The military has depended on private contractors since sutlers sold paper, bacon, sugar, and other items to Continental Army troops during the Revolutionary War. But the scale of the use of contractors in Iraq is unprecedented in US history
The Bush administration threatens a widened Middle East war.
The Bush administration threatens a wider Middle East War.
Dear Colin, You have said you regret the “blot” on your record caused by your parroting spurious intelligence at the U.N. to justify war on Iraq. On the chance you may not have noticed, I write to point out that you now have a unique opportunity to
This incident has sparked huge controversy over the issue of media impartiality, with Russian government officials calling it a violation of journalistic ethics. Amanda Kokoeva was in a cafe in Tskhinvali when the firing from Georgian troops began.Bu
What is the Col.'s Name?? You can't expect any one to believe this article without quoting the source. How Can I send this on to others without a source...Read Letter
John McCain explaining why Russia shouldn't have invaded Georgia.... One must wonder if people like McCain actually believe what they spew (at least when they're spewing it) or if they hold the intelligence of the average American so low a
Landmines releasing brain-altering chemicals, scanners reading soldiers' minds and devices boosting eyesight and hearing could all one figure in arsenals, suggests the study. Drugs allowing troops to stay awake and alert for several days are expe
This article was written by a retired Lt.-Col. in the U.S. military, who is currently residing in Russia. His article here helps clear up much of the misinformation people have been fed by the sadistic folks in Washington who are trying to promote WW
The Russian invasion of Georgia has not changed the balance of power in Eurasia. It simply announced that the balance of power had already shifted. The United States has been absorbed in its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as potential conflict
If FoxNews or CNN isn't enough for you and you really want to understand the dynamics of the current conflict - which has the potential of going critical - then this page and its links are what you need to know. Pay close attention because there
A voice on the video with a US accent says “We know about him”, “He is the most dangerous”. It seems to completely pass by the soldiers this boy is only 9 years old. What were you doing when you were 9? How would your adult life be changed if you wer
Iraqis without sponsors were forced to do work that no human would wish to do, such as working in drug trafficking or prostitution. Some of the sex workers are under the age of 16, and are afraid of being hunted down by their families in Iraq for the
If it bleeds, it leads; in this case the reporter provides her own blood for the story, thanks to a sniper in Gori, Georgia.
Today private military contractors supporting the US occupation in Iraq far outnumber US troops inside the country. All together, these non-uniformed workers have cost nearly $100 billion, roughly 20% of the total budget for the 5-year war.
The Pentagon civilian leadership under the guidance of Stephen Cambone, appointed to lead Defense Department intelligence in March 2003, dispatched a series of "off book" missions out of the ultra-secretive Office of Special Plans. The team
According to Suskind, the letter said that "9/11 ringleader Mohammad Atta had actually trained for his mission in Iraq—thus showing, finally, that there was an operational link between Saddam and al Qaeda, something the Vice President’s Office h
Soldiers waved at journalists and one jokingly shouted, "Come with us, beauty, we're going to Tbilisi." The convoy roared southeast, toward the Georgian capital.
Welcome to the new Cold War and new Great Game.
Al-Qa'eda is losing support in Iraq because of a brutal crackdown on activities it regards as un-Islamic - including women buying cucumbers.
Declaring "the aggressor has been punished," the Kremlin ordered a halt Tuesday to Russia's devastating assault on Georgia _ five days of air and ground attacks that left homes in smoldering ruins and uprooted 100,000 people.
Republican White House hopeful John McCain Tuesday stepped up a fusillade against Russian "aggression" and declared that today, "we are all Georgians."
U.S. personnel responsible for training members of the Georgian military remain stationed inside the volatile country, where fighting erupted Friday between Russia and Georgia over the breakaway province of South Ossetia, the U.S. European Command sa
Russia sent columns of tanks and reportedly bombed Georgian air bases Friday, one Russian plane had dropped a bomb on the Vaziani military base near the Georgian capital. More than 1,000 U.S. Marines, soldiers and airmen were at the base last month
"The problem," Dearlove says, finally, "was the Cheney crowd was in too much of a hurry, really. Bush never resisted them quite strongly enough." His voice trails off as he looks beyond the Old Chruch to the temples o Washington.
US troops laugh about almost blowing up Iraqi woman.
When you analyze the grand strategy being employed, you essentially have to come to the conclusion that it is either so damn crazy as to be a form of mass insanity by its backers or just plain evil. I think that it is the latter.
Bush strongly suggests that Iraqi style democracy is optimal for Russia. Putin rebuts with a dose of Bush reality.
An investigation is underway to determine whether a Canadian soldier and soon-to-be father killed in combat early Saturday in southern Afghanistan died as a result of friendly fire by private security guarding a passing civilian convoy or a skirmish
Are we dealing with an act of provocation, with a view to triggering a broader conflict? Supported by media propaganda, the Western military alliance is intent on using this incident to confront Russia, as evidenced by recent NATO statements.