After 14 months in a Baghdad district torn by mounting sectarian violence, members of one U.S. unit are tired, bitter and skeptical.
VIDEO: Combating IEDs U.S. troops detail efforts to detect and defeat IEDs
Though more attention has been focused on trigger-happy Blackwater "security contractors," Bush's military strategy has employed its own indiscriminate firepower - from loose "rules of engagement" for US troops, to helicopter
The start of a new war? Or just guerrilla maneuvers against previous guerrilla maneuvers? Bombs were dropped and the Turkish military crossed into Iraq. Tensions between Turkey and Iraq are heating up now.
... these things are of little consequence when you realize how we missed, squandered, screwed up, made a mess of and were massively risk adverse - again - when we did not kill Usama bin Laden in Afghanistan just two short months ago.
In the largest call-up of U.S. diplomats since the Vietnam War, the State Department is planning to order some of its personnel to serve at the American Embassy in Iraq because of a lack of volunteers. Those designated "prime candidates**
Very calm, very clear and very confident about what would happen by whom and why.
In the aftermath of Blackwater, non-lethal crowd control is an issue that commanders in Iraq very much have on their minds. They may soon have a new weapon to use as early as next year. It's not a science fiction weapon, but one that's been i
The army will continue to utilize the stop-loss policy in order to provide sufficient human cannon fodder for President Bush's immoral and unnecessary wars. The stop-loss policy prevents military personnel from leaving at the end of their service
The ugly face of illegal imperial war
The helicopter unleashed a barrage of gunfire in return, hitting the man who had fired the machine gun, he said. “The locals went to check if he was dead and gathered around him,” Mohanad said “but the helicopter opened fire again and killed some of
Turkish warplanes attacked a village in northern Iraq, an Iraqi Kurdish security official said. The Iraqi official said a Kurdish village in mountainous country near Shiranish Islam had been heavily bombed at midday.
Rudy Giuliani's foreign policy advisor was subject to walkouts by individuals disgusted at the fact that Podhoretz openly called for air strikes on Iran because Iran carried out 9/11
Osama bin Laden scolded his al-Qaida followers in Iraq and other insurgents, saying they have "been lax" for failing to overcome fanatical tribal loyalties and unite in the fight against U.S. troops.
Bush's $189.3 Billion request covers ongoing military operations for fiscal 2008, which began on October 1, the White House said. It is in addition to about $600 billion already approved for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Verschärfte Vernehmung, enhanced or intensified interrogation, was the exact term innovated by the Gestapo to describe what became known as the ‘third degree.’ It left no marks. It included hypothermia, stress positions and long-time sleep deprivati
In a grim marker of the longevity of the war, children who were infants or toddlers when they lost a parent in action are growing up.
“Lions for Lambs” is major for Robert Redford and producers Paula Wagner and Tom Cruise. Starring Meryl Streep & Tom Cruise
Probably you know as much as you want to know about the most infamous scene in the 1972 movie "Deliverance, " the homosexual rape by the riverside in the backwoods of Georgia -- "Squeal piggy!" -- it's been a source of hetero
If Iran continues on its current course, Cheney said the U.S. and other nations are "prepared to impose serious consequences." The vice president made no specific reference to military action.
The Turkish army stepped up its bombardment of the Iraqi side of the border after the rebels ambushed a military unit inside Turkey, hitting 11 different areas close to towns and villages, Kurdish officials said.
Cheney hand seen behind leaks of 'misleading' stories. Allegations, that an Israeli air strike hit a nuclear facility in September are inaccurate, causes US intelligence community to reveal they see the Vice President’s hand behind the disinf
CBS News has confirmed, in advance of a 60 Minutes interview with outed CIA agent Valerie Plame to be run this Sunday, that Plame "was involved in operations to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons." (Deeper and Deeper into the Rabbit
What would you do if your country was invaded? "Meeting Resistance" is a new documentary on the Iraq war from a perspective that few in the West ever see. It turns the spotlight on Iraqi men and women who choose to resist the military occup
The Air Force has decided to relieve at least 5 of its officers of command and is considering criminal charges in connection with the incident in which nuclear-armed cruise missiles were mistakenly flown from North Dakota to Louisiana
Rubin worked at “Doug Feith’s Office of Special Plans” and “like the most interesting and frightening neos, Michael is that perfect mix of extreme factual knowledge and extreme lack of judgment, prone to wild-eyed theories and fantasies of various so
The Pentagon is preparing to alert 8 National Guard units to be ready to go to Iraq or Afghanistan beginning late next summer. The U.S. military is reaching out to more Guard units in an effort to maintain needed troop levels, ease some of the strain
We may be approaching a potentially disastrous confluence of events. Will Dick Cheney be behind the curtain managing the disaster? And what will it mean if it transpires? There's nothing like a little idle speculation in our interesting times.
Turkey's parliament voted overwhelmingly today to approve a possible cross-border offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq - a move that could escalate the bloodshed in the already volatile region.
Hillary Clinton moved to secure her position as the most hawkish Democrat in the 2008 presidential race, saying she would consider the use of force to compel Iran to abandon its nuclear program. The Democratic frontrunner argues that Iran poses a lon