Karzai, who when he is in the U.S. is expected to act as a puppet of the Bush administration, made the mistake of actually speaking his mind. The Afghan president said terrorism in Afghanistan is getting worse, the hunt for Osama bin Laden is at a st
America is preparing to pour thousands of extra troops into southern Iraq amid fears that Gordon Brown is committed to withdrawing British troops from the region early next year. Plans to secure the vital "umbilical cord" link road between
Exhaustion and combat stress are besieging US troops in Iraq as they battle with a new type of warfare. Some even rely on Red Bull to get through the day. As desertions and absences increase, the military is struggling to cope with the crisis
There are now nearly as many private contractors in Iraq as there are U.S. soldiers — and about half of them are private security guards equipped with automatic weapons, body armor, helicopters and bullet-proof trucks. They operate with little or no
[Just after Hillary's second term.] Even as they call for an end to the war and pledge to bring the troops home, the Democratic presidential candidates are setting out positions that could leave the United States engaged in Iraq for years.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Sunday called upon senior leaders in Iraq's bitterly divided communities to hold crisis talks this week in an effort to save his fraying national unity government.
The Iranian government on Sunday announced that Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh had stepped down, the second resignation from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's cabinet within a day.
In 1943, US servicemen statioined in Iraq were issued a pocket-sized 41-page book entitled "A Short Guide to Iraq." In straightforward prose, the book gave American soldiers a primer to help them through the cultural snarls and byways of t
America is preparing to pour thousands of extra troops into southern Iraq amid fears that Gordon Brown is committed to withdrawing British troops from the region early next year. The White House and the Pentagon are understood to have drawn up
Costs rose in line with the Corps of Engineers' security demands, including a request for additional armored vehicles that cost roughly $150,000 each and are manned by guards who earn $15,000 a month. -- The Army Corps of Engineers is made up pri
A British commander in Afghanistan has asked the US military to withdraw its special forces from his areq because the high level of civilian casualties they have caused are turning people against coalition soldiers. The International Herald Tribune
US officials keep insisting that the Iraqi government pass the laws the US wants. But what would happen if Iraqi legislators pass some of the laws the US has for itself. Specifically the Third Amendment to the US Constitution: No Soldier shall, in
President Bush has sternly warned Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against cozying up to Iran, amid what Washington sees as unsettling signs of warming relations between Baghdad and Tehran. Mr Bush was not surprised at pictures showing cordial mee
President Bush charged Iran continues to arm and train insurgents who are killing U.S. soldiers in Iraq, and he threatened action if that continues. Iran had been warned of unspecified consequences if it continued its alleged support for anti-America
On July 2 and 3, The New York Times and the AP, among other media outlets, came out with sensational stories saying that either Iranians or Iranian agents had played an important role in planning the operation in Karbala, Iraq last January
An end to violence in Iraq depends on the United States withdrawing its troops, Iran told Iraq's prime minister, seeking to deflect the blame for bloodshed that Washington directs at Tehran. Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki won pledges of support f
Noted law professor and president of National Lawyers Guild explains Bush administration crimes
akistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s government is not ruling out imposing a state of emergency due to “external and internal threats” and deteriorating law and order in the volatile northwest near the Afghan border, a spokesman said
More than 1,000 civilian contractors have been killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion more than four years ago, according to Labor Department records.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney defended his 5 sons' decision not to enlist in the military, saying they're showing their support for the country by "helping me get elected." Romney, who did not serve in Vietnam due to h
The US now has only uncertain, high risk options in Iraq. It cannot dictate Iraq’s future, only influence it, and this presents serious problems at a time when the Iraqi political process has failed to move forward in reaching a consensus or peaceful
Congress’s failure to secure a timetable for withdrawing American troops from Iraq has split anti-war activists on the tactical question of whether to attack Democrats, who now control Capitol Hill. [Arguing over two sides of the same coin.]
Although Iraq has a democratic government, Iraqi Christians were safer and had more protection under former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, said the future head of the Vatican's interreligious dialogue council.
William Kristol published a manifesto, “Why Bush Will Be a Winner,.” It reassured the Bush presidency would “probably be a successful one” and that “we now seem to be on course to a successful outcome” in Iraq. The president liked this piece so much
The Bush administration is becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of an imminent British withdrawal from southern Iraq and would prefer UK troops to remain for another year or two.
They've given me a machine gun and 180 rounds of ammo, and told me not to pee for six hours.
Sig Christenson of the San Antonio Express-News ridicules comments by politicians, laments the lack of reporters covering the war, and cites ground rules that are crippling for photojournalists. He says the media aren't pressing for answers
The Rev. David Blanchfield paused before addressing the issue of why he has not voiced his opposition to the Iraq war from the pulpit. "I'm probably out of my mind even talking to you," he said. The United States violated the Catholic p
US troop levels in Iraq hae hit their highest point of the more than four year old war, with the numbers swelling to nearly 162,000 because of overlapping unit rotations, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman
Georgia said jets flown from Russia fired a missile on its territory, narrowly missing hitting a village, but Russia's military denied any involvement. The missile landed without exploding in a vegetable field near Tsitelubani, west of the capita