Hagel says that, regardless of the U.S occupation, only Iraq could determine the outcome of the current violence there. (Will the drums for leaving Iraq become deafening _before_ the November elections?)
The Bush administration continues to bypass standard intelligence channels and use what some believe to be propaganda tactics to create a compelling case for war with Iran, US foreign policy experts and former US intelligence officials tell RAW STORY
The Marine officer who commanded the battalion involved in the Haditha killings last November did not consider the deaths of 24 Iraqis, many of them women and children, unusual and did not initiate an inquiry, according to a sworn statement he gave t
A high-level military investigation into the killings of 24 Iraqis in Haditha last November has uncovered instances in which American marines involved in the episode appear to have destroyed or withheld evidence, according to two Defense Department o
Turkey and Iran have dispatched tanks, artillery and thousands of troops to their frontiers with Iraq during the past few weeks in what appears to be a coordinated effort to disrupt the activities of Kurdish rebel bases.
Deconstruction of a shameless Wall Street Journal article praising a sham UN resolution to end Lebanon war.
Of particular concern for the generals was increased saber rattling between Washington and Tehran over the development of an Iranian nuclear program, arguing the Bush Administration's invasion of Iraq is partially responsible for Iran's drive
Scores of Kurds have fled their homes in the northern frontier region after four days of shelling by the Iranian army. Local officials said Turkey had also fired a number of shells into Iraqi territory.
The military has charged a U.S. Marine Corps officer with assaulting three Iraqi civilians in April, accusing him of beating and choking them and placing a pistol in one victim's mouth, the Marines said.
In the dusty plains of western Iraq, al-Qaida is gaining strength. Daily attacks against U.S. and Iraqi forces are on the rise, and there is little sign of progress in persuading the population to support the national government. U.S. commanders ackn
Israel wants the Turkish military to impose an air and ground embargo to prevent Iran using Turkish territory to send arms to resupply Hezbollah, a senior Israeli security source said on Thursday. (So, lets get the European nations to do the same)
Seeking to counter the White House's depiction of its Middle East policies as crucial to the prevention of terrorist attacks at home, 21 former generals, diplomats and national security officials argue the administration's "hard l
In 2004, an American soldier stationed at Abu Ghraib handed a CD full of incriminating photographs to the Army Criminal Investigation Division. The soldier's name was Joe Darby. For this act of courage, he was vilified by his fellow soldiers, his
Iran will hit Tel Aviv with its medium-range missiles if attacked. Iran's Shahab-3 missiles with a range of 1,240 miles, are capable of hitting Israel as well as U.S. military bases in the Gulf. This was a disgraceful defeat for America and the Z
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hailed Hezbollah in its fight against Israel, describing resistance against the "enemy" as legitimate. "I say to all those who accuse Syria of taking the side of the resistance that this is, for the Sy
Arab commentators welcomed the fragile calm between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas but said they feared a UN-brokered truce would not keep the guns silent for long. "The war in Lebanon may stop, but I doubt it, for never in history has Israel r
President Bush made clear in a private meeting this week that he was concerned about the lack of progress in Iraq and frustrated that the new Iraqi government — and the Iraqi people — had not shown greater public support for the American mission, par
All that is required is for each of us to put the faces of our children and grandchildren alongside the image of the state and ask ourselves: which am I prepared to sacrifice for the sake of the other?
War through the eyes of the next generation.
Ava Lowery is the 15 year old peace activist from Alabama behind the website, PeaceTakesCourage.com, and has received an amazing amount of attention.
We've tried it the War Party's way for about 5 years now, and, with the newest suicide bomb plot, at long last the ridiculous lies that our enemies are a finite number of "Islamic fascists" who hate us for our freedom has finally fi
Army officials said they recalled just 1 other time during the 3-year-long Iraq war when the Pentagon so quickly recalled soldiers who had served a year on the battlefront and gotten home. No assurances the unit's stay will not be extended again.
Today's action was authorized by a 2004 presidential order aimed at financially isolating Syrians accused of involvement with terrorists or with interfering in Lebanese affairs.
[Moonies] It is an "open secret" in Washington US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld "wants to extricate himself from Iraq" but President George W. Bush "remains resolute," thus the US hangs on, a US investigative reporte
Germany's foreign minister called off a meeting with Syria's president after the Middle Eastern leader blamed the region's troubles on the United States.
There is no evidence the Iranian government is stirring trouble in Iraq, a U.S. general said, playing down suggestions that Tehran will retaliate for U.S. backing of Israel's war on Hizbollah.
Sham UN Resolution 1701 on Lebanon guarantees no end to the conflict.
CRAWFORD, Texas -- War protesters extended the olive branch to their new neighbors in President Bush's adopted hometown by hosting a barbecue Saturday _ and a few folks even showed up.
Engaged on many fronts in the Middle East, count America's success rate there at zero
The growing number of crises in the "new Middle East," is rapidly spinning out of control with potentially catastrophic consequences for the entire region and beyond.