Former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix on Wednesday described the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq as a "pure failure" that had left the country worse off than under the dictatorial rule of Saddam Hussein.
At least 60 civilians were killed during NATO operations in a volatile southern area of Afghanistan earlier this week, two government officials and a civilian said.
Sniper attacks on U.S. troops have risen dramatically as more Americans have been pulled into the capital to patrol on foot and in lightly armored vehicles amid raging religious violence.
What could a US State Department official possibly have meant when he blamed his own government for "arrogance" and "stupidity" in Iraq? The White House is so overcome with disbelief that its spokesmen are claiming his words were
For the first time since the US invasion of Iraq, active-duty memebers of the military are asking Members of Congress to end the US occupation of Iraq and bring American soldiers home. 65 active-duty members have sent Appeals for Redress
In his weekly radio address over the weekend, President Bush said, "Our goal in Iraq is clear and unchanging: Our goal is victory. What is changing are the tactics we use to achieve that goal."
There is a massive concentration of US naval power in the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea. 3 US naval strike groups off the Iranian coastline are deployed: USS Enterprise, USS Eisenhower, and USS Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group
In the veritable tsunami of recantations and recriminations pouring out of former supporters of the war, from Francis Fukuyama to various Republican members of Congress, there is one constant theme: Don't blame us! Who knew that Iraq had no WMDs?
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki lashed out at the US, saying his popularly elected government would not bend to US-imposed benchmarks and timelines and criticizing a US-Iraqi raid in Baghdad that left 5 people dead and 20 wounded.
The British military hoped to withdraw troops from Iraq within a year and London wanted to focus on the war in Afghanistan, a U.S. defense official said. The British military was "near the breaking point" due to long deployments in Iraq and
When the Army and Marine Corps decided to rewrite their field manual on how to fight insurgents last year, Nagl was chosen as one of its authors. His doctoral thesis on guerrilla wars was just republished in paperback with an approving foreword by th
The United States has the capacity to defeat any enemy with overwhelming power, despite the Iraq war, but a new conflict would involve more brute force and civilian casualties, the top U.S. general said
It wasn't the best day for the picture of a German soldier simulating oral sex with a skull to have appeared in the nation's biggest newspaper. The outrage about German troops posing with a skull in Afghanistan swept through Parliament
Sean Smith, the Guardian's award-winning war photographer, spent nearly 6 weeks with the 101st Airbonne Division of the US Army in Iraq. Watch this haunting observational film that expolodes the myth around the claims that the Iraqis
2 weeks before U.S. elections, American officials ... said more U.S. troops might be needed to quell the bloodshed [in Iraq].
AMERICAN officials held secret talks with leaders of the Iraqi insurgency last week after admitting that their two-month clampdown on violence in Baghdad had failed.
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon to remove CNN reporters embedded with US troops, saying a broadcast showing insurgent snipers targeting US soldiers was airing an enemy propaganda film.
Halliburton's Iraq-related work contributed nearly $1.2 billion in revenue in the third quarter of 2006 and $45 million of operating income, a performance that pleased analysts. "Iraq was better than expected,"
Iraq's prime minister has barred the Health Ministry from releasing alarming casualty figures that showed violence in Iraq was killing 100 civilians a day and provided a rare insight into the worsening sectarian conflict, according to an internal
It is Pat’s birthday on November 6, and elections are the day after. It gets me thinking about a conversation I had with Pat before we joined the military. He spoke about the risks with signing the papers.
George W. Bush continues to use the rhetorical device of linking the occupation of Iraq with the war on terrorism, warning in his most recent press conference that “the terrorists would take control of Iraq” if the U.S. withdrew its forces.
The White House rejected two options for changing course in Iraq as a high-profile commission works to give President George Bush recommendations in coming weeks on ways to shift strategy in the unpopular war.
Black-uniformed, hooded gunmen loyal to an anti-American Shiite cleric briefly seized the major southern city of Amarah in an audacious drive against local security forces, largely controlled by Iraq's other main Shiite militia.
The top US general defended the leadership of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, saying it is inspired by God. "He leads in a way that the good Lord tells him is best for our country," said Marine General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint C
"We're engaged really on a global basis. We're very active in Afghanistan. We've got continuing activities in Pakistan. We've captured and killed more Al-Qaeda in Pakistan probably than any place else," Cheney said in a radi
The two-month-old U.S.-Iraqi bid to crush violence in the Iraqi capital has not met "overall expectations," as attacks in Baghdad rose by 22 percent in the first three weeks of Ramadan, the U.S. military spokesman said Thursday.
The hawks did not view Baghdad as a destination. They saw it as a way station. U.S. forces would arrive, depose the dictator, and then quickly move on to tasks of even greater urgency: bringing Iran and Syria to heel, engineering the transformation
Shellshocked, angry residents condemned the attack, which set back NATO's hopes of winning local support for their tough counterinsurgency campaign. "I am not Taliban! We are not Taliban!" villager Gulab Shah shouted by the rubble of
North Korea says UN sanctions imposed after its nuclear bomb test are a declaration of war, state media says. Pyongyang also warned of "merciless" blows against any country infringing on its sovereignty, the official KCNA news agency rep
FORMER US secretary of state James Baker was visibly shocked when he last visited Iraq, and said the country was in a "helluva mess", the BBC reported today. "It's not going to be 'stay the course,'" the paper quoted o