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WAR: About that War

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Washingotn Post

Iraqi interpreters working with the U.S. military in Baghdad are again allowed to hide their identity during certain missions, after a Pentagon decision to grant battalion commanders the discretion to disregard an earlier policy banning interpreters

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AFP

Lax controls mean that tens of thousands of US weapons, including assault rifles and grenade launchers, risk ending up in the wrong hands in Afghanistan. The Pentagon has failed to track an estimated 87,000 weapons given to Afghan government forces b

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AP

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at ex-President George W. Bush faces trial next week for allegedly assaulting a foreign leader after an appellate court refused to reduce the charge, a judicial official said.

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arclein

The vulnerability is real and it is a weapon that sidesteps the genocide conflict that has prevented all other types of nuclear weapons from ever been fired. It also makes exactly those weapons completely obsolete.

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Eric Margolis for LewRockwell.com

LONDON – What used to be called "Cool London" looks more like "Crash London" these days. Of all the leading industrial nations, Britain has so far suffered more than any other nation, even the United States.

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McClatchy News

An Iraqi couple was killed in their bed Saturday morning as their daughter slept between them when U.S. forces raided their home. The family described the slayings of a modest farmer, his wife and the wounding of their daughter by U.S. forces as the

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NY Times

Faced with the risk that Taliban attacks could imperil the main supply route for NATO troops in Afghanistan, the United States military has obtained permission to move troop supplies through Russia and Central Asia, Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top Am

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Washington Post

The planned U.S. military and counterinsurgency drive in Afghanistan is meeting public and official resistance that could delay and possibly undermine a costly, belated effort that American officials here acknowledge has a limited window of time to s

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AP

The US have shortchanged Afghanistan by focusing on short-term goals pursued without a cohesive strategy or a clear understanding of the way the decentralized country works. Should think of the project as the work of a decade at least

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Reuters

The United States dedicated its new embassy building in Baghdad on Monday, a step meant to symbolize its transition from occupying power to an ally of a sovereign Iraqi government.

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AP

In what amounts to an Afghan version of the surge in Iraq, the U.S. is preparing to pour at least 20,000 extra troops into the south, augmenting 12,500 NATO soldiers who have proved too few to cope with a Taliban insurgency that is fiercer than NATO

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Reuters

The civilian death toll climbed in Israel's air offensive against the Gaza Strip on Friday. There was no sign of a ceasefire on the seventh day of the conflict, in which at least 425 Palestinians have been killed and 2,000 wounded, but a Palestin

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