Yet the question will not die, nor should it: was dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki a military necessity? Was the decision justified by the imperative of saving lives or were there other motives involved?
Senators wanted to know what civil war would mean for the mission of the 133,000 US troops in Iraq. "I'm reluctant to speculate about that," Defense Secretary Rumsfeld said. "It could lead to a discussion that suggests that we pre
But like Walter Cronkite on Vietnam, Tom Friedman has finally thrown in the towel. The prime reason, of course, is the staggering incompetence of the Bush/Rumsfield Keystone Kop campaign.
Virtually all of this money [to run the war] has been authorized by Congress as “emergency supplemental” funding. That is supposed to mean “we didn't expect it and we need it right away, so don't waste time with the normal budget process.”
"The War" trumps all issues (are they starting to get it?)
With polls showing Lamont leading the three-term incumbent, Lieberman at last moved to confront the issues -- opposition to the war and anger with Bush -- that have put his political career in jeopardy.
"They must understand the resolution can not affect our decision, we reject it and will pursue the nuclear rights of Iranian people," Chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said on Sunday.
"We have killed a number of them (insurgents) and burned their cars. Now the west bank is 100 percent secured," Nineveh police chief General Wathiq al-Hamdani told state television, adding that the insurgents were members of al Qaeda.
Sheehan defended the purchase of a 5-acre (2 hectare) plot of land for use as a protest location. The land was purchased by her supporters through a third party to keep secret her connection to it.
Galbraith reports that the 3 of them [Iraqi advisors] spent some time explaining to Bush that there are 2 different sects in Islam--to which the President allegedly responded, “I thought the Iraqis were Muslims!”
"Sectarian violence is probably as bad as I've seen it, in Baghdad in particular," said Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, the senior U.S. commander in the Middle East. "If not stopped, it is possible that Iraq would move toward civil war.
Later in the hearing, when shown a photograph of the prisoner, Bevins was asked how he could be sure that the victims brains had been blown out. “I don’t think anybody brought cottage cheese,” he told the hearing.
U.S. troops opened fire on a convoy carrying supporters of radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr at a checkpoint south of Baghdad, wounding at least 16 people, Iraqi police said. His movement is also part of the national unity government of Shi*
Rumsfeld stated,... Blah Blah Blah,... (who cares what he says? It's all Bullshit anyway)
The U.S. military is increasingly using air lifts instead of ground convoys to resupply troops to avoid the deadly roadside bombs that remain a major killer of American soldiers after more than three years of war.
Posting proclamations in mosques and schools, the insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq vowed to take back Fallujah, declaring that it had united local armed factions into a cohesive force to fight the US and Iraqi troops who now control its streets.
Everybody will blame everybody else. The politicians will blame each other. The generals will blame each other. The politicians will blame the generals. And, most of all, the generals will blame the politicians.
The head of the U.S. Marine Corps briefed Rep. John Murtha on the Haditha case after the vocal war critic publicly said Marines had killed innocent civilians in that Iraqi city, the Corps said on Thursday.
2 top US generals said that the sectarian violence in Iraq is much worse than they had ever anticipated and could lead to civil war, arguing that improving the situation is now more a matter of Iraqi political will than of US military strategy.
The political fate of Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman will be on the line in Tuesday's Democratic primary in Connecticut, an election that has become a referendum on the war in Iraq.
U.S. commander calls the violence worst he has seen
Marine Corps officials are reviewing findings of investigations into the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, and those results should be delivered to Congress in September, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said. Without me
"We will not win the battle against global extremism unless we win it at the level of values as much as force, unless we show we are even-handed, fair and just in our application of those values to the world," he said.
Six Marines have been charged with assaulting an Iraqi civilian in Hamdaniya in April, the U.S. military said. The allegations are separate from those surrounding the alleged killing of an Iraqi man in the same city later in the month.
Muslim nations have demanded an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East and warned that boiling anger over the Israeli offensive in Lebanon could launch a new wave of terrorism. With Muslims around the world enraged by the carnage in Lebanon, where
Pfc. Corey Clagett believed the matter had been resolved. After two internal inquiries into a mission that had taken place in northern Iraq on May 9, the 22-year-old and three other soldiers from the 3rd Battalion of the 101st Airborne Division ex
In a reversal, the Pentagon said Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will testify publicly on the Iraq war to a key Senate committee after Democrats blasted him for planning to bypass it because of a busy schedule.
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
Israel has finally conceded that air power alone will not defeat Hezbollah. Over the coming weeks, it will learn that ground power won't work either. The problem is not the the Israelis have insufficient military might, but that they misunderst
A Marine Corps staff sergeant who led the squad accused of killing two dozen civilians in Haditha, Iraq, filed suit claiming that Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) defamed him when the congressman made public comments about the incident earlier this year.