Calling for the impeachment of U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, Cindy Sheehan and 45 fellow Iraq war protesters were arrested after they refused to leave a U.S. lawmaker's office and adjoining hallway, authorities sai
The Guardian's award-winning photographer and filmmaker Sean Smith spent two months embedded with US troops in Baghdad and Anbar province. His harrowing documentary exposes the exhaustion and disillusionment of the soldiers.
This much is agreed upon: at least 6 Iraqis died when American attack helicopters pounded a cluster of homes in a dusty, nondescript Baghdad neighborhood. But why those homes were targeted and who was killed depends on the storyteller.
Turkey has warned that it could send troops into northern Iraq after today's general elections if talks with Iraqi and US officials fail to produce effective measures against Kurdish rebels based there.
In a move that could portend a strategy change, the commander of U.S. forces in northern Iraq said Sunday he has proposed reducing his troop levels and shifting next year to missions focused less on direct combat.
(Wow, this is an old one)US forces have fired so many bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan - an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed - that American ammunition-makers cannot keep up with demand. As a result the US is having to import supplies fro
Subject: War with Iran, war in Iraq, habeas corpus, military tribunals We've had a breathless morning. There are emergencies developing in all directions. Urgent action is needed on a number of campaigns all at once. PLEASE TAKE ALL OF THE FOLL
Max takes a camera and microphone to the 2007 College Republican National Convention and interviews the youthful pachyderms about the war . . . and why they are not serving. Ah, why am I not serving? Ah, . . . who are you again? Security!
In the advertising world, brand identity is everything. Volvo means safety. Colgate means clean. IPod means cool. But since the US militray invaded Iraq in 2003, its "show of force" brand has proved to have limited appeal to Iraqi consu
U.S. military commanders said Friday the troop buildup in Iraq must be maintained until at least next summer and they may need as long as two years to ensure parts of the country are stable. The battlefield generals' pleas for more time come i
Afghanistan's heroin-producing poppy crop set another record this season, despite intensified eradication efforts, the American ambassador said. Afghan farmers harvested 457,135 acres of opium poppies, compared to 407,715 acres last year. The gro
PRESIDENT George W. Bush has signed an order enabling the US government to freeze the assets of people who threaten Iraq's stability, the White House announced overnight.
If US combat forces withdraw from Iraq in the near future, three developments would likely to unfold: Majority Shiites would drive Sunnis out of ethnically mixed areas west to Anbar province. Southern Iraq would erupt in civil wars between Shitte g
NATO countries are not giving the international force securing Afghanistan enough support and there are worrying signs that the Taliban are growing stronger, a detailed study by Britain's parliament has found. The report, by the House of Commons
Leaders of Iraqi groups say attacks will go on until American leave. Seven of the most important Sunni-led insurgent organisations fighting the US occupation in Iraq have agreed to form a public political alliance with the aim of preparing for negot
About 300 oil industry workers gathered in Iraq's main oil port of Basra on Monday to protest a draft law that they said would allow foreigners to pillage the country's wealth.
Who can forget the incredible scandal that erupted back in May of 2002 when details emerged the August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing specifically warned Bush Osama bin Laden was determination to strike us. Wait. Actually, everyone forgot, becau
Many Iraqis are now beginning to see the rising sectarian violence as part of a larger plan to partition the country. "Americans want to alter the shape of our cities, dividing Iraqis into ethnic and sectarian groups living separately from each
On July 14, 2003, the Washington Post carried a column by Robert Novak set out to do the White House's bidding by disparaging former ambassador Joseph Wilson and making it impossible for his wife, Valerie Plame, to continue working in her covert
Sound familiar? Any American who pays attention can observe the identical phenomenon occurring in the U.S. today. Think about the Bush regime's changing explanations for the failed U.S. occupation of Iraq.
(Why are we still in this organization) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Monday that an abrupt US troop pullout could deepen the crisis in Iraq, and he urged the US to keep the IRAQI PEOPLE IN MIND when making decisions
The White House faced fresh political peril yesterday in the form of a new intelligence assessment that raised sharp questions about the success of its counterterrorism strategy and judgment in making Iraq the focus of that effort.
President Bush's top counterterrorism advisers acknowledged today that the strategy for fighting Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan had failed, as the White House released a grim new intelligence assessment that has forced
As Americans turn increasingly against President George Bush’s calamitous war in Iraq, and revolt spreads through Republican ranks, the White House is again resorting to its tried-and-true ploy of fanning grossly inflated fears of terrorism.
If Americans watched the Republican presidential debate on May 15, many Americans might resist the libertarian label, because they now identify it with strident opposition to the war in Iraq, and perhaps even to the war against Islamic jihadists.
In the pursuit of an elusive enemy the US loosely labels AQI(Al Qaeda in Iraq), US Green Berets and soldiers in this remote corner of Iraq have enlisted the help of a new ally that they have christened LRF, the "Legitimate Resistance Force.
Osama bin Laden, like Mark Twain, may complain that rumors of his demise have been greatly exaggerated. Assuming, of course, that he is still alive. Indeed, the mystery surrounding the question of whether bin Laden may have been killed, or possibly d
The US military is weighing new directions for Iraq, including an even bigger troop buildup if President Bush thinks his "surge" strategy needs a further boost, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Years before the war began, Pentagon officials knew of the effectiveness of another type of vehicle that better shielded troops from bombs like those that have killed 1,500 soldiers and Marines. But military officials repeatedly balked at appeals — f
Although Bush administration officials have frequently lashed out at Syria and Iran, accusing it of helping insurgents and militias here, the largest number of foreign fighters and suicide bombers in Iraq come from a third neighbor, Saudi Arabia, acc