The Bush administration proposed eliminating a civilian office tasked with oversight of the Pentagon’s special-operations forces. In 2001, then-Defense Undersecretary for Policy Doug Feith tried to disenfranchise the position.
"A lot of them, when they were told they were coming to Jazeera and Habaniyah, they quit," said Marine Staff Sgt. Juan Santiago of New York City, speaking of two towns just outside Bidimnah. Santiago saw more than half his trainees quit the
Inert in his bed, the 29-year-old Marine reservist is a survivor of an Iraq car bombing and a fearsome scramble of wounds: profound brain injury, arm and facial fractures, third-degree burns, tenacious infections of the central nervous system. Each d
Lawyers for former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his co-accused say the trial's new judge, Rauf Rasheed Abdel Rahman, must be removed before they will return to the courtroom, Saddam lawyer Khalil Dulaimi said.
Future warriors will be as proficient in irregular operations, including counterinsurgency and stabilization operations, as they are today in high-intensity combat." Stability operations, called "nation building," would be a top priori
Congress already has approved $24 billion for Iraq reconstruction, and some speculated that the White House would not ask for more. But in recent weeks, it has become evident that Iraq does not have the financial ability to sustain all its new proper
A document obtained by Iran serves no other purpose than to make an atomic bomb, the IAEA said. Instructions on how to mold highly enriched grade uranium into metal was "related to the fabrication of nuclear weapon components," and had no o
Schneider said Sheehan had worn a T-shirt with an anti-war slogan to Tuesday night's speech and covered it up until she took her seat. Police warned her that such displays were not allowed in the House chamber, but she did not respond, the spokes
Halliburton subsidiary KBR has agreed to lop $9 million off sole-source contracts paid for by the government with Iraqi oil money after auditors questioned $208 million in possible overcharges. Case closed.
Struggling to retain enough officers to lead its forces, the Army has begun to dramatically increase the number of soldiers it promotes, raising fears within the service that wartime strains are diluting the quality of the officer corps. Last year
With a new general in charge, the U.S. military's plans to fight Iraq's insurgents are expected to emphasize improving Iraqis' quality of life, rather than killing or capturing guerrillas.
The Senate investigation into bungled pre-war Iraq intelligence is being held up by Pentagon investigation of Douglas Feith, one of the war's leading architects, for his alleged role in manipulating pre-war intelligence to support a case f
Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a fallen soldier in Iraq who reinvigorated the anti-war movement, was arrested and removed from the House gallery Tuesday night just before President Bush's State of the Union address, a police spokeswoman said
Col. Janis Karpinski told that several women had died of dehydration because they refused to drink liquids late in the day. They were afraid of being assaulted or even raped by male soldiers if they had to use the women's latrine after dark.
A judge offered a 20-year-old man facing sentencing: Enlist in the Army or go to jail for up to a year. Michael Guerra, 20, had pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree criminal contempt after he was accused of violating an order of protection.
Al-Qaida No. 2 man al-Zawahri said in a videotape that President Bush was a “butcher” and a “failure” because of a deadly US airstrike in Pakistan targeting him, and he threatened a new attack on the US. “In seeking to kill my humble self and four of
The six-day World Social Forum wrapped up in Caracas with US anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan calling President George W. Bush a "terrorist" during an event hosted by Venezuela's leftist leader.
Halliburton said it plans to sell a minority stake in its engineering and construction unit KBR through an initial public offering. KBR has generated controversy over how it became the largest U.S. contractor in Iraq.
Car bombs exploded in quick succession Sunday near four Christian churches and the office of the Vatican envoy, killing 3 people and raising new concerns about sectarian tensions. At least 17 other people were killed in other violence around the coun
Tony Blair knew that George Bush was only "going through the motions" of offering support for a second UN resolution in the run-up to the Iraq war, it was claimed last night.
During the battle of Tora Bora in December 2001, when al Qaeda leaders were pinned down by US forces, Tabarak sacrificed himself to engineer their escape. He headed toward the Pakistani border while making calls on Osama bin Laden's satellite pho
Iraqi and U.N. health officials said Monday a 15-year-old girl who died this month was a victim of the deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, the first confirmed case of the disease in the Middle East.
The U.S. Army has forced about 50,000 soldiers to continue serving after their voluntary stints ended under a policy called "stop-loss," but while some dispute its fairness, court challenges have fallen flat.
They were loyal conservatives, and Bush appointees. They fought a quiet battle to rein in the president's power in the war on terror. And they paid a price for it. Stood up to the hard-liners, centered in the office of the vice president, who wan
THE drab compound that houses the Iranian embassy in Pyongyang is the focus of intense scrutiny by diplomats and intelligence services who believe that North Korea is negotiating to sell the Iranians plutonium that would hand Tehran a rapid route to
Iran says it will launch medium-range missiles if attacked, and accused Britain and the USof arming rebels in its south. Shahab-3 missiles place Israel, US bases in the Gulf and foreign troops in Iraq within their range.
Congress has granted unusual authority for the Pentagon to spend as much as $200 million of its own budget to aid foreign militaries, a break with the traditional practice of channeling foreign military assistance through the State Department.
NOT long after the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq in 2003, a top aide to Paul Bremer, then head of the American occupation authority, excitedly explained that Iraq had just become the front line in Washington's effort to neutrali
ABC News Co-Anchor Bob Woodruff and a Cameraman Injured in IED Attack in Iraq
President Bush will use his new budget to propose cutting the size of the Army Reserve to its lowest level in 3 decades come as the Defense Department struggles to trim personnel costs and other expenses to pay for the war in Iraq and a host of othe