Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller, a central figure in the U.S. detainee-abuse scandal, invoked his right not to incriminate himself in court-martial proceedings against 2 soldiers accused of using dogs to intimidate captives at the Abu Ghraib prison in I
National Guard soldiers who were ordered to protect possible targets after the Sept. 11 attacks sued the federal government, seeking tens of millions of dollars in expenses they were never reimbursed. Told: "If you don't like the arrangement
Amnesty International has released accounts alleging new prisoner torture and abuse in Guantanamo Bay and Kandahar, Afghanistan alleges numerous instances of physical and psychological abuse by U.S. personnel and Pakistani authorities. Read his full,
Colin Powell said that he harbors no regrets about the invasion of Iraq. Iraq's eventual government might not be as broad-based as hoped. Do not overestimate terrorists' power. "Let's not take away our liberties, out freedoms and our
In a memoir that broke a more than year-long silence, Paul Bremer portrays himself in a constant struggle with Donald Rumsfeld, the defence secretary, and military leaders who were determined to reduce the US troop presence as quickly as possible in
Paul Bremer turned his fire on the British Government and Armed Forces, the CIA, the US Marine Corps and the US chiefs of staff, who were berated for their "weak kneed" and displayed "cold feet" timidity in refusing to arrest Moqt
Will pro-war Christians pause from their onward march ?
When congressional hawks begin to repent should Christian leaders be so far behind ?
“They come in the summer of 2003, bringing in Iraqis, interviewing them. They start talking about WMD and they say to [these Iraqi intelligence officers] that ‘Our President is in trouble. He went to war saying there are WMD and there are no WMD. Wha
A bomb that killed six civilians Monday near Baiji, Iraq, missed its target by 65 feet and hit the wrong home, military officials said.
Attacks by suicide bombers killed as many as 130 people on Thursday, rekindling fears of a return to mass sectarian killings after a relative lull and prompting Iraq's most powerful Shiite political faction to warn of retribution and blame the US
Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz and Harvard budget expert Linda Bilmes plan to present this week a paper estimating the cost of the Iraq War at between $1-2 trillion.
The year 2005 saw 2,880 terrorist attacks target Iraqi security forces and civilians, Maj. Abdul Aziz al-Mousawi said. Some 1,225 policemen and 475 soldiers were killed, along with 4,021 civilians and 1,709 insurgents, he said. Overall, 7,430 Iraqis
"Is this intelligence or is it propaganda? This is what happened in Iraq. I have a deep, abiding mistrust of what is put out by the Government and a deep, abiding mistrust of what is put out by the intelligence services. This is part of an almos
The Army career of Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez, the American commander in Iraq during the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, is coming to an end. He plans to retire, probably this summer, rather than face a bruising Senate confirmation fight over any
Paul Schroeder said his son's fellow 3/25 Marines told him something that the military never told him, how Augie was killed Aug. 3 while trying to capture the Iraqi insurgents who had killed the snipers. "They were set up. Someone knew wh
The Iranian government has been successfully scouring Europe for the sophisticated equipment needed to develop a nuclear bomb, according to the latest western intelligence assessment of the country's weapons programmes.
What a hell of a year that was, huh? Lots of killing. I'm hoping for less this year, though the number of people who can adequately debunk the State's case for Iran building nukes is down to the Iranians themselves, and Dr. Gordon Prather of
Over the strong objections of US commanders in Baghdad, the Iraqi government has nominated a new leader for a brigade that is set to assume control over some of the capital's most sensitive areas. This dispute appears likely to postpone an alread
US military commanders were told that Osama bin Laden was hiding in the mountainous Tora Bora region of Afghanistan in early December 2001 but failed to send troops to block his escape, according to the CIA officer who ran the agency’s operations in
US warplanes killed 9 members of an Iraqi family, including women and young children, during a bombing strike that obliterated a home near the northern industrial city of Bayji. The warplanes were targeting insurgents who had been observed planting a
Al-Qaida is active in Somalia, but U.S. counterterrorism forces are succeeding in keeping its influence from spreading in East Africa - using shovels as their weapons, a commander said
Even though Ahmad Chalabi apparently lost badly in last month's parliamentary election here, the former Pentagon favorite is still likely to be a big player in the next Iraqi government.
Iraq's oil minister said Monday he resigned after the government last week gave him a forced vacation and replaced him with Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi following criticism about fuel price increases.
It's one thing to give up our civil liberties in exchange for the safety of our children. It's quite another to give them up and get little in return. Let's examine just how much safer George Bush has made America since September 11.
Iraq's main Sunni Arab group made an unprecedented trip north to see the Kurds and agreed for the first time on broad outlines for a coalition government — possibly opening a way out of the political turmoil that has gripped the country since dis
A defense bill approved by Congress would allow open competition for a multibillion-dollar contract to supply refueling tankers for the Air Force.
Despite the US command's announcement that it would seek to curb abuses by Iraqi commando units, the US military has been extremely tolerant of the most abusive unit of all – the notorious Wolf Brigade – because it regards it as highly effective
THE United States is nearing the end of its $18.4 billion fund for rebuilding Iraq, with little prospect of further multibillion-dollar injections.
More and more, though, US military commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan are clamping down on these military Web logs, known as milblogs. After all, digital photos of blown-up tanks and gritty comments on urban warfare don't just interest mom and da