A controversial oil exploration deal between Iraq's autonomy-minded Kurds and a Norwegian company got underway this week without the approval of the Iraqi government, raising a potentially explosive issue at a time of heightened ethnic and sectar
MIREILLE, who was born in Belgium to a white, middle-class Christian family, blew herself to pieces last month in a suicide attack against American troops near Baghdad.
Private Israeli security firms have sent experts to Iraq's northern Kurdish region to give covert training to Kurdish security forces.
Looks at a California firm called ADCS, which is part of the Wilkes Corporation, which lobbies -- and funds -- a number of Republican politicians. Wilkes operates under a variety of names -- the primary sobriquet seems to be "Group W Advisors.**
"If the video does turn out to involve Aegis personnel, it provides a clear demonstration that such mercenary services have little to do with providing ‘security’ for ordinary Iraqis, and everything to do with profiting from war at the expense o
Bulgaria and Ukraine will begin withdrawing their combined troops by mid-December. If Australia, Britain, Italy, Japan, Poland and South Korea reduce or recall their personnel, more than half of the non-American forces in Iraq could be gone by next
The Pentagon awarded 3 contracts, worth up to $300 million over 5 years, to companies it hopes will inject more creativity into its psychological operations efforts to improve foreign public opinion about the US, particularly the military.
As President Bush launched a new effort to gain public support for the Iraq war, a new poll found most Americans do not believe he has a plan that will achieve victory.
Before the recent war in Iraq, the sanctions decreased access to many resources, but gas was still plentiful and affordable. Since the invasion in 2003, gas and kerosene have been in short supply.
In a speech aimed squarely at restoring morale on the home front, and to meet the growing clamour for a pull-out, Mr Bush conspicuously failed to deliver: a clear exit strategy from the two-and-a-half-year conflict.
The U.S. ambassador to Japan urged Japanese communities that are reluctant to host U.S. troops to realize the American military presence contributes to the security both of Japan and the region as a whole.
While Bush explains his "victory strategy" for Iraq to the people, his Pentagon chief has already thrown out the most obvious option. There will be no immediate troop withdrawal, cautioned Rumsfeld, because "quitting is not an exit str
Thirty-two months after U.S. forces invaded Iraq, President Bush's advisers concluded that his message of "stay the course" has been translated by a weary American public as "stay forever." And so yesterday the president tried
The nation's top military man, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, said American troops in Iraq have a duty to intercede and stop abuse of prisoners by Iraqi security personnel. When Defense Secretary Rumsfeld contradicted Pace, the general stood firm.
Before he invaded Iraq, President Bush warned us that the terrorists were using Iraq as a base to attack America. After the invasion, we found out that was nonsense on stilts.
Even if the new Iraqi army serving a predominantly Shiite governing majority proves able to crush the Sunni insurgency, it may prove unable to defend its government against an eventual invasion from neighboring fellow-Shiite Iran.
Warhawk now dove, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) endorsed Rep. John Murtha’s (D-CA) recent call to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq as soon as possible.
Iraqis have asked Saddam Hussein’s defence team to mull the possibility of fielding the ousted dictator as a candidate for future elections, one of his lawyers said.
The article was one of several in a storyboard, the military's term for a list of articles, that was delivered Tuesday to the Lincoln Group, a Washington-based public relations firm paid by the Pentagon.
The American press is predictably ignoring the story. Yet it is only too plausible that Bush wanted to wipe out what he saw as a nest of terrorists.
Enough plutonium to make dozens of nuclear bombs hasn't been accounted for at the UC-run Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and may be missing.
Shiite Muslim militia members have infiltrated Iraq's police force and are carrying out sectarian killings under the color of law. Undermining the U.S. effort to stabilize the nation, and train and equip Iraq's security forces — prerequisite
As part of an information offensive in Iraq, the U.S. military is secretly paying Iraqi newspapers to publish stories written by American troops in an effort to burnish the image of the U.S. mission in Iraq.
As a groggy and very hung-over American hegemon wakes from a dream of imperial dominion and faces the harsh light of morning in war-torn Iraq, the cruel reality of what General Odom calls "the greatest strategic disaster" in our history is
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her vote to authorize war in Iraq amid growing unease among liberal Democrats who could determine the potential 2008 presidential candidate's future.
American forces in Iraq, he writes below, are now "the Praetorian Guard" for a radical right-wing Iraqi theocratic government in Baghdad, one deeply indebted to that full member of the "axis of evil," Iran.
"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
"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
"I think that you can have a legitimate insurgency in a country that has popular support and has a cohesiveness and has a legitimate gripe," Rumsfeld said. "These people don't have a legitimate gripe."
U.S. officials held talks with the Dutch government to try to persuade the Netherlands to send more troops to Afghanistan as part of a NATO plan to expand peacekeeping despite increasing violence.