Iraq's government clamped a state of emergency on Baghdad and ordered everyone off the streets after U.S. and Iraqi forces battled insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades, hand grenades and rifles near the heavily fortified Green Zone.
The House of Representatives has passed a bill barring the U.S. military from establishing permanent bases in Iraq. The 2007 Defense Authorization Act, approved by the House Wednesday, includes language sponsored by Democratic war critic Rep.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale said Friday he supports a pre-emptive U.S. strike against a North Korean missile, saying the U.S. should tell North Korea to dismantle the missile or "we are going to take it out."
Republican Congress members claimed late today that evidence of weapons of mass destruction hidden by Saddam Hussein had at last been identified in Iraq. Republican Congress members claim that evidence of Saddam's WMD have been identified
Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday they have no evidence that Iraq produced chemical weapons after the 1991 Gulf War, despite recent reports from media outlets and Republican lawmakers.
Withdrawing American troops from Iraq would embolden terrorists and leave the US and its allies vulnerable to new attacks, Vice President Dick Cheney said. "The worst possible thing we could do is what the Democrats are suggesting,"
Before Haditha, there was Sadr City. Before the recent allegations that marines rampaged from house to house last November, killing women and children, there was the 2004 courts-martial of soldiers charged with killing 7 men in a garbage truck in Sad
President Hamid Karzai criticized the U.S.-led coalition's anti-terror campaign, deploring the deaths of hundreds of Afghans and appealing for more financial help for his government. [It's good our puppet doesn't have oil, or we might car
The number of Iraqi civilian deaths at American checkpoints and in encounters with U.S. convoys has fallen sharply, from as many as eight a week a year ago to one a week last month.
Former defense secretary William J. Perry has called on President Bush to launch a preemptive strike against the long-range ballistic missile that U.S. intelligence analysts say North Korea is preparing to launch.
Former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge said the war on terror is likely to last for generations, much like the Cold war. "I don't know if anyone in the 1950s thought the Cold War would last close to half a century, but it did," Ridge
Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa)) told reporters yesterday that weapons of mass destruction had in fact been found in Iraq, despite acknowledgments by the White House
Public service announcements have changed a lot. They now include exploding cars, flying Matrix-style stuntmen and exceedingly dire messages like "Don't Suicide Bomb." The ad is slated to air as a 60-second spot on Iraqi television this
Iraqi police have accused the US military of killing 15 farm workers during a raid north of Baghdad. But the US Army says the dead men were all insurgents who had opened fire on soldiers during an operation in the area. In a statement, the US mili
The Marine Corps planned to charge 7 Marines and one sailor with murder in connection with the April death of an Iraqi civilian. Alleged that Marines pulled an unarmed Iraqi man from his home and shot him to death without provocation.
The Bush administration sought to distance itself from remarks by the Iraqi national security adviser that he envisaged a significant reduction in US troops in the country this year with most leaving next year.
Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants went on a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the killing of a top attorney on the ousted Iraqi leader's defense team.
THE level of violence in some areas of Iraq is worsening dramatically and US forces may soon be asked to leave by the Iraqi Government. Former US deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage has given a gloomy assessment of the situation. "The
More than 100 employees of Iraq's ministry of industry were kidnapped by gunmen north of Baghdad as they left work in a brazen reminder of the country's dire security situation. The abduction came on the same day the body of one of deposed
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist declared that "surrendering is not a solution" in Iraq as Democrats embraced a proposal to start troop withdrawals this year, setting up an election-year showdown in the GOP-controlled Senate. "We c
The US military is quietly carrying out the largest military offensive in Afghanistan since US troops invaded the country in 2001. "The Taliban has made a comeback, and we have the next 90 days to crush them," said a senior U.S. military
Two California soldiers shot to death in Iraq were murdered by Iraqi civil-defense officers patrolling with them, military investigators have found. The deaths of Army Spc. Patrick R. McCaffrey Sr. and 1st Lt. Andre D. Tyson were originally attrib
(What is happening to the coalition of the willing?) The Labour Party has called for the immediate withdrawal of Australian troops in southern Iraq following the Japanese Government's decision to recall its reconstruction taskforce.
Three Afghan policemen have been killed after US-led coalition troops shot at their vehicle by mistake in eastern Kunar province, the US military says. The coalition troops fired on the unmarked vehicle at a checkpoint,
The Bush administration is weighing responses to a possible North Korean missile test that include attempting to shoot it down in flight over the Pacific, defense officials told The Associated Press. [Like you could.]
The bodies of 2 missing soldiers were recovered from an area it said was rigged with explosives. An Iraqi official said the Americans were tortured and killed in a "barbaric" way. Claimed the new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq executed the m
Bush: "Consistent with our common values, we will ensure that measures taken to combat terrorism comply fully with our international obligations, including human rights law, refugee law and international humanitarian law.
President Bush told Iran on Monday that nations worldwide won't back down from their demand that Tehran suspend uranium enrichment. "Iran's leaders have a clear choice. We hope they will accept our offer and voluntarily suspend these
Three U.S. soldiers were charged with premeditated murder after being accused of shooting three detainees north of Baghdad on May 9 and then threatening to kill a fellow soldier if he told the truth about the incident, the U.S. military said.
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