Coming on the heels of a controversial "surge" of 21,000 troops that has stretched the Army thin, the Defense Dept is preparing to send an additional 12,000 National Guard combat forces to Iraq and Afghanistan, defense official told NBC New
Vice President Dick Cheney repeated his assertions of al-Qaida links to Saddam Hussein's Iraq as the Defense Department released a report citing more evidence that the prewar government did not cooperate with the terrorist group.
In an about-face by the US government 4 years into the war, America's fallen troops are brought back to their families aboard charter jets instead of commercial flights, and are met by honor guards in white gloves instead of baggage handlers with
Captured Iraqi documents and intelligence interrogations of Saddam Hussein and 2 former aides "all confirmed" that Hussein's regime was not directly cooperating with al-Qaeda before the US invasion of Iraq, according to Defense D
One of the soldiers died just hours after arriving in Iraq—and was one of those troops rushed to the country in the "surge" who did not receive full training. It took another month before the families of the 2 soldiers were told friendly fi
A Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside Iran has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005, US and Pakistani intelligence sources tell ABC News. The group, called Jundul
For just the second time since the war began, the Army is sending large units back to Iraq without giving them at least a year at home, defense officials said. The move signaled how stretched the U.S. fighting force has become.
The crack of shots fired by unseen snipers echoed on Monday through Baghdad's wholesale Shorja market, a day after U.S. Senator John McCain held up his visit there as one sign of improving security in Baghdad.
Ft. Stewart, Georgia. Home of the “Mighty Third Infantry, Rock of the Marne.” Monica is the wife of Sgt. Kevin Benderman, a ten-year Army veteran who served a combat tour in Iraq and a year in prison for his public protest of war.
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who helped engineer the US withdrawal from Vietnam, says the problems in Iraq are more complex than that conflict, and military victory is no longer possible. He also said he sympathises with the trouble
The real deadline for Congress to provide more money for the war in Iraq is well beyond the April 15 deadline cited by President Bush and Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The Pentagon can take several penny-pinching steps without harming troop read
The U.S. military death toll in March, the first full month of the security crackdown, was nearly twice that of the Iraqi army, which American and Iraqi officials say is taking the leading role in the latest attempt to curb violence in the capital, s
The treatment of Faye Turney is wrong - but not in the same league as British and US abuses. Her comrades have not been shackled, blindfolded, forced into excruciating physical contortions for long periods, or denied liquids and food. As far as we kn
The monthly death toll in Iraq rose 15 percent in March, government figures revealed, as insurgents and sectarian militias continue to defy a military crackdown in Baghdad. Half the 30,000 troop reinforcements promised by President George W. Bush
The two men showed up on Tuesday afternoon to evict Suaada Saadoun’s family. One was carrying a shiny black pistol. Ms. Saadoun was a Sunni Arab living in a Shiite enclave of western Baghdad. A widowed mother of seven, she and her family had been cha
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia told Arab leaders the American occupation of Iraq was illegal and warned that unless Arab governments settled their differences, foreign powers like the US would continue to dictate the region’s politics.
Retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, a widely respected advisor to the US military, has released a blistering report on the current situation in Iraq. McCaffrey's findings are based on interviews with dozens of officials during a March, 2007, trip to t
With suicide bombers continuing to strike targets around Iraq, David Satterfield, the State Dept's point man for Iraq, pointed the finger directly at Syria during a Washington lunch speech today, reports US News senior writer Kevin Whitelaw.
President George W. Bush attacked the Senate's $122 billion Iraq war-spending bill, which would set a timetable for troop withdrawals, and said voters will blame Democrats for any delay in funding military operations.
Suicide bombers killed nearly 130 people in a crowded market in a Shi'ite district of Baghdad and a mainly Shi'ite town, one of the bloodiest days in Iraq in months. [The Surge is working.]
Insurgents have stepped up rocket and mortar attacks on Baghdad's international Green Zone where most Iraqi government offices and the U.S. embassy are located, a senior U.S. military spokesman said.
Shiite militants and police enraged by deadly truck bombings went on a shooting rampage against Sunnis in a northwestern Iraqi city, killing as many as 70 men execution-style and prompting fears that sectarian violence was spreading outside the capit
The United States and France [so Syria gets hit too] have three aircraft carrier battle groups in the Gulf region, U.S. and French naval sources said.
The United Arab Emirates, a key US ally, said on Tuesday it would not be involved in any military strike on Iran, but urged the Islamic Republic to avoid regional tensions. "The UAE is an independent and sovereign state that rejects the use of
McCain said that the US is "beginning to succeed in Iraq" and early pull out would result in "unmitigated disaster of incredible proportions," adding that "we will see chaos and genocide in the region and we will be back and
(I don't think they hate us for 'our freedom' as much as they hate us for...)
Just two days after British troops pulled out of downtown Basra, Iraq's second-largest city and center of the country's oil-rich south, fighting erupted between rival Shiite groups in street battles. [of things to come]
Washington, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The cost of the wars unleashed by President George W. Bush´s government could exceed $1 trillion by the end of his term of office, a study predicted on Wednesday. The report published by the Center of Defense Inf
THESE PHOTOS ARE FROM A SAILOR WHO WAS ON THE USS QUAPAW ATF-11O.
The top American general in Afghanistan has expelled a U.S. Marine special operations company for the way the men responded to an ambush March 4, Marine sources said. Maj. Cliff Gilmore confirmed the company of 120 Marines is redeploying.