Iraqis vote for a new government in the hope it will end decades of suffering, boost living standards and pave the way for U.S.-led troops to leave, nearly three years after they invaded.
The House of Representatives gave overwhelming support to a measure requiring the humane treatment of prisoners in U.S. custody, piling pressure on President Bush to agree to put into law a ban on the torture of detainees.
The U.S. Army has approved a new set of interrogation techniques that could complicate talks between Congress and the White House on legislation that would ban the torture and inhumane treatment of detainees.
This week, the Department of Defense reported that for the second month in a row, the service hit hardest by the recruiting shortfall - the Army - exceeded its monthly recruiting goals. Yet there has been hardly a peep about that success.
One day before Iraq's historic parliamentary elections, US President George W. Bush defended his decision to invade that country and reserved the right to preemptive war in the future.
Liberman has the rhetorical conceit of pretending that we're in the position of Britain during the blitz. This is so typical of the neoconservative vocabulary of crisis-mongering: their response to any criticism, is an outraged cry: "Don
More recently, however, air war has largely disappeared from consciousness. It simply hasn't been part of war, as Americans see, read about, or imagine it, on-screen or off. This is strange.
Military aircraft are prohibited, legally, from providing services already available through commercial flyers, as spelled out in laws governing noncompetition between the military and the private sector. “We don’t expect everyone to be happy about t
A $300 million Pentagon psychological warfare operation includes plans for placing pro-American messages in foreign media outlets without disclosing the U.S. government as the source, one of the military officials in charge of the program says.
The Pentagon is in the early stages of drafting a wartime request for up to $100 billion more for Iraq and Afghanistan, a figure that would push spending related to the wars to a staggering half-trillion dollars.
The U.S. ambassador to Pakistan said bin Laden cannot communicate with his followers because he likely is hiding in a remote area, Pakistan's TV reported after the ambassador met with local journalists.
"I made a tough decision [on Iraq]. And knowing what I know today I'd make the same decision again," Bush said. About 30,000 Iraqis and 2,140 U.S. troops had been killed since the start of the war was a "down payment" on democ
Establishing order and security, restoring essential services and meeting the humanitarian needs of the population of a country we just vanquished is now a "core U.S. military mission."
Iranian-backed militia Badr Organization taken over Iraqi Interior Ministry's intelligence activities and infiltrated its elite commando units. Enabled the Shiite Muslim militia to use IM vehicles and equipment, bought with American money, to car
In a rare, unscripted moment, President Bush estimated 30,000 Iraqis have died in the war, the first time he has publicly acknowledged the high price Iraqis have paid in the push for imposed "democracy."
An Iraqi official with firsthand knowledge of the search said that at least 12 of the 13 prisoners had been subjected to "severe torture," including sessions of electric shock and episodes that left them with broken bones. "Two of them
Propose that the US be willing to place stability above democracy, at least in the near term, and to swallow the "bitter pill" of supporting an authoritarian regime in Iraq backed by sectarian militias if that is the best means of suppressi
Sunni Arabs with extensive knowledge of the insurgency say that US troop withdrawal by itself will not halt the violence consuming Iraq. Must accompany other steps, including negotiations with insurgent groups, if an all-out civil war between the Shi
Moderates are imploring colleagues in Congress to tone down the rhetoric on Iraq as debate about President Bush's war policies has become increasingly bitter and partisan. "The quality of congressional debate has an impact on events in Iraq
More than two-thirds of those surveyed oppose the presence of troops from the United States and its coalition partners and less than half, 44 percent, say their country is better off now than it was before the war,
The effort to demonize Syria and, in effect, Saddamize its ruler, Bashar al-Assad, has run up against a brick wall: the recantation of the prime witness, who says he was bribed, intimidated, and tortured into going along with the narrative being sold
Armed with graphs, bar charts and intimate knowledge of what is actually happening on the ground in Iraq, the former US Marine shredded Bush's claims, blazing a path for his fellow Democrats, which most of them continue to shun.
In a move unthinkable in the bloody run-up to the last election, guerrillas in the western insurgent heartland of Anbar province say they are even prepared to protect voting stations from fighters loyal to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of al Qaeda in
An Iraqi general formerly in charge of special forces said he witnessed horrific scenes of torture in Iraqi prisons and accused a Shiite militia of being responsible. "It was horrific. Thousands of detainees, often teenagers, beaten, burned, rec
"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
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
A United Nations official has said a U.S. military base in the Kosovo region is the site of a secret prison. Talking about Camp Bondsteel in eastern Kosovo, U.N. Ombudsman Marek Nowicki told the German daily Berliner Zeitung
While some Europeans are lobbing hard questions at Condoleeza Rice about secret interrogations of terror suspects, their own governments may not want to push the issue too far. Some European governments were informed of the CIA flight operations befo
Saddam has gotten more air time and more ink than any dictator in the post-World War II world. Never before has so much attention been lavished on a man who, on the world stage, has always been so insignificant.