Today's Highlights

Bombed If You Do or Don't: Rep. Ron Paul
White House Fought NIE: Gareth Porter
Karzai Discredits Afghan Democracy: Bahlol Lohdi
Stephen Harper's Index: Neil Kitson
China, US Have Hope, Fear: Jim Lobe

 Gareth Porter

Iran Lies Shift and Back Again

 Dilip Hiro

US Has Abused Iraq for a Long Time

 Robert Stinnett

Treason at Pearl Harbor

 Trita Parsi

New Equation in the Gulf

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Updated December 11, 2007 - 11:28 PM EST

Iraq Rejects Permanent US Bases


Gang-Rape Cover-Up by US, Halliburton/KBR

    Sadr Uses Lull to Rebuild Army
  Iraqi Govt Accuses Neighbors of Proxy War

Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 21 Iraqis Killed; 51 Iraqis Wounded

Iran, UN Hold Talks on Uranium Find
  Sarkozy Hosts Netanyahu, Backs New Iran Sanctions
  White House Fought NIE Over an Old Charge

Agent: Waterboarding OK'ed at the Top

  White House Mum on CIA Video Case
  Inquiry Into Why CIA Tapes Destroyed
  Ex-CIA Official Goes From the Shadows to the Spotlight

Lawyers Cleared Destroying Torture Tapes

Algiers Bomb Blasts Hit UN, Govt; Kill 76

Bombed If You Do, Bombed If You Don't  by Rep. Ron Paul
Neocons Strike Back on Iran
by Philip Giraldi
Karzai Discredits Democracy in Afghanistan  by Bahlol Lohdi
World War III on Hold  by Patrick Foy
Supporters of Evil  by Arthur Silber
Stephen Harper's Index  by Neil Kitson

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Poll: Growing Numbers in US See Iraq Progress, Still Think War Was Mistake

Education Is the Latest Casualty in Baquba

Britain Eyes Another Decade in Afghanistan as Brown Pledges Long-Term Support

Lawyers: DoD Overstates Ex-Detainee Threat

Libby to Drop Appeal in CIA Leak Case

White House Press Secretary Unfamiliar With Cuban Missile Crisis

Chinese, US Attitudes Reflect 'Hope and Fear'
Baghdad Oil Refinery Ablaze
After Rocket Attack
Today in Iraq

Iraq Calmer, but More Divided

Iran, Syria Tighten Iraq Borders

Conference on International Pact to Be Held in Baghdad

US Commanders Say Iraqi Police Can Be Reformed

The War Goes On

Iraq Plans Crackdown in Violent Province

'Westernized' Women Being Killed in Basra

Mortar Shells Hit Baghdad Prison, Killing 7

Monday: 1 US Soldier, 3 US Contractors, 30 Iraqis Killed; 81 Iraqis Wounded
Occupying Iraq

Iraqi Govt Asks UN to Renew Mandate for US-Led Forces

General: Some Iraq Gains Permanent

New US-Iran Talks on Iraq Set for December 18

Prosecutors Give Immunity to Some Guards, Focus on Charging Others in Deadly Iraq Shooting

The War at Home
House Democrats Pull War Funding Offer

Disputed in Iraq, Blackwater Now Splits California Town

US Military

First US National Security Cutter Begins Sea Trials

Convicted Drill Instructor: Marines Taught Me to Abuse Recruits

Leniency Suggested for Officer Who Shot Herself

'War on Terror'

Attorneys Say 'High Value' Terror Suspect Tortured by CIA

Tutu: US, UK Terror Detentions Like Apartheid-Era

US Is No Haven, Canadian Judge Finds

Gitmo Aussie's Control Order Almost Ready

Ex-CIA Officer Says Waterboarding 'Probably Saved Lives' but Is Torture

Appeals Court Finds Anti-Terror Law Unconstitutionally Vague


Brown Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

Hundreds Flee as Allies Start to Penetrate Taliban Stronghold

US-Led Air Strike Kills Insurgents in Afghanistan

Afghan Troops Take Taliban Town

Danger Rules Lawless Highway 1 in Afghanistan

Pakistan Strife

Swat Valley Suicide Bomber Kills Six

Pakistan Suicide Blast Wounds Five Children

Pakistani Military Claims to Have Cleared Swat Valley of Islamists

Pakistani Elections

Opposition to Take Part in Pakistan Elections After All

Sharif's Party to Contest Pakistan's Elections

Pakistan Opposition Split on Boycott

Pakistan's Election Race Picks Up Speed

Sharif Begins Election Campaign With Attack on Musharraf

Sharif Vows to Fight for Rule of Law

Pakistan's News Media No Longer Silent, but Musharraf Has Muted His Critics

South Asia

Sri Lanka Says 13 Rebels Killed in North

Indian Army Against Troop Cuts in Kashmir


Peru's Fujimori Says He's Innocent of Murder Charges

Peru Ambivalent as Ex-Leader Faces Trial for Massacres


New Argentine President Vows Falklands Sovereignty

Cuba Deports 8 Spaniards for Joining Demonstration


Olmert: Israeli Position Against Iranian Nukes Unchanged by US Report

Israelis Brief Top US Official on Iran

Chinese Company to Develop Oil Field in Iran

FM: Egypt to Send Envoy to Iran Soon

Turkish Investors May Head to Iran

Ahmadinejad, President and Blogger

Iran Aims to End Gasoline Rationing by March 2009

Mideast 'Peace'

EU 'Concerned' at Latest Israeli Land Grab

Palestinians Warn Israel on Settlers Before Talks

Israeli PM Vows to Make Historic Breakthrough With Palestinians

UK Pledges $500 Million in Aid to PA if Peace Process Successful

Palestinian Feud

Hamas, Fatah Deny Agreeing on Dialogue Resumption

PA Attempt to Require Political Party Licenses Would Aim to Ban Hamas

Gazans' Passage to Mecca Seen as an Insult to Abbas


Hamas Asks US to Free Gaza 'Ghetto'

Poll: Israelis Split on Whether to Invade Gaza, Depose Hamas

Gaza Militant Groups Continue Rocket Attacks at Israel

Israel World's Fourth Largest Arms Exporter

Israeli Group Warns of Growing Anti-Arab Racism

Artists Add Protest Work to Bethlehem's Wall

UN Calls for Action to End Fuel Shortage Aggravating Gaza Health Crisis

Middle East

Lebanese Hezbollah Supporters Protest Electricity Outage

20 Opposition Activists Held in Syria

Muslim Brotherhood Leader Decries Trial


Rice: Ethiopian Troops Need Backup to Occupy Somalia

Two Civilians Killed in Latest Mogadishu Violence

Somali Islamic Courts Won't Recognize Warlord 'Govt'

Mogadishu's Remaining Residents Eke Out Living Amid Violence

Recognize Somaliland, Analysts Tell US


Congo, Angola to Increase Military Ties


Kosovo Gears Up for Independence Move

EU-US Showdown With Russia Over Kosovo

EU Will Assume Responsibilities on Kosovo

EU Close to Unity on Kosovo

Kosovo Scenarios: What Could Happen?

Will Kosovo Spark Another Balkan Crisis?

After 8 Years in Limbo, Frustrated Kosovo Awaits Its Future


Putin Puts Gazprom Boss on Fast-Track to Presidency

Excerpts From an Interview With Dmitri A. Medvedev

A Young Technocrat of the Post-Communist Era

Ukraine Assembly to Vote on Tymoshenko Return as PM


US Again Urges Taiwan to Drop UN Bid

Taiwan Leader Won't Declare Independence


Supervised Visit to North Korea

UN Head: Patience Running Out on Myanmar


Justin Raimondo
Iran, Nukes,
and the 'Laptop of Death'

Doug Bandow
Creating Crisis: Another War in the Balkans?

Philip Giraldi
The Anti-Iran Annapolis Conference

David R. Henderson
The Religion Called Americanism

Alan Bock
In For the Long Haul

Charles Peņa
An American in Paris

Nebojsa Malic
On the Brink

Ivan Eland
Bush's Role in Bringing
Pakistan to the Abyss

Ran HaCohen
The Israeli Right Has a Peace Plan

Praful Bidwai
Nuke Deal May Trigger Midterm Polls in India

Sascha Matuszak
Chaos in the Great Game

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