The House, with overwhelming, bipartisan support, voted yesterday to give the Bush administration two months to present to Congress its planning for the withdrawal of combat forces in Iraq. The 377 to 46 vote was the first salvo of a new legislative
Arguing it is unfair to continue to pass the cost of the war in Iraq to future generations, three senior House Democrats Tuesday offered a long-shot plan to raise taxes to pay for the $150 billion bill for the war in 2008.
“I never saw anybody with live ordnance in them. I’ve seen decapitations, amputations, gunshot wounds to the head … I never thought I’d be flying along with a patient who had something in him that could blow up in your face.”
Blackwater USA, the private security contractor under scrutiny for its role in a deadly Baghdad shootout in September, has sacked 122 of its armed guards in Iraq since it started protecting US diplomats there nearly 3 years ago, congressional investi
Even children can be detained in Iraq placed in special jails. But that is not enough. They can also be raped, tortured and burned. The new picture emerging from the US-led ‘liberation’ of a country that has been bleeding since US invaded in 2003.
Today the Senate passed Bush’s war funding request by an overwhelming vote of 92-3. Quite a coincidence about the five who didn’t vote: they are all
Deaths among American forces and Iraqi civilian deaths feel dramatically last month. The US Embassy, meanwhile, joined a broad swath of Iraqi politicians -- both Shiite and Sunni -- in criticizing a nonbinding US Senate resolution seen here as a rec
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told a group of U.S. House Democratic lawmakers that the multinational mission in Afghanistan is suffering from a lack of resources, citing the war in Iraq and the reluctance of U.S. allies to contribute more troops
But in a crowded military courtroom seemingly stunned into silence on Thursday, Sgt. Evan Vela all but broke down as he described firing two bullets into an unarmed Iraqi man his unit arrested last May. In anguished, eloquent sentences, Sergeant V
Snipers were allegedly ordered to kill Iraqis who fell for the trap, in which ammunition and explosives were planted on the street. The three soldiers facing court are also accused of planting weapons on the Iraqis they killed.
As President Bush and Sen. John Kerry clashed in 2004 over the direction of the Iraq war, a rising Army star joined the debate. Then-Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, head of a new command overseeing the training and equipping of Iraq's security forces
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad invited President Bush to speak at an Iranian university if the American leader ever traveled to the Islamic Republic, state-run television reported Friday.
The Iraqi government will impose travel restrictions in the country if more cases of cholera are confirmed after a warning by the World Health Organization that the disease was spreading in Iraq."If we verify more cases of cholera in different a
Showing rare bipartisan consensus over war policy, the Senate overwhelmingly endorsed a political settlement for Iraq that would divide the country into three semi-autonomous regions. The plan, conceived by Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Joseph
As Afghanistan struggles to cut its raging opium production, aid workers try to find alternative crops, but for some former poppy farmers the choice was easy -- they planted marijuana instead. Afghanistan's opium crop topped all records this year
More than 19,000 militants have been killed in fighting with coalition forces since the insurgency began more than four years ago. The statistics show that 4,882 militants were killed in clashes with coalition forces this year, a 25% increase over al
The Spanish newspaper El País published the transcript of a conversation between President Bush and then-Prime Minister José María Aznar weeks before the invasion of Iraq confirms the most dreadful accounts and suspicions about Bush's intentions
A U.S. soldier cried as he told a court-martial that his staff sergeant ordered him to shoot an unarmed Iraqi. He said the sergeant then laughed and told the trooper to finish the job as the dying man convulsed on the ground.
“When I speak of a long-term presence, I’m thinking of a very modest US presence with no permanent bases, where we can continue to go after Al Qaeda in Iraq and help the Iraqi forces.” He envisions a quarter of the current combat brigades. [40,000 tr
Under the guise of a stop-gap spending bill that is simply supposed to keep the government running until a long-delayed appropriations process is completed the Congress has just approved a massive increase in war funding.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi gets her feet held to the fire by Wolf Blitzer on promises made, promises broken.
AWOL soldiers are being sent to Maricopa County's Tent City Jail because Fort Huachuca doesn't have a facility that can confine inmates for long periods of time
The US use of mercenary contractors like Blackwater in Iraq has led to unnecessary violence against civilians, inflamed Iraqi sentiment towards the US and jeopardized military strategies to defeat the insurgency, a new report concludes.
Turkey and Iraq have agreed on a deal to allow Turkish forces to cross into Iraq to pursue Kurdish rebels, media reports say. A security accord would be signed on Thursday, an Iraqi official confirmed. Turkey has warned Iraq to crack down on the PK
At the time of Todd's death, he was under investigation for his possible role in the nuclear weapons that were loaded into a B52 aircraft. If military personnel are under investigation at any base for a crime, they will not be given any leave unti
Russian Military Intelligence Analysts are reporting today that one of the United States most secretive spy satellites, the KH-13, targeting Iran was 'destroyed in its orbit' with its main power generator powered by the radioactive isotope Pu-238 sur
Remember the B-52 transporting six stealth AGM-129 Advanced Cruise Missiles, each armed with a W-80-1 nuclear warhead, on August 30? They may have been destined for the Middle East via Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
Here are photos of members of “Gathering of Eagles” who assaulted gold star father Carlos Arredondo in broad daylight in Washington, D.C., on September 15, 2007, throwing him to the ground and kicking him.
The leading Democratic White House hopefuls conceded Wednesday night they cannot guarantee to pull all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the end of the next presidential term in 2013.
"KILL EVERYBODY" - DARRELL ANDERSON EXPOSES US POLICY."I joined in '03," 'cause I was broke, I needed money, but I was a young American kid, but I wanted to fight in a war. I joined up. A month out of training I arrived in