The Bush administration has stepped up a broad effort to choke off Iran's ability to finance militant groups and acquire weapons technology by cutting off suspect banks and firms from the international banking system.
Forget the soldiers: The 25,000 civilian contractors in Iraq are an occupying army unto themselves. Some may have engaged in torture -- and, by evident design, they can’t be prosecuted for their crimes.
"Iran's calculations would be much, much different," says Mr. Sadjadpour. "I don't think in Washington there has been a recognition of the repercussions of the Iraq war - that it has essentially given new life to this regime in
A report by the Senate revealed that US intelligence analysts were strongly disputing the alleged links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda while senior Bush administration officials were publicly asserting those links to justify invading Iraq.
Wars conceal economic depressions because wartime debt spending can be explained away as the costs of combat.
The future of Iraq as a sovereign nation was thrown into jeopardy yesterday after a new law was introduced to parliament that would enable the break up of the country into semi-autonomous regions.
The Administration in the lead-up to the Iraq war -- many of which cast unflattering light on the aggressive nature of the Bush-Cheney team that discounted facts from the intelligence community in favor of a policy that involved attacking Iraq
(You can't make this stuff up) A serviceman stationed in Iraq is home with his wife and kids.... sort of. Specialist Troy Gardner is still in Iraq, but his face follows around his family all day. His family is part of the "Flat Daddy Pr
US President George W. Bush called Iran's leaders "tyrants" as dangerous as Al-Qaeda terrorists and said they must not be allowed to get nuclear weapons -- "the tools of mass murder."
Someone once told me that politicians use war to hide economic depressions. That war-making artificially relieves unemployment, boosts productivity and helps to invent new technologies. Wars also distract the citizenry away from the failings
I understand that you have challenged President Bush to a debate. From what I have heard, he is ignoring your request. - I would welcome the opportunity
Most French and Americans would support military action against Iran as a last resort if other means fail to stop it acquiring nuclear weapons, a major transatlantic opinion survey showed.
As the Bush administration presses the world’s other major powers to speed ahead with sanctions against Iran, a fascinating puzzle of conflicting evidence, contained in the latest findings by international inspectors, is fueling the debate on whether
President George Bush vowed to prevent al Qaeda from setting up a violent, radical Islamic empire based in Iraq, which he said was Osama bin Laden's ultimate goal. [And who has done more to insure the rise of radical Islam?]
In this timeline, we’ve assembled the history of the Iraq War to create a resource we hope will help resolve open questions of the Bush era. What did our leaders know and when did they know it? What red flags did we miss, and how could we have missed
The U.S. military has lost control over the volatile al-Anbar province, Iraqi police and residents say. The area to the west of Baghdad includes Fallujah, Ramadi, and other towns that have seen the worst of military occupation, and the strongest r
[we're losing the war] The Taliban have regained control over the southern half of Afghanistan and their frontline is advancing daily, a group closely monitoring the Afghan situation said in a report.
Guy Gabaldon, who as an 18-year-old Marine private single-handedly convinced more than 1,000 Japanese soldiers to surrender in the World War II battle for Saipan, died Thursday at his home in Old Town, Fla. He was 80.
Tony Blair will be served notice to quit Downing Street at a meeting of the Cabinet next week when senior ministers plan to confront him over his refusal to commit to a departure timetable.
The top U.S. point man with North Korea will urge Asian powers to end arms-related trade with Pyongyang as ordered by the U.N. on a tour of the region next week, U.S. officials say.
Senior Iraqi ministers will go to Iran, officials said, possibly paving the way for a first official visit as prime minister by Nuri al-Maliki to Iraq's powerful Shi'ite neighbor.
Bush administration policymakers and their congressional backers may get some unwelcome news from a new analysis on Iraq that the office of intelligence czar John Negroponte will soon produce. The most recent Iraq NIE, produced two years ago, was gen
As the 5th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attack on the US approaches, another somber benchmark has just been passed. 4 more U.S. military deaths in Iraq raises the death toll to 2,974 for U.S. military service members in Iraq and in what the
As the war in Iraq winds through its fourth year, more and more soldiers and Marines are cycling in and out of that country. It's difficult to find a Marine at Twentynine Palms who has not been there at least once. Many have been there twice or m
Two U.S. warplanes accidentally strafed their own forces in southern Afghanistan, killing one Canadian soldier and seriously wounding five others, NATO and the U.S. military said. A British soldier attached to NATO was also killed
Talks between the United States and Iraq remain deadlocked over how much control the US military will transfer to Iraqi forces.
Although mindful of his dependency on US military power, Maliki is keen to be seen winning independence from Washington. The Shi'ite prime minister was pushing for guarantees that his forces would have freedom to make decisions independently.
The leader of the Kurdish region in northern Iraq threatened secession as a dispute over flying the Iraqi flag intensified. Massoud Barzani ordered the country's national flag to be replaced with the Kurdish one, sparking harsh words in Baghdad.
Insurgents slaughtered 14 Shiite pilgrims from south Asia and more than 20 Iraqis, as President George Bush insisted Iraq was not in the grip of civil war.
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