Taliban
Afghan Protesters Hold Up Italian Reporter's Return
Italian Hospital's Head Arrested in Afghanistan
Freed Italian Journalist Tells His Story
Pull Troops Out of Afghanistan, Germans Say
AP Reporter Witnesses Afghan Bomb Attack
No More Aussie Troops for Afghanistan - Yet
Three Taliban Killed in Helmand
How to Kick Back in Kandahar
Musharraf Won't Delay Elections Amid Crisis
Bhutto Backs Protests Against Musharraf
Pakistan Judge Becomes Symbol of Revolt
Without a Trace
Death Penalty for Fanatic Who Killed Female Pakistani Minister Over Veil
UN Urges More Control by Pakistan on Afghan Border
Strike in Nepal After Maoist 'Extortion'
Nepal Shuts Down as Traders Go on Warpath
Nepal Tourism Threatened in Anti-Maoist Business Strike
Taiwan to Test Defenses Against China in Live-Fire Drills
Taiwan Mulls Abandoning Mandarin as Official Language
French Minister Says China Arms Ban Unjustified
Japan-North Korea Spat Threatens Deal
Japan, China Agree Framework for Joint History Study
UN Warns of Sri Lanka Food Crisis
6 Rebels, 2 Indian Soldiers Killed in Kashmir Gunbattles
Precarious Progress for US Ally Tajikistan
Holbrooke Warns of Kosovo Explosion if Plan Stalls
Russian Envoy Storms Out of Security Council on Kosovo
Russia Objects to UN Plan for Kosovo as 'One-Sided'
Cuban Minister Sees Castro More Active Soon
Protest Over Jailed Cuban Dissidents Blocked
Cuban Opposition Waits Amid Uncertainty
Colombia Seeks to Extradite 8 Chiquita Employees
Ecuador: Congress Replaces Lawmakers and Convenes
Guatemala: 4 Held in Killings of Salvadoran Politicians
Bolivia: Morales Denies Suppressing Press
Two More Chinese Kidnapped in Restive Southern Nigeria
All-Female Unit Keeps Peace in Liberia
White House in Crisis
Bush Fights Back on Behalf of His Embattled Attorney General
Gonzales 'Extremely Upset' Deputy Told Congress the Truth
Watchdog Calls FBI Abuses Inexcusable
FBI Issues New Rules for Getting Phone Records
E-Mails Reveal Tumult in Firings and Aftermath
E-Mail Trail Shows Power Struggle Behind US Attorneys' Firings
President Bush’s Comments on the Dismissal of US Attorneys
Crises Chip at Bush's Allies
Ousted California Prosecutor Previously Had Disputes on Strategy
Justice Job Considered for Ousted Prosecutor
The War at Home
US Bill Would Fight Waste, Fraud in Iraq Rebuilding Effort
Dems Turn to Bush-Style Budget Tricks
Half of War Funds Added by Democrats Go to Pork
Sensing Shift in Bush Policy, Another Hawk Leaves
A Diplomatic Shift Jells in Last Leg of Bush Term
Iraq and Vietnam: Contrasting Protests
Obama: 'Bad Options, Worse' in Iraq
Clinton, Obama Tensions Simmer Over Iraq
Clinton Camp Aims to Minimize Differences With Obama on Iraq
Pollster Sees Hope for Repairing Strained Relations Between Americans and Muslims
Recognizing Palestinians
Boycott of Palestinian Government Crumbles
Israelis Snub Senior Norwegian Diplomat Over Recognition of Palestinian Authority
US, EU Palestinian Sanctions to Remain
US, EU Officials Meet Hamas-Led Cabinet Ministers
New Palestinian Government Sparks Flurry of Diplomacy
Italy Denies Minister Called Palestinian Hamas PM
Aid to Palestinians Rose in ’06 Despite an Embargo
Settlers Who Raided Hebron House Will Not Be Evicted
Peres: Settlers in Hebron 'Unbearable'
Hamas Shooting Breaches Truce With Israel
Hamas Shooting Embarrasses Palestinians
Evictions Continue in East Jerusalem
Medics: Israel Kills Palestinian in Gunbattle
UK Presses Abbas on BBC Reporter
Israel, at High Court, Argues That Gaza Strip Is No Longer Occupied
Fake Attacks, Real Anxieties in Israeli National Drill
Law Denying Family Unification to Israelis and Palestinians Extended
Arab League Chief Calls on Israel to Present Its Own Peace Initiative
Israeli Arab MP Urges World to Boycott Israel
Lebanese Parliament Fails to Convene
Tensions Rise in Lebanon as Hopes for Deal Fade
Hezbollah Says US Is Obstructing Solution in Lebanon
Gulf Arabs Boost Aid to Sunni Militants in Lebanon
'Blow to Democracy': Egypt's Parliament OKs Amendments
Egypt's New Rules Hit Islamic Group, Vote Monitors
Egypt’s Constitutional Reforms Spur Protests
Middle East
US Cautions Foreign Companies on Iran Deals
Gulf Governments Plan Oil Pipelines to Bypass Hormuz
Yemeni Military Battles Shi'ite Rebels
Saudis Hope Summit Can Ease Several Crises
US Pilot Is Rescued in Arabian Sea
Rice to Visit Egypt, Israel, West Bank, and Jordan
Court Frees Zimbabwe Opposition Leader
Surge in Violence Against Zimbabwe Opposition Supporters Reported
Mugabe Accused of Using Hit-Squads to Target Opposition
Southern African Nations Feel Pressure to Act on Zimbabwe
UK Says to Keep Zimbabwe Pressure Despite Threats
Zimbabwe Hits Crisis Point, American Ambassador Says
Belgium Grants Banned Zimbabwean Visa by Mistake
AU Commander in Somalia Pleads for More Troops
Somali Insurgents Strike Seaport
Five Killed in Fighting in Somalia - AU Soldiers Attacked
Sudan's Bashir Denies Government Role in Darfur
Sudan Darfur Camps 'Almost Full'
UN Moves Refugees Deeper Into Sudan
France Threatens Sudan With Sanctions
DR Congo
UN Deploys in Kinshasa to Separate Rival Forces
Rwandan 'Rebels' Surrender to UN in DR Congo

Justin Raimondo
The Dead-Enders

Philip Giraldi
Picking on Halliburton

Ivan Eland
The Terror Threat in Perspective

Alan Bock
Bush the Flip-Flopper

Doug Bandow
Taiwan, a Spark Plug for War

Nebojsa Malic
Desperately Seeking a Leader

Charles Peña
Reducing the Risk of Nukes

David R. Henderson
How Much Is the War on Iraq Costing You?

Ran HaCohen
How to Live With Hunger

Praful Bidwai
From Horror, an Opportunity for Peace

Sascha Matuszak
From China to Cairo

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