The United States and Iraq were at odds over the transfer of operational control of Iraq's military to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government, forcing a delay of a handover ceremony.
Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson's anti-war protest speech (released before event) in Washington Square, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 30, 2006 in response to President Bush's war support arrival in Utah.
The most influential moderate Shia leader in Iraq has abandoned attempts to restrain his followers, admitting that there is nothing he can do to prevent the country sliding towards civil war. Aides say Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is angry and disa
A new videotape has surfaced featuring Osama bin Laden's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and an American member of al Qaeda wanted by the FBI, according to a counterterrorism expert.
Sixty percent also say terrorism is more likely in US because of Iraq.
Afghanistan’s opium harvest this year has reached the highest levels ever recorded, showing an increase of almost 50 percent from last year, the executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Antonio Maria Costa, said Saturday in
George W. Bush today rejected the idea that Iraq had descended into civil war despite bloody sectarian fighting in Baghdad and a grim Pentagon report that found the violence was spreading.
In Part 3, Leitenberg completes the full riddle inside the enigma within a mystery. It may be that we can trace back the idea of a mobile BW laboratory to Scott Ritter during his tour of duty in Iraq in 1998 with UNSCOM. Ritter was trying to obtain i
[Still a few weeks before the election.] The al-Qaeda terror camps are gone from Afghanistan, but the enigma of Osama bin Laden still hangs over these lawless borderlands where tens of thousands of U.S. and Pakistani troops have spent nearly five yea
Kurdistan president Massoud Barzani has ordered the Iraqi national flag to be replaced with the Kurdish one in his northern autonomous region in what appeared to be another move toward more self-rule in the north, local officials said.
The global nuclear monitoring agency deepened suspicions about Iran’s nuclear program, reporting that inspectors had discovered new traces of highly enriched uranium at an Iranian facility.
"Concern about civil war within the Iraqi civilian population and among some defense analysts has increased in recent months. "The security situation is currently at its most complex state since the initiation of Operation Iraq Freedom,*
“This is the only safe place in all of Iraq,” said Mr. Abdul Rahman, himself a Sunni Arab, as children scampered around him. “There’s terrorism elsewhere and the presence of the Americans.”
[What the media won't say.] Iran has welcomed the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency as evidence of its cooperation with the U.N. nuclear watchdog. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asafi "a large part of the report shows I
UN nuclear inspectors have found no "concrete proof" that Iran's nuclear program is of a military nature, a senior official close to the UN nuclear agency said. "Inspectors have not uncovered any concrete proof that Iran's nucl
[What missiles?] The US successfully carried out a flight test of ground- based missile defense system, shooting down a warhead over the Pacific Ocean and saying it now has a "good chance" to intercept long- range North Korean missiles.
In a six-page report, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director Mohamed ElBaradei bluntly says "Iran has not suspended its enrichment activities".
Dr John Gee, an expert on chemical weapons, worked with the US-led weapons hunter, the Iraq Survery Group, after the war and wrote the critical six-page letter when he decided to resign in March 2004. In it he warned the Federal Government the hunt
Only this month has the US started to destroy the deadly mustard gas now outlawed by international treaty. The Army facility incinerates it at the well-guarded desert complex, which was home to 45% of the chemical weapons stockpile before destruction
The United States has expanded its force in Iraq to 140,000 troops, the most since January and 13,000 more than five weeks ago, the Pentagon said, amid relentless violence in Baghdad and elsewhere.
Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III and Cpl. Trent Thomas admitted the slaying, one of two high-profile cases in which Marines allegedly killed Iraqi civilians without provocation. Gannon said a third defendant, Lance Cpl. Robert Pennington, gave a stateme
Gen. McInerney advocates using B-2 stealth bombers, cruise missiles and jet fighters to conduct a one- or two-day bombing campaign to take out Iran's air defenses, military facilities and about 40 nuclear targets, which includes a Russian-built r
Hard-pressed Iraqi government forces have been forced to strike a truce with Shiite militia fighters, as fierce fighting followed by a pipeline explosion left 155 people dead.
Remember when peaceful, democratic, reconstructed Afghanistan was advertised as the exemplar for the extreme makeover of Iraq? In August 2002, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was already proclaiming the new Afghanistan
Statutory intelligence agencies cannot be trusted to come to politically correct conclusions regarding the strategic threat from Iran,... sooooo they are ignored.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the world faces "a new type of fascism" and warned against repeating the pre-World War II mistake of appeasement. Rumsfeld alluded to critics of the Bush administration's war policies in terms asso
Three days before a UN Security Council deadline for Iran to halt uranium enrichment or face possible sanctions, the United States again raised the prospect of unilateral sanctions against Tehran. [Like what?]
A Bush administration official called Iran a "central banker of terror" that provides millions of dollars a year to bankroll terrorist acts carried out by the militant group Hezbollah. "They are the central banker of terror. It is a co
But in both cases, their loved ones initially were told they died either by enemy fire or during movement to evade hostile action. And in both cases, the families only learned later that the truth was far different from what they were told.
Scores of American troops are deserting — even from the front line in Iraq. But where have they gone? And why isn’t the US Army after them? Peter Laufer tracked down four of the deserters