"America will not run in the face of car bombers and assassins so long as I am your commander in chief," Bush said, warning there would be violence there "for many years to come." A timetable for withdrawing troops won't occur
"The Democratic Party seems to be taken over by the Michael Moore contingent in their attitude toward Vietnam, and they continually call for a withdrawal of troops at a time when we haven't finished the job," Sen. Hatch said
Lawmakers killed the widely criticized nuclear "bunker buster" concept, which critics regarded as too aggressive, and instead appropriated $25 million for research on what is called the reliable replacement warhead, or RRW.
The increased use of Joint Direct Attack Munitions against the Iraqi insurgency is creating a shortage of such precision-guided weaponry for the U.S. military.
For misleading the American people, and launching the most foolish war since Emperor Augustus in 9 B.C sent his legions into Germany and lost them, Bush deserves to be impeached, removed from office, put on trial along with the rest of the president*
Faced with European demands that the US explain secret detention centers to interrogate terrorism suspects were located in two unnamed east European countries, Rice intends to remind the Europeans that they are in a joint fight against an enemy that
Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday he had received no information suggesting the United States planned to bomb the Al-Jazeera television network. [Just Bush's suggestion]
A high-level Pentagon war planner told me that he has seen scant indication that the President would authorize a significant pullout of American troops if he believed that it would impede the war against the insurgency.
THE Middle Eastern news network Al-Jazeera was accused by Donald Rumsfeld of broadcasting “vicious, inaccurate and inexcusable” reports about the war in Iraq the day before President Bush suggested bombing the station’s headquarters to Tony Blair at
Hear from the Al Jazeera staff whose crime was reporting the news in the Middle East from all sides, or letting the video speak for itself.
"Heavy-handed US military tactics in Fallujah and Najaf, some weeks ago, have fuelled both Sunni and Shia opposition to the coalition, and lost us much public support inside Iraq."
It's not known how many prostitutes work in Baghdad or how many have been killed or threatened. But prostitutes, community leaders and police reported that prostitution has significantly changed in the capital. Once an open secret, the business i
Saddam Hussein argued with the judge and railed against Iraq's "occupiers." "Why would you confiscate my papers and the pen that I need? How should I defend myself?" "I don't want you to tell them, I want you to order
The Bush administration is considering a plan to put America's awesome airpower at the disposal of Iraqi commanders, as a way of reducing the number of US troops on the ground.
Abuse of human rights in Iraq is as bad now as it was under Saddam Hussein, if not worse, former prime minister Iyad Allawi said. "People are doing the same as (in) Hussein's time and worse. It is an appropriate comparison."
Iran's hard-line president said the Bush administration should be tried on war crimes charges, and he denounced the West for pressuring Iran to curb its controversial nuclear program.
In e-mails to his family, Westhusing seemed especially upset that traditional military values such as duty, honor and country had been replaced by profit motives in Iraq, where the U.S. had come to rely heavily on contractors for jobs once done by th
As of Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at least 2,105 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003. At least 1,653 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
Closer to the Bush ranch, where the president celebrated Thanksgiving with his family, about 200 people rallied around Cindy Sheehan in a continuation of California woman's summer protest against the war that claimed her son.
A "trophy" video appearing to show security guards in Baghdad randomly shooting Iraqi civilians has sparked two investigations after it was posted on the internet. Fun and Profit in Iraq.
It was after 11 p.m. on Friday when Rep. Norm Dicks finally left the Capitol, fresh from the heated House debate on the Iraq war. He was demoralized and angry.
Drawing lessons from his own career, Col. Mat Moten tells his students at West Point they could one day have a duty just as important as fighting terrorism: helping rebuild an Army fractured and exhausted by a long and unpopular war.
President Bush's hopes for a brief reprieve from the bitter Iraq war debate were dashed on Friday when peace activist Cindy Sheehan rallied her troops in protest near his central Texas ranch.
Resistance is not the same as terrorism, a leading Sunni Arab leader said, adding that "resistance to the occupier is a natural and legitimate right" in Iraq. "The terrorism of the occupation forces, state terrorism and anonymous terr
The tactical question today is this: What can critics do to persuade the voters that (1) this war is a colossal mistake, (2) our troops' continued presence in the Middle East is an equally colossal mistake, and (3) American troops must get out of
Poland's newly elected government threw open its top secret Warsaw Pact military archives - including a 1979 map revealing the Soviet bloc's vision of a seven-day atomic holocaust between Nato and Warsaw Pact forces.
News organizations in the U.K. can no longer report the contents of the memo but a report from London's Channel 4 News questions this first and historic use of the Official Secrets Act against the press. Their reporting concludes that White House
Tensions among Shiites, Sunni and Kurds — held mostly in check during Saddam's rule — are seemingly always on the boil these days. Politics is defined by loyalty to tribe, religion and ethnicity.
In the case of the American imperium, such as it is, the builders seem largely to have been in the hire of our vice president's favorite corporation, Halliburton (and its subsidiary KBR). So here's a quick whirl through the monuments of our e
A US company has been given a two-year contract to help fight piracy off the Somalia coast - seen as among the world's most dangerous waters. Topcat Marine Security will target the "mother ship" launching pirate ships from the open sea,