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WAR: About that War

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New York Times

In the chronicle of abuses that has emerged from America's fight against terror, there may be no story more jarring than that of the 2 young men killed at a US military detention center in Afghanistan in December 2002. They were found dead withi

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KETV (Iowa)

An Iowa sheriff said he is concerned over how the US military is using restraint chairs he invented and manufactures out of Denison. The chairs are being used to force-feed prisoners of the US who are on hunger strikes at Gitmo.

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Washington Post

In another sign of the pressing demand for officers, the Army is recalling hundreds of officers who had returned to civilian life but who are still subject to call-up, sparking protests from some who have already served in Iraq and now face more than

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Boston Globe

Iran is prepared to launch attacks using long-range missiles, secret commando units, and terrorist allies planted around the globe in retaliation for any strike on the country's nuclear facilities, according to new US intelligence assessments and

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The Independent

Shiite lawmakers chose incumbent Ibrahim al-Jaafari to be Iraq's new prime minister, endorsing the physician and longtime exile for a second term by a single vote, thanks in large part to support by a radical anti-U.S. faction.

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Bahgdad Burning

J. frowned and turned down the radio. “The last time this happened,” she said, “the area was raided.” The room was suddenly silent and we strained our ears. Nothing. I could hear a generator a couple of streets away, and I also heard the distant bark

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60 Minutes

The US has spent more than a quarter of a trillion dollars during its 3 years in Iraq, and more than $50 billion of it has gone to private contractors hired to guard bases, drive trucks, feed and shelter the troops and rebuild the country.

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Assoicated Press

The recruit, Zaini Zakaria, pulled out of the plot after seeing the carnage at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and was unwilling to die as a martyr for Islam. The plan never appeared close to the stage where it could be put into execution.

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Assoicated Press

All signs point to a major drawdown of US troops in Iraq in 2006—perhaps to fewer than 100,000 by year's end. But it is far from certain when there will be further reductions, or a total pullout, after that. In fact, it now looks as if the US ma

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TalkLeft

A new and statistical report, authored by Seton Hall Law Professor Mark and Joshua Denbeaux, on the background of those held at Guantanamo. Based on data supplied by the Defense Department to provide "a more detailed picture of who the Guantana

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Reuters

A suspected nerve agent forced the evacuation of a US Senate office building late on Wednesday until tests concluded the vapor that set off the alarm was harmless. Some 200 people, including several senators, were quarantined for 3 hours in a nearby

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The Guardian

Its wartime budget is getting bigger, yet the military is aiming to get smaller. That apparent disconnect is explained by Defense Secretary Rumsfeld: investing in technological advances that allow it to do more with fewer people.

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