In an echo of the intelligence wars that preceded the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a high-stakes struggle is brewing within the Bush administration and in Congress over Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program and involvement in terrorism.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson intensified U.S. efforts to combat Iranian financial support for terrorism at a meeting of finance ministers from the G-7 nations. Paulson urged his counterparts from the world's leading economies to back effor
President Bush is coming under enormous pressure from Israel - and from Israel's neoconservative friends inside and outside the US administration - to commit himself to bombing Iran if it does not give up its program of uranium enrichment -
The CIA learned in late September 2002 from a high-level member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle that Iraq had no past or present contact with Osama bin Laden and that the Iraqi leader considered bin Laden an enemy of the Baghdad regime,
Iraqi troops raided an office run by supporters of a radical Shi'ite cleric, unleashing a chain of events that left 2 people dead, 9 wounded and the city of Diwaniya under curfew. U.S. troops reinforced the Shi'ite city, 110 miles south of Ba
Iraqi security forces will dig trenches around Baghdad and set up checkpoints along all roads leading into the city to reduce some of the violence plaguing the capital, the Interior Ministry said.
Police found 69 bullet-riddled corpses scattered in and around Baghdad of men killed in apparent sectarian attacks as two car bombs left another 28 people dead. In the past 24 hours, 64 bodies were recovered from across Baghdad, with most of the v
A Baath party official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told WorldNetDaily, "We in the government are 100 percent sure America was behind this attack, which is not the same as other attacks by Islamic groups."
The commander of U.S. Marines in Iraq denied his troops had lost the vast province they patrol, after newspapers said his intelligence chief had written the grimmest report from the field since the war began.
Without doubt, lack of planning and errors in judgment have contributed to the growing insurgency. Violence is increasing in Shia areas as well, and leading figures from that sect are calling for resisting the occupation.
Ties between Saddam's regime and Islamic terrorist groups were never found, nor were the weapons of mass destruction. Instead the invasion led to something much more dangerous: bigger and more professional terrorist organizations.
Islamic militants attempted to storm the U.S. Embassy in a brazen attack using automatic rifles, hand grenades and at least one van rigged with explosives, the government said. Syrian security forces killed 3 of the attackers.
US Commanders in Iraq have privately expressed the need for an increase of three times the number of troops currently serving in Iraq. Officially, they say "we have an appropriate level of force to do what we have to do within the confines of ou
In our new book, Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War, Michael Isikoff and I quote from that report, and it noted that Saddam's WMD capability was essentially destroyed in 1991. That is the opposite of
The notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad is at the centre of fresh abuse allegations just a week after it was handed over to Iraqi authorities, with claims that inmates are being tortured by their new captors.
(As Charles Goyette as mentioned, sounds like the Dems need to go away)Senator Kerry outlined his proposal in comments to the press Tuesday. He said he would try to attach a proposal to add 40,000 troops to the US military establishment
2,973 - Total number of people killed (excluding the 19 hijackers) in the 9/11 attacks. 72,000 - Estimated number of civilians worldwide killed since 9/11 as a result of the war on terror.
The clandestine U.S. commandos whose job is to capture or kill Osama bin Laden have not received a credible lead in more than two years. Nothing from the vast U.S. intelligence world -- no tips from informants, no snippets from electronic intercepts,
The NeoCons have a problem. No exit strategy either from Iraq or the White House. That is the sort of oversight you expect from people whose greed far outstrips their brains. Their solution: Finding a way to stay. Our Solution. Don't let th
A U.S. general in Iraq said he had no proof of Iranians supporting armed militants in his area, which stretches north of Baghdad and borders Iran. The comments from Army Maj. Gen. Thomas Turner follow
Senior negotiators for Iran and the European Union reported progress at talks meant to find common ground for resolving Tehran's defiance of a U.N. demand that the Islamic republic freeze uranium enrichment or risk sanctions. In an encouraging
U.S. officials, seeking a way to measure the results of a program aimed at decreasing violence in Baghdad, aren't counting scores of dead killed in car bombings and mortar attacks as victims of the country's sectarian violence.
THE former aide-de-camp to the commander of the British taskforce in southern Afghanistan has described the campaign as "a textbook case of how to screw up a counter-insurgency. Having a big old fight is pointless and just making things worse,”
In fact, said Brig. Gen. Mark Scheid, Rumsfeld said "he would fire the next person" who talked about the need for a post-war plan.
For those who don't receive this magazine, and what to know more about Mr. Tillman, take your time and read this lengthy article about him.
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.
U.S.-led forces turned over control of Iraq's military command to the Shiite-led government, a key step toward the eventual withdrawal of foreign troops. But the ceremony in the heavily fortified Green Zone only transferred authority for one of I
The CIA repudiated the claim that there were prewar ties between Saddam Hussein’s government and an operative of Al Qaeda, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Undercuts continuing assertions by the Bush administration that such ties existed, and that they provided