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NY Times

Afghanistan’s opium harvest this year has reached the highest levels ever recorded, showing an increase of almost 50 percent from last year, the executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Antonio Maria Costa, said Saturday in

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DefenseTech

In Part 3, Leitenberg completes the full riddle inside the enigma within a mystery. It may be that we can trace back the idea of a mobile BW laboratory to Scott Ritter during his tour of duty in Iraq in 1998 with UNSCOM. Ritter was trying to obtain i

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By Patricia Wilson in Washington

George W. Bush today rejected the idea that Iraq had descended into civil war despite bloody sectarian fighting in Baghdad and a grim Pentagon report that found the violence was spreading.

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AP

An Army investigator has recommended that 4 soldiers accused of murder in a raid in Iraq should face the death penalty. Lt. Col. James Daniel concluded the slayings were premeditated and warranted the death sentence based on evidence he heard at an A

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AP

Kurdistan president Massoud Barzani has ordered the Iraqi national flag to be replaced with the Kurdish one in his northern autonomous region in what appeared to be another move toward more self-rule in the north, local officials said.

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AFP

"Concern about civil war within the Iraqi civilian population and among some defense analysts has increased in recent months. "The security situation is currently at its most complex state since the initiation of Operation Iraq Freedom,*

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UPI

[What the media won't say.] Iran has welcomed the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency as evidence of its cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asafi "a large part of the report shows I

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AP

[Still a few weeks before the election.] The al-Qaeda terror camps are gone from Afghanistan, but the enigma of Osama bin Laden still hangs over these lawless borderlands where tens of thousands of U.S. and Pakistani troops have spent nearly five yea

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Sydney Herald(Australia)

Dr John Gee, an expert on chemical weapons, worked with the US-led weapons hunter, the Iraq Survery Group, after the war and wrote the critical six-page letter when he decided to resign in March 2004. In it he warned the Federal Government the hunt

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Reuters

Only this month has the US started to destroy the deadly mustard gas now outlawed by international treaty. The Army facility incinerates it at the well-guarded desert complex, which was home to 45% of the chemical weapons stockpile before destruction

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Reuters

The United States has expanded its force in Iraq to 140,000 troops, the most since January and 13,000 more than five weeks ago, the Pentagon said, amid relentless violence in Baghdad and elsewhere.

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LA Times

Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III and Cpl. Trent Thomas admitted the slaying, one of two high-profile cases in which Marines allegedly killed Iraqi civilians without provocation. Gannon said a third defendant, Lance Cpl. Robert Pennington, gave a stateme

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Washington Times

Gen. McInerney advocates using B-2 stealth bombers, cruise missiles and jet fighters to conduct a one- or two-day bombing campaign to take out Iran's air defenses, military facilities and about 40 nuclear targets, which includes a Russian-built r

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Asia Times

Remember when peaceful, democratic, reconstructed Afghanistan was advertised as the exemplar for the extreme makeover of Iraq? In August 2002, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was already proclaiming the new Afghanistan

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AP

Khan was not charged with a crime and Ryan said the government never said why he was detained. "We couldn't figure out why he was there," Ryan said. "He could barely walk and he could barely hear."

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AP

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the world faces "a new type of fascism" and warned against repeating the pre-World War II mistake of appeasement. Rumsfeld alluded to critics of the Bush administration's war policies in terms asso

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AP

A Bush administration official called Iran a "central banker of terror" that provides millions of dollars a year to bankroll terrorist acts carried out by the militant group Hezbollah. "They are the central banker of terror. It is a co

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