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WAR: About that War

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Haaretz

The securtiy cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, decided Thursday morning against expanding the Isreal Defense Forces operation in southern Lebanon, Isreal Radio reports. The discussion came a day after 9 IDF troops were killed

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NY Times

Legislation drafted by the Bush administration setting out new rules on bringing terror detainees to trial would allow hearsay evidence to be introduced unless it was deemed “unreliable” and would permit defendants to be excluded from their own trial

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USA Today

Some of the most pointed critiques of the administration's policy in Iraq are coming from lawmakers who represent constituencies with close ties to the military. Their criticism underscores how widespread concerns about the war have become, even

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The International News

Jordan is a “central hub” in the secret and illegal transfer of people the CIA suspects are terrorists, Amnesty International said. The London- based human rights group report details the cases of “dozens” of individuals who have allegedly been tortu

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Washington Times

Half of Americans now say Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the US invaded the country in 2003 -- up from 36% last year, a Harris poll finds. Pollsters deemed the increase both "substantial" and "surprising" in light of pe

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AP

Bombers killed at least 64 people Sunday, striking a bloody blow against Iraq's fledgling hopes for peace just one day after the government launched national reconciliation talks. A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden minibus amid a

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TheGuardian

The most senior British military commander in Afghanistan described the situation in the country as "close to anarchy" with feuding foreign agencies and unethical private security companies compounding problems caused by local corruption.

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NY Times

Lieutenant Watada said he began his self-tutorial about the Iraq war with James Bamford’s book “A Pretext for War,” which argues that the war in Iraq was driven by a small group of neoconservative civilians in the Pentagon and their allies in policy

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Reuters

On the eve of a high-profile meeting intended to demonstrate reconciliation among sectarian and ethnic factions ahead of a White House visit by the prime minister, senior leaders admitted to despair about the chances of averting all-out civil war. **

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LA Times

Iraqi and U.S. forces began stepping up patrols, creating new checkpoints and conducting more searches June 14. But the initiative, Operation Together Forward, has not reduced the number of attacks in the capital, according to statistics released by

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LA Times

A surge in violence in this oil-rich city divided among Kurds, Sunni Arabs and Turkmens vying for power has alarmed Iraqi officials amid intensifying sectarian warfare in central and southern Iraq. Kirkuk has been contested ground since the 2003 U

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AP

U.S. troops clashed with Shiite militiamen south of Baghdad in a three-hour gunbattle in which 15 gunmen and an Iraqi soldier were killed. It appeared the battle was part of a systematic campaign against the militia of Shiite cleric al-Sadr, blamed

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Reuters

President Bush wants to push a bill through Congress this fall to allow trials of suspects held at the US naval facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after the court said the military commissions Bush set up were not in accord with US or international la

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