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Sites are mainstream or alternative digests, news organizations, sources outside the U. S. Essential for a global perspective. 


Muslims, Islam, and the Iraq War This is a detailed portal for those wanting a strong historical context for the complex diversity in the area. Points to various articles, maps, studies and websites to help detail the differences and conflicts between Arab and Kurdish Sunnis, Arab and Kurdish Shi'a, for example. The role of Iraqi Christians, Iran, suspected terrorist sects, underlying causes etc. are represented. Within its framework, this is a versatile guide, especially as the post-Saddam phase begins.

Other sources worth bookmarking:

Strategic Studies Institute Home of the infamous War College, whose January and February 2003 recommendations for post-war Iraq are illuminating in light of current conditions. The link takes you to the page with the reports, but the additional reports on that page - and throughout the site - are worth reading.

"Rebuilding America's Defenses" Well-known document generated in 2000 by the Project for a New American Century. Advocates strategic and military initiatives in the Middle East - well before Iraq and September 11. With the organization's early ties to Rumsfeld, Cheney, and Jeb Bush, the document is viewed by many as the Bush administration's main blueprint.

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