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WAR: About that War

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Agence France Presse

Election authorities were due to announce the make-up of Afghanistan's first parliament in more than three decades, set to be dominated by warlords responsible for years of bloodshed and ruinous conflict.

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Agence France Presse

Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi pulled off a striking political comeback, meeting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, after two years of estrangement from Washington. Chalabi, however sparked fury among opposition Democrats, who accuse the

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The Daily Star

Iraq's bloody insurgency was inevitable following the U.S.-led invasion of 2003, said UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who also tried to calm regional fears over possible military action against Syria.

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Reuters

The U.S. military in Iraq denied a report shown on Italian state televisionshowing U.S. forces used incendiary white phosphorus against civilians in the offensive on Falluja. It confirmed that it had dropped MK 77 firebombs.

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Associated press

The Pentagon's inspector general has been asked to investigate the prewar intelligence role of a planning office headed by former U.S. defense policy chief Douglas Feith, a main architect of the Iraq war, officials said on Tuesday.

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Washington Post

"Such an egregious disclosure could have long-term and far-reaching damaging and dangerous consequences, and will imperil our efforts to protect the American people and our homeland from terrorist attacks," Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist

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LA Times Opinion

The CIA didn't know where to put the people it detained. Those detainees needed to be kept somewhere special. Somewhere impregnable. Somewhere secret, from the prying eyes of reporters or the Red Cross. These prisoners were going to be given

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Boston Globe (via The Raw Story)

The United States has cut off nearly all contact with the Syrian government as the Bush administration steps up a campaign to weaken and isolate President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

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AKI

A documentary aired by Italian state satellite TV alleges that US troops used chemical weapons during their assault on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah in November last year.

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Reuters

Iran has found the wreckage of two U.S. unmanned spy planes on its territory in recent months, Tehran said on Monday, accusing Washington of violating its sovereignty through illegal overflights.

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Agence France Presse

Steel Curtain was more ambitious than previous US-backed operations because it was to establish a permanent Iraqi-US military border presence. "The construction of border forts is well under way," Alston said. "That capability had not

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LA Times

Ziad Cattan was a Polish Iraqi used-car dealer with no weapons-dealing experience until U.S. authorities turned him into one of the most powerful men in Iraq; chief of procurement for the Defense Ministry, responsible for equipping the fledgling Iraq

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Associated Press

The Pentagon announced a troop rotation for Iraq that will stretch through 2008 and be substantially smaller than the current force, but officials said additional units may be added.

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London Times

TONY BLAIR is set to face an unprecedented parliamentary inquiry into his conduct in the run-up to the Iraq war. A coalition of Tory and Labour MPs is to table a motion to set up a Commons committee to examine “the conduct of ministers” both before a

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New York Times

An auditing board sponsored by the United Nations recommended yesterday that the United States repay as much as $208 million to the Iraqi government for contracting work in 2003 and 2004 assigned to Kellogg, Brown & Root, the Halliburton subsidiary.

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NPR

Vice President Dick Cheney's office was responsible for issuing the directives which led to U.S. soldiers to abuse prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a NPR interview with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of

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