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Georgia On My Mind: Charles Peña
Mystery in Moscow: Nebojsa Malic
Clearing Out Guantánamo: Andy Worthington
Iran Could Benefit From US-Russian Tensions: Lobe
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 Lew Rockwell

Smash the Warfare State!

 Abdulkadir Abdirahman

America's Brutal Regime Change in Somalia

 Luke Ryland

The CIA, the Neocons and the Nuke Black Market

 Adam Isacson

Biden's Plan Colombia

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150 Killed in Fighting on Afghan-Pakistan Border
  US Military Officials Concerned Over Attacks Along Pakistani Border
  US: Pakistan Coalition Split Won't Affect War on Terror
Russia Seeks UN Vote Over US Afghan Airstrike
  No More Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan Strikes ... or Maybe Not
Russia-West Hit New Low; Talk of a New Cold War
  US Considering Military Aid to Georgia
  US, Russian Ships Dock at Competing Georgian Ports
  Georgia War Shows 'Weak' Russia, US Official Says
  Kremlin Recognition Risks 'Domino Effect' at Home
  Russia Sees New Realm of Concern: Black Sea
US Hikes Spending on Contractors in Iraq
  Iraq Says US Sought Troops Presence to 2015
  Iraqi Govt Resists as US Promises Commitment to 'Sons of Iraq' Faction
  Iraqi Kurd Forces Angered by Pressure to Pull Back
  Thursday: 2 US Soldiers, 7 Iraqis Killed; 14 Iraqis Wounded
Police Block Vets' Access to DNC in Largest Protest to Date
Ex-Marine Cleared in Killings After Comrades Won't Testify
Iran Could Reap Benefits of US-Russian Tensions
Is Iraq a Sovereign and Independent Colony?  by Jacob G. Hornberger
Disarm: The Lesson of the Georgia Fiasco  by Lew Rockwell
Clearing Out Guantánamo: Two More Algerians Transferred  by Andy Worthington
Taking Aim at Goliath  by Justin Vogt
Making Money on a New Cold War
by Morgan Strong
Give Iraqis What They Want
Boston Globe

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Israel Bans Radio Ad Critical of Gaza Policy
Israel Pushes Ahead with Settlement Expansion
US Military Sending Foreign Fighters to Home Nations
Cheney Slams 'Unjustified Assault' on Georgia
Judge Fears Secret Hearings Over Guantanamo
US to Sell Anti-Ship Missiles to Taiwan
Crises Reveal Limits of Bush's Personal Diplomacy on World Stage
Iraqi Police Ban All Firearms
in Diyala Province
Iraq Occupation
Reaper Dropped 500-Lb Laser-Guided Bomb on Anti-Iraqi Forces
Commandant Says Fewer Marines Needed in Iraq's Western Province
Two Suicide Bombers Killed in Iraq, US Military Says
US Sees Corruption as Grave Threat to Iraqi Democracy
Today in Iraq
Iraqi Govt Spokesman: US Agreement Allows Other Similar Treaties
Iraq to Take Control of Once-Restive Anbar
Two Iraqi Officials Accused of Aiding al-Qaeda
Journalist Group: Iraqi Minister's Guards Pistol-Whipped TV Correspondent
Iraq's Holy City of Najaf Witnessing a Boom
Baghdad Plans to Build Giant Ferris Wheel
Sistani Urges Iraqis to Register to Vote
Attacks Continue
14 Civilians Wounded in Third Suicide Car Bombing in Nineveh
Wednesday: 1 US Soldier, 14 Iraqis Killed; 47 Iraqis Wounded
The War at Home
FBI: Improperly Obtaining Phone Records of Reporters Caused by 'Miscommunication'
McCain: Keep Space Shuttle Flying, Don't Trust Russia
New Evidence Contradicts Official Explanation for US Spy Satellite Shoot-Down
NYC Judge Orders Release of Testimony in 1950s Rosenberg Spy Case
At Least 2,000 Join Antiwar Street March at DNC
Antiwar Iraq Vets Win Meeting With Obama Camp
Iraq War Veterans Lead Protest at Democratic Convention
Anti-Iraq War Activists, Hard Rock Fans Team Up for Denver Protest
US Military
Top US Marine Sees Shift From Iraq to Afghanistan
Army Opens Prep School for Dropouts to Fill Ranks
US Military Keeping Secrets About Female Soldiers' 'Suicides'?
More Drones = More Demand for Spies
Air Force Faults Pilots in Collision of F-15s
US Surpasses Strategic Airdrop Record
Georgia Conflict Imperils Big-Power Action on Iran
Iran Says Can Hit Israel With Missiles if Attacked
Eying One Another, Iran and Israel Shore Up Their Naval Arsenals
Russia Plans to Raise Navy Presence in Syria
Syria Eyes an Edge Amid Russia-US Rift
Sleepy Valley Is Unlikely Focus of Mideast Tension
Defiant Crossing to Gaza Called 'Lesson for World'
Sailing Into Gaza: A Firsthand Account
Israeli MPs Press Military to Keep Palestinans From Building Hospital Over Former Base
Hamas Breaks Gaza School Strike Led by Rival Fatah
Israeli Released From Arrest After Gaza Strip Protest
Palestinian Herders Hard-Hit by Drought, Israeli Restrictions
Israeli Peace Pioneer Abie Nathan Dies at 81
UN Council Extends Mandate of South Lebanon Force
Clash Wounds One in Eastern Lebanon
Egypt Urges Israel to Stop Lebanon Threats
Lebanese Prosecutor Charges Libya's Gadhafi
Middle East
Jordan Reaches Out to Militant Hamas
Egypt Police Find Explosives, Weapons in Sinai
Mugabe to Form New Government, Says MDC Unwilling
Zimbabwe Opposition Denounces Mugabe's Govt Plans
Mugabe, Tsvangirai Got Along Surprisingly Well During Dinner
Israeli Businessman Kidnapped in Nigeria
Nigerian Militants Say Willing to Help Locate Abducted Israeli
Niger Delta Militants Lay Ambush for Soldiers
Georgia Says Recalls Diplomatic Staff From Russia
Russia Says Ready to Back Georgia Monitors
Chronology: Georgia and Russia's Worsening Relations
Global Ossetia Fallout
NATO Calls on Russia to Reverse Recognition of Breakaway Regions
Russia Adopts Blustery Tone Set by Envoy
Kouchner Says Russia Has Broken International Law
Russia's Medvedev Looks East for Support on Georgia
G7 Condemns Russian Recognition of Georgian Regions
US-Russian Deal on Nuclear Access May Be Shelved
About 100 US Servicemembers in Georgia
Many Ossetias?
Crimean Peninsula Could Be the Next South Ossetia
Russian Warns Moldova Over Separatist Region
NATO Reassures Ukraine Over Its Membership Aspirations
100 US Soldiers to Man Patriot Missile Battery in Poland
Yugoslav War Crimes Court Issues Contempt Summons

US Officials Describe Afghan Airstrike

Russia: Afghan Transport Deal With NATO Stands
Officials: Nearly 50 Taliban Killed in Afghanistan
Afghan Opposition Wants International Crisis Meet
Prison Break Showed Taliban Strength
Kidnapped Japanese Aid Worker Found Dead in Afghanistan
German Soldier Killed, Three Hurt in Afghanistan
Canadians to Launch Afghan Training Center
Pakistani Push in Tribal Areas Triggers a Flood of Refugees
Curfew Imposed in NW Pakistan After Militant Attack
Sharif May Rejoin Coalition if Zardari Restores Judges
Pakistani Rivals Step Up Presidential Campaign
Pakistani Govt Restores Eight Judges
Former Pakistani Ruling Party Angles for Coalition Bargaining Position

Switzerland Frees $60 Million in Zardari's Assets

Six More Killed in Swat Valley Violence
Officer, Civilians Among Seven Killed in Kashmir
Militants Take Five Hostages in Northern Indian State
Religious Clashes in Eastern India
Indian Police Told to Shoot Religious Rioters
Reform Bills in Focus as India Convenes Parliament
Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Rebels Launch Air Raid, 10 Sailors Wounded
Sri Lanka Advances on Rebel Base
Pro-North Korea Paper: Nuclear Tension Could Spike
US Shrugs Off North Korean Disablement Halt
Russia: North Korea Should Continue Nuclear Shutdown
North Korea Still Holds Plutonium Card: Analysts
Key Points From North Korea Nuclear Statement
Key Facts About North Korea's Yongbyon
North Korean Woman Arrested on Spying Charges
South Korean Emotions Run High Over Island Dispute
Protests Put Thai Govt on Brink
Thai PM Vows to End Protests, Leaders Defiant
Thai Protest Refuses Order to Leave Govt Compound
Bank of China Denies Aiding Terrorists
Critics Want Malaysia PM to Resign Over Anwar Win
UN Official Freed in Somalia but MSF Closes Clinic
Somalis Flocking to Displaced Persons Camps
Sudanese Plane Hijackers Surrender in Libya
Algeria Security Official: Spate of Roadside Bombs
Beshir Warns Any War Crimes Warrant May Hit Investment

'Plot' to Kill Burundi Rebel Head

Ex-Rebel Leader Deflects Questions About Atrocities in Liberia


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Foreign Lobbyists and the Making of US Policy

Charles Peña
Georgia On My Mind

Nebojsa Malic
Mystery in Moscow

Ran HaCohen
Occupation by Another Name

Philip Giraldi
The Evil Empire Revisited

Alan Bock
Blowing Opportunities

Ivan Eland
Missile Defense May Cause Downward Spiral in US-Russian Relations

Doug Bandow
The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism

Sascha Matuszak
The Security Blanket

David R. Henderson
'Fisking' or 'Hendersoning'?

Praful Bidwai
Deceptions Surface in US-India Nuclear Deal

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