The top U.S. commander in the Middle East warned Congress against setting a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, rejecting the arguments of resurgent Democrats who are pressing
President Bush to start pulling out.
The civil reconstruction of Iraq will cost at least $100 billion, US officials in Baghdad told Iraqi contractors who are vying for some of the work. "UN and World Bank estimates approximated Iraq's infrastructure needs to be about $
There is no one on the Joint Chiefs of Staff who has visited Iraq more often than Gen. Mike Hagee, whose term as Commandant of the United States Marine Corps ends Monday. Hagee says he asked his boss again and again who would take charge of those cit
Muqtada al-Sadr, the anti-American cleric President Bush once dismissed as the head of a "band of thugs," has emerged as one of the most powerful forces in Iraq, commanding a large militia and a growing political organization.
Insurgent activity in Afgahnistan has risen fourfold this year, and militants now launch more than 600 attacks a month, a rising wave of violence that has resulted in 3,700 deaths in 2006, a bleak new report released Sunday found.
"The main control Congress has is financial," said Pratap Chatterjee, who directs the non-profit group Corpwatch. "Congress can refuse to pay for the war, which is what they did in Vietnam, but they can't really dictate how it'
KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgent activity in Afghanistan has risen fourfold this year, and militants now launch more than 600 attacks a month, a rising wave of violence that has resulted in 3,700 deaths in 2006, a bleak new report released Sunday found
The Pentagon is conducting a major review of the military's Iraq strategy to determine "what is going wrong and should be changed" to attain US objectives in the war-torn country, the nation's top general said yesterday. (How about
Signed on to the notion that it was a good war, the right war, executed badly, because Rumsfeld adhered to some bizarre capital-intensive theory of warfare. In other words, if Rumsfeld had simply sent more troops, the outcome would have been differen
In January, we estimated that the true cost of the Iraq war could reach $2 trillion, a figure that seemed shockingly high. But since that time, the cost of the war – in both blood and money – has risen even faster than our projections anticipated.
Perry said if China and South Korea "did not the provide the coercion" by threatening to cut off their supply of food and oil to North Korea if it completed a large nuclear reactor, the US "might destroy the reactor before it could com
The Army's National Guard and Reserve are bracing for possible new and accelerated call-ups, spurred by high demand for U.S. troops in Iraq, that leaders caution could undermine the citizen-soldier force as it struggles to rebuild.
Last week, a group of current troops, with support from a handful of antiwar organizations, announced plans to petition Congress with a collection of "appeals for redress," which call for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq.
The reason Iraq is so bloody today is blamed on many factors. It could be Maliki's weakness and compliance with the militias. It could be because the Americans disbanded the Iraqi Army when they toppled Saddam, or because outside forces, like Sau
President Bush reportedly said he would "understand" a preemptive Israeli strike against Iran's nuclear sites. Maariv, citing diplomatic sources, reported that French President Jacques Chirac discussed Iran's nuclear program with Bu
When American voters go to the polls on Nov. 7, one of the foremost questions that should be on their minds is how did the US get into the Iraq mess, which has claimed the lives of more than 2,800 US soldiers and possibly hundreds of thousands of Ira
And why do we need more troops?
Because the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are going badly for lack of U.S. troops, and because, says the Standard, President Bush needs to have the strategic option to put ground forces into “Iran, North Korea, Soma
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