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Condi Stomps the Mullahs: Philip Giraldi
Pentagon Targeted Iran After 9/11: Gareth Porter
US Cool on New Israel-Syria Talks: Khody Akhavi
Is It Jaw-Jaw or War-War?: Patrick Buchanan
Talk Is Cheap – Do Something!: Neil Kitson

 Gareth Porter

Mahdi Army, Then Iran

 Candace Gorman

Al Hajj Freed, Others at Gitmo Still Languish

 Joshua Snyder

US Out of Korea!

 Bruce Gagnon

Every Great Empire Needs a Death Star

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Top US Officer: No Iran War 'Preferable'


Pentagon Targeted Iran for Regime Change After 9/11

  Iran Says New Talks With US on Iraq Meaningless
  Iran Rejects Nuclear Inspections Unless Israel Allows Them

Dozens of Iraqi Police Detained in Operation


3,500 US Troops Set to Leave Iraq in the Coming Weeks

  Kurd Rebels Threaten Suicide Attacks Against US
  Top US Commando Sees More Demand for Elite Forces in Iraq
  Post-War Suicides May Exceed Combat Deaths, US Says

Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 54 Iraqis Killed; 82 Iraqis Wounded

FBI Agents Raid Office Protecting Whistleblowers

Washington Cool on New Israel-Syria Talks

Officials: Olmert, Abbas Made 'Significant Progress' on Borders Issue

Warring as Lying Throughout American History  by James Bovard
Rev. Wright and Reinhold Niebuhr
by Omar Hossino
Michael Gordon: The King of Uncorroborated Claims  by Glenn Greenwald
Is It Jaw-Jaw or War-War?
by Patrick Buchanan
Talk Is Cheap – Do Something!
by Neil Kitson
Lawless in Guantánamo  by Jennifer Daskal

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Former UN Weapons Inspector Says Attack on Iran 'Virtual Guarantee'

Defending America's Foreign Policy One Adsense Unit at a Time

Vietnam Whistle-Blower: 'Don't Wait' to Leak

Former Iraq Commander: New York's Kerik Was 'a Waste of Time' in Iraq

Newspaper Reports Military Mum on Destination of 6-Ship Convoy

Bush Remarks Spark Anger in India

Oil Hits Record Over $120 on Dollar, Nigeria, Iran

Experts Say Red Square Parade Masks Weakened Russia Military
Today in Iraq

Iraq, Boeing Confirm $2.2 Billion Plane Order

Expect Sharp Rise in Suicide Attacks by Women in Iraq: US Expert

US Army: Senior al-Qaeda Leader Detained in Diyala

Iraq's New Gated Communities: Safer, Mixed, Walled-In

Baghdad Park Is an Oasis From Conflict

Iraqis Forced to Abandon Farming

Attacks Continue

Motorcade Carrying Iraq's First Lady Bombed; Wife Unharmed

Roadside Bombing Wounds Seven Iraqi Army Soldiers in Diyala

Ten Iraqi Soldiers Slain in Checkpoint Attack

Monday: 48 Iraqis Killed, 104 Wounded
Occupying Iraq

Latest ICG Reports Underline Fragility of Recent Security Gains in Iraq

Two More US Soldiers' Deaths in Iraq Raise Doubts About MRAP Vehicle

Iraqi Alleges Abu Ghraib Torture, Sues US Contractors

Contractors Gone Wild

Iraqis Find Cash-Without-Apology Compensation From Blackwater Killings Off-Putting

Saddam Feared Catching AIDS From US Guards

The War at Home

Democrats Set to Defy Bush on War Bill

House to Vote on Iraq Funds This Week

Poll: Americans Displeased With Iraq War Progress

Iraq Vet, Talk Show Pioneer Pair for Antiwar Film

'War on Terror'

Homeland Security to Test High-Tech Buoys

FBI Clears 'Suspicious' Ferry Riders


Two Arrests Made in Plot to Kill Karzai

Afghan Medical College Struggles to Rise From the Ashes

UAE Commits Full Military Support to Afghanistan


Govt-Taliban Deadlock Ends in Pakistan

Musharraf May Delay Judges' Return


China, Dalai Lama Aides Agree to Talk Again

China: Dalai Lama Behind 'Monstrous Crimes'

Beijing Ups Security Around Tiananmen Square Before Olympics


Abkhazia Says It Shot Down Georgian Spy Planes

Bomb Kills at Least Five Police Officers in Chechnya


Milosevic Loyalists Could Return to Power in Serbia

Serbia's Tadic Gets Death Threats Over Pro-EU 'Betrayal'

North Korea

Report: State Department Official to Visit North Korea This Week

US Officials in North Korea to Discuss Food Aid


US Approves Australian Arms Sale

Philippine Rebel Ambush Kills Three Troops


US Says Iran Will Get Nuclear Incentives 'Very Quickly'

Iran to Reject Incentives That Violate Atomic Rights
Iran Says It Supports Iraqi Government in Confronting Armed Groups

Iran's Khatami Under Fire Over Comments

US Presidential Candidates on Iran

Peres: Iran Wants to Rule the Region

Israeli President Likens Iranian 'Nuclear Threat' to Hitler

Father of Israeli Bomb Frets Iranian One

'Peace Process'

'Israel Offering Us Nothing More Than Mini-State of Cantons'

US Diplomat: Israel and Palestinians Have Same Peace Goal

Israel's Premier Pledges Fewer Restrictions on Palestinians

Peace Process Shows Signs of Life After 'Very Serious' Abbas-Olmert Meeting


60 Years On, Palestinian Family Remains Divided by War

Israel's Lieberman: Arab MPs Represent Terrorists

Gaza Smuggler Dies in Tunnel Collapse

Gaza Residents Say Israeli Soldiers Looted Their Homes

Israeli Court Convicts Two Members of Petah Tikvah Neo-Nazi Cell

Poll: Most Germans Say Country Has No Special Ties With Israel


Lebanon's Christian Hardliner Calls for Toppling Government

Late-Night Clashes Break Out in and Around Beirut, Bekaa Valley

'Pedaling for Peace' Starts in Lebanon

Middle East

Turkey Aims for Clout as Regional Mediator

Government, Rebels Kick Off New Peace Talks in Northern Yemen

In Democracy Kuwait Trusts, but Not Much


Witnesses: Soldiers Kill Two in Somalia Riot Over Food Prices

Tens of Thousands Riot in Mogadishu in Eruption of Anger Over Food Prices


Tears, Anxiety as Displaced Kenyans Arrive Home

Push to Resettle Kenya Displaced

Stamping Out Banking Competition Under the Guise of Terror

Kenya Anti-Terrorism Team on High Alert After US Attack on Somalia


Zimbabwe Opposition Won't Commit to Runoff Until Date Is Set

Confusion Over Run-Off Date for Zimbabwe Poll

Ban Discussing UN Help for Zimbabwe Re-Run


Darfur School 'Bombed From Air'

Ban: UN Mission Made 'Significant Progress' in Sierra Leone

Top Uganda Rebel Commanders Want Peace Deal

Ivory Coast Rebels Start to Disarm

On China's Heels, India Vies for Its Old Edge in Africa


Morales Rejects Bolivian Autonomy Vote

Criminal Gangs Rise From Ashes of Colombian Militias


Justin Raimondo
Assassins of Peace

Philip Giraldi
Condi Stomps the Mullahs

Ivan Eland
Rev. Wright Is Not All Wrong

Alan Bock
The Candidates' Similarities

Doug Bandow
Christianity and War

Nebojsa Malic
Much Ado About Nothing

Sascha Matuszak
The Sword Is Blunted

Charles Peña
Whither the Price of Oil?

David R. Henderson
John Yoo's Dilemma

Ran HaCohen
Israel Says 'No'

Praful Bidwai
India to Pay a Price For Launching Israeli Spy Satellite

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