The way to come to grips with $1.2 trillion is to forget about the number itself and think instead about what you could buy with the money. [Or, you could give it back to the people it was stolen from.]
Saudi Arabia believes the Iraqi government is not up to the challenge and has told the US that it is prepared to move its own forces into Iraq should the violence there degenerate into chaos, a senior US official told NBC News on Tuesday.
U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said that Afghanistan has made some progress, but the country is “tottering” and needs more troops to finish off Taliban and al-Qaida forces.
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has been briefed in Afghanistan on efforts to defeat the Taliban, as Pakistan -- stung by accusations of being a militant base -- destroyed three suspected Al-Qaeda hideouts in a dawn strike.
Rep. John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, announced plans to introduce legislation that would cut off funding for President Bush's proposed surge of American troops into Baghdad. "I think our hearings will show that even Republicans w
Seventy people, including students and teachers, were killed in the most devastating Iraq attack this year as a suicide bomber and a car bomb wreaked havoc outside a Baghdad university.
With the first wave of additional soldiers already arriving in Iraq to bolster a new campaign to secure this beleaguered capital city, the top American military commander warned it could take months before there are any signs of progress.
The Kurdish makeup of 2 of the 3 Iraqi army brigades due to be sent to Baghdad under President Bush's new strategic plan is drawing concern from Iraqi and US experts. Questions have been raised about whether the Kurds would fight Sunni
The Kurdish makeup of two of the three Iraqi army brigades due to be sent to Baghdad under President Bush's new strategic plan is drawing concern from Iraqi and U.S. experts.
Increased US military activity in the Gulf is aimed at Iran's "very negative" behaviour, the Bush administration said. The defence secretary, Robert Gates, said the decision to deploy a Patriot missile battalion and a second aircraft ca
U.S. troops, in possible violation of the Philippines' constitution, have taken part in combat operations against guerrillas linked to al-Qaeda, an activist group said. U.S. Embassy spokesman Matthew Lussenhop disputed the allegation.
A non-binding resolution doesn't do much of anything but allow politicians to posture without much risk. It certainly gives reporters plenty of rhetoric to use in stories, but in the end, there's nothing to a non-binding resolution. They come
Anyone who thinks that the Republicans are as ignorant in foreign affairs as the Democrats are in economics hasn't read the plan put forward by Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani for Iraq. The 2 Republicans advocate the US fund a civilian job corps
“We are implementing a strategy to embolden a government that is actually part of the problem,” said an American military official in Baghdad involved in negotiations over the plan. “We are being played like a pawn.”
The extra billion dollars of reconstruction aid in President Bush's Iraq plan won't go far in a country where electricity output still barely meets half the demand and oil production is falling short by almost a million barrels a day.
Bush said he has the authority as commander in chief to move ahead with the deployment, regardless of what the Democratic-controlled Congress does in opposition.
President Bush and his aides, explaining their reasons for sending more American troops to Iraq, are offering an incomplete, oversimplified and untrue version of events that raises questions about the accuracy of the administration's statements a
US Vice-President Dick Cheney accused critics of the administration's new strategy in Iraq of playing into the hands of Osama bin Forgotten and global terrorism. "He believes after Lebanon and Somalia, the United States doesn't have t
A Google spokesman said the information could be used for "good and bad" and was available to the public in many forms. "Of course we are always ready to listen to governments' requests," he said. "We have opened chann
The American company appointed to advise the US government on the economic reconstruction of Iraq has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars into Republican Party coffers and has admitted that its own finances are in chaos because of accounting errors
Americans overwhelmingly oppose sending more U.S. forces to Iraq, according to a new AP-Ipsos poll that serves as a strong repudiation of President Bush's plan to send another 21,500 troops.
Military operations in Somalia by American commandos, and the use of the Ethiopian Army as a surrogate force to root out operatives for Al Qaeda in the country, are a blueprint Pentagon strategists hope to use more frequently in counterterrorism miss
A recent series of American raids against Iranians in Iraq was authorized under an order that President Bush decided to issue several months ago to undertake a broad military offensive against Iranian operatives in the country, Secretary of St
To fight their way into this area and clear it of Taliban insurgents, NATO troops bulldozed through orchards, smashed down walls and even houses, and churned vineyards and melon fields to dust. Displaced and buffeted by fighting since May, the Afgha
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed Turkey's right to send troops into Iraq to crush Kurdish rebels there and chided U.S. officials for questioning it. "The Turkish Republic will do whatever is necessary to combat the terrorists when th
Hours after President Bush announced his latest plan to shore up Iraq's beleaguered government, some Iraqis were hoarding weapons, prepared to fight additional U.S. troops alongside the militias they say protect them.
The herdsmen had gathered with their animals around large fires at night to ward off mosquitoes. But lit up by the flames, they became latest victims of America's war on terror. It was their tragedy to be misidentified in a secret operation by
The military's new strategy for Iraq envisions creating "gated communities" in Baghdad — sealing off discrete areas and forcibly removing insurgents, then stationing American units in the neighborhood to keep the peace and working to cr
Iraqi Kurds, among America's staunchest supporters, condemned the detention of 6 Iranian diplomats during a raid by US forces on the Iranian Consulate in the Kurdish city of Irbil. "violates our internal sovereignty," the statement said
A 101st Airborne Division soldier was sentenced to 18 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to murdering three detainees during a raid on a suspected al-Qaeda compound last year in Iraq.