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WAR: About that War

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Reuters

Iran, whose president this week called for the destruction of the state of Israel, poses a challenge to the international community but military action is not being considered as a response, British Defense Secretary John Reid said Sunday.

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Agence France Presse

"Syria and Iran have a long history of collaboration with terrorists...deserve no patience...make no distinction between those who commit terror and those who support and harbor them...equally guilty of murder." We thwarted a dozen shipment

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Associated Press

Any all-out civil war in Iraq could shake the political foundations of places beyond that stricken land, sending streams of refugees across Iraqi borders, tempting neighbors to intervene, and renewing the half-buried old conflict of Sunni and Shiite

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Associated Press

Col. Zoltan Dani was behind one of the most spectacular losses ever suffered by the U.S. Air Force: the 1999 shooting down of an F-117A stealth fighter. Now, the former Serbian commander of an anti-aircraft missile battery has consented to speak publ

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Associated Press

Since the March 2003 invasion, at least 497 National Guard or Reserve troops have died in Iraq. These are not professional soldiers. These are the people who sell us insurance, drive our trucks, fix our cars.

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Iraq's top Shiite cleric has decided to withhold his endorsement of a Shiite coalition that swept last January's general election, rejecting repeated pleas by senior politicians for him to reconsider. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani reflected

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Reuters

Strategists had hoped new technology would let them target enemies accurately from ships and planes, avoiding protracted ground battles. But conventional armies have been sucked into messy conflicts, often in towns, where they face enemies invulnerab

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by Paul Craig Roberts (LRC)

Someone should tell Condi Rice that the gig is up. With the Bush administration dissolving in illegalities committed by key officials in their attempts to protect the lies that they used to justify the US invasion of Iraq, the secretary of state is t

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Agence France Presse

The US network CNN, quoting Pentagon sources, reported Tuesday that the number of soldiers killed since the March 2003 invasion of Iraq had reached 2,000 with the deaths of two more soldiers, a toll likely to add pressure on the US administration ove

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Reuters

The human toll for the U.S. military in the Iraq war: More than 15,220 have been wounded in combat, including more than 7,100 injured too badly to return to duty. Thousands more have been hurt in incidents unrelated to combat.

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Reuters

Ambassador Robin Raphel, once assistant sec. of state, and a adviser in Iraq says US policy in the country at the initial stage of the occupation was driven by neocon ideology rather than careful preparation and clear understanding of issues.

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Associated Press

The contractors killed and wounded were employees of the Halliburton Co. subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root. An angry mob of insurgents attacked a convoy of American contractors last month when they got lost.

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Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw ratcheted up pressure on Damascus, saying the report implicated senior Syrian figures in the assassination and indicated attempts at a cover-up. They should know.

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Agence France Presse

Judges, prosecutors, attorneys, even law clerks and accountants involved in cases linked to Saddam Hussein's decades of rule in Iraq live in constant fear of being targeted for death.

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Reuters

CIA employees or its contract workers will escape criminal charges in all but one of the deaths of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan. Contrast with that of the military, in which dozens of soldiers have been convicted or punished.

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Ahwatukee Foothills News

Chris Poston was part of a Mountain Pointe High School football team, and by the time he graduated he had left an impression on the Ahwatukee Foothills school. Poston, who joined the Marine Corps in August 2004, died in a non-hostile vehicle accide

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Los Angeles Times

Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff was so angry about the public statements of former Ambassador Joe Wilson that he monitored all of Wilson's television appearances and urged the White House to mount an aggressive public campaign aga

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