In recent months, the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) and its attempts to prove that the Islamic Republic of Iran intends to develop nuclear weapons garnered widespread media coverage and speculation. While bringing forth a modicum of new information, the a
American Philip Bloom, who controlled three companies that worked on reconstruction in Iraq, was charged on Wednesday with paying bribes and kickbacks to U.S. occupation authorities and their spouses.
When the air and ground operation wound down, nearly 200 insurgents had been killed and close to 1,000 detained. But interrogations and other analyses carried out showed that none of those captured was from outside Iraq.
I still maintain that President Bush made a serious tactical mistake, from his perspective, in criticizing congressional Democrats for "rewriting history" about the use of intelligence (and the quality thereof) during the run-up to the Iraq
The United States government was roundly condemned by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights for refusing to allow it full access to its detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. "The writ of international human rights does not stop at the
WASHINGTON -- Signaling heightened opposition to the war in Iraq from a corner of long-standing support for the military, Rep. John Murtha, a conservative Pennsylvania Democrat, said today the United States should immediately begin to bring its troop
We know one thing about the Bush administration, despite the President's Veterans Day speech on the "irresponsibility" of "rewriting history," he and his top officials had no hesitation about rejiggering the facts wherever nec
The United States has detained more than 83,000 foreigners in the four years of the war on terror. The administration defends the practice of holding detainees in prisons from Afghanistan to Guantanamo Bay as a critical tool to stop the insurgency i
The Senate voted 84-14 to limit federal court jurisdiction over cases filed by prisoners at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO). We still have time to try to steer Congress toward the smarter option, which is to increase federal courts’ ability to review these cas
Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee on Defense is widely expected this morning to tell his colleagues in a special Caucus meeting that he has a new perspective on the Iraqi conflict and that the United States must no
Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network has increased its activities in Afghanistan, smuggling in explosives, high-tech weapons and millions of dollars in cash for a resurgent terror campaign.
The details revealed thus far from the investigation that led to the five-count indictment against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby seem to indicate that the efforts to expose the identity of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson went far b
The former US commander of Abu Ghraib prison says that she was held up unfairly as a scapegoat by "male warriors" but the real blame for the abuse scandal rests with military leaders and the White House.
National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley was the senior administration official who told Washington Post Assistant Managing Editor Bob Woodward that Valerie Plame Wilson was a CIA officer, attorneys close to the investigation and intelligence officia
War protester Cindy Sheehan and several others return to court for the second day of trials on misdemeanor charges of demonstrating without a permit outside the White House.
Former President Clinton told Arab students the United States made a "big mistake'' when it invaded Iraq, stoking the partisan debate back home over the war.
Republican Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), a Vietnam veteran and critic of Bush policy on Iraq, excoriated the Administration in a speech to Council on Foreign Relations.
The UN war crimes court for the former Yugoslavia has acquitted the ex-chief of staff of the Muslim-dominated Bosnian army over his alleged role in the 1993 killings of Bosnian Croat civilians.
As more and more Iraqis have been detained and released, the insurgency has intensified. The number detained has more than doubled in the last year and a half; the number of attacks has also more than doubled over the same period.
Of all the ways in which the American news media have failed since Sept. 11, 2001, none may be more consequential than the mild and deferential eye cast on the Bush administration’s adoption of torture as state policy.
Abu Sabah knew he had witnessed something unusual. Sitting last year in a refugee camp in the grounds of Baghdad Univ., set up for the families who fled or were driven from Fallujah, this resident of the city told me how he had witnessed some of the
An increasingly uneasy Republican majority backed a U.S. Senate resolution on Tuesday that could pave the way for a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq but rejected Democrats' demands for an estimated timetable.
Ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has shown no remorse during questioning and was beaten up, when he hurled an obscenity at two of Shiite Islam's holiest figures, a source close to the investigation said.
Pentagon officials acknowledged that U.S. troops used white phosphorous as a weapon against insurgent strongholds during the battle of Fallujah last November. But they denied an Italian television news report that the spontaneously flammable material
Reps. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) and Walter Jones (R-NC) will begin collecting signatures after the Thanksgiving recess intended to force a discussion on a process to begin withdrawing American troops from Iraq no later than Oct. 31, 2006.
The Senate unanimously passed legislation authorizing $491.6 billion in defense programs, including policies on treatment of detainees likely to prompt a dispute with the House of Representatives.
War protester Cindy Sheehan said Wednesday she was demanding a trial for demonstrating without a permit outside the White House.
Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi, once embraced and then shunned by the Bush administration, held separate talks with Vice President Dick Cheneyand Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Monday. Outstanding warrents were not delivered.
Iraq is investigating allegations of abuse after more than 160 detainees were found locked in an Interior Ministry bunker in Baghdad, many of them beaten and malnourished and some apparently tortured.
Ahmad Chalabi's Washington met today with Don Rumsfeld in the morning and Dick Cheney in the afternoon -- I got a sneak peek Friday night over the course of a surrealistic four-hour dinner with Chalabi at Megu, a Japanese restaurant in Tribeca.