Today's Highlights

Obama vs. The Lobby: Justin Raimondo
Israel at Sixty: Ran HaCohen
Tremors in Chengdu: Sascha Matuszak
School Recruiting Against Intl Law?: Jim Lobe
Freedomland: William S. Lind

 Philip Giraldi

A Plot to Bomb Iran

 Alex Abella

RAND's Empire

 Eric Boehlert

Pentagon Propaganda Machine

 Suroosh Alvi

Heavy Metal in Baghdad

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Updated May 14, 2008 - 11:15 PM EDT
Gates: Focus on Iraq, Less on Future Wars

US Quietly Slashes Reward for al-Qaeda in Iraq Leader

  Wednesday: 44 Iraqis Killed, 109 Wounded
US Missile Kills Children, Others in Pakistan

Lebanon Reverses Anti-Hezbollah Measures

  Bush Offers to Help Lebanese Army

Lebanese Factions Seek Military Intervention


Druze Plead for US Weapons in Lebanon


Outgunned Lebanese Army No Longer Seen as Neutral

Home Spying Far Outpaces Terror Prosecutions
  Democrats Propose New Taxes to Fund Veterans' Benefits

Air Force Aims for 'Full Control' of 'Any and All' Computers


School Recruiting Could Violate International Protocol

Indian Tourist City Bombs Kill at Least 80
Guantánamo Has Backfired Dreadfully  by George Monbiot
'20th Hijacker' Blows Up Torture Argument  by Will Bunch
The 'Long War' Fallacy
by Andrew J. Bacevich
Tremors in Chengdu  by Sascha Matuszak
Freedomland  by William S. Lind
McCain's Pastor Problem  by David Corn

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Iraq's Tricky Relationship With Iran

Feith: Israel Warned Attacking Iraq Could Undermine Targeting Iran

Canadians Still Oppose Afghan Mission Extension

Bush Gave Up Golf 'in Solidarity' With Families of Soldiers

Was Karl Rove Involved in the Military Analyst Program?

Five Suspects in 9/11 Attacks Referred to Trial

Oil Hits Record Near $127 as Iran Mulls Output Cut

Baghdad Florist's Business
Is Wilting Like a Thirsty Rose
Today in Iraq

Cease-Fire Holds in Sadr City After Deadly Clashes

Maliki's Imperfect Makeover

Baghdad Operations Deny Reports of Raid on Sadr's Office

GE Gets Deal to Supply Iraq Gas-Powered Generators

Turkish Commandos Kill 11 PKK Men Inside Iraq

Officials: Clashes in Iraq's Sadr City Kill 11

Tuesday: 1 US Soldier, 36 Iraqis Killed; 73 Iraqis Wounded
Mosul Operation

Iraqi DM Arrives in Mosul to Supervise Operation

Sunni Bloc Warns Military Against Leniency in Mosul Attack

Maliki Delays School Exams for Mosul Operation

Kurdistan Supports US-Iraqi Army Attack on Mosul

Occupying Iraq

Ex-Intel Officer: US Listed Palestine Hotel as Target Prior to 2003 Journalist Killings

US Army Kills Three IED Planters in Baghdad

US Army to Baghdadis: Do You Really Live Here?

The War at Home
Military Analysts Named In NYT Expose Appeared or Were Quoted More Than 4,500 Times

Bush 'Disappointed' With Intel Before Iraq War

Vets' Growing Suicide Rate Worries Officials

'War on Terror'

US Drops Charges Against Saudi in Sept. 11 Attacks

US Paid Bounty to Pakistani Military to Capture Gitmo Canadian

Air Force Colonel Wants to Build a Military Botnet to Launch DOS Attacks

MN Senate Backs Bill Barring State From Implementing Federal Real ID Law

Blunt Federal Letters Tell Students They're Security Threats

Security Flaws Exposed at US Nuke Lab

Britain's Anti-Terror Law Used to Snoop on Fishermen


Clashes, US Air Strikes Kill 12 in Southern Afghanistan

US Helicopter 'Downed by Taliban'

UN: Thousands Displaced by Fighting in Afghan South

Taliban Ban TV in Afghan Province


Pakistan PM Wants Last Try to Save Coalition

Split in Pakistani Coalition Dashes Hopes of Many

Pakistani Army Starts Pulling Out of South Waziristan

Bhutto's Husband Cleared of Smuggling Artifacts


Indian Kashmir Asks Pakistan to Stop Infiltration


US Says North Korean Nuke Documents Appear Complete

North Korean Nuclear Documents May Not Be Enough

South Korea to Discuss North's Nuclear List With China


Japan Lower House OKs Space Defense Bill

Constitution Takes Center Stage in Thai Power Struggle

Concerns Over Myanmar Junta's Role


US Citizen Born in Taiwan Admits Spying for China

Global Scrutiny Follows Reports of Chinese Nuclear Base


Colombia Extradites 14 Militia Bosses to US

Colombia Rebels Tied to Cells Abroad


Bolivia's Morales Approves August Recall Vote


Lebanese Army Says It Will Use Force to Quell Fighting

Hariri Rules Out Hezbollah Negotiations

Lebanese Cabinet to Meet on Wednesday to Discuss Violence

Arab League to Invite Lebanese for Talks in Qatar

Fighting Turns Lives of Lebanese Upside-Down

UN Force Goes on With Lebanon 'Peacekeeping' Despite Lack of Peace

Pro-Govt Lebanon TV Station to Resume Broadcasting


Ahmadinejad: Iran Seeking Only a 'Friendly Settlement' in Lebanon

Saudi Arabia Criticizes Iran's Hezbollah Support


Gates: US Will Teach Iran a Lesson

US Expects Little From Iran on World Problems

Iran Shifts Attention to Brokering Peace in Iraq

Iran President to Offer Proposals to Ease Nuclear Row

Ahmadinejad: Israel Behind Shiraz Mosque Blast Too

Suspects in Iran Blast 'Confess' to Western Help

Ahmadinejad: Iranian Purchasing Power Has Improved


Hamas Minister: Conflict With Israel 'Purely Political'

Israel, Palestinians Reach 'Very Significant' Agreement

Israel Mulls Moving Gaza Strip Crossings East to Dodge Rockets

Palestinian PM Ties Better Security to More Jobs

Israeli Military to Scale Back Raids During Bush Visit

Bush En Route to Israel; Jerusalemites Brace for Traffic Jams

Tony Blair: Israel Agrees to Ease West Bank Restrictions

Middle East

Bush Seeks to Mend Saudi-US Relations in Trip to Riyadh

Kuwaiti Candidates Blame Ruling Family for Unrest

Nasrallah a Hero to Many Egyptians


UN Envoy: Somalia Must Be Top Priority

Somali Gunmen Kidnap Kenyan Lecturer in Mogadishu

Former Islamist-Allied Somali Warlord Rejects Peace Talks in Djibouti

Ethiopian Soldiers Detain Then Release Somali Clerics


Sudan: Rebel Attack on Capital Crushed

Sudan: 200 Died in Darfur Rebel Raid Near Khartoum

UN Council Condemns Darfur Rebel Attack on Khartoum

Sudan Posts $246 Million Bounty for Darfur Rebel


Zimbabwe Opposition Says Regional Observers Enough

Ambassadors Captured While Investigating Rural Violence in Zimbabwe

US Says Ambassadors Harassed in Zimbabwe


Arrests Follow Malawi 'Coup Plot'


Poland PM: US Shield Offer Not Acceptable

Irish Terror Group Blamed for Bomb Attack on Off-Duty Policeman


Putin Keeps His Kremlin Chair

US Attaches Expelled by Russia Tried to Visit Military Factory, Officials Say


Justin Raimondo
Obama vs. The Lobby

Ran HaCohen
Israel at Sixty

Sascha Matuszak
Tremors in Chengdu

David R. Henderson
Is Peggy Noonan Turning Antiwar?

Ivan Eland
Politicizing the Tragedy in Burma

Alan Bock
Moscow Musical Chairs

Doug Bandow
Another Needless Confrontation

Praful Bidwai
One Last Push for India-US Nuke Deal

Nebojsa Malic
Franklin's Choice

Charles Peņa
Mission Accursed

Philip Giraldi
Condi Stomps the Mullahs

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