Of course, that didn’t end European wars of conquest. To the contrary, it led to the development of large standing armies supported by the power of central governments to tax their people, who were kept in line with large standing armies.
Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, has submitted plans to retire and will leave his post in March. Abizaid has strenuously resisted calls to increase troop levels to quell rising violence in Baghdad, arguing it wo
The special forces, operating under U.S. command near the Pakistan border, will be withdrawn at the beginning of 2007
Aiham Alsammarae, who telephoned this reporter, said, without offering proof, that he was already outside Iraq after finagling his way aboard a flight at the Baghdad International Airport. Impossible say authorities.
Spokesman Tony Snow stopped short of denying the Washington Post's report, which said the White House was "aggressively promoting" a troop surge over the unanimous objections of top Pentagon officers.
Iraq’s former electricity minister, the most senior official arrested on corruption charges, made a brazen escape from an Iraqi jail in the heavily fortified Green Zone. A fleet of SUV's filled with "Westerners" pulled up to the
The Bush administration is split over the idea of a surge in troops to Iraq, with White House officials aggressively promoting the concept over the unanimous disagreement of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to U.S. officials familiar with
A White House laboring to find a new approach in Iraq said it is considering sending more U.S. troops, an option that worries top generals because of its questionable payoff and potential backlash. The military's caution on shipping thousands of
The US transferred 287,000 AK-47 rifles, 17,000 machine guns, 7,600 grenade launchers, and 1,800 high mobility wheeled vehicles to these [Shiite] forces. The weapons transfer accelerated this year, despite involvement of police units in death squad
Undersecretary of State Robert Joseph said the administration would react forcefully to any interference with US space technology -- whether used by the military or businesses ranging from paging services and automated teller machines to radio and te
A devastating attack on Mr Blair's justification for military action by Carne Ross, Britain's key negotiator at the UN, has been kept under wraps until now because he was threatened with being charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act.
Gunmen in Iraqi army uniforms burst into Red Crescent offices on Sunday and kidnapped more than two dozen people at the humanitarian organization in the latest sign of the country's growing lawlessness.
"If it's for a surge, that is, for two or three months and it's part of a program to get us out of there, as indicated, by this time next year, then, sure, I'll go along with it," Reid said. (Take note Democrats...)
The Darwin Principle, Beltway version, basically says that Washington should stop trying to get Sunnis and Shiites to get along and instead just back the Shiites, since there are more of them anyway and they’re likely to win in a fight to the death.
The U.S. military published a new counterinsurgency manual that draws on lessons from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and stresses that troops must be able to do more than just fight.
Mythologies about the war in Iraq are endangering our republic, our rights, and our responsibilities before the world. The longer we fail to dispel them, the higher price we will pay.
The Bush administration was not the only government which changed the intelligence and the facts to fit the policy before the Iraq invasion. Even though he left Britain's UN mission in mid-2002 he confirms that the prevailing wisdom throughout hi
For the first time since Vietnam, an organized, robust movement of active-duty US military personnel has publicly surfaced to oppose a war in which they are serving. Those involved plan to petition Congress to withdraw American troops from Iraq.
Established November 1898, dedicating its energies to propagating the anti-imperialist message by means of lectures, public meetings, and the printed word. Among the best-known members of the Anti-Imperialist League was Mark Twain.
The hard core of detainees held at America's Guantanamo Bay detention camp will continue to be held indefinitely even if there is insufficient evidence to bring them to trial, a senior Bush administration official has warned.
Middle East analyst Flynt Leverett, who served under President Bush on the National Security Council revealed that the White House has been blocking the publication of an op-ed he wrote for the New York Times. The column is critical of the administra
A few days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the CIA station chief in Rome paid a visit to the head of Italy's military intelligence agency, Adm. Gianfranco Battelli, to float a proposal: Would the Italian secret services help the CIA kidnap ter
Following are excerpts from a wiretapped conversation in June 2006 between Gen. Gustavo Pignero, former director of counter-espionage for the ItalI'military intelligence agency known as SISMI, and his successor at SISMI, Marco Mancin'the pair
The specter of a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran over the bones of an shattered Iraq is being conjured up by veiled warnings the kingdom may bankroll Sunni fighters if US troops go home.
Previously secret written evidence on British intelligence failures in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq was made public, with a former diplomat alleging that "at no time" did the government assess that Iraq posed a threat to Britain.
Harassment from U.S. forces is a greater threat to the work of the Iraqi Red Crescent than insurgent attacks, a senior official of the Red Cross-linked humanitarian organization said.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has rejected a bipartisan panel's recommendation that the Bush administration engage Syria and Iran in efforts to stabilize Iraq.
A retired U.S. general decided how many troops to send to Iraq and the State Department failed to train Iraqi police, said Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
First a little "political bedtime story" about how Washington has tried to "fix" everything but reality itself; then, why the withdrawal option, increasingly popular for the American public, is such poison to Washington's move
Iraqi police said gunmen traveling in 10 government cars and three pickup trucks descended on Sinak, an area in central Baghdad where car parts and agricultural equipment are sold, and rounded up about 30 shopkeepers and bystanders.