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A My Lai a Month
By the mid-1960s, the Mekong Delta, with its verdant paddies and canal-side hamlets, was the rice bowl of South Vietnam and home to nearly 6 million Vietnamese. It was also one of the most important revolutionary strongholds during the Vietnam War. Despite its military significance, State...
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The Next President's Task in War on Terror
AND SO it ends. The longest, most expensive, and riveting campaign in living memory is finally over. It has been an international cliff-hanger, with people in Europe, Africa, and Asia following every little twist and turn as avidly as anyone in the United States. For even though they may not have...
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Pakistan ex-cricket star turned politician Imran Khan, seen here on October 23, warned against any Iraq-style surge to tackle violent militancy in Afghanistan, telling AFP the two situations were "completely different". News
Imran Khan Warns Against US 'Surge' in Afghanistan
LONDON - Pakistan ex-cricket star turned politician Imran Khan warned against any Iraq-style surge to tackle violent militancy in Afghanistan, telling AFP the two situations were "completely different". While stressing his support for US Democratic White House hopefuls Barack Obama and Joe Biden,...
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A major military offensive to root out Taliban militants has created a flood of up to 200,000 refugees and pitched Pakistani against Pakistani, Muslim against Muslim, in a conflict some are beginning to regard as a civil war. News
Pakistan Stares Into The Abyss
A spiralling conflict, economic collapse and blackouts threaten anarchy
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The Grand Illusion of American Power
The other day I went to hear my favorite soldier-scholar, Andrew Bacevich, give a talk at Boston University, where he teaches. A retired colonel and Vietnam veteran, Bacevich's new book is called "The Limits of Power, The end of American Exceptionalism." Bacevich has migrated from a conservative...
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Catonsville Nine Protester Dies
John Hogan had just returned after 15 years helping the poor in a tiny Guatemalan village when he learned about a protest against the Vietnam War planned by a group of Catholic activists. Forty years ago last spring, Mr. Hogan and eight others seized hundreds of draft records from the Catonsville U...
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US to Fund Pro-American Publicity in Iraqi Media
The Defense Department will pay private U.S. contractors in Iraq up to $300 million over the next three years to produce news stories, entertainment programs and public service advertisements for the Iraqi media in an effort to "engage and inspire" the local population to support U.S. objectives...
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The $700 Billion Wall Street Bailout: One More Weapon of Mass Deception
Not since the Bush Administration's lies about Iraq's "weapons of mass destruction" have the American people been so despicably misled. The Bush Administration's proposal to buy, with taxpayers' money, $700 billion of toxic liabilities from the corporate financial titans of Wall Street is a fraud...
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Occupational Hazards
America's neo-colonial Iraq adventure led it into a moral vacuum. Will the error be repeated in the renewed US Afghan campaign?
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On August 1 the Independent reported claims made in a book by two Israeli journalists that Shaul Mofaz in 2001 called for a death toll of 70 Palestinians a day. (Getty Images) News
Olmert Indicted As Deputy Is Accused of War Crimes
JERUSALEM - The Israeli Attorney General has been urged to launch a criminal investigation into whether Shaul Mofaz, a leading prime ministerial candidate, ordered "war crimes" to be committed when he was the military's chief of staff. A leading Israeli law professor has written to justice...
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