U.N. Receives New Draft Decree for Tougher Nuclear Sanctions on Iran

What comes after Iraq? If President George W. Bush's current troop "surge" fails to produce an outcome that can be called "victory," what lessons will the United States draw for its future foreign policy? Will it turn inward, as it did after its defeat in Vietnam three decades ago? Will it turn from promoting democracy to a narrow realist view of its interests? (The Daily Star)

News Analysis: 9/11 Plotter's Confession May Aid Other Defendants

By Adam Liptak

The admissions made by the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks illuminated and transformed the cases against him and the 13 other Qaeda leaders transferred last year from CIA prisons to the navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. (International Herald Tribune)

Five Errors That Turned an Air Strike into A Disaster

Cockpit transcript reveals how reservist pilots convinced themselves that British convoy was an Iraqi rocket unit. (The Guardian)

A Huge Hole in Airport Security

While enormous effort is focused on screening airline passengers for explosives or weapons before they can board a commercial flight, it remains shockingly easy for airport employees to sneak into secure areas and carry dangerous materials onto a plane without detection. That frightening truth was underscored by a flagrant breach of security at the Orlando Airport in Florida last week that was detected only because of an anonymous tip. (NY Times)

Burying Democracy Further In Egypt

By Amr Hamzawy and Dina Bishara

The Mubarak regime in Egypt is staging a major crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, the country's main Islamist opposition movement and largest opposition group. About 300 Brotherhood members have been detained over the last three months under accusations of money laundering and terrorism, in addition to the usual charge of belonging to a banned organization. (DailyStar)

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