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Nihilism and Neoconservatism: Justin Raimondo
Nuke Safety, Not War: Charles Peņa
Civil Liberties in Wartime: Andrew P. Napolitano
Stupid Party: Kara Hopkins
More Troops, More Troubles: Andrew J. Bacevich

 Becky Akers

“Drop the Sippy Cup Lady! Drop It!”

 Don Craven Jr., Ray Mcgovern

World War IV: A Letter to the President

 Gordon Prather

Clinton and Bush II Betrayed Program to Secure Former USSR Nuke Material

 Warren Richey

Court Orders al Marri Receive Due Process

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Updated June 20, 2007 - 10:56 PM EDT
Gen.: Beating Insurgents Never Part of Mission
  Tuesday: 4 GIs, 169 Iraqis Killed
  Wednesday: 2 GIs, 1 British Soldier, 88 Iraqis Killed, 27 Wounded
  10,000 US Troops in New Iraq Offensive

US Seeks to Block Exits for Iraq Insurgents

US May Again Extend Iraq Combat Tours
  Controversy Surrounds Ops in Iraq, Afghanistan After Civilian Casualties
ABC: Suicide Bomb Teams Sent to US, Europe

Missile Attack Kills 32 in Pakistani Tribal Area

More Troops, More Troubles
by Andrew J. Bacevich
Prince Bandar in the Mother of All Scandals  by Eric Margolis
Is Richard Cohen the Dumbest Columnist Ever?  by Robert Parry
Civil Liberties in Wartime
by Andrew P. Napolitano
The American Realist Gets Real
by Georgie Anne Geyer
A Rare Look at a Civilian Casualty in Iraq  by Greg Mitchell

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Turkey: Into the Iraq Quagmire?

Turkish FM Calls for Further Iranian-US Talks Over Iraq

What Next After Samarra Bombing?

US Transfers 6 From Guantánamo Prison

Giuliani Left Group on Iraq After Warning, Article Says

Stress Taking Toll on Foreign Service

Call for Scotland to Try Blair as War Criminal

US Backpedals Slightly on Blanket Support for Cluster Bombs

78 Killed, 200 Wounded by Bombing at Baghdad Mosque
Today in Iraq

Deadliest Attacks on Mosques in Iraq

A War on Rewind, in a Bleaker Baghdad

Report: Iraq Conflict Pushes Global Refugee Total to Nearly 10 Million

Gunmen Kill Five Kurdish Soldiers in Iraq

Tuesday: 4 GIs, 169 Iraqis Killed; 265 Iraqis Wounded
Iraq Occupation

US Issues Cards on Iraq's Archaeology

US Seeks to Block Exits for the Insurgents in Iraq

Iraqi Interpreters Seek Refuge in US

The War at Home

Troops' 1-Month Breaks Blocked

Democratic Rivals Trade Jabs on Iraq

VA May Win Boost in Funding for Mental Conditions Caused by War

Pentagon Hires ABC Reporter to Improve PR

'War on Terror'

Democrats Grill Bush CIA Nominee About Detainees

Six States Defy Law on ID Cards

9/11 Widows Demand Release of CIA's Inspector General Report

Video Shows 'Graduates' of Terror Camp

Hicks Lawyer to Be Honored by Aussie Peers

Kuwait Commutes Death Sentences of Four al-Qaeda Members

Canadian Airport Head on US No-Fly List


Karzai Cites Taliban Shift to Terror Attacks

Iraqi-Style Attacks in Afghanistan

Anatomy of a Suicide Bombing

Civilians Among Dead in Taliban Fighting

Insurgents to Blame for Afghan Children Killed by Airstrike, US Insists

Taliban Fighters Seize South Afghan Area

Billions in Aid Wasted in Afghanistan

War Trauma, High Unemployment Lead Afghans to Heroin Addiction

Afghans Seek Help on Corruption

Better Times, New Problems for Model Afghan City

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Adds to Global Refugee Spike

June 20 Is World Refugee Day

Sri Lanka Military Claims Sinking Three Rebel Boats

South Asia

Rice Signals Continued US Support for Musharraf

Pakistan Protests Knighthood for Salman Rushdie

Nepal's Rebels Reject Any Compromise Over Dissolving Monarchy


Officials: North Korea Receives Funds, Tests Missile

Japanese MPs: Rape of Nanking Didn't Violate International Law

Thai Government Orders Ousted Leader to Return to Face Charges


To Mollify Russia, Western Envoys Have Kosovo Plan

Leaders of Former Soviet Nations Meet to Plan How to Counter Russian Influence


Bush Says All Options on Table on Iran

Iranian Official Says Won't Rule Out Using Oil as a Weapon

Fred Thompson: Attacking Iran Must Always Remain an Option

Netanyahu Departs for US in Bid to Increase Pressure on Iran

Reports Slam British Response to Iran Sailors Kidnap

Navy Mistakes Are Blamed for Capture of Hostages by Iran


Russia's Sale of Fighter Planes to Syria Alarms Israel

Russia Denying It Planned to Sell Fighter Planes to Iran, Syria

Olmert Plays Down Chances of Israel-Syria Peace Talks

Palestinian Civil War

US, Israel Vow to Support Abbas

Olmert: New Fatah Government Deserves Aid

Egypt Says Moving Diplomats From Gaza to West Bank

Egypt and Jordan Quietly Back Abbas, Too

Carter: Stop Favoring Fatah Over Hamas

Abbas Aides Blame Iran for 'Gaza Takeover'

Hamas Claims US, EU Are Blackmailing Palestinians

Hamas Official Wants Dialogue With Fatah

Hamas Accuses West of Playing Politics With Aid

Saudis Call on Palestinians to Recommit to Unity Deal

Bush: We Will Help Moderate Palestine


Food Convoy Finally Enters Gaza

Priority in Gaza: 'Food and Peace'

Fatah Gazans Stream to Crossing With Israel

Gazans Adjust to Power Shift as New Rulers Revel


Israel's Lieberman Wishes Hamas Would 'Take Care' of Rival MP

Israeli Soldier May Get Court-Martial for Death Threats to Activist

Middle East

Mediators Hopeful on Deal to End Lebanon Fighting

Egypt's Ruling Party Sweeps Senate Poll


Insecurity Reigns in Southern Somalia

Somali Warlord-Turned-MP Surrenders Arms to Govt

Gunmen Attack Somali Police Station

Somalia Offers 'Amnesty' to Islamists After Presidential Spokesman Shot in the Neck


11 Nigerian Soldiers, 16 Oil Workers Missing After Clash

Nigerian Militants Force Chevron to Cut Oil Production


South Africa, Angola to Strengthen Military Ties

Sierra Leone Court to Pass First War-Crimes Verdict

US Refuses to Lift Sudan Sanctions Threat Over Darfur


Video Links Colombia's President to Paramilitaries


Australia to Announce $10 Billion Warship Contract


Justin Raimondo
Nihilism and Neoconservatism

Charles Peņa
Cooperative Threat Reduction Is Worth the Cost

Ivan Eland
Iran and North Korea Will Not Be Denied Nukes

David R. Henderson
Ask and Tell

Alan Bock
Things Fall Apart

Doug Bandow
Overblown Confronts Consensus of Fear

Philip Giraldi
Accusations Pave Way for Assault on Iran

Praful Bidwai
India: Impasse Over Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Rights

Sascha Matuszak
Pride and Prejudice in Chengdu

Nebojsa Malic
Haunting Heiligendamm

Ran HaCohen
The Legend of the
Removed Checkpoints

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