Taliban insurgents rejected a U.S. offer of "honorable reconciliation" as a "lunatic idea" and said the withdrawal of foreign troops was the only way to end the war in Afghanistan. With the Afghan conflict now in its eighth year,
As the American military prepares to withdraw from Iraqi cities, Iraqi and American security officials say that jihadi and Baath militants are rejoining the fight in areas that are largely quiet now, regrouping as a smaller but still lethal insurgenc
A new and potentially worrisome fight for power and control has broken out in Baghdad as the United States prepares to pull combat troops out of Iraq next year. The struggle, which played out in fierce weekend clashes, pits two vital American allies
The US withdrawal from Iraq is under way. Some troops are preparing to go home and others have pulled back from outposts to bases. But the planned pullback of American soldiers from all Iraqi cities by the end of June will probably not be fully met.
President Obama's new Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy will require significantly higher levels of US funding for both countries, with US military expenses in Afghanistan alone, currently about $2 billion a month, increasing by about 60% this year.
After agreeing to bury their differences and unite forces, Taliban leaders based in Pakistan have closed ranks with their Afghan comrades to ready a new offensive in Afghanistan as the United States prepares to send 17,000 more troops there this year
U.S. and Pakistani intelligence officials are drawing up a fresh list of terrorist targets for Predator drone strikes along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, part of a U.S. review of the drone program, according to officials involved.
After years of often testy cooperation with NATO and resentment over unequal burden-sharing, the United States is taking unabashed ownership of the Afghan war.
President Obama's decision to deploy an additional 17,000 troops to Afghanistan thi
The removal of about 140,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2011 will be a "massive and expensive effort" that is likely to increase rather than lower Iraq-related expenditures during the withdrawal and for several years after its comp
In a memo to Pentagon staff members, the Defense Department's office of security review noted that "this administration prefers to avoid using the term 'Long War' or 'Global War on Terror' [GWOT.] Please use 'Overseas Con
Monsanto dominates America’s food chain with its genetically modified seeds... Just as frightening as the corporation’s tactics–ruthless legal battles against small farmers–is its decades-long history of toxic contamination.
A 93-year-old Japanese man has become the first person certified as a survivor of both U.S. atomic bombings at the end of World War II, officials said. [So is he incredibly lucky, or incredibly unlucky?]
AMERICA has called out its new weapon to send into battle in Afghanistan - a terrifying pack of robotic “BigDogs”.The state-of-the-art headless four-legged metal beasts have been designed to navigate the country’s treacherous terrain.
The widow of a 32-year-old Iraqi has filed suit in a federal court against private security firm Xe, formerly Blackwater, for allegedly trying to hide that her husband was killed by one of its security agents who was drunk.
6 years of war in Iraq and only 50 people bothered to show up at ASU campus yesterday for a street action and march called for by the End the War Coalition and other groups. It is sad actually that I have comment negatively on the turn out and enthus
U.S. President Barack Obama is considering a plan that would double the size of Afghanistan's security force to about 400,000 troops and police officer to stabilize the nation, The New York Times reported.
The stench of human waste is enough to tell Falah abu Hasan that his drinking water is bad. His infant daughter Fatma's continuous illnesses and his own constant nausea confirm it. "We are the poor. No one cares if we get sick and die,"
Several hundred civilians from various U.S. government agencies — from agronomists to economists and legal experts — will be deployed to Afghanistan to reinforce the nonmilitary component in Kabul and the existing provincial reconstruction teams in t
Iraq and Afghanistan veterans begin a tower-guard vigil across from
the White House. The towers will be manned 24 hours a day March 19th to March 21st, Saturday. (All are welcome to come speak to the vets on post and ask questions about their deploy
President Obama and his national security advisers are considering expanding the American covert war in Pakistan far beyond the unruly tribal areas to strike at a different center of Taliban power in Baluchistan, where top Taliban leaders are orchest
"Coalition multi-role jet fighters shot down an unmanned Iranian (aircraft) on Feb. 25, 60 miles northeast of Baghdad ... the UAV had been tracked by coalition air forces for nearly 1 hour and 10 minutes before it was engaged and shot down well
The United States and Britain made a last-ditch effort to avert the collapse of nuclear-armed Pakistan's government, calling on the country's 2 major political parties to reach a compromise and avoid what many fear could be a violent confront
Hundreds of black-suited Pakistani lawyers and flag-waving opposition activists launched a cross-country protest, as the year-old civilian coalition government scrambled for ways to avert a showdown. The movement for an independent judiciary could de
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