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WAR: About that War

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AP

Torture in Iraq may be worse now than it was under Saddam Hussein, with militias, terrorist groups and government forces disregarding rules on the humane treatment of prisoners, the U.N. anti-torture chief said.

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Reuters

President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan said that after the September 11 attacks the United States threatened to bomb his country if it did not cooperate with America's war campaign against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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Jon Basil Utley(Antiwar)

Two interesting reports explain in detail why America simply cannot win wars against guerrila terrorism. A Washington Post report details the conflict between Special Forces and regular Army units in Iraq. The Special Forces officers and sergeants

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Washington Post

One of the organizers called out: "We have time for one or two more questions." "But no time for any answers," one of the reporters muttered. "This is pitiful," said a cameramen. Bad idea to call a news conference if you

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AntiWar.com

Renewed raids at Iraqi homes by joint U.S.-Iraqi security forces are angering Iraqis – while failing to improve the worsening security situation. "Operation Forward Together should be called 'To Hell Together,'" 53-year-old Hamid Fa

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Daily Telegraph

"Some of them, it seems, just did it for fun or feelings of hostility while visiting the facility," Mr Bevan continued. "Others who were tasked to guard them also assaulted and abused them, following Cpl Payne's example and inde

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NPR(Audio)

The Pentagon has created a new desk to work on Iran policy. That worries some at the CIA, who point out that many of the new Iran-desk staffers are the same people who staffed the now-notorious Office of Special Plans in the run-up to the Iraq War.

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Washington Post

Few Americans served in Iraq longer than Army Reserve Capt. A. Heather Coyne. She arrived in Baghdad with the 354th Civil Affairs Brigade in April 2003 and was in the military in Baghdad until June of the following year. She stayed on to head the

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AP

Four months after Iraq's unity government took office, hope is turning to disappointment. Key U.S. leaders are hinting that Iraq's leaders must make hard decisions and soon if they expect American support to continue.

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Asia Times

The administration of US President George W Bush when faced with a public outcry over Iraq, has with great effectiveness disseminated expertly crafted, razor-sharp talking points into the ether to persuade voters to believe what they hear

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Security & Development Policy Group

After 5 years, the US-led international reconstruction mission has failed Afghanistan and its people. An all-military approach and aggressive poppy crop eradication strategies led by the US and the UK have triggered a hunger crisis and accelerated t

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Christina Science Monitor

Glory and service to country seem to drive the students taking private English lessons in one of the many foreign language schools that have opened here since the Taliban fell. They aspire to be doctors, engineers, and journalists - to elevate themse

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AFP

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan warned urgent action is needed by the entire international community to drag Iraq back from the brink of all-out civil war. Speaking as Iraqi leaders defended their policies to potential aid donors at the UN General

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The Observer

Britain's alliance with the US in the so-called war on terror was under strain after the Attorney-General, Lord Goldsmith, warned the Bush administration that it risked international condemnation if its detention of al-Qaeda suspects was in breac

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AntiWar.com

Fresh allegations of brutality are being reported from inside the walls of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison, which was transferred from U.S. military to Iraqi government control on September 1st. [Didn't we pledge to destroy this place?]

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Think Progress

Sec. Rumsfeld: The fact of the matter is - if Saddam Hussein were still in power in Iraq, he would be rolling in petrol dollars. Think of the price of oil today. He would have so much money. And he would be seeing the Iranians interested in a nuc

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AP

In the few short years since the first shackled Afghan shuffled off to Guantanamo, the U.S. military has created a global network of overseas prisons, its islands of high security keeping 14,000 detainees beyond the reach of established law.

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London Times

One of the world’s biggest arms manufacturers, is designing a new generation of “green” munitions, including “lead-free” bullets and rockets with reduced toxins. It wants to cut dangerous compounds which “can pose a risk to people”.

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