U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dismissed growing calls for the United States to start withdrawing forces from Iraq, saying Iraq was several years behind Afghanistan as a secure country.
The Pentagon's inspector general has agreed to review the prewar intelligence activities of former U.S. defense undersecretary Douglas Feith, a main architect of the Iraq war. Democrats have accused Feith of manipulating information to suggest l
An audiotape in the name of al-Qaida in Iraq threatened to chop off King Abdullah II's head and bomb more hotels and tourist sites. The speaker, identified as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said the suicide bombers did not intend to bomb a Jordanian wed
The Army has suspended plans to expand an unwieldy, 16-month-old program to call up inactive soldiers for military duty, after thousands have requested delays or exemptions or failed to show up.
Iraq War protester Cindy Sheehan and 26 other peace activists were found guilty of protesting without a permit near the White House. Each ordered to pay $75 in fines and court costs, but they plan to appeal the verdict.
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.
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
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.
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 Army officer who was cleared 10 months ago in the killings of three Iraqi civilians is facing new charges in two of the deaths.
Did US troops use chemical weapons in Falluja? The answer is yes. The proof is not to be found in the documentary broadcast on Italian TV last week. It's a turkey, whose evidence is flimsy and circumstantial. But the bloggers debating it found th
There is no evidence any European Union state has housed secret CIA detention centers, but any EU country that has could face sanctions, the 25-nation bloc's top justice official said