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Entries by Gareth Porter from 01/2008

The Surge and American Military Triumphalism

| Posted 01.04.2008 | Politics

The triumphalist vision of Iraq embraced by large segments of the American political elite and news media depends on an understanding of the conflict that omits all the facts that are inconvenient.

Investigate the Pentagon's Strait of Hormuz Scandal

| Posted 01.18.2008 | Politics

Could the White House have been taken in by reports from overeager commanders in the Gulf who sent panicky reports with an exaggerated sense of threat from Iranian boats?

The 1994 Buenos Aires Bombing and Our False Narrative Problem

| Posted 01.22.2008 | Politics

There is much more to the story of the Argentine investigation of the 1994 Buenos Aires bombing, which reeked of official cover-up and frame-up from the very beginning.

U.S. Troops in Pakistan? Utter Madness

| Posted 01.28.2008 | Politics

The intelligence analysts know that bin Laden is salivating over the prospect of Americans fighting in Pakistan.