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At War Blog: Returning to Service, and Iraq, With Blackwater

published about 2 hours ago
At War Blog: Returning to Service, and Iraq, With Blackwater
Iraq veteran Matt Pelak returned to the country via a job with Blackwater. He writes that it’s hard to square that experience, and his respect for his colleagues, with the recent coverage of the Blackwater employees on trial for shooting Iraqi civilians in 2007.

Op-Ed Contributor: Turkey’s Culture Wars

published about 7 hours ago
The battle between religious conservatives and secularists is fought most fiercely over women’s bodies.

Op-Ed Contributor: Will Iraqi Blacks Win Justice?

published about 7 hours ago
Iraqis need to recognize that theirs is a multiethnic country, and that respect for minority rights is what makes any nation strong.

Israel Confirms One Soldier Is Missing in Gaza

published about 8 hours ago
Until now, the military had said it was “looking into” Hamas’s assertion that it had abducted a soldier, saying it was unable to confirm or deny the claim.

Strength Is Sought at Rites in Israel

published about 14 hours ago
Strength Is Sought at Rites in Israel
The discovery of Hamas’s tunnel network and the continual rocket fire from Gaza have kept support for the conflict high among Israelis, who say they would encourage a cease-fire if the threats are eliminated.