The double jeopardy clause of the US Constitution ensures that no American can be tried twice for the same offense. At a time when our civil liberties are rapidly eroding, a drama is unfolding over whether that protection applies to a US soldier.
The Bush administration is concerned that Turkey could block vital U.S. supply routes to Iraq. 70% of the fuel and air shipments to the U.S. military in Iraq are currently routed through Turkey. 70% of the U.S. air cargo to Iraq flies through Turkey.
One week ago, Death by 1000 Papercuts posted a story about al-Qaeda in Iraq issuing playing cards similar to those the US handed out when hunting down leaders of Sadaam Hussein's regime. Only these cards had pictures of Iraqi tribal leaders AQI h
A key Shi'ite member of Iraq's ruling coalition called yesterday for the complete withdrawl of foreign troops from his country and rejected the possibility of permanent bases. Ammar Hakim, a leading figure of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Counci
Blackwater USA guards shot at Iraqi civilians as they tried to drive away from a Baghdad square on Sept. 16, according to a report compiled by the first U.S. soldiers to arrive at the scene, where they found no evidence that Iraqis had fired weapons.
The U.S. mission in Iraq is a "nightmare with no end in sight" because of political misjudgments after the fall of Saddam Hussein that continue today, a former chief of U.S.-led forces said. Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who commanded c
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates played down a newspaper report that the U.S. Marine Corps was pressing to remove its forces from Iraq and switch to a leading role in Afghanistan. "I have heard that they were beginning to think about that and
SUNDERLAND, England, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A British woman says the body of her soldier son was returned from Iraq with a leg and arm that were not his.
The Pentagon has paid more than $100 million in bonuses to veteran Green Berets and Navy SEALs, reversing the flow of top commandos to the corporate world where security companies such as Blackwater USA are offering big salaries.
Eric and Robert have traveled 27,000 miles on their bicycles. They have been from Los Crusis New Mexico to the Canadian boarder nine times all to support the troops and at the same time protest the war. For every troop killed they travel another 10 m
"The FBI investigation is supposed to wrap up in days, not weeks, but there's still a lot of work to do. Our investigation turned up many witnesses who haven't yet been interviewed, not to mention vehicles that are key evidence still dri
U.S. troops already are stretched thin trying to contain Sunni and Shiite Muslim extremists. But the shrunken coalition won't make much of a difference because most of the non-U.S. forces have largely stuck to non-combat roles. "This is a U.
Turkey is shelling suspected Kurdish rebel camps across the border in northern Iraq, a newspaper reported Wednesday, but the government appeared unlikely to move toward sending groud troops until next week. (That's a relief)
Congressional Democrats have put on the back burner legislation ordering troops home from Iraq and turned their attention to war-related proposals that Republicans are finding hard to reject. The legislative agenda marks a dramatic shift for party l
BAGHDAD--The latest chapter in al Qaeda's war manual in their war against the Iraqi people and the Coalition is this: raiding remote peaceful villages, burning down homes and slaughtering both man and beast. It's a campaign of self destructio
The US cautioned Turkey on Tuesday against making an incursion into northern Iraq after Kurdish rebels launched attacks from there and urged both countries to work together to resolve the conflict. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan
US troops on Sunday cordoned off various neighborhoods in the area of al-Doura southern Baghdad, in preparation for launching a military operation against militias using the area as a barricade. [destroy it to save it]
Anti-war protesters will clash with police if they defy a ban to march to Parliament on the day MPs return to work after the summer recess. This is the first time Scotland Yard has invoked an ancient law to prevent demonstrating near Parliament,
Maliki’s government to sue al-Radhi after telling US Congress that corruption affects every Iraqi ministry.
Britain is to cut the number of its troops in Iraq to 2,500 by next spring, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said. "We plan for next spring to reduce force numbers in southern Iraq to a figure of 2,500," he told parliament's lower House of C
A federal judge in Tacoma has delayed the court-martial of 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, a Fort Lewis Army officer who refused to deploy to Iraq. "The court concludes ... that it has jurisdiction over the petition and the double jeopardy claim is not fr
Cholera has struck at least 3,315 people in Iraq since mid-August, killing at least 15. The WHO global cholera coordinator said that up to 10 cases have also been confirmed in Iran, near the Iraqi border. [Cholera! Heck of a job, Gates.]
A double US air strike on an Iraqi village killed around 25 suspected Iranian-linked insurgents on Friday, the military said, with Iraqi officials claiming women and children were among the dead.
A Fort Lewis soldier charged with refusing to deploy to Iraq asked a federal court Wednesday to bar his upcoming court-martial, saying the Army is violating his constitutional rights by trying him twice for the same crime.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday that Blackwater should leave the country because of the mountain of evidence against the under-fire US security firm. His comments came amid growing anger among Iraqis that "above the law
"Bush quietly advising Hillary Clinton, top Democrats." This appeared in The Examiner. "President Bush is quietly providing back-channel advice to Hillary Rodham Clinton, urging her to modulate her rhetoric so she can effectively prose
The second court-martial of 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, a Fort Lewis U.S. Army officer who refused to go to Iraq with his unit a year ago, has been rescheduled to Oct. 9. His first trial ended in a mistrial. If convicted, Watada faces a maximum of six year
Americans working in Iraq for Halliburton spin-off KBR have been outraged by the massive fraud they saw there. Dozens are suing the giant military contractor, on the taxpayers' behalf. Whose side is the Justice Department on?
Australian troops and special forces will not join the US in proposed military action on Iran, according to foreign minister Alexander Downer. Of course, this is Downer speaking. Australian special forces may already be operating inside Iran
Violence in Afghanistan has surged this year with suicide bombings inflicting an especially high toll on civilians, a new UN report says. The report said Afghanistan is averaging 550 violent incidents a month, up from an average of 425 last year.