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WAR: About that War

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UPI

More than 4 months into the "surge" strategy the statistics of US., insurgent and civilian casualties reveal an escalating war that may be entering a decisive "tipping point" phase. The Pentagon claims that since January, US forc

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DEBKA File

The official Turkish news agencey Cihan reports the force, backed by armored vehicles and combat aircraft, is targeting rebel strongholds in 11 provinces in southeastern Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan. (Turkey's Foregin Ministry and Military General

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by Gareth Porter (AntiWar)

Following revelations of a Bush administration policy to hold Iran responsible for any al-Qaeda attack on the US that could be portrayed as planned on Iranian soil, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski warned might use such an inciden

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Raw Story (video)

CBS's Lou Dobbs asked his audience "are you tired yet" of the presidential campaign, adding, "It's overkill and it's under-delivery." "These debates are as much about the free flow of money as about the flow of

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Reuters

The three-member panel at a Marine command center in Kansas City recommended that 25-year-old Marine Cpl. Adam Kokesh be given a general discharge -- one step below an "honorable discharge" and a reflection of "significant negative

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Reuters

U.S.-led soldiers control only about a third of Baghdad, the military said on Monday, almost four months into a security crackdown during which troops are dying at rates not seen for more than two years. More than 18,000 extra U.S. troops have bee

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AP

From south and north, Iraq's Kurdish region felt pressure from two sides Saturday, as saboteurs bombed a vital bridge link to Baghdad, and Turkish troops across the border massed for a possible strike. "We won't allow it to be turned

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Slate

It's no news that George W. Bush and his handlers don't know much about history, but their latest stab at pretending otherwise is among their most ludicrous.

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The man who led coalition forces in Iraq during the first year of the occupation says the United States can forget about winning the war. “I think if we do the right things politically and economically with the right Iraqi leadership we could stil

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AP

The U.S. military launched a strike against a suspected al Qaeda target in northern Somalia, CNN reported. A U.S. Navy destroyer targeted the suspect from off the coast of the African nation, the cable news network said, citing unidentified source

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AP

Even as troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are serving longer and more often _ three, four, even five times _ roughly half of Americans in uniform have not been sent at all. That's partly chance, partly a matter of timing. It also illustrates the

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UPI

Elliot Abrams, the deputy national security adviser for global democracy strategy, is again sowing the seeds of conflict in the Middle East. This time it's in the disputed Western Sahara, under Moroccan control following the end of Spanish colon

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by Sheldon Richman (FFF)

Politicians start wars for political reasons. They may seek to control resources or a foreign population. Or they may want to secure existing interests that could be at risk without war. The military is a means to political ends.

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AP

U.S. military commanders are talking with Iraqi militants about cease- fires and other arrangements to try to stop the violence, the No. 2 American commander said Thursday. Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno said he has authorized commanders to reach out to

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AP

[hummmm] U.S. troops battled al-Qaida in west Baghdad on Thursday after Sunni Arab residents challenged the militants and called for American help to end furious gunfire that kept students from final exams and forced people in the neighborhood to hu

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AP

Detailed plans for the new U.S. Embassy under construction in Baghdad appeared online in a breach of the tight security surrounding the sensitive project. Computer-generated projections of the soon-to-be completed, heavily fortified compound were

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Fort Worth Weekly

Since joining the Army in 1987, he had risen to the rank of sergeant first class, serving in both Gulf Wars, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Korea. He has shrapnel scars, a Purple Heart and is back after his last tour in Iraq. One e-mail derailed his career and

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McClatchy Newspapers

Spc. David William, 22, of Boston had two note cards in his pocket Wednesday afternoon as he waited for Sen. Joe Lieberman. Williams serves in the 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, NC., the first of five "surge" brigades to arrive in

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Guardian

Even the Iraqi government today admitted that it could barely trust its own interior ministry police. Speaking on the BBC's Today programme, Iraqi foreign minister Hoshyar Zebari was frank in spelling out the shortcomings of the interior ministr

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