After ½ hour deliberting, a military jury cleared an Army sergeant of charges he abused a mentally retarded detainee at a U.S. detention facility in Afghanistan. He is the 3rd soldier from the 377th Military Police Co. to be acquitted of striking and
An auditing board sponsored by the United Nations recommended yesterday that the United States repay as much as $208 million to the Iraqi government for contracting work in 2003 and 2004 assigned to Kellogg, Brown & Root, the Halliburton subsidiary.
Vice President Dick Cheney's office was responsible for issuing the directives which led to U.S. soldiers to abuse prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a NPR interview with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of
"There is no question that under the law of armed conflict, the United States has the authority to detain persons who have engaged in unlawful belligerence until the cessation of hostilities." POWs?!
"American abdication in Iraq will have global consequences if a fundamentalist radical state were to emerge in Baghdad." Kissinger, who supported the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, called on European countries to overcome their differences a
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called for access to all foreign terrorism suspects held by the United States after a report of a covert CIA prison system for al Qaeda captives. "We are concerned at the fate of an unknown num
The United States and Britain circulated a draft U.N. Security Council resolution authorizing the U.S.-led multinational force in Iraq to remain there through the end of next year which now numbers about 175,000 troops.
Put the two abducted Moroccan embassy workers, driver Abderrahim Boualam and assistant Abdelkrim El Mouhafidim, on trial. The group had warned Arab and Muslim governments against sending envoys to Baghdad to recognize what it says is an infidel gover
European Union officials said they would investigate a report that the CIA set up secret jails in Eastern Europe to interrogate top al-Qaida suspects. Such prisons could violate EU human rights laws and other European human rights conventions.
Pakistani agents killed an al-Qaida suspect in a shootout and are investigating whether another man arrested in the same raid is a Syrian believed to be a key figure in Osama bin Laden's terror network in Europe.
Iraq's defense minister invited officers of Saddam Hussein's army up to the rank of major to join the new Iraqi army, an overture to disaffected Sunni Arab ex-soldiers — many of whom joined the insurgency.
A three-day holiday began for Sunni Arabs in Iraq, ending a month of fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. "The real Eid for Iraqis will be the day that occupation forces get out of our country."
Building a permanent infrastructure is a sign the United States has intentions of remaining in Iraq for many years. That's how GIs from Fort Huachuca stationed here at Camp Anaconda in Iraq see it. Putting in a more robust communication system is
Like many area high school students Wednesday, Andrew Worrall, 17, asked his parents if he could attend an anti-war rally and march at the University of Minnesota. His parents said, "No." Worrall went anyway and risked a grounding.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Democrats forced the Senate into a temporary closed session Tuesday to pressure the Republican majority into completing an investigation of the intelligence underpinning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Why won’t the Democrats address the war? Well, the liberal establishment served up the same contaminated cocktails during the lead-up to the Iraq invasion as the Republicans did. The Democrats would declare they were misled than admit that they too l
Security has been tightened at the U.S. military prison in Afghanistan following the escape of a suspected al-Qaida leader. Indonesian anti-terrorism officials accused Washington of failing to tell them of the breakout, and identifying the escapee by
Officials of the super-secret US National Security Agency knowingly reported erroneous intelligence to the White House about a clash between US and North Vietnamese ships in 1964 that led to the first major escalation of the Vietnam War, a historian
Spurning a request by U.N. human rights investigators, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the United States will not allow them to meet with prisoners at the Guantanamo prison.
Rumsfeld has been a proponent of special operations forces and has given Special Operations Command the lead role in the military's counterterrorism efforts. The U.S. military will expand its elite special operations forces to include the Marine
To oppose war, or the military, or the president at a time of war is to "hate America." And to "support America" implies supporting its government’s wars. Only someone who perversely believes that the government is America could h
BAGHDAD, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Five hundred prisoners walked free from the U.S. military's Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq on Tuesday, released in a goodwill gesture to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
U.S. terrorism experts Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon have reached a stark conclusion about the war on terrorism: the United States is losing. President Bush's policies have created a new haven for terrorism in Iraq.
The issue: terrorism. The players: the U.S., the U.N., and Europe. The targets: Syria and Iran. The truth? Yes, as long as you read this entire article, not just the parts you like to see.
If Israel attacks Iran, Iran will consider it an attack by the U.S. The U.S. is already on one border of Iran in Afghanistan and wants to control another border in Syria. Getting out of Iraq is all the more important to take apart this second Franken
One of the Bush administration's strongest supporters in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi's trip to the United States to meet with President Bush to discuss his plan to pull Italy's troops out of Iraq.
In the largest National Guard mobilization since the Korean War, 'citizen-soldiers' across America have been called upon to serve in armed conflict overseas. Off to War documents the Arkansas National Guard's deployment in Iraq during 200
For 18 years as an undercover agent for the CIA, Valerie Plame Wilson kept her occupation and her identity a secret, even to her own friends and family, to avoid compromising her work as a spy. When she was exposed two years ago, it led to a federal
Pentagon estimates showed that more than 60 Iraqis are killed or wounded every day by insurgent attacks. They estimated nearly 26,000 Iraqis were killed or wounded in attacks since 2004, with the daily number increasing fairly steadily.
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.