Today's Highlights

A Blueprint for Iraq Withdrawal: Ali Gharib
Mahmoud Abbas' Time Has Passed: John Taylor
Return of the Reds: Nebojsa Malic
Gitmo: An American Embarrassment: Miami Herald
Dems Betray the 4th Amendment: Anthony Gregory

 Clay Ramsay

Americans Oppose Torture Somewhat

 Trevor Lyman

Left, Right, Libertarians for 4th Amendment

 Melvin Goodman

Failure of Intelligence

 Juan Cole

The Real State of Iraq

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Updated June 26, 2008 - 10:34 PM EDT
Bush Lifts North Korea Sanctions
Congress Passes Iraq War Spending Bill
  US Forces Face Spike in Deadly Violence in Iraq
  A Blueprint for Iraq Withdrawal
  Mahdi Army Militia Going Underground
  8 Iraqi Civilians Killed in 2 Disputed Attacks Involving US Troops
  Thursday: 3 US Marines, 48 Iraqis Killed; 114 Iraqis Wounded
  Wednesday: 4 US Soldiers, 27 Iraqis Killed; 40 Iraqis Wounded
Iran and Nuclear Consequences
  Syrian VP: Syria Allowed UN Probe to Prove US Wrong
  West Links Drug War Aid to Iranian Nuclear Impasse
  US Strike May Delay, Not Stop Iran Nuclear Program
Canadian Soldiers Cross Into Pakistan to Track Insurgents
  US General: NATO Mandate Doesn't Extend to Pakistan
  State Dept Official: US Not Targeting Pakistani Troops
  Pakistan Vows to Prevent Attacks on Afghanistan
  Pakistani Taliban Say They Killed 28 Men From Peace Group
Anti-Torture Campaign Wins Influential Backers
The Myth of 'Weapons-Grade' Enrichment  by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
The Democrats Betray the Fourth Amendment  by Anthony Gregory
Britain's War in the Cause of Fear and Ignorance  by John Pilger
Moscow Hangover  by Peter Hitchens
Boxing Up the Crazies  by Jeff Huber
Mahmoud Abbas' Time Has Passed
by John Taylor

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Bush, Talabani Discuss Complex Iraq Security Deal
US-Iraq Pact Must Suit Baghdad: Bush
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Today in Iraq

Iraqi Govt Plans New Drive in Mosul

Iraq: 14 Shi'ite Gunmen Arrested
Baghdad's Minibus Taxis Bridge Sectarian Divide
For Iraqi Christians, Money Bought Survival
Soccer: Hamad Quits Iraq Post After World Cup Exit
Iraqi Oil Deals
Kurds' Oil Deals Challenges Iraq Govt Power
Iraq Oil Deals in the North Have Wildcatters Optimistic
South Korea, Iraqi Kurdistan Sign Oil Exploration Deal
US Senators Seek to Stop Iraq Oil Deals
Attacks Continue
More US Soldiers Killed as Violence in Iraq Escalates
Baby Among Three People Killed in Bus Explosion in Iraq
Effects of al-Hurriya Car Bombing Linger
Huge Blast Rocks Karbala
Kirkuk Hospital Assistant Director Escapes Assassination Attempt
Wednesday: 4 US Soldiers, 27 Iraqis Killed; 40 Iraqis Wounded
Global Iraq Fallout
London Mayor Fuming Over Iraqi Cigar Case Probe
Germany Bans PKK Affiliated Broadcaster
The War at Home
Presidential Campaign Advisers: US Direction in Asia Hinges on Iraq
Voters Split Over McCain, Obama on Iraq
Obama Letter: Fundamental Principle of Mideast Policy Is Commitment to Israel
White House Won't Admit That Bush Met With Military Analysts
Report: Climate Change Linked to National Security
Prosecutors OK Release of Rosenberg Testimony
State Opens Probe of US Ambassador in Albania
Pitt, Jolie Donate 1 Million Dollars to Iraq War Children
NYC: Many 9/11 Injury Plaintiffs Not Seriously Ill
US Military
Pentagon Nominee Withdrawn Over 'Conflict'
Marine Jailed for Refusing to Testify in Iraq Case
Religion and Its Role Are in Dispute at the Military Academies
US Missile Defense Plans Could Be Delayed Over Testing
Report Details How One Company Sold the US Soviet-Era Chinese Ammo
Army Awarded Contract, Unaware of Dealer's Past
CBS to Appeal Ruling on Marine Interview
Judge Dismisses Suit Charging VA With Shoddy Mental Health Care
Dead Soldier's Kin Upset With Probe's Suicide Conclusion
Guantánamo Detainee to File Habeas Petition
New Gitmo Commander Won't Meet Prisoners
Senators' Plea: Don't Move Guantánamo Prisoners to Kansas
European Envoy: Shut Guantánamo Soon
'War on Terror'
Spy, Telecom Immunity Bill Clears US Senate Hurdle
Pentagon Spy: Terrorists Ready to Launch Satellite Strikes by 2020
Canada Court: Khadr Can See Document on Mistreatment
US Border Agents Copying Contents of Travelers' Laptops
Three Trinidadians Extridited to US Over 'Plot'
UK: Loss of Data Records Was 'Entirely Avoidable': Report
Italy: Computer Files Hold Key in CIA Case
Witness: Ex-CIA Official Had Photos of Cleric
Feds Sued Over Alleged Mining of Immigrants' Data
Zimbabwe Authorities Reject Opposition Pullout
Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai Urges Isolation, Peacekeepers
Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai Says Mugabe Declares War
Mugabe Wants Vote to Strengthen Hand
Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai Returns to Dutch Embassy
Zimbabwe Monitors Say Impossible to Observe Vote
Tsvangirai Won't Talk to Govt if Runoff Goes Ahead
Mugabe Presses Ahead With Controversial Election
Somali President Admits Ethiopian War Crimes
Amid Insurgent Attacks, Hungry Somalis Storm Aid Truck
Nigeria to Send Around 800 Peacekeepers to Somalia
Kenyan Kids Abducted, Tortured by Army
Kenya's Warring Clans Give Up Arms
Niger Delta Militant Groups Clash
UN Report: Uganda Rebels Don't Seem to Be Recruiting Children
UN Chief Calls Central African Republic Security Situation 'Fragile'
Key Facts on Peacekeeping in Africa
Iran General: Invaders Will Leave With Artificial Legs
'Wrong Choice' Will Bring Isolation, UK Warns Iran
Bahrain Speaks Out Against War on Iran
West to Pursue Twin Track in Iran Dispute
Iran's Guards Say US to Face 'Tragedy' if It Hits Iran
Iran Bank's UK Unit to Challenge Nuclear Sanctions
EU Publishes Iran Sanctions Blacklist
Iran Chastises Britain for Taking Rebel Group Off List of Terrorist Organizations
Banned Iranian Group Urges Fast EU Ruling
Ahmadinejad to Focus Subsidies on Iran's Poor
IAEA Says Syria Nuclear Probe Off to Good Start
UN Expert: Deeper Syrian Nuclear Inquiry Needed
Syrian Government Unworried Over Nuclear Inspections
Syrians Take UN Nuclear Team Check in Stride
Can Syria Avoid Sanctions With a UN Nuclear Inspection?
Assad Reiterates Stance on Israel Peace
Olmert: Cabinet Voting Sunday on Prisoners
Israeli Politicians Avert Early Elections
Olmert to Opposition: You Just Don't Want Peace
Hamas Claims Violation as Israel Keeps Gaza Crossings Shut
Gaza Crossings May Reopen on Friday
Egypt: Negotiate for Shalit Until There's a Result
King of the West Bank
Hezbollah Blames Seniora for Delay in Forming Cabinet
Can Lebanon Douse Political Fires?
Middle East
Saudi Officials: 701 Suspected Militants Arrested This Year
Yemeni Police Capture Six Suspected Terrorists
Turkish Soldiers Kill Three Kurdish Separatists
Airstrikes Kill 22 Militants in Afghanistan
Afghanistan Blames Pakistani Govt for Karzai Assassination Attempt
Afghanistan: Pakistan Must Stop Cross-Border Attacks
British Soldier Killed During Fight With Taliban
Afghan Villagers Slow to Return After Offensive
A.Q. Khan: US Plotting to Dismember Pakistan by 2015
US Sees Few Pakistani Successes With Tribal Deals
Pakistan PM: Military Operation in Tribal Areas 'Last Option'
Pakistani Court Postpones Sharif By-Election
NATO Seeks Stronger Ties With Pakistan: Envoy
India Can't Settle Impasse Over US Nuclear Deal
India and US Military Ties Grow Stronger
India Moves Pakistan Fence 'to Free Farmlands'
Sri Lanka
Suspicious Powder Shuts US Embassy in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka to Investigate Claims of Threats to Media
US to Respond Quickly to North Korea Nuclear Report
US to Watch Destruction of North Korean Reactor
North Korea Nuclear Accounting Won't Include Bombs
South Korea to Crack Down on Violent Rallies
Japan Seeks Link Over North Korea Abductions
US Notifies Tokyo of Plan to Delist North
China, India Hasten Arms Race in Space
Beijing Gets Ground-To-Air Defense for Olympics
Shanghai Activists Warned Not to Speak to Foreigners Until After the Olympics
China Reopens Tibet to Foreign Tourists
Food Crisis Looms as Nepal Maoists Set to Take Power
Thai Leader Under Fire Before Confidence Vote
UN's Man Fears New Violence in East Timor
Post-Soviet 'Frozen Conflicts' Heat Up as Big-Power Interests Collide
Chechnya Neighbor Could Suffer Same Fate, Report Says
Belarusian Journalists Protest Media Ban

Justin Raimondo
Is War Good For the Economy?

Nebojsa Malic
Return of the Reds

Charles Peña
Change We Can Believe In?

Alan Bock
The Media Did Fail Us

Ivan Eland
Lessons for Iraq from the Former Yugoslavia

Doug Bandow
Strengthening the US-South Korea Alliance: For What?

David R. Henderson
The Supreme Court Gets One Right

Philip Giraldi
Remaking the Middle East

Praful Bidwai
India-Pakistan Peace Survives, Somehow

Sascha Matuszak
The US and China:
Unsettling Similarities

Ran HaCohen
Israel at Sixty

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