Intriguingly, many of these new rightists were the children of old leftists, and a winding pedigree could be traced to unlikely starting points -- the classroom of Leo Strauss
The US military said on Monday that it accidentally killed nine Iraqi civilians during an [air strike] operation targeting Al Qaeda in Iraq south of Baghdad. [NY Times does it better.]
The U.S. missile strike that killed a top al-Qaida commander just over a mile from a Pakistani military base shows how entrenched Islamic militants are in the lawless tribal regions, where extremists have launched increasingly bold attacks.
"We're bogged down in another war. We're bankrupting our country and we have an empire that we're trying to defend which costs us $1 trillion a year." Said Ron Paul
In an unusual closed session, a federal appeals court will hear arguments today in three cases alleging KBR knowingly sent civilian contractors along a dangerous route in Iraq, where they suffered a deadly attack.
The authority to call up Guard members for Iraq duty has expired because that country no longer poses a threat to U.S. national security. "The mission authorized in 2002 does not exist," said Fisher, "The Vermont Guard should revert ba
With the clock ticking on our "commitments" in Iraq -- the international mandate expires in less than a year -- the Bush administration is left in an interesting position. It could create a plan for a troop withdrawal; instead, the plan bei
President Bush signed the fiscal 2008 Defense authorization bill into law Monday, but not before stating that he reserves the right to disregard several sections on contract fraud probes, whistle blower protection, and congressional oversight.
John McCain (R-AZ) pledges expansion of access to health care for soldiers injured physically and psychologically not only in the current war, but in wars he says are sure to follow. (more war, More War, MORE WAR!!!!)
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The U.S. will ask the Iraqi government for the right to conduct combat operations and detain prisoners and will seek legal protections for American troops in an agreement that defines a long-term relationship between the two countries, a U.S. defense
"We remain ready, willing and able to assist the Pakistanis and to partner with them to provide additional training, to conduct joint operations, should they desire to do so," Gates told a news conference.
The US backed government in Afghanistan has sentenced a 23 year old internet user to death in a secret trial based on a document he printed off the internet. Sayad Parwez Kambaksh’s crime was printing a document from the internet that allegedly “v
A study found that President Bush and top officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.
MRAP, the new Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected armored vehicle that the American military is counting on to reduce casualties from roadside bombs in Iraq.
[I wonder why?] Russia has sent two long-range bombers to the Bay of Biscay, off the French and Spanish Atlantic coasts, to test-fire missiles in firing missiles off the coastline of two NATO members is the latest in flexing Moscow’s military muscle
The west must be ready to resort to a pre-emptive nuclear attack to try to halt the "imminent" spread of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, according to a radical manifesto for a new NATO by the west's most senior military o
Following up on the alleged incident in the Strait of Hormuz with those five Iranian speedboats, remember that radioed threat supposedly coming from the Iranian side? Now they're blaming it on – are you ready for this? – "the Filipino Monkey
Congress is re-convening this coming week and I would like to take this opportunity to give my legislative forecast for the coming year. Here are a few things we can expect to see from Washington.
U.S. President George W. Bush said on Friday the United States would have a long-term presence in Iraq that could "easily" last a decade, but that it would be at the invitation of the Iraqi government.
The "most historically significant feature" of the report was the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident. The report demonstrates not only is it not true, as secretary of defense McNamara told Congress the evidence of an attack was unimpeachable
Yesterday there were a flurry of reports about an Iraqi soldier shooting and killing two US soldiers during a joint mission. Reported as the first time this has happened, the reports in the American press may tell only half the story.
Despite a drop in violence across Iraq, there is still no place in the country that is safe from attack by extremists, the US military warned. "We have made no projections of peace at hand. We realise that security is very fragile and that at an
The second half of 2007 saw violence drop dramatically in Iraq, but the progress came at a high price: The year was the deadliest for the U.S. military since the 2003 invasion, with 899 troops killed. American commanders and diplomats, however, say t
Scott Ritter, former weapons inspector lets loose a barrage on Adnan al Haideri the so called engineer that says he built all the chemical bunkers that we never found. The Bush administration used out right lies and propaganda to fight a war that nev
My name is Joe. I am currently serving in my second deployment to Iraq as an Army officer. The biggest differences between this deployment and my last one are:
The story of these heroic freedom fighters against the forces of fascism.
While U.S. efforts to deploy it's microwave Active Denial System (which transmits a searchlight sized bean of energy when makes people downrange feel like their skin is on fire) continue to be delayed, another non-lethal system gets a little stra
For years, the U.S. military has been talking about combining all sorts of wacky weaponry onto a single armored vehicle. Now, three of those vehicles have finally been sent to Iraq, Jane's Defence Weekly reports. But they're not carrying ne
The congressionally mandated quarterly report suggests that the drop in violence won't hold unless Iraq's central government passes key legislation, improves the way it manages its security forces and finds a way to reconcile the country'