Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld tried to rewrite history this week when he denied making prewar claims that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. Rumsfeld's latest attempt at backtracking on his prewar rhetoric came Thursday
The US insisted when it signed the International Convention Against Torture treaty that it did not apply to armed conflicts, excluding its activities in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the “war on terror”, from the Convention’s scope in US eyes.
President Bush has said he would like to "end" the detention centre in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. But says he must wait for a Supreme Court ruling on whether inmates could be tried by military or civilian courts.
"Begin paying attention," Swindell urged, ''to stories from Iraq like the very recent one about U.S. Marines killing a group of civilians near Baghdad. This is the next step in the Iraq war as frustration among our soldiers grows --
President George Bush has said the September 11 revolt of passengers against their hijackers on board Flight 93 had struck the first blow of "World War III".
A British military helicopter apparently was hit by a missile and crashed in Basra, triggering a confrontation in which jubilant Iraqis pelted British troops with stones, hurled firebombs and shouted slogans in support of a radical Shiite Muslim cler
A new report from the Congressional Research Service puts the cost of the global war on terrorism at least at $368 billion -- not counting the requests now before Congress. If the roughly $70 billion 2006 emergency supplemental request and the $50 bi
[This is going to be fun!] The Army warned an anti-war group of former U.S. Military Academy cadets to stop using the words "West Point" in its name, saying they are trademarked. A co-founder of West Point Graduates Against the War countere
Dick Cheney, the vice-president, has said he has no regrets about the decision to invade Iraq. Mr Cheney's refusal to admit to doubts about going to war highlights his isolation from an administration which has demonstrated a degree of candour
A flustered Abu Musab Zarqawi, self-proclaimed leader of Al Qaeda's branch in Iraq and the alleged mastermind of the campaign of suicide bombings throughout the country, was shown today wearing New Balance running shoes and struggling to get his
Ahmed Chalabi, the man who helped provide cooked intelligence on Iraq to the Pentagon and the New York Times in the lead-up to war, is once again being engaged in US policy decisions, current and former intelligence officials say. According to two
The former inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security says he was pressured to tone down criticism of security failures in the months before the 2004 Presidential election. [the wuss]
Military action against Iran would be fraught with risk and would have repercussions across the region, a leading American general conceded. "Any action militarily is very complicated," Lt Gen Victor Renuart, the director of planning for
On May 1, 2003, President Bush stood underneath a "Mission Accomplished" banner and announced that "Major combat operations have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed." Here's the situat
Leaders of Iraq's powerful Shiite Muslim political bloc said they are willing to give up control of the Interior Ministry and its police forces to ease the fears of other sectarian groups. The ministry has been accused of death squads and militia
The Turkish armed forces have launched their first military operation along the Iraqi border where Turkish troops have concentrated for days. The Northern Iraqi cities of Amedi and Zaho, sheltering Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) militants, were hi
Sectarian violence has forced about 100,000 families across Iraq to flee their homes, a top Iraqi official said, and 16 Iraqis were killed Saturday, 6 of them tortured in captivity. An American soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in the capital, ra
[Where will the Iraqi Christians and mixed marriage flee?] The surest -- and perhaps now the only -- way to bring stability to Iraq is to divide the country into three pieces. Those who see the partitioning of Iraq as increasingly attractive argue th
Alarm bells over an emerging nuclear threat in the Gulf, UN credibility at stake, a fervent call to a coalition of the willing: the US has been there before. As Washington drives to thwart Iran, it is turning increasingly to the same diplomatic rheto
Iran and the United States have begun to reveal new strategies in their nuclear dispute that seem bound to escalate their confrontation, as both nations seek to turn to their advantage a highly critical report that portrays a nuclear program proceed
President Bush warned of tough fighting to come and "more days of sacrifice and struggle" in Iraq as April drew to a close as the deadliest month for American forces this year. "The enemy is resorting to desperate acts of violence b
An American initiative to use private security companies to protect Iraq's oil and power infrastructure collapsed amid reports of possible fraud, missing weapons and destroyed documents, according to a federal audit released Saturday. Under a
"If the president made us go to war with Iraq, why doesn't he go over there and fight the war?" Christian May asked. Gonzales responded. "He's sort of the commander in chief. He's kind of leading the troops. You have people
Tens of thousands of anti-war protesters marched Saturday through Manhattan to demand an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq just hours after an American soldier died in a roadside explosion in Baghdad -- the 70th U.S. fighter killed in tha
As of April 28th, 2,401 persons in the military have died in Bush's Iraq War, and an additional 281 in the Afghan incursion. 18,479 have been wounded in action in both wars, of which 8,563 (46%) were wounded so badly they could not ret
Hundreds of suicide bombings in Iraq have "broken the back" of the US military, al-Qaida's No. 2 said in a video by Ayman al-Zawahri, posted on an Islamic militant Web forum, came within the sa
[Which is why they are kicking butt in Afghanistan.] Leaders of al-Qaida lost some control of the terror network last year due to the arrests and deaths of top operational planners, but the group remains the most prominent terror threat facing the US
The U.S. war on terrorism has made the world safer, the State Department's counterterrorism chief said on Friday, despite more than 11,000 terrorist attacks worldwide last year that killed 14,600 people.
The Iraq war has already cost the US $320bn, according to an authoritative new report, and even if a troop withdrawal begins this year, the conflict is set to be more expensive in real terms than the Vietnam War, a generation ago.
Reaching across a sectarian divide, Iraq's highest-ranking Shiite Muslim cleric called on militias to disarm today, saying only government forces should be permitted to carry weapons on the streets. Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the Iranian-bor