Editor’s Note: Because we've been publishing so many stories, some readers say they miss some that fly by. So, each month, we'll point out some special stories from the previous month.

Here is a selection from July 2010, focusing on missed lessons of history and the new lessons from leaked documents on Afghanistan:

"Rethinking Iran-Contra" by Robert Parry, taking account of new evidence about an old scandal. (July 1, 2010)

"America's First Spymaster" by Robert Parry, recalling how Joseph Warren outfoxed the British. (July 4, 2010)

"What Eisenhower Could Teach Obama" by Melvin Goodman, tracing Republican lessons for a Democratic president. (July 5, 2010)

"The Military-Industrial Complex's Win” by Melvin Goodman, assessing five decades of money deforming a Republic. (July 7, 2010)

"Losing in Afghanistan" by Marjorie Cohn, describing how money and resources have failed to turn the tide. (July 7, 2010)

"Obama's Bungled Military Strategies" by Melvin Goodman, explaining the danger of putting politics over sound policy. (July 8, 2010)

"Neocons, Likud Conquer DC, Again" by Robert Parry, revealing how Washington's policies were twisted once more. (July 8, 2010)

"Nicola Tesler's Renewable Energy Vision" by Lisa Pease, recalling how a great inventor saw the future. (July 10, 2010)

"Who Goes to Jail? BP CEO or Shrimper?" by Dennis Bernstein, describing an imbalance of justice. (July 11, 2010)

"Some Hard Truths about America," by Robert Parry on the reasons for the consumer deficit that is hurting the U.S. economy. (July 15, 2010)

"Why I Am a Jew" by Daniel C. Maguire, embracing the noble ideals of Judaism. (July 16, 2010)

"Oliver Stone Under Assault Again" by Lisa Pease, defending the famed director's documentary on South America. (July 17, 2010)

"Iranian Scientists, a Different Curveball" by Ray McGovern, dissecting a new ploy aimed at spurring a war. (July 17, 2010)

"The Right's Power of Infrastructure" by Robert Parry, warning how the huge intelligence system can distort U.S. decisions. (July 20, 2010)

"Vanunu's Ongoing Persecution in Israel" by Eileen Fleming, reporting on new efforts to muzzle a famed whistleblower. (July 21, 2010)

"Terror's Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone" by Ray McGovern, calling out the war on terror as a self-perpetuating job machine. (July 23, 2010)

"Afghan War Leaks Expose Costly Folly” by Ray McGovern, assessing what the WikiLeaks' documents reveal. (July 26, 2010)

"How Bush Botched the Afghan War” by Robert Parry, exploring how the WikiLeaks' records show the downward spiral in Afghanistan. (July 26, 2010)

"US Grows Isolated on Aggressive War" by Peter Dyer, showing how the United States has alienated much of the civilized world. (July 28, 2010)

"The Truth Behind the Tea Parties" by Don Monkerud, tracking the money that funds the supposed populism. (July 29, 2010)

"To Publish Official Secrets -- or Not" by Robert Parry, describing the tough choices in exposing risky secrets. (July 30, 2010)

"A Neocon Re-Write of US History" by Robert Parry, criticizing the assumptions behind neocon Max Boot's vision of America. (July 31, 2010)

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