The long cable about the stark realities of life in Baghdad from U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalizad reproduced in the Washington Post Sunday should serve as a corrective to the wave of renewed optimism that has swept Washington about the Iraq wa
After three inmates killed themselves, the Pentagon declared the suicides an act of 'asymmetric warfare', banned the media and went on a PR offensive. But as despair grows within the camp, so too does outrage mount at its brutal and secretive
The Washington Post has obtained a cable, marked "sensitive," that it says show that just before President Bush left on a surprise trip last Monday to the Green Zone in Baghdad for an upbeat assessment of the situation there, "the U.S.
Iran's foreign minister said the government likely would suggest amendments to a Western package of incentives meant to persuade the Islamic republic to give up its uranium enrichment program. Would not give any timing for Iran's response
What really happened in Haditha on Nov. 19, 2005? Marines killed 24 Iraqi civilians, including 10 women and children and an elderly man in a wheelchair. But how and why it happened and who ultimately bears responsibility are matters of profound dispu
Basra in the south of Iraq is beginning to splinter under increasing violence and sectarian divisions. Smuggling of oil on a large scale coupled with increasing violence and the lack of basic services like water and electricity has caused increasi
Al-Qaeda terrorists came within 45 days of attacking the New York subway system with a lethal gas. They were stopped not by any intelligence breakthrough, but by an order from Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman Zawahiri. And the U.S. learned of the
The submarine that William T. Mabin was in disappeared while on a mission to attack a Japanese convoy in the last months of World War II. The Navy says a wreck found at the bottom of the Gulf of Thailand appears to be the USS Lagarto.
Iraq said Al-Qaeda's reign of terror was nearing its end, as the US military announced the killing of 104 rebels since the slaying of the group's leader, al-Zarqawi. Information from Al-Qaeda documents seized in raids spelt "the beginni
On Wednesday, June 7th U.S. Army First Lieutenant Ehren Watada became the first commissioned officer to publicly refuse deployment to the unlawful Iraq war and occupation. His unit is scheduled to deploy to Iraq in a few days.
An incredibly lengthy "prep book" for discussion of the Iraq war and US efforts to end terrorism has been issued to supporters in Congress. An election year guide for Republicans and Democratic supporters of the war, with many of the
U.S. special operations forces fed some Iraqi detainees only bread and water for up to 17 days, used unapproved interrogation practices such as sleep deprivation and loud music and stripped at least one prisoner, according to a Pentagon report on inc
When asked about the landmark 2,500 US soldiers killed in Iraq today, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow claimed that "Everybody would like the war to be over now." He also said the 2,500 figure was a "number."
The Army general investigating whether military personnel tried to cover up any part of the alleged massacre of up to 2 dozen Iraqi civilians in Haditha late last year has completed his report. No information about his findings was provided.
Current military and former intelligence officials remain concerned about a US-led strike on Iran, despite the recent appearance of diplomacy on the part of the US State Department and the offer of an incentives package to Iran.
The United States warned North Korea against testing a ballistic missile, expressing concern about Pyongyang's ambitions but refusing to confirm reports of an imminent launch.
President Bush said he'd like to close the US military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where 3 detainees committed suicide Saturday. He said he was awaiting a Supreme Court decision about how terrorism suspects there could be tried.
Iraq's vice president has asked President Bush for a timeline for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Iraq, the Iraqi president's office said. Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, a Sunni, made the request during his meeting with Bush, when the
Nearly 4 years after it authorized the use of force in Iraq, the House will embark on its first extended debate on the war, with Republican leaders daring Democrats to vote against a nonbinding resolution to hold firm on Iraq and the war on terrorism
Charles Figley, a Florida State University psychologist who has surveyed Vietnam War veterans about war crimes, says the only thing that surprised him about the Haditha reports was "that anyone was surprised. This is what happens in war."
[The face in front of the mask.] The U.S. military said the man claiming to be the new al-Qaida in Iraq leader is Abu Ayyub al-Masri, an Egyptian with ties to Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri. The Afghanistan-trained explosives expert i
The Senate rejected by 93-6, a call for the withdrawal of US combat forces from Iraq by year's end as Congress erupted in impassioned, election-year debate over a conflict that now has claimed the lives of 2,500 American troops.
"Generally speaking and despite the gloomy present situation, we find that the best solution in order to get out of this crisis is to involve the U.S. forces in waging a war against another country or any hostile groups," the documen
On the day that the US military death toll in Iraq reached 2,500, House Republicans put forward a resolution proclaiming that it was not in the nation's security interest to set an "arbitrary date" to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq.
The number of US military deaths in Iraq has reached 2,500, the Pentagon said, and the military warned it expected the new leader of al Qaeda in Iraq to continue the bloody tactics of his slain predecessor. Tens of thousands of Iraqis have also been
The US Senate voted unanimously to force President Bush to submit a budget for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars instead of financing them in emergency bills that are pushed through Congress with minimal scrutiny.
The Territorial Army has suffered a drastic loss of experienced personnel with almost 16,000 troops quitting since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. The reserve army, which has been widely used to support un
President Bush, just back from Iraq, dismissed calls for a U.S. withdrawal as election-year politics and refused to give a timetable or benchmark for success that would allow troops to come home.
The House passed a $94.5 billion bill Tuesday to pay for continuing U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, hurricane relief, bird flu preparations and border security at home. The House-Senate compromise bill contains $66 billion for th
Private military contractors are earning billions of dollars in Iraq -- much of it from U.S. taxpayers. Business is booming for those willing to tackle one of the most dangerous jobs on Earth. Lucrative U.S. government contracts go to firms called