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Obama Faces Uphill Battle on War Funds
  Timing of Afghan Mineral Story Wealth Evokes Skepticism

Setbacks Cloud US Plans to Get Out of Afghanistan

State Dept Wants Own 'Combat Force' for Iraq
  In Iraq, 18 Minutes of Parliament
  Monday: 7 Iraqis Killed, 38 Wounded
Netanyahu: Probe Will Vindicate Aid Ship Attack
  German Jews 'Inundated' With Requests to Join New Gaza Aid Flotilla

Petraeus Passes Out During Senate Hearing

Over 100,000 Uzbeks Flee Kyrgyzstan

AP Makes Big Deal Out of Iran Cleric's Nuke Comment in Years-Old Book
King David and His Howling Commandos  by Jeff Huber
Democratic Party Defends Israeli Attack  by Stephen Zunes
UN Human Rights Council Discusses Secret Detention Report  by Andy Worthington
Iran Sanctions Cripple the UN  by Massoud Parsi
The Helen Thomas Affair  by Sheldon Richman
Does Obama Really Mean What He Says?  by Rami G. Khouri

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Bush Admin Lawyer Urges Court to Toss Torture Suit

Top US Court Rejects Canadian's Torture Suit Appeal

Wanted by the US: Wikileaks Founder Keeps His Head Down
Ex-Soldiers Sue KBR Over Exposure to Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Iraq

Guardsmen Are Out on Patrol in Puerto Rico


NATO Reveals New Command Structure in Southern Afghanistan

Kandahar Strategy Draws Criticism

Taliban Attack Leaves 10 Afghan Police, 21 Insurgents Dead

Cameron: Britain Must Prepare for Casualty Spike in Afghanistan

Afghan Officials Giddy Over Mineral Estimate


US Removing Hazardous Waste During Iraq Withdrawal

America Leaves Iraq a Toxic Legacy of Dumped Hazardous Materials

State Dept Wants to Form a Mini-Army for Diplomatic Security in Iraq

State Dept Wants Combat Gear for Security in Iraq

Anger With Political Class Grows Among Iraqi Public

Useless Checkpoint Bomb Detector Remains in Use by Iraq Security Forces

Monday: 7 Iraqis Killed, 38 Wounded


EU Ministers Propose Extra Sanctions Against Iran

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Dismisses UN Sanctions

Iranians Take to Streets One Year After Election

Iran's Police Help Karroubi Escape Mob of Hardliners

Son: Iran Closes Office of Late Dissident Cleric


South Korea Top Army Officer Retires Over Ship Sinking

North and South Korea to Address UN Over Ship Sinking

South Korea's President Wants Strong Response to North

South Asia

10 Maoist Rebels, Trooper Killed in Eastern India

Washington Objects to China-Pakistan Nuclear Deal

Analysts: Pakistan's 'Victory' in Orakzai a Miscalculation

United States

Calif. Marine Released in Iraqi War Crimes Case

Clinton Finally Ahead of Obama in Popularity

Kyrgyzstan Requested US Military Aid and Rubber Bullets but Was Turned Down

Moscow-Led Bloc May Try to Quell Kyrgyz Clashes

Kyrgyz Military Arrests 'Agitators', Awaits Russian Support

Ousted Kyrgyz Leader Urges Military Intervention

Uzbekistan Closes Border With Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan Calls Up Reservists

Violence Unabated in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz Tensions Rooted in Class, Not Ethnicity, Experts Say

Q&A: Kyrgyzstan's Ethnic Violence


EU Presses Israel to Lift Gaza Blockade

Israel Ready to Soften Blockade on Gaza, EU Diplomats Say

Israeli Flotilla Inquiry Inadequate, Turkey and Others Say

Gaza Plight a Crisis With a Difference

Gaza Flotilla Inquiry Panel Members


EU: Pressure Mounts for End of Gaza Blockade

Israel Against Extradition of Suspected Mossad Agent to Germany

Dubai May Request Extradition of Israeli Arrested in Hamas Murder

Separate Roads Push West Bank Arabs to the Byways


At Least 13 Dead in Mogadishu Weekend Violence

Bombing in Kenya Recalls 2008 Election Violence

One Year Later, China's Crackdown After Uighur Riots Haunts a Homeland

Kazakh Uranium Drive Sheds Soviet Nuclear Legacy

Separatists Behead 3 Men in Philippines

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Kuwait Rejects US Comments on Jailed Blogger

EU Approves Step Toward Serbian Membership

Venezuela's Military Ties With Cuba Stir Concerns


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COIN Think-Tank Jumps Shark

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Empire's Deal

Philip Giraldi
A Wasteland Called Peace

Ivan Eland
Taking Bush's Preventive War Doctrine Underground (Sort Of)

Charles V. Peņa
Not So New National Security Strategy

Ran HaCohen
The Flotilla in the Israeli Press

David R. Henderson
On 'Collateral Murder' and Stephen Colbert

Alan Bock
How Brainy Is Obama?

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