U.S. troops backed by helicopters and a jet attacked insurgents planning a nighttime ambush near an American base north of Baghdad, killing six militants and wounding and capturing five others, the U.S. command said Sunday.
Iran, whose president this week called for the destruction of the state of Israel, poses a challenge to the international community but military action is not being considered as a response, British Defense Secretary John Reid said Sunday.
Democratic Party leaders said that federal charges against a top White House aide reveal President Bush's administration had employed devious and dishonest tactics to make its case for going to war against Iraq.
Any all-out civil war in Iraq could shake the political foundations of places beyond that stricken land, sending streams of refugees across Iraqi borders, tempting neighbors to intervene, and renewing the half-buried old conflict of Sunni and Shiite
Since the March 2003 invasion, at least 497 National Guard or Reserve troops have died in Iraq. These are not professional soldiers. These are the people who sell us insurance, drive our trucks, fix our cars.
Iraq's top Shiite cleric has decided to withhold his endorsement of a Shiite coalition that swept last January's general election, rejecting repeated pleas by senior politicians for him to reconsider. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani reflected
A US Senate panel decided to scrap funding for a program to develop "bunker buster" bombs -- small-scale, tactical nuclear weapons once deemed an indispensable addition to the US anti-terrorism arsenal.
Col. Zoltan Dani was behind one of the most spectacular losses ever suffered by the U.S. Air Force: the 1999 shooting down of an F-117A stealth fighter. Now, the former Serbian commander of an anti-aircraft missile battery has consented to speak publ
Someone should tell Condi Rice that the gig is up. With the Bush administration dissolving in illegalities committed by key officials in their attempts to protect the lies that they used to justify the US invasion of Iraq, the secretary of state is t
"We have here an opportunity to do justice with an independent inquiry. Let's go to the end ... if we need to make it longer, let's do it, and afterwards lets see what the consequences should be, including on the question... of sanctions
The US network CNN, quoting Pentagon sources, reported Tuesday that the number of soldiers killed since the March 2003 invasion of Iraq had reached 2,000 with the deaths of two more soldiers, a toll likely to add pressure on the US administration ove
Two mostly Sunni Arab provinces had voted against the constitution by at least a two-thirds vote. A third province where many Sunnis live produced a "no" vote of only 55 percent.
Strategists had hoped new technology would let them target enemies accurately from ships and planes, avoiding protracted ground battles. But conventional armies have been sucked into messy conflicts, often in towns, where they face enemies invulnerab
The human toll for the U.S. military in the Iraq war: More than 15,220 have been wounded in combat, including more than 7,100 injured too badly to return to duty. Thousands more have been hurt in incidents unrelated to combat.
The fate of Iraq's post-Saddam Hussein constitution hinged on the still undeclared results of a single Sunni-dominated province after a second region resoundingly rejected the charter.
U.S. goodwill envoy Karen Hughes appealed on Sunday for Malaysia, an Asian melting pot of religions, to use its influence in the Islamic world to help bridge a gulf of misunderstanding about U.S. policies abroad.
Military action against Iran over its nuclear program is not on the agenda, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said adding that President Bush would not rule out any option while pursuing diplomatic means to address Tehran seeking nuclear weapons.
Judges, prosecutors, attorneys, even law clerks and accountants involved in cases linked to Saddam Hussein's decades of rule in Iraq live in constant fear of being targeted for death.
CIA employees or its contract workers will escape criminal charges in all but one of the deaths of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan. Contrast with that of the military, in which dozens of soldiers have been convicted or punished.
The toll of two and even three tours in Iraq in as many years has dwindled the number of those who will remain in the military and drained confidence that their work was making the United States safer.
Forty-five percent of Iraqis believe attacks on U.S. and British troops are justified, according to a secret poll said to have been commissioned by British defense leaders. More....
Ambassador Robin Raphel, once assistant sec. of state, and a adviser in Iraq says US policy in the country at the initial stage of the occupation was driven by neocon ideology rather than careful preparation and clear understanding of issues.
The contractors killed and wounded were employees of the Halliburton Co. subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root. An angry mob of insurgents attacked a convoy of American contractors last month when they got lost.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw ratcheted up pressure on Damascus, saying the report implicated senior Syrian figures in the assassination and indicated attempts at a cover-up. They should know.
Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa said he had the support of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani for the League's mission to foster national dialogue and ease sectarian tension in Iraq.
A former Cabinet member who resigned over Britain's participation in the Iraq war tried Friday to limit the government's power to send troops to war and challenged the government's power to authorize military action without the approval
Chris Poston was part of a Mountain Pointe High School football team, and by the time he graduated he had left an impression on the Ahwatukee Foothills school. Poston, who joined the Marine Corps in August 2004, died in a non-hostile vehicle accide
PDF document. Daily counts from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as wounded talleys.Entered By: Powell Gammill
Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff was so angry about the public statements of former Ambassador Joe Wilson that he monitored all of Wilson's television appearances and urged the White House to mount an aggressive public campaign aga
Cryptome won't let the dead be forgotten. Going through this site makes it hard to forget the cost of WAR.Entered By: Powell Gammill