British officers took part in a US war game aimed at preparing for a possible invasion of Iran, despite repeated claims by the foreign secretary, Jack Straw, that a military strike against Iran is inconceivable. The war game, codenamed Hotspur 200
An Iraqi businessman linked to Saddam Hussein told a US television network the kidnapping of US journalist Jill Carroll was a mistake and a ransom was paid for her release.
US SECRETARY of Defence Donald Rumsfeld allowed an "abusive and degrading" interrogation of an al Qaeda detainee in 2002, the online magazine Salon reported overnight, citing an Army document. In a report a Pentagon spokesman denounced
At least 65,000 Iraqis have fled their homes as a result of sectarian violence and intimidation, according to new figures from the Iraqi government. And the rate at which Iraqis are being displaced is increasing. Figures given to the BBC by the
Peace Mom rips 'smear machine,' defends lack of marker for Casey
A poll conducted by the Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg reveals that 48% of Americans would back military action against Iran if the government continues pursuing nuclear technology.
Russia is embarking on a nine-year modernization of its nuclear air, sea and land missile systems with a goal of having 2,000 warheads by 2020.
Another retired general is calling for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to resign, according to a front page story set for Thursday's Washington Post, RAW STORY has found.
President Bush expressed confidence in embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld despite five retired generals calling for his resignation, blaming his arrogant leadership for critical mistakes in Iraq.
We speak with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh about his latest article in the New Yorker that the Bush administration has increased clandestine activities inside Iran and intensified planning for a possible major air attack. [includes
Two more retired U.S. generals called for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign on Thursday, claiming the chief architect of the Iraq war and subsequent American occupation should be held accountable for the chaos there.
The U.S. military's Central Command has named the global fight against terrorists "The Long War," and expects it to last at least 20 years. In an interview with the BBC, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, Centcom's deputy
The US is to field test an innovative Israeli set-up designed to act as a "force field" around armoured vehicles, protecting them from rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and anti-tank missiles, according to a Fox News report.
The Pentagon is bypassing official US intelligence channels and turning to a dangerous and unruly cast of characters in order to create strife in Iran in preparation for any possible attack, former and current intelligence officials say. One of th
LONDON — A military court Thursday convicted a British air force doctor of disobeying orders and sentenced him to eight months in prison after he called the Iraq war illegal and refused to return for a third tour of duty.
A car bomb killed at least 26 people outside a Shi'ite mosque north of Baghdad on Wednesday as Iraqi leaders failed to make progress toward forming a national unity government they hope can avert sectarian civil war.
The threat to the planet from the US use of depleted uranium munitions in four wars since 1991.
The White House angrily denied a newspaper report that President Bush in 2003 declared the existence of biological weapons laboratories in Iraq while knowing it was not true. For a year after that, the Bush administration continued to assert that the
Iran intends to move toward large-scale uranium enrichment involving 54,000 centrifuges, the country's deputy nuclear chief said, signaling its resolve to expand a program the international community has insisted it halt. "We will expand ura
The steps the US empire follows preparing the public for the wars it plans to wage.
Judge Bayliss said: "I am not going to allow the defendant to explain what he thinks the law is." Kendall-Smith replied: "If I am unable to speak, how can I present my position to the court?" Judge Bayliss: "I will not allow
2 senior military officers are known to have challenged Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on the planning of the Iraq war. Army General Eric Shinseki publicly dissented and found himself marginalized. Marine Lieut. General Greg Newbold, the Pentagon*
Italian elections have stripped President Bush of another Iraq war ally in Silvio Berlusconi, with staunch US partner Tony Blair barely holding on in Britain. Pro-war supporters had already departed in Spain and Portugal, but Berlusconi's apparen
Full-page ads in influential US newspapers entitled "A Nuclear Iran Threatens All" depicting radiating circles on an Iran-centered map to show where its missiles could strike. "Suppose Iran one day gives nuclear devices to terrorists?
On May 29, 2003, 50 days after the fall of Baghdad, President Bush proclaimed a fresh victory in Iraq: 2 small trailers captured had turned out to be long-sought mobile "biological laboratories." He declared, "We have found the weapons
Iran's hard-line president said Tuesday that the country "has joined the club of nuclear countries" by successfully enriching uranium for the first time — a key process in what Iran maintains is a peaceful energy program.
A retired Marine Corps general has struck a nerve here by criticizing the US military brass for remaining silent while the Bush administration's marched the country into an "invented war" in Iraq.
n the middle of methodically recalling the day his brother's family was killed, Yaseen's monotone voice and stream of tears suddenly stopped. He looked up, paused and pleaded: "Please don't let me say anything that will get me killed
The U.S. military is conducting a propaganda campaign to magnify the role of the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq.The effort has overstated his importance and helped the Bush administration tie the war to the organization responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001
2 of every 3 eligible soldiers continue to re-enlist, putting the Army, which has endured most of the fighting in Iraq, ahead of its annual goal. Strong retention has helped the Army offset recruiting that has failed to meet its targets as the war in