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Updated January 2, 2010 - 11:27 PM EST
US Killed 700 Civilians in 2009 Pak Drone Strikes
  96 Killed as Pakistan Volleyball Game Bombed
  US Puts More Pressure on Pakistan to Act Against Afghan Taliban
Somali Rebels Vow to Send Forces to Yemen
  Yemen Admits Receiving US Military Gear, Anti-Terrorism Training
  Former Gitmo Detainees Help al-Qaeda Grow in Yemen
Militants Vie to Take Credit for CIA Bombing
  Pakistan Taliban Says They Recruited CIA Renegade to Attack Base
  Afghan Authorities Seeming Ambivalent Over CIA Bombing
  Intel Officer: CIA Officers' Deaths Will Be Avenged
  Ex-US Ally Says CIA Bombing Was Revenge Attack by Taliban Warlord
  CIA Caught in Dirty, Secretive War Against al-Qaeda on Afghan Border
Spy Agency Cooperation: Half-Century of Failure
  Customs Official Confirms Report of Second Man Held From Flight 253
Iraqi Govt 'Outraged' Over Blackwater Dismissal
  Day of Mixed Emotions in Baghdad: Elation for US, but Anger for Iraqis
Colombia: 18 FARC Rebels Killed in Govt Attacks
Changing the Narrative for War  by Philip Giraldi
The Keystone Cops Meet the Parents; and Let's Not Invade Yemen  by Leon T. Hadar
Big Brother Is Coming: NSA's $1.9 Billion Cyber Spy Center a Power Grab  by Chuck Gates
5 Myths About Keeping America Safe From Terrorism  by Stephen Flynn
Terrorism and Security Systems  by Jim Harper
Neither Wars nor Drones  by Marwan Bishara

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Canada to Help Defend Yemen From al-Qaeda Reinforcements
Afghan Troops Kill Three Pakistani Civilians Near Border
Before Vote, Some Senators Knew of Testimony Error by TSA Nominee Southers
TSA Withdraws Subpoenas Against Bloggers
Flight Diverted Because of Christmas Ornament
Airport Pat-Downs Often Ineffective Security Stop
Janet Napolitano on the Hot Seat, Again
What to Expect as Airport Security Is Tightened
Navy to Check Corrosion, Electrical Systems After Electrocution Death
US Lawyers Knew About Pitfalls in Blackwater Case
Judge's Order Dismissing Blackwater Case (pdf)
Iraq Death Toll Drops to Lowest Level Since Invasion, but Security Gains Leveling Off
December 1st Month Without US Combat Death in Iraq
Fed Judge Gives Blackwater Huge New Year's Gift, Dismisses All Charges in Iraq Massacre
Public Anger Over Blackwater's Baghdad Massacre Never Faded
Looming US Drawdown to Complicate Iraqi Training
Airport Source: US Forces Close Mosul Airport Without Handing It to Iraqis
Petraeus Hails Progress as US Transforms Iraq Command
Top US General Stresses Importance of Iraq Vote
Partial Curfew Imposed in Fallujah
Friday: 1 Iraqi Killed, 5 Wounded
Mousavi Declares Willingness to Be Martyr for Reform
Iran Stages Show of Force as Moussavi Denounces Government
Israeli Air Force Hits Gaza After Rocket Attack, Two Wounded
7,500 Palestinians Held in Israeli Jails
Ultra-Orthodox Jews Make Rare Visit to Gaza
A New Year for Gaza? Waiting for a Miracle
Kadima Vows to Punish Rogue MPs
Orders Were to Capture Militants Alive – So Why Were They Killed?
After Failed Attack, Britain Turns Focus to Yemen

Gordon Brown Calls International Summit on Yemen

Middle East

Jordan Indicts 10 Islamists on Terrorism Charges

McChrystal Sees Victory Ahead in Afghanistan
CIA Bombing Intensifies Focus on Agents' Safety
From 'Goodness Personified' to Deadly CIA Attack Suspect
UK Soldier Dies After Being Caught in Afghanistan Blast
French Journalists Held Hostage in Afghanistan
Pakistan, India Swap Lists of Nuclear Facilities
Six, Including Tribal Elder, Killed in Bajaur Blast
Six Militants Killed in Wana Hospital Raid
Major Militant Attacks in Pakistan Since October
Pakistani Troops Capture Opposition Candidate in Swat Valley, Decline to Give Reason
Cautious Hope for Battered Pakistan Markets in 2010
North Korea
North Korea Calls for End of Hostile Relations With US
North Korea Vows to Achieve Nuclear-Free Koreas
Tibetan 'Living Buddha' Phurbu Tsering Jailed by China
Security Flaws in Nigeria Draw Notice
After Years of Mass Killings, Fragile Calm Holds in Darfur
More Than 1,700 Somalis Killed in Clashes in 2009
Pirate Cash Suspected Cause of Kenya Property Boom
200 Gather to Cheer Honduras' Ousted President
Russian Opposition Protestors Taken Into Custody in Moscow

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The Road Ahead

Philip Giraldi
Obama's New Year's Resolutions

Ivan Eland
Learning the Wrong Lessons From the Attempted Bombing

Kelley B. Vlahos
The Year Iraq Was Lost for Good

Charles V. Peņa
Still Not Home for the Holidays

Nebojsa Malic

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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