Poland has asked for additional US military assistance to modernize its own forces as it considers whether to extend the presence of Polish troops in Iraq next year. A Pentagon official said the US has already done much to assist Polish military refo
Before Sept. 11, bin Laden’s speeches were not hard to find, but fear of being labeled pro-terrorist have kept many Islamic and Arab scholars from publishing his words in recent years. "if you want to reflect on the chilling effect that we are n
"Victory has a thousand fathers ..." John Kennedy once said. President Bush, used the word about that many times as he tried to explain how we would win one day in Iraq. That is not going to happen. But Mr. Victory is talking as fast as he
Correspondents say the revelation is only likely to increase suspicion that the CIA has been operating secret prisons out of international oversight.
Yasir al-Qutaji is a lawyer from Mosul, Iraq. In March 2004, while exploring allegations that US troops were torturing Iraqis, Qutaji was arrested by American forces. He was then subjected to the same kinds of punishment he was investigating.
The Bush administration based a crucial prewar assertion about ties between Iraq and Al Qaeda on detailed statements made by a prisoner while in Egyptian custody who later said he had fabricated them to escape harsh treatment, according to current an
A U.S. investigation into allegations that the American military is buying positive coverage in the Iraqi media has expanded to examine a press club founded and financed by the U.S. Army.
Iraqis are coming to fear those bands of men in masks who seem to operate with the Iraqi police. Omar Ahmed's family learned what it can mean to run into the police, their supposed protectors.
Red Cross is pushing the US to give it access to prisoners held in secret jails. UN human rights investigators chided "many states" trying to justify torture."They cannot be brushed aside by governments when they become 'inconvenie
Framed as if on a movie screen by the outline of a sport-utility vehicle's rear window, those scenes and others show what appear to be private security contractors firing on Iraqi civilians. The video footage has prompted an investigation by the
The United States told Saudi Arabia more than three years before the September 11 attacks that Osama bin Laden might be targeting civilian airplanes, according to a newly declassified State Department cable.
Gen. Hugh Shelton has confirmed that four years before the 2001 attacks, he authorized a secret computer data-mining initiative to track down Osama bin Laden and operatives in al-Qaida.
The British government is trying to stall an investigation into the theft of more than $1.3bn (£740m) from the Iraqi Ministry of Defence, senior Iraqi officials say.
The Steve Kelley for Gov. campaign office says it won't take down a sign in its window that keeps a running tally of U.S. casualties in Iraq. The sign has stirred up some hard feelings because it's right next door to the military recruiting s
20 years it’s going to take to settle this thing. The American people is not going to put up with it; can’t afford it. We have spent $277 billion. They’re going to ask for another $100 billion next year. (video link of speech)
Despite the relatively small number of American armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan (140,000), the war effort is rapidly shaping up to be the third-most expensive war in United States history.
Amid charges that President Bush and the Department of Justice are inflating the number of criminal prosecutions for terrorism, five cases shed light on the administration's mixed record of convictions during 2005.
When faced with a problem, Bush administration officials reach for their dictionaries to pretzel and torture words into whatever shape best suits them. They declare simply to be following precedent (which turns out, of course, to be whatever they**Q*
John Murtha is “a lovable guy,” but “he’s never been a big thinker; he’s an appropriator. As we get older, we get more sentimental,” McCain says. “And [Murtha] has been very, very affected by the funerals and the families. But you cannot let that aff
Not only is prisoner abuse widespread, but that much of it is carried out by Mr. Jabr's subordinates. Efforts to bring the problem under control during the past year have largely been frustrated by indifference from senior Iraqi officials.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signed an agreement with Romania today that lets U.S. troops use four training bases in the formerly communist-run country, the first such facilities near eastern Europe's Black Sea Coast.
In defense of his war policy, President Bush will highlight US efforts to help Iraqis overhaul their economy and rebuild their shattered infrastructure.
"I call on the holy warriors to concentrate their campaigns on the stolen oil of the Muslims, most of the revenues of which go to the enemies of Islam," al-Zawahri, the Egyptian deputy of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, said
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, increasingly isolated in his own Democratic party because of his strong support for the Iraq war, called on the White House and congressional leaders to form a special "war cabinet" to provide advice and direction for
The administration may have exaggerated pre-war claims of an Iraqi WMD arsenal, and defenders branding the detractors as historical revisionists. Both sides suggest other factors may have been in the mix.
Civil rights groups have protested new rulings that make segregation of sexes in Iraqi schools compulsory. Education ministry has issued regulations under which mixed teaching even at university level will be forbidden. Already male teachers are not
"There has been so much smoke on this issue, it's very unlikely that there is not a fire somewhere. I think it's likely they have been tortured."
Zubaidi, the Queen of Spades in the deck of most-wanted Iraqi playing cards issued by the US government during the war in Iraq, was prime minister of Iraq from 1991 until 1993, when the post went to Saddam.
Rice reiterated her defense of US methods in the war on terror against 21st century militants. "If you don't get to them before they commit their crimes, they will commit mass murder," she said.
The training of Iraqi security forces has suffered a big "setback" in the last 6 months, with the army and other forces being increasingly used to settle scores and make other political gains, Iraqi Vice President Ghazi al-Yawer said.