"We begin now to find the misfortune of entering into war without a declaration of war—without a declaration setting forth to the people the causes of the war, and one upon which they may hold the Government responsible."
Visiting a U.S. military base in Iraq can feel a little like a trip down Alice’s Wonderland rabbit hole. Inside the barbed-wire fences and flood lights, and just past the tanks and attack helicopters, is a slice of Americana. In between their dangero
British artillery fire on Saturday slammed into a disused oil facility in Iraq's southern city of Basra, causing an extensive blaze and sending thick black smoke into the air, the military said.
Eye witness account differs from official account.
Iraq's political crisis worsened Monday as five more ministers announced a boycott of Cabinet meetings — leaving the embattled prime minister's unity government with no members affiliated with Sunni political factions.
When Najaf unplugged its power station from the national grid last week, it was a sign of provincial dissent over the unequal distribution of electricity. But it also indicates a new assertiveness in the south, as Iraq's regional leaders seek to
Turkish commandos have entered the Iraqi border region of Dahuk, in an operation aimed at eradicating Kurdistan Workers Party rebels. According to a security official, about 350 Turkish commandos crossed the Iraqi border on Sunday.
Iraq's political crisis worsened Monday as five more ministers announced a boycott of Cabinet meetings - leaving the embattled prime minister's unity government with no members affiliated with Sunni political factions. Meanwhile
The sign taped to the men's latrine is just five lines. "US MILITARY CONTRACTORS CIVILIANS ONLY!!!!" It needed only one: "NO IRAQIS." Here at this searing, dusty US military base about four miles west of Baqouba, Iraqis
Inside a brightly lit room, the walls adorned with memorials to 23 dead American soldiers, Lt. Col. Robert Balcavage stared at the three Sunni tribal leaders he wanted to recruit. Their fighters had battled US troops. Balcavage suspected they might
MSNBC's Hardball reported Wednesday that Defense Secretary Robert Gates was recently "in Kuwait, scoping out what will at some point be a critical staging ground for a US exit plan from Iraq."
When three soldiers were abducted in Iraq in mid-May, U.S. government lawyers began drafting emergency warrants to try to monitor communications that could lead to the suspected captors. The Bush administration and its allies
Robots have been roaming the streets of Iraq, since shortly after the war began. Now, for the first time -- the first time in any warzone -- the machines are carrying guns. After years of development, three "special weapons observation rem
Just a day after approving a medal claiming former NFL player Pat Tillman had been cut down by "devastating enemy fire" in Afghanistan, a high-ranking general tried to warn President Bush that the story might not be true.
Were witnesses allowed to change their testimony on key details, as alleged by one investigator? Why did internal documents on the case, such as the initial casualty report, include false information? When did top Pentagon officials know that Tillman
Adel al-Ardawi, a spokesman for the Baghdad city government, said that even with sufficient electricity "it would take 24 hours for the water mains to refill so we can begin pumping to residents. And even then the water won't be clean for a
South Korea's frustration over the plight of Christian volunteers seized by the Taliban is starting to focus on the United States, a frequent target of resentment here. Politicians and citizens are increasingly calling on Washington to help resol
Does former UN Amb. John Bolton – now with the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute — still speak for Dick Cheney? The new British government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown must be scratching its collective head over that question given the
As it leaves town for its August vacation with critical legislation left unfinished, the U.S. Congress is criticizing the Iraqi parliament for going on an August vacation with critical legislation left unpassed. The Iraqis tend to do the same as t
With Hillary Clinton's lead growing, Barack Obama appears to be overreaching to keep the spotlight and highlight their differences.
The US government cannot account for 190,000 weapons issued to Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005, says the Government Accountability Office. According to its July 31 report, the military "cannot fully account for about 110,000 AK-47 assaul
Many Iraqis believe the dramatic escalation in the U.S. military's use of air power is a sign of defeat for the occupation forces on the ground.
President Bush's nominee to be top military adviser said the US would be in Iraq for "years not months" and a Pentagon official said the war was costing even more than expected. Navy Adm. Michael Mullen, picked as chairman of the Joint
The top US commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, told Diane Sawyer of ABC's Good Morning America on Monday that jihadis are not crossing the Saudi border into Iraq. However, other sources indicate that the border is far more porous than Petraeu
Does it matter why the United States invaded Iraq? According to Senator Lindsey Graham, it does not. In his editorial titled U.S. should move ahead in Iraq, which appeared in the July 24, 2007 edition of Charleston, South Carolina’s daily newspaper
The war in Iraq could ultimately cost well over a trillion dollars -- at least double what has already been spent -- including the long-term costs of replacing damaged equipment, caring for wounded troops, and aiding the Iraqi government, according t
The largest Sunni Arab political bloc quit Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's cabinet Wednesday, saying Mr. Maliki didn't respond to demands including pardoning detainees not charged with specific crimes and disbanding militias.
Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John P. Abizaid, former head of U.S. forces in the Middle East, and former Special Operations commander General Bryan Douglas Brown testified today under oath with Rumsfeld.
War, oil, Iraq, global warming and Big Oil in one package.
Two thousand Iraqis are fleeing their homes every day. It is the greatest mass exodus of people ever in the Middle East and dwarfs anything seen in Europe since the Second World War.