Four soldiers from an Army combat unit that killed three Iraqi men in a raid in May testified Wednesday that they had received orders from superior officers to kill all the military-age men they encountered. The soldiers gave their accounts at a m
Prosecution witness PFC Bradley Mason said one of those charged, Sergeant Raymond Girouard, told him if he were arrested he would try to get out of it on medical grounds because he had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. "They just smiled," sai
A temporary federal agency serving the American public as a watchdog for fraud, waste, and abuse of funds intended for Iraq reconstruction programs.Entered By: Powell Gammill
British Prime Minister Tony Blair warned Syria and Iran that they risked a confrontation if they continued to support terrorism and export instability to Iraq and elsewhere. In a speech urging a rethink of the West's strategy to defeat extremi
Feelings of confusion, difficulty concentrating and memory lapses were fairly common among a sample of US soldiers examined after they returned from wartime duty in Iraq. Comparing soldiers' mental capabilities and emotional states before and aft
The US military budget has been steadily growing since 2001, sometimes by leaps and bounds. Yet Pentagon officials and most members of Congress say it needs yet more. Why is that?
The frustration over the failure of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to broker a cease-fire agreement due to the Kafr Kana bombing did not lead to a change of course in the US's approach to the Lebanon crisis, according to diplomatic officials
Col. Michael Steele, whose heroics were portrayed in the movie "Black Hawk Down," is under investigation for allegedly encouraging his men to go on a killing spree. The investigation begins just as the Army has started to make its case agai
A project to build a critical oil pipeline in northern Iraq has fallen more than 2 years behind schedule, costing the Iraqi government $14.8 billion in revenue and jeopardizing the safety of local water supplies, according to a report by U.S. governm
New front on the border with Pakistan, in order to stem the tide of insurgents and suicide bombers feeding the ranks of the Taliban.
A former United States soldier accused of raping and murdering an Iraqi girl compared killing people in Iraq to "squashing an ant" in an interview with a reporter about a month before the attack. [Talk about In Bed Dead Journalists.]
Southern Afghanistan, homeland of the Taliban and hub of the global heroin trade, is spinning out of control. Islamic militants are launching suicide attacks, corrupt authorities are undermining the central government and a disgruntled population is
On the grounds of a military base an hour's drive from the capital, the Bush administration is building a massive biodefense laboratory unlike any seen since biological weapons were banned 34 years ago.
Examples of how the US and Israel obstruct the passage and implementation of UN resolutions condemning Israeli actions
The sound of the blast was unearthly, and the tremor was felt 100 miles away in Philadelphia. The night sky over New York Harbor turned orange. People were jolted from bed and windows shattered within 25 miles. The Statue of Liberty, less than a mile
Construction work has begun near Washington on a vast germ warfare laboratory intended to help protect the US against an attack with biological weapon, but critics say the laboratory's work will violate international law and its extreme secrecy w
The US military's rules of engagement in Iraq go on trial with an inquiry into the killing of 3 Iraqi men who were shot after being captured by US soldiers. The soldiers involved claim they were operating under orders to "kill all military a
Changes will be made in the Iraqi Cabinet following an escalation in violence threatening Baghdad, politicians said. The Cabinet changes could take place as soon as next week, said Hassan al-Suneid, a lawmaker from the Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki*
When angry Democrats briefly shut down the Senate last year to protest the slow pace of a congressional investigation into prewar intelligence on Iraq, Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) claimed a rare victory.
President Bush said he had decided to send more troops to Baghdad after the surge in reprisal killings began to threaten the unity government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. [You thought the war was being directed by those in Iraq?!]
Bomb blasts echoed around Baghdad as sectarian death squads pursued their bloody work and the US military warned it was facing stiffer opposition in previously cooperative Shiite areas.
An obscure law approved by a Republican-controlled Congress a decade ago has made the Bush administration nervous that officials and troops involved in handling detainee matters might be accused of committing war crimes, and prosecuted at some point
The Bush administration's decision to move thousands of U.S. soldiers into Baghdad to quell sectarian warfare before it explodes into outright civil war underscores a problem that's hindered the American effort to rebuild Iraq from the beginn
President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced agreement today to seek a United Nations resolution next week that would send a multinational force to southern Lebanon.
As part of the next rotation to Iraq, 25,000 stateside troops have been tapped to deploy, and 3,500 members of an Army brigade already there have been extended by up to 120 days, the Defense Department announced Thursday.
For more than a month after the killings, Sgt. Lemuel Lemus stuck to his story. “Proper escalation of force was used,” he told an investigator, describing how members of his unit shot and killed three Iraqi prisoners who had lashed out at their c
The US funded and supported war on Lebanon and Syria - Are Iran and Syria Next? - Part II
The securtiy cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, decided Thursday morning against expanding the Isreal Defense Forces operation in southern Lebanon, Isreal Radio reports. The discussion came a day after 9 IDF troops were killed
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appealed to Congress to press the war in Iraq with money and troops, portraying his country as crucial to the U.S. as a front line in the war on terror and comparing violence there to the Sept. 11 attacks.
The US military, faced with unrelenting violence in Baghdad, is expected to delay the departure of about 4,000 troops due to leave Iraq in the coming days in order to boost the size of the U.S. force, officials said. Any significant cut in US force i