Marcus Aurelius once said, "Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too." That is the reason we study history: to recognize the mistakes our race has made before and to learn fr
The Navy intended us to know our obligations under the Hague Conventions of 1889 and 1907, the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the Nuremberg Conventions. They have legal standing as US law having been ratified by our Senate.
President George W. Bush will request slightly more than $100 billion to cover war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan for the rest of this year and an even larger amount for fiscal 2008 that begins on October 1, congressional sources said on Thursday
Several Iraqis have been detained for questioning in the ongoing investigation of at least two senior Iraqi generals suspected of involvement in an insurgent attack that killed five American soldiers on Jan. 20.
President George W. Bush's nominee for intelligence chief said on Thursday he would focus on terrorism threats inside U.S. borders and confront U.S. intelligence shortcomings in Iraq.
At least 273 Iraqis were reported killed or found dead today; this includes 210 suspected militants killed by the Iraqi Army over the last two days. Another 72 Iraqis were injured in violent attacks throughout the country. Also five U.S. service memb
US President George W. Bush's plan to add 21,500 troops in Iraq could actually result in an increased US military force of up to 48,000, a congressional report concluded today.
Tribal members from both believe the attack was launched by the central government of Baghdad to stifle growing Shi'ite-Sunni unity in the area.
The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh closed out last week's symposium "The 'War on Terrorism': Where Do We Stand" with a scathing critique of President George W. Bush and his foreign policy in the Middle East. "The fact of
The messianic Soldiers of Heaven militia that fought US and Iraqi troops in one of the fiercest battles of the war Sunday is among the more than two dozen extremist militias operating across Iraq that are fast becoming a powerful, and hidden, new ene
Joint Iraqi and US troops found uniforms identical to those worn by the US marines in a warehouse east of the capital, enough to supply a whole army battalion.
Bush, the Neocons and the Israeli Likud are getting you ready for war ... again. And your congress will likely bless it ... again. Fool me once ... you can't get fooled again.
There are growing suspicions in Iraq that the official story of the battle outside Najaf between a messianic Iraqi cult and the Iraqi security forces supported by the US, in which 263 people were killed and 210 wounded, is a fabrication.
The Mahdi Army and other Shi'ite groupings makes sense to avoid a confrontation with the U.S. military if they can. From the Shi'ite perspective, American forces are in Iraq to fight the Sunnis for them. Our troops are unpaid Hessians.
Former chief of the CIA's Europe division, Tyler Drumheller, discusses the US foreign intelligence service's cooperation with Germany, the covert kidnapping of suspected terrorists and a Bush adminstration that ignored CIA advice and u
Iraqi forces were surprised and nearly overwhelmed by the ferocity of an obscure renegade militia in a weekend battle near the holy city of Najaf and needed far more help from American forces than previously disclosed, American and Iraqi officials sa
During the final day of the holy festival of Ashura, 128 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 270 wounded in violent attacks, many directed at pilgrims. Also, two American service members were reported killed in separate incidents.
The government has agreed to drop two allegations of conduct unbecoming an officer from its case against an Army lieutenant who called the Iraq war illegal and refused to deploy but still faces a maximum of four years' imprisonment.
Iraq indefinitely halted all flights to and from Syria and closed a border crossing with Iran as the government prepares for a new security crackdown aimed at crushing violence in the capital and surrounding regions, a member of parliament and an air
Turkey's parliament went into secret session this week to debate sending troops to invade and occupy northern Iraq for security purposes.
US air raids in Somalia to flush out suspect Al-Qaeda operatives may be ineffective in fighting terrorism and risk making the country's Muslim population more radical, regional experts warn.
Before the elections, President Bush promised never to put US troops "in the crossfire" of Iraq's warring sectarian groups. Last week, he made clear that his new strategy would do just that.
What precisely happened near the Shiite shrine city of Najaf Sunday is still being sorted out, but it seems likely that at its root was an unusual new wrinkle in Iraqi violence: a Shiite plan to attack Shiites. A battle that lasted for more than 12
Iraqi native Wesam al-Delaema, 33, arrived on a Dutch plane and is the first suspect to face criminal charges in a U.S. court for alleged terrorist involvement in the violent Iraqi insurgency, Justice Ministry spokesman Ivo Hommes said.
"...everyone is worried that the more robust US rules of engagement in taking on the Shia in Baghdad will have a knock-on effect on the Shia in the south," says Lord Garden. "That could make it more difficult for the British."
Congress has spent more than $500 billion on specific appropriations for Iraq. This sum is not reflected in official budget and deficit figures. If every American taxpayer had to submit an extra five or ten thousand dollars to the IRS this April...
Has the American reaction to the attacks in fact been a massive overreaction? Is the widespread belief that 9/11 plunged us into one of the deadliest struggles of our time simply wrong? If we did overreact, why did we do so? Does history provide any
Having made a mess of Iraq, continuing to refuse to play a constructive and even-handed role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and having gotten bored with democracy promotion, the Bush administration now appears to be fanning the flames of sectari
In Iraq, at least 452 Iraqis were killed today and another 182 were injured in various attacks during the festival of Ashura. 3 more American service members were killed in separate incidents, and a U.S. helicopter was shot down, killing 2 more soldi