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Updated December 29, 2009 - 11:23 PM EST
Obama Vows 'Accelerated Offensive' in Yemen
  Lap Bomber Could Block Gitmo Closure
  After Bomb Plot, Yemen in US Cross Hairs
  Aborted Bombing Puts Yemen in the Limelight
  Report: Al-Qaeda Claims Credit for Failed Detroit Bombing
Karzai: 10 Civilians Killed by NATO Forces
  Germany May Skip Afghan Conference Due to 'Surge'
Suicide Attack on Pakistani Shi'ites Kills 43
  US Drone Strike Kills at Least 14 in N. Waziristan
Iran Reform Leader Arrested as Riots Toll Hits 15
  Giraldi: US Intel Found Iran Nuke Document Was Forged

US Calling Friends, Allies on Iran Sanctions

Abandoning the Interventionist Temptation in Afghanistan  by Doug Bandow
Afghan Lobby Scam  by Aram Roston
We're on a Fool's Errand in Afghanistan  by Vin Suprynowicz
Another Surgin' Safari  by Jeff Huber
Terrorism Is a Cost of Empire  by Jacob G. Hornberger
One Day We'll All Be Terrorists  by Chris Hedges

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Airline Stocks Hurt After Detroit Incident

Explosive in Detroit Terror Case Could Have Blown Hole in Airplane, Sources Say

'Yemen al-Qaeda Leaders Released by US From Guantánamo Involved' in Lap Bombing Plot

Holocaust Survivor, Others Begin Hunger Strike to Pressure Egypt on Gaza

Arab Dictatorships Take 4 of Top 5 Spots in Purchase of US Weapons and Services

The 'Lap Bomber'

Yemen Confirms Airline Suspect Was in the Country

'No Idea Why' Bomb Suspect Quit Dubai College

In Online Posts Apparently by Detroit Suspect, Religious Ideals Collide

Obama: 'Full Investigation' Launched on Lap Bomber

Terror Suspect's Family Sought, Got No Help

'I'm the First of Many,' Warns Airline 'Bomber' Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

Dutch Probe Claims of Nigerian Bomber Accomplice

Photos of the Lap Bomb

Anti-Terror Officials Let Terror Suspect Keep Visa

Homeland Committee Plans Hearing on Lap Bomber

More Questions on Why Terror Suspect Was Not Stopped

Sources: Nigeria Failed to Use US Body Scanners

Air Travel Aftermath
Obama Orders Review of No-Fly List Over Airline Bomb Threat

US Air Security System Failed, Top Official Says

Feds Assess Terror Watchlists After Airline Attack

In-Flight Security Rules Eased

Safety Gaps Revealed, a New Surge in Security

Rules Are Topsy-Turvy After Terror Attempt

New Air Scare Brings Renewed Travel Hassles

FBI: Man Flew Into LaGuardia With Firecracker

Lufthansa Steps Up Checks After Failed Bombing

TSA Wants to Know Why You Take So Long on the Toilet


5,000 Shi'ites Demonstrate Against Government of Iraq

40 Iranian Prisoners in Iraq Launch Hunger Strike

Curfew Partially Lifted in Nineveh

Baghdad Operations Command Lifts Restrictions on Media

Can Iraq Escape the 'Resource Curse'?

Monday: 4 Iraqis Killed, 1 Wounded

In Other News

FBI's Polite No for Extradition of Headley to India

Turkish Military in Spotlight as Coup Plot Probe Deepens

Trying to Sway America's Cuba Policy With Song

US Military

Military Working to Unleash Laser Weapons on the Battlefield

Army Wife's Blog About Her Injured Soldier Becomes a Window Into Sacrifice

Army Rethinks How It Teaches Ethics to Soldiers


Venezuela's Chavez Accuses Colombia, US of Plot

Venezuelan Seeks to Revive Anti-Chavez Movement

Official: Behind Scenes, US Prodding Yemen to Confront al-Qaeda
Yemen Arrests 29 'al-Qaeda,' Gets Increased US Military Support

At Least 13 Rebels Killed in Fresh Yemen Fighting

Yemen 'Terror Camps' Attract 'Stream of Britons'

Report: Yemen's al-Qaeda Air Strikes Were Delayed by Civil War

Yemen Vows Not to Become New Qaeda Battleground


US Intelligence: 'Time Is Running Out' in Afghanistan

Afghan Police: 2 Police Killed in West Afghanistan


Death Toll at Karachi Ashura Procession Blast Hits 40

US Wants Pakistan to Pursue Taliban-Allied Group

Threat of Sectarian Strife Adds to Nuclear-Armed Pakistan's Woes

Family: Mousavi Nephew's Body Taken From Hospital

Reports: Iran Arrests 7 Opposition Activists

Iran Holds Bodies of Slain Protesters

Families of 3 Americans Held in Iran Hire Lawyer

Barak Somehow Knows New Iran Nuclear Facility Resistant to Regular Bombs

Iranian Appeals US Prison Sentence for Arms Smuggling

Israeli Defense Chief: Iran Can Build Bomb by 2011

Livni Rules Out Joining Netanyahu Coalition

Israel to Build 700 Apartments in East Jerusalem

White House Opposed to East Jerusalem Settlement Expansion

Shin Bet Chief: Shalit Deal Won't Topple Abbas

Israeli University Bans Leftist War Conference After Likud Complains

PA Fears Hezbollah Infiltrating Fatah

Israel: Palestinian Land to Be Seized for Sewage Plant


US Concerned About New Japanese Premier Hatoyama

Thais Send in Army to Deport Laos' Hmong Refugees


Al-Shabaab Rejects Plans for State in South Somalia

Deaths as Police and Sect Clash in Bauchi, Nigeria

Niger's Gov't Says Gunmen Kill 3 Saudi Tourists

Al-Qaeda Spin-Off Claims Kidnapping Italians in Mauritania


Justin Raimondo
The Lap Bomber Mystery

Kelley B. Vlahos
The Year Iraq Was Lost for Good

Charles V. Peņa
Still Not Home for the Holidays

Nebojsa Malic

Philip Giraldi
Christians United for War

Ivan Eland
Trying to Reduce Our Only Existential Threat

David R. Henderson
The Case Against Iran Sanctions

Ran HaCohen
Fascism Needs an Enemy

Alan Bock
Independence, Empire Don't Mesh

Edouard Husson
The Virtues of Gorbachevism

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