TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's defense minister was quoted on Tuesday as warning Israel of a "very painful" response if it launched a military strike over the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program.
The Pentagon plans to sell up to 4,000 sets of high-tech night-vision goggles to Iraq, despite US government audits showing the deal could leave a critical US military asset vulnerable to theft or diversion to insurgents fighting American forces.
Sergeant Camilo Mejia, who eventually applied while still on active duty to become a conscientious objector, said the ugly side of American racism and chauvinism appeared the moment his unit arrived in the Middle East. Fellow soldiers instantly
[See Pt. 1 link] Al-Ilyan is one of three leaders of the Iraq Accordance Front, parliament's largest Sunni Arab bloc with 44 of the house's 275 seats. Last year, he played a prominent role in the Sunni decision to walk out of the Cabinet in p
The Americans themselves destroyed their own satellite with the attack upon it being made by the USAF 30th Space Wing located at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The incident, last September, further fuels the intrigue involving the United S
He has held a variety of strategy and policy positions in government, including a stint on the National Security Council from 1984 to 1989. Before that he was a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee staff.
A Marine intelligence officer accused of trying to cover up the killings of 24 Iraqis appeared stunned at first when a jury acquitted him of the charges.
The editor of the Sacramento Bee, turned a column into a public flogging for both his editors and the nation's news media. They had allowed the third-longest war in American history to slip off the radar screen, and he had the numbers to prove it
Chastened because Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is now pulling no punches in decrying the subservience of his predecessor, John Howard, to Washington.
Australia's prime minister said Monday that the reasons used to justify joining the war in Iraq turned out to be false. Labor leader Kevin Rudd made the remarks a day after ordering his country's 550 combat troops to head home after five year
THE White House has rejected Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's charges of "abuse" of pre-war intelligence on Iraq, saying "the entire world" agreed on the threat posed by Saddam Hussein.
As 5,000 AIPAC actvists ascend Capitol Hill this week, they will be pushing a multifaceted agenda with a clear bottom line: It's the sanctions, stupid. Some new wrinkles in the lobbying blitz that traditionally follows the annual American
In a speech to the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC in Washington, McCain declared Iran the "foremost" enemy in the Middle East and said it could pose an "existential threat" to Israel if it succeeds in acquiring a nuclear bomb.
"Stop! Please. Get beneath the hype over former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception. Don’t miss forest for trees."
Getting lost in the media furor over McClellan's memoir is the new autobiography of retired Lt. Gen Ricardo S. Sanchez, the onetime commander of US troops in Iraq, who is scathing in his assessment that the Bush adminstration
[As one wag put it, Australia joins the Coalition of the Going. Will Tonga step up?] About 500 Australian combat troops pulled out of their base in southern Iraq on Sunday, fulfilling an election promise to bring the soldiers home this year.
The nationwide opposition to the Iraq War is based on a host of populist impulses. Some people hate it because they think lives are being sacrificed to pursue the oil industry’s agenda. Some despise it because, without a military draft, the U.S. ca
McClellan tells CNN he'd 'be happy' to testify; Perino suggests White House could block
But appearances can be deceiving in the world of military robots. Turns out, there's been a second unmanned surge. And yesterday, iRobot's rival, Foster-Miller, announced that it had won the contract to supply it.
The Pentagon plans to shift $9.7 billion of its overall budget to pay for war operations but warned on Wednesday it will run out of money if the U.S. Congress does not approve more funding by mid-July. The Defense Department, with major
In a new tell-all memoir on sale next week, former Bush press secretary Scott McClellan writes that the president depended on propaganda to sell the Iraq war to the American public, The Politico reports.
Surely nothing that President Bush has done in his two wretched terms of office can compare in its ugliness as his approval, as commander in chief, of the imprisoning of over 2500 children. Well, almost nothing....
As Sgt. Joe Higgins patrolled the streets of Saba al-Bor, a tough town north of Baghdad, he was armed with bullets that had a lot more firepower than those of his 4th Infantry Division buddies.
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Iran has secretly paid Iraqi insurgents hundreds of thousands of American dollars to kill British soldiers, according to a leaked government document obtained by the Telegraph. The allegations are contained in a confidential "field report"
A senior U.S. official said Wednesday that a proposed treaty banning cluster bombs would hurt world security and endanger U.S. military cooperation on humanitarian work with countries that sign the accord.
Kamin's judge, Air Force Col. Thomas Cumbie, ordered the war court defendant forcibly removed from his cell at the prison camp several miles away -- and brought to court by the military police who work there. Once in court he was seated in the de
Our oath has no expiration date. While you are acutely aware of the dangers of attacking Iran, you seem to be allowing an inbred reluctance to challenge the commander in chief to trump that oath, and to prevent you from letting the American people kn
Matthis Chiroux is the kind of young American US military recruiters love. "I was from a poor, white family from the south, and I did badly in school," the now 24-year-old told AFP. "I was 'filet mignon' for recruiters. They st
To hear retired Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez explain it, the mistakes of the Iraq war that happened while he was in command there weren't his fault. Not Abu Ghraib, not the birth of the insurgency, not the decision to let rebel cleric al-Sadr