Recent headlines from Iraq are ugly: Marines charged with murdering civilians.... If these atrocities are carefully investigated, the likely deficiency may be sufficient command leadership and discipline. A recent book "Tiger Force" is a do
Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay will not be moved to U.S. soil or tried in civilian courts and are in a "holding pattern" after a Supreme Court ruling against a military tribunal system, the White House said. The Bush administration is try
Begging the question, ‘Why did we just hear about this yesterday?’, ABC’s blog, The Blotter reports that the alleged ringleader Assem Hammoud, a.k.a. Amir Andalousi, has been in captivity for nearly three months:
Former Clinton administration officials Ashton Carter and William Perry argue that the most effective way to curb the threat from Pyongyang is to destroy its missiles at their test sites.
Documents delcassified by the Pentagon to a civil liberties organization show that inmates at Guantanamo Bay have been "systematically tortured," RAW STORY has learned. The Center on Constitutional Rights' 51-page "Report on Tor
[Not Kerry?] Cutler is among a group of Vietnam vets informally advising the Navy as it reconstitutes river patrols. The Navy wants to extend its reach into the shallow brown waters of deltas and rivers, often the frontline in the war against terrori
Four more soldiers have been charged with the rape and murder of a young Iraqi woman and her family, the most explosive of the five war crimes investigations currently under way in Iraq. A fifth soldier was charged with dereliction of duty for fai
Newly-released documents reveal that requests by military commanders in Afghanistan for the Defense Department to clarify which interrogation methods could and could not be used against prisoners were ignored by the highest levels of the military, RA
Two months after 9/11, President Bush announced a bold and controversial initiative. Under his power as commander in chief, he created a streamlined process in the military justice system to try members of Al Qaeda for war crimes.
David Bowker vividly remembers the first time he heard the phrase. A lawyer in the State Department, Bowker was part of a Bush administration "working group" assembled in the panicked aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Its task: figurin
Iraq will ask the United Nations to end immunity from local law for U.S. troops, the government said on Monday, as the U.S. military named five soldiers charged in a rape-murder case that has outraged Iraqis. In an interview a week after Prime Mi
Britain is to send 900 more troops to Afghanistan to fight the resurgent Taliban who have unleashed a wave of bombings, ambushes and raids in a recovery the international community failed to predict. Taliban violence has intensified this year to i
The second-ranking American commander in Iraq has concluded that some senior Marine officers were negligent in failing to investigate more aggressively the killings of 24 Iraqi civilians by marines in Haditha last November, two Defense Department off
US forces in Iraq have launched a series of bloody attacks on Shia militia forces in and around Baghdad, killing or wounding 30 fighters and provoking widespread anger in the Shia community.
After famously telling reporters that they "don't do body counts," Pentagon officials now say that they have been keeping a record of civilian casualties in Iraq...this would be equivalent to 570,000 U.S. citizens killed in the same per
Masked Shiite gunmen roamed through west Baghdad's Jihad neighborhood, dragging Sunnis from their cars, picking them out on the street and killing them in a rampage that police said killed 41 people in a dramatic escalation of sectarian violence.
A new Gallup poll finds that roughly 2 in 3 Americans urge a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, with 31% wanting this to start immediately. "Taken together, it is perhaps fair to say that a significant majority of Americans would like the United States
He was the first to enter the charred farmhouse where the bodies of his relatives lay strewn about the floor, shot and bludgeoned to death. A US Army officer took the 2 surviving children in his arms, barely able to hold back tears as he told them t
The French government has been plunged into embarrassment by the revelation that its intelligence agents interrogated six French citizens inside the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay.
Suddenly, the faces and voices of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahri are everywhere, in a stream of video and audio messages broadcast to the world. In the past month alone, six new tapes from the two have reached an i
Three decades after they fled the United States to avoid the Vietnam War, a small group of former draft dodgers gathered in Canada, more convinced than ever that their anti-war stand was right. The start of the four-day "Our Way Home" co
Judge Radi Hamza Radi, head of the Iraqi Commission on Public Integrity set up in 2004, says corruption has "exploded" since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003. Judge Radi blamed "the weakness of state institutions during
"Thanks to the US government, two of Iran's main threats - Saddam Hussein, and the Taliban and Al Qaeda - have been removed from power," says Abbas Maleki, Iran's former deputy foreign minister, currently at the Belfer Center for Sc
Fairfax newspapers on Monday reported that the Howard government used Australia's support for the US in Iraq as a bargaining chip to protect the country's multibillion-dollar wheat trade with Baghdad. Citing documents, Fairfax reported tha
The United States would ensure the free flow of oil and trade through the Strait of Hormuz if passage was threatened, its top navy commander in the Gulf told Reuters on Monday. Iran has a commanding position on the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic ch
Al-Qaida leaders sold out Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to the United States in exchange for a promise to let up in the search for Osama bin Laden, the slain militant's wife claimed in an interview with an Italian newspaper. The woman, identified by La
An explanation of Israel's real aims in assaulting the Palestinian people and its leadership.
Federal prosecutors charged former Army Pfc. Steven Green with the rape and killing of an Iraqi woman and her family, a crime detailed by authorities in an affidavit. The affidavit is based on interviews with several soldiers, including two who told
Iraq's government is studying a request from some local insurgent leaders to supply them with weapons so they turn on the heavily armed foreign fighters who were once their allies, according to 2 Iraqi lawmakers. Leaders claiming to represent ab
Two Republican senators said Sunday that Congress must rein in the Supreme Court ruling that international law applies to the Bush administration's conduct in the war on terror. Thursday's Supreme Court decision embracing Article 3 of the