For all the money, technology and military might America can throw at the Taliban, conditions at the US Army's most attacked outpost in Afghanistan are reminiscent of the First World War trenches.
The tanks were full of enough clean drinking water for some 200,000 Iraqis at a new distribution station in eastern Baghdad, but local officials struggled Saturday to agree on where it should go. The dilemma was an example of the obstacles facing
Iraq's foreign minister insisted Sunday that any security deal with the United States must contain a "very clear timeline" for the departure of U.S. troops. But Zebari made clear that the Iraqis would not accept a deal that lacks a time
The fighting that began when Georgian forces tried to retake the capital of the South Ossetia, Tskinvali, appeared to be developing into the worst clashes between Russia and a foreign military since the 1980s war with Afghanistan.
“The frightening thing is they say they are taking no options off the table, even nuclear first strike,” Paul said. Paul believes from talking with his contacts in and around Congress that a strike on Iran has already been green-lighted.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates backs a 20-billion dollar plan to double the Afghan army and reshape NATO and US missions to better confront the resurgent Taliban, US media reported Friday.
Campaign Website for Cindy Sheehans race against Pelosi. Cindy is forcing the Democrats to answer for not stopping the Iraq War after they took control of the Congress.
Top Bush administration officials are urging the president to direct U.S. troops in Afghanistan to be more aggressive in pursuing militants into Pakistan on foot as part of a proposed radical shift in its regional counterterrorism strategy, The Assoc
Influential Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr would dissolve his Mehdi Army militia if the United States starts withdrawing troops according to a set timetable, a spokesman said.
The Iraq Intelligence Chief, Tahir Jalil Habbush — a man still carrying with $1 million reward for capture, the Jack of Diamonds in Bush’s famous deck of wanted men — has been America’s secret source on Iraq.
American Conservative's Philip Giraldi says "an extremely reliable and well placed source in the intelligence community" told him Suskind’s overall claim "is correct," but that it was Douglas Feith’s Office of Special Plans —
2 Iraqi officials say the US. and Iraq are close to a deal under which all American combat troops would leave by October 2010 with remaining US forces gone 3 years later. A US official strongly suggested the 2010 date is too ambitious.
Strong crosscurrents for and against a war with Iran.
Not long after Staff Sgt. Matthew D. Blaskowski was killed by a sniper’s bullet last Sept. 23 in eastern Afghanistan, his mother received an e-mail message with a link to a video on the Internet. A television reporter happened to have been filming a
The anniversaries passed with little fanfare in America. No nation really likes to remember its crimes. Stories appeared about the bombings in the German and Japanese press—though both nations feel honor-bound to place them in the context of fascist
Iraq has benefited handsomely from this year's surge in oil prices and is well-positioned financially to shoulder a greater share of its own economic and security needs, the U.S. government's accounting watchdog concluded in a report released
The White House and the CIA adamantly denied a report that the Bush administration concocted a fake letter purporting to show a link between Saddam Hussein's regime and al-Qaida as a justification for the Iraq war. The allegation was raised b
Videos and articles from the perspective of those "Alive in Baghdad".
Iraqi lawmakers on Sunday failed to settle a dispute over the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and pass a provincial elections bill viewed as vital for national reconciliation, despite intense pressure from the United States and the United Nations.
"We can put unmanned aircraft -- Predator, Reaper, and other assets -- overhead for long endurance periods. We call that persistent stare. "And with the Reaper, armed with Hellfire and 500-pound precision weapons, we'll be able to have
US claims that the military surge is bringing stability to Iraq. By travelling through the heart of Baghdad its easy to see by enclosing the Sunni and Shia populations behind 12ft walls, the surge has left the city more divided and desperate than eve
Why shouldn’t there be a war memorial on the National Mall in Washington to commemorate those who have died in the Iraq war? Something facing the White House so future leaders could be reminded of the dead.
When Adolf Hitler's Luftwaffe destroyed the Spanish town of Guernica on April 26, 1937, more than 1,650 people were killed and nearly 900 wounded. This slaughter of civilians was broadly condemned in the United States and Great Britain.
The father of two children shot to death by Canadian troops in Afghanistan said he would "kill the Canadians" if he gets the chance. "I got injured. I was unconscious...I woke up ... and started to collect the body parts of my children
U.S. forces have held other Iraqi reporters working for Reuters along with journalists from different media groups for long periods without charging them.
In Minnesota a few weeks ago, I observed a mini-Winter Soldier event. A panel of five members of Iraq Veterans Against the War talked about their experiences in Iraq to a small audience of other veterans, peace activists, anarchists and collectivists
Why does Barack think a surge of 10,000 troops will succeed in winning a war in which we have failed to prevail after seven years of fighting? How many more troops is he prepared to commit? Is the Obama commitment open-ended?
We stand passively mute in the United States Senate, paralyzed by our own uncertainty, seemingly stunned by the sheer turmoil of events.Entered By: Forty Four O Nine
An al Qaeda explosives and chemical weapons expert and a relative of the terror network's No. 2 leader were among four top operatives believed killed in a U.S. missile strike in Pakistan last week, Pakistani security officials said.