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WAR: About that War

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Mother Jones

It's only in conversation that the men and women of the PJAK camp, most of whom hail from Iran, begin to distinguish themselves from Iraqi Kurds, who tend to be subsistence farmers with little education. My first night in the PJAK camp, I was tre

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Associated Press

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Iran on Thursday the "international community is united" in the dispute over its nuclear program, but a Tehran envoy defiantly rejected a U.N. call to reimpose a freeze on uranium enrichment.

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Physorg.com

The days of crewed vehicles – both on the ground and in the air - are numbered. The US Air Force admits there is no planned successor to the F-22; the next generation will be unmanned.

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London Times

There is one doctoral dissertation that is so influential that General George Casey, the US commander in Iraq, is said to carry it with him everywhere. Most of his staff have been ordered to read it and he pressed a copy into the hands of Donald Rums

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UPI

The British government has failed to honor its pledge to compensate Afghani farmers for eradicating poppy crops, causing widespread anger in the volatile south of the country and leading to increased support for Taliban insurgents.

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Olberlin Times

UScommanders in Iraq accused powerful Shi‘ite groups of moving the corpses of gunmen killed in battle to encourage accusations that US-led troops massacred unarmed worshippers in a mosque. "After the fact, someone went in and made the scene look

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Reuters

Taliban insurgents attacked a military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing a U.S. and a Canadian soldier while 32 of the attackers were also killed, the U.S. military said. The Taliban have vowed to oust foreign forces and the Western-backed go

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Washington Post

To help recruit US government civilians for duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, the State Department has boosted the pay allowances for both hardship and danger to the highest levels ever granted. An extra 70% above base salaries for hardship and danger.

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Daily Telegraph

Iraqi and American special forces who attacked an insurgent headquarters in Baghdad were not aware that their target contained a mosque until after the battle. The controversial raid, which Iraqi radicals claim resulted in the deaths of 21 unarmed wo

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Reuters

Iraq's ruling parties demanded U.S. forces cede control of securityas the government launched an inquiry into a raid on a Shi'ite mosque complex that ministers said saw "cold blooded" killings by U.S.-led troops.

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by Pat Buchanan

The ordeal of Abdul Rahman, whose death was demanded by the imams of Afghanistan, causes one to ask: What is this new democracy President Bush celebrates? Is it really something for which we ought to be sending young Americans to fight and die?

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Associated Press

A senior Iraqi politician from a rival Shi'ite party to Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said that President Bush had made clear he did not want Jaafari to lead a new government of national unity.

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Justin Raimondo

Yes, we are increasingly cranky – about the casualties, the cost, and the clear inability of American forces to make a dent in the insurgency – and this impatient mood is no doubt shared, in spades, by the troops on the ground and their commanders, a

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Chris Floyd

What happened in the village of Abu Sifa, in the rural Al-Isahaqi district north of Baghdad, on the Ides of March? The murk of war – the natural blur of unbuckled event, and its artificial augmentation by professional massagers – shrouds the details

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Cynthia Tucker (Atlanta Journal and Constitution)

Ah, but they volunteered, you say. Yes, they did. All the more reason to honor their commitment by making sure they aren't cannon fodder in a dubious cause. Soldiers shouldn't be ill-used simply because they believed in their country and its

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Charles Darwin gained fame by pointing out that Mother Nature has a way of bringing reality into sharp focus. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has provided us with a dramatic reminder of Darwin's theory; albeit on a societal scale.

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Agence France Presse

Amid a swirl of conflicting versions of the events, the US military said Iraqi special forces raided a meeting hall in northeast Baghdad being used by an insurgent cell and killed 16 people and detained 18 others. Many of the dead were elderly and th

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Der Spiegel

Francis Fukuyama was a life-long neo-conservative prior to the election of the Bush Administration. The Iraq war led him to change his mind. SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke to Fukuyama about the US handling of Iraq, the moral superiority of America and Europe**

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