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WAR: About that War

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Washington Post

Intriguingly, many of these new rightists were the children of old leftists, and a winding pedigree could be traced to unlikely starting points -- the classroom of Leo Strauss

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AP

The U.S. missile strike that killed a top al-Qaida commander just over a mile from a Pakistani military base shows how entrenched Islamic militants are in the lawless tribal regions, where extremists have launched increasingly bold attacks.

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Houston Chronicle

In an unusual closed session, a federal appeals court will hear arguments today in three cases alleging KBR knowingly sent civilian contractors along a dangerous route in Iraq, where they suffered a deadly attack.

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Antiwar blog

The authority to call up Guard members for Iraq duty has expired because that country no longer poses a threat to U.S. national security. "The mission authorized in 2002 does not exist," said Fisher, "The Vermont Guard should revert ba

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Seatlle Post Intelligencer

With the clock ticking on our "commitments" in Iraq -- the international mandate expires in less than a year -- the Bush administration is left in an interesting position. It could create a plan for a troop withdrawal; instead, the plan bei

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Bloomberg

The U.S. will ask the Iraqi government for the right to conduct combat operations and detain prisoners and will seek legal protections for American troops in an agreement that defines a long-term relationship between the two countries, a U.S. defense

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AP via NPR

"We remain ready, willing and able to assist the Pakistanis and to partner with them to provide additional training, to conduct joint operations, should they desire to do so," Gates told a news conference.

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Associated Press

A study found that President Bush and top officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Antiwar

Following up on the alleged incident in the Strait of Hormuz with those five Iranian speedboats, remember that radioed threat supposedly coming from the Iranian side? Now they're blaming it on – are you ready for this? – "the Filipino Monkey

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FiredogLake

Yesterday there were a flurry of reports about an Iraqi soldier shooting and killing two US soldiers during a joint mission. Reported as the first time this has happened, the reports in the American press may tell only half the story.

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AFP

Despite a drop in violence across Iraq, there is still no place in the country that is safe from attack by extremists, the US military warned. "We have made no projections of peace at hand. We realise that security is very fragile and that at an

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Truthout

The second half of 2007 saw violence drop dramatically in Iraq, but the progress came at a high price: The year was the deadliest for the U.S. military since the 2003 invasion, with 899 troops killed. American commanders and diplomats, however, say t

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Strategy Page

While U.S. efforts to deploy it's microwave Active Denial System (which transmits a searchlight sized bean of energy when makes people downrange feel like their skin is on fire) continue to be delayed, another non-lethal system gets a little stra

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