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Bush's 9/13 Speech to the Nation: Zunes/Leaver
Bull in the China Shop: L. Reichard White
Petraeus Nixes Bush 'Proxy War' Claim: G. Porter
Blackwater Banned After Iraqi Deaths: Daniel Luban
Chaos in the Great Game: Sascha Matuszak

 Andrew Tilghman

The Myth of al Qaeda in Iraq

 Michael Scheuer

All But Paul ‘Marching to al Qaeda’s Drum’

 Gareth Porter

No Good Reason to Attack Iran

 Eric Boehlert

American TV and Print Give Up Covering the War

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Blackwater Incident 'Could Stall Withdrawal Plans'
  US Bans Diplomatic Ground Movements Outside Protected Green Zone
  Iraqis Blast Blackwater 'Dogs' After Shooting
  Iraqi Govt Softens Stances, Says Blackwater Suspension Is Temporary
  Blackwater Contractors Say Battle Was Self-Defense
  Seven Killed as Bombers Target Baghdad Morgue
  Tuesday: 4 US Soldiers, 66 Iraqis Killed, 81 Iraqis Wounded
Democrats to Delay Funding for Iraq War

Petraeus Helps Destroy Bush's 'Proxy War' Claim

  State Dept. in Crisis Mode After Blackwater Accused in Deaths

Gen. Abizaid: World Could Live With Nuclear Iran

  IAEA Chief Warns Against Striking Iran

Reversal: Musharraf to Keep Military Reins During Reelection

American Exceptionalism Meets Team Jesus  Tom Engelhardt interviews James Carroll
Bull in the China Shop  by L. Reichard White
Annotate This… President Bush's Sept. 13 Speech to the Nation  by Stephen Zunes and Erik Leaver
Inflating the Threat of Radical Islam
by Steve Chapman
The Phantom Terrorist Camp  by John Diaz
State-Secret Overreach  by Barry Siegel

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Iraq Bans Blackwater After Civilian Slaughter

Key Senators Urge Shifting Responsibility to Iraq

Murtha: Primaries Delay Iraq Measure

'Help Wanted' Ad Belies Report on Iraq Security

The Death of History in

Musharraf Reelection Plan Disputed in Supreme Court

ElBaradei: An Indispensable Irritant to Iran and Its Foes

Report: France's Sarkozy Offered Nukes to Germany


What Happens to Private Contractors Who Kill Iraqis? Maybe Nothing

Today in Iraq

Iraq Coalition to Negotiate With Sadr Bloc

MP: Dawa Party Will Not Withdraw From Coalition

Shi'ite Coalition 'Amazed' Over Sadrists' Withdrawal

Archivists Chronicle Iraqis' Pain

Freedom Further Erodes in Basra as 'Shi'ite Taliban' Gains Power

Monday: 2 GIs, 33 Iraqis Killed; 44 Iraqis Wounded
Blackwater Slaughter

Iraq Orders Probe in US Convoy Shooting

Differences Emerge Over Blackwater Shooting

Iraq Could Charge Private Guards in Shootings

Will Iraq Kick Out Blackwater?

Blackwater Gained a Reputation of Shooting First and Not Bothering to Ask Questions Later

Occupying Iraq

Diplomatic US Convoy Targeted in Iraq

Iraq Hopes Can Make Up for US Reduction

Osprey Aircraft Leave North Carolina for First Deployment

Egyptian Experts Predict Long-Term US Military Presence in Iraq

French FM: US Defeated in Iraq

The War at Home

Pentagon: Security Improvements Alone Not Enough to Win in Iraq

Democrats Debate Iraq in Iowa

Greenspan Clarifies Iraq War, Oil Link

Family Finds No Comfort in Honor After Soldier Slain in Iraq

VA Suicide Prevention Hotline Flooded With Calls

'War on Terror'

New Terrorism Case Confirms That Denmark Is a Target

For AG, an Old Hand at Terror War

Terror Insurance Bill Faces Bush Veto

State Dept Bars Music Scholar From US, but No One Will Tell Her Why

Muslim Charity Trial Nearing End

Former UK Home Secretary: Human Rights Laws Hinder Terror War

UK Student Found Guilty of 'Terror Offenses'

British Boaters Told to Spy on Suspected Terrorists


Suicide Attack in Afghanistan Kills 8

Gates: Democracy in Afghanistan a 'Litmus Test' for NATO

Afghanistan's Deminers Surrounded by Danger

Green Berets Face Hearing on Killing of Suspect in Afghan Village


18 Troops Among 36 Killed in North Waziristan

Musharraf Election Plan Is Challenged

Bhutto to Leave Her Family Behind for Comeback

South Asia

India Arrests Leading Assam Militant

Nepal's Maoists May Quit Govt


Monks Hold Protest March in Myanmar

Rare Visit to North Korea Finds Land of Beauty, Control


Latin American Border Tensions Rise

Chiquita Pays Fine for Paying Off Colombian Terrorist Group

Colombian Rebels to Meet With Chávez to Broker Deal

Bolivia Escapes US Sanctions Amid 'Uneven' Narcotics Fight


Iran Threatens Missile Attacks on US Targets

Iran Condemns French Statement on War

'War' Talk Heightens Iran Nuclear Dispute

French PM Says War With Iran Should Be Avoided

Banks Recruited to Wage Financial War on Tehran

Why Iran's Economy Is Struggling

Romney Urges UN to Bar Iranian President


Gaza Militants Shell Israeli Army Positions

Israel Confirms Attack on a Military Jeep in Gaza

US Court Dismisses Suit Over Bulldozing of Palestinian Homes, Citing Desire Not to Question US Foreign Policy

Israeli Military Demands French Footage of 2000 Shooting of Palestinian Boy

Israeli Panel to Look Into Civilian Deaths in 2002 Air Force Attack in Gaza

Hamas Losing Popularity, Poll Shows

US Officials Object to Israel's Treatment of Arab-Americans

Israeli Army Panel Urges Women in Combat


Israeli Nuclear Suspicions Linked to Raid in Syria

Syria Denies Nuclear Cooperation With North Korea

Records on North Korean Ship Docked in Syria Were Altered

South Korean FM: No Evidence of North Korea-Syria Nuke Links

Olmert Says He Respects Assad, Won't Rule Out Talks

Middle East
Syria Reopens Border Checkpoints With Lebanon

Save the Children Gets Iraqi Refugees Off Streets and Back to School

Jordan Frees Four of Seven Opposition Members

Egypt Extends Crackdown to Press

Saudi Arabia to Buy 72 Warplanes From Britain for $8.8 Billion


Somali Warlord State Wants UN to Fight Opposition

Somali Journalist Arrested in Roundup, Police Raid Studios of Privately-Run Radio

Somali Clan Unity Deal Rejected

Five Killed in Somali Violence

Eritreans Deny American Accusations of Terrorist Ties


No Plan on Rogue Congo General

UN: Congo Govt Carrying Out Arbitrary Executions, Rapes of Civilians


Uganda Hands Over 16 Congolese Soldiers

UN to Help Flush Out Uganda Rebels


Opposition Wins in Sierra Leone

Rwanda in Thinly Veiled Threat to Send Troops Back Into Congo

Ethiopia Says Eritrea Must Change Stance on Border Dispute

UN Chief Says Darfur Violence Threatens Talks


Preview of US Future in Romania

Independence for Kosovo Is Off the Agenda, Envoy Reveals

Russia's Aggressive Moves Spark Fears of a New Cold War

Theater Puts Britain's Blair in Dock for Iraq War

Pond Security Takes Over Guard Posts at Army Bases in Bavaria After Accusations of Fraud


Justin Raimondo
An 'Enduring Relationship' – Or A Perpetual Burden?

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

Nebojsa Malic
The War Empire Forgot

Doug Bandow
Are Republicans Crazy?

Philip Giraldi
Henry Kissinger: Realist, or Neocon?

David R. Henderson
9/11, Six Years Later

Alan Bock
Waiting for Gen. Petraeus

Praful Bidwai
Five-Nation Naval Drill Presages 'Asian NATO'?

Charles Peńa
Close, but No Cigar

Ivan Eland
The State Perpetuates Itself
by Failing

Ran HaCohen
Palestine: Blood Is in the Air

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