Iraq's prime minister called for an investigation into a raid by Iraqi and British forces in Basra on Sunday that the British military said found evidence of torture at an intelligence agency detention center.
16 Afghan civilians were killed after a "complex" Taliban ambush on a US convoy involving a suicide car-bomb attack and militant gunfire. 10 civilians were killed and more than 30 wounded, when US troops opened fire after the blast. They sa
Ahmad Hamad al-Tammimi used to live in the village of Quba. Before Iraq descended into sectarian war it was home to around 700 families. The vast majority were Sunnis. That was then. He has not seen his house, his farm or old mosque for close to two
President Bush's planned escalation of U.S. forces in Iraq will require as many as 28,500 troops, Pentagon officials told a Senate committee.
· Violence expected to rise after UK withdrawal · Troop numbers too low · Coalition is 'disintegrating'
New Zealand forces in Afghanistan were reported Wednesday to have complained about the treatment of prisoners they handed over to the United States. The elite SAS soldiers were so concerned they called a meeting of other special forces in Kandahar
It is continually proclaimed that an American withdrawal from Iraq would carry grim consequences. President Bush calls it a “nightmare scenario,” and Frederick Kagan predicts “catastrophe.” Few Democrats disagree: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer wa
"I was just wondering, does the military have a plan, if necessary, to go into Syria, to go the source of any weapons coming from Syria.”
The US policy in Iraq following the 2003 invasion was "incompetent, foolish, dubious," the new US coordinator for Iraq's economic development said. Ambassador Timothy Carney said the US policy to exclude Iraqis from governing the countr
Some in Congress are questioning the switch. They wonder if the Army is cutting corners in preparing soldiers for combat, since they are forgoing training in a desert setting that was designed specially to prepare them for Iraq.
John McCain, facing criticism from Democrats, on Thursday said he regretted using the word "wasted" to describe the more than 3,100 U.S. lives lost in the Iraq war.
Pakistan is supposed to be an ally in the war on terrorism. The US should not have to plead with an ally to go after, nor put up with constant excuses for why the man responsible for ordering the Sept. 11 attacks remains at large.
U.S. House of Representatives Democrats will more than fully fund President George W. Bush's request for money to fight wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this year, but are still debating conditions that could be attached, senior lawmakers said on Thu
Where are Iraq's superbombs coming from, really? The Pentagon is claiming—again—the the Iranian government supplied the deadly "explosively formed penetrators." But the more you study these devices the more likely they seem to be home-
Minority groups in Iraq are facing "desperate conditions","a barrage of attacks" and the threat of being "eradicated" from their homeland.
Democrats in the U.S. Congress have taken steps opposing President Bush's policies in Iraq, but have stopped short of binding legislation that would cut funding for the war. (Of course,... the D's are just as guilty)
U.S.-led strike forces seized suspected Shiite death squad bosses in raids that tested the fragile bonds between the government and a powerful militia faction allowing the Baghdad security crackdown to move ahead.
In what the Taliban claimed was an assassination attempt, a suicide bomber attacked the main gate of a U.S. military base within earshot of Vice President Dick Cheney. The explosion killed 23 people, including two Americans, and delivered a propagand
Hundreds of thousands of American troops already occupy Afghanistan and Iraq, a number that is rising as the military surge moves forward. The justification, given endlessly since September 11th, is that both support terrorism and thus pose a risk t
MINISTERS are negotiating multi-million-pound contracts with private security firms to cover some of the gaps created by British troop withdrawals. Days after Tony Blair revealed that he wanted to withdraw 1,600 soldiers from war-torn Basra within
Those who invaded Iraq claiming it had weapons of mass destruction and have been blaming Iran and Syria for the murderous mess in Iraq, are also the same people now blaming Pakistan for the mess in Afghanistan.
The latest Seymour Hersh piece has a lot of new information, some of it shocking, some of it not at all surprising to readers of Antiwar.com and observers of this space. An example of the latter:
Violence continues to sweep Baghdad where an Iraqi vice-president has escaped an apparent assassination attempt, while the US military says it has found further evidence of Iranian-made weapons being used by Iraqis fighting American troops.
The Cabinet signed off draft legislation to manage Iraq's vast oil industry and share its wealth among the Iraqi people, a key U.S. benchmark for progress in this country. The legislation now goes to parliament for approval.
Radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged Iraqi security forces not to work with US troops in enforcing a new Baghdad security plan, in a message read to his supporters.
We are about to find out if the invasion of Iraq really was a war for oil. The country is on the verge of passing a petroleum law, which will set down rules for investing in its oil industry. That will set off a race among the foreign oil giants
US forces bombarded parts of southeast Baghdad after dark, while a truck bomb attack outside a Sunni mosque in western Iraq killed at least 40 people. [Anyone reminded of Candide?]
Americans in the military have been asked to make extraordinary sacrifices in recent years, particularly in Iraq, where the casualties are mounting, the tours are being extended, and some of them have had enough. More than 1,000 military personnel
The Petraeus plan will have U.S. forces deployed in Iraq for years to come. Does anybody running for president realize that? The British are leaving, the Iraqis are failing and the Americans are staying—and we’re going to be there a lot longer than a
Ahmed Chalabi, the former deputy prime minister of Iraq [an Iranian spy] who has come under suspicion for his pre-war involvement in supplying questionable intelligence supporting the invasion, has assumed a new role within the Iraqi government, acco