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HuffPo

Opposition to the war in Iraq has reached an all-time high. Support for the war in Iraq has dropped to 31% and the 68% who oppose the war is a new record. Despite the drop in violence in Iraq, only 1 in 4 Americans believes the U.S. is winning the wa

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McClatchy News

The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction offered a generally optimistic picture of security developments in Iraq in his quarterly report, but noted that while violence was down, 1 in 7 Iraqis — 14% of Iraq's population — is now displ

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AntiWar

The Neocons are still winning. Four and a half years after the Neocons tricked the nation into launching the most foolish military adventure in its history, the U.S. military continues to execute their policies. The occupation of Iraq and the six-yea

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AP

House and Senate negotiators agreed Tuesday on a $460 billion Pentagon bill that bankrolls pricey weapons systems and bomb-resistant vehicles for troops, but does not pay for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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AP

Faced with higher recruiting goals, the Pentagon is quietly looking for ways to make it easier for people with minor criminal records to join the military. This comes as the number of Army recruits needing waivers for bad behavior - such as trying dr

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Laurence M. Vance

All four of the services met or exceeded their recruiting goals for 2007, as did four of the six reserve components. Why?

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Jerusalem Post

The September 6 raid over Syria was carried out by the US Air Force, the Al-Jazeera Web site reported Friday. The Web site quoted Israeli and Arab sources as saying that two US jets armed with tactical nuclear weapons carried out an attack on a susp

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AFP

Japan on Thursday ordered home ships engaged on a refuelling mission in the Indian Ocean, halting the close US ally's main role in the "war on terror" due to domestic opposition.

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Washington Post

Staff Memos - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld argued that Muslims avoid "physical labor", "keep elevating the threat," "link Iraq to Iran" and develop "bumper sticker statements" to rally public support fo

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Reuters

Taliban rebels have overrun a district centre in western Afghanistan as fighting took place in a nearby area captured earlier this week, a provincial official said on Thursday. The Taliban have massed in unusually large numbers in the last week in t

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Asia Times

The costs of the overall US global "war on terror", including, but not limited to the Iraq war, just keep rolling along and piling up. The title "The Growing Budgetary Costs of the Iraq War" of an October 24 House Budget Committee

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Washington Post

The largest dam in Iraq is in serious danger of an imminent collapse that could unleash a trillion-gallon wave of water, possibly killing hundreds of thousands of people and flooding two of the largest cities in the country, according to the U.S. Arm

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New York Times - By PAUL KRUGMAN

there isn’t actually any such thing as Islamofascism — it’s not an ideology; it’s a figment of the neocon imagination. The Term was created to transition from pursuing Osama bin Laden, who attacked America, to Saddam Hussein, who didn’t.

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Mondoreb

As if car bombs and IEDs weren't enough to worry about, terrorists have a new tool in their arsenal of destruction: the bike bomb. 24 Iraqi police officers killed and others were wounded. More on this deadly new threat

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Wired

According to the manual, "an air strike can cause collateral damage that turns people against the host-nation government and provides insurgents with a major propaganda victory. U.S. Air Force pilots in Iraq have flown 996 sorties involved dropp

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