"Today marks the closing chapter of the combat mission in Iraq. The flag of 20 Armoured Brigade will be lowered as British combat patrols in Basra come to an end and our armed forces prepare to draw down."
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American commanders are planning to cut off the Taliban’s main source of money, the country’s multimillion-dollar opium crop, by pouring thousands of troops into the three provinces that bankroll much of the group’s operations.
Pakistani jets and attack helicopters bombed Taliban positions in a district near the capital Tuesday, the military said, in an expansion of an offensive against militants seemingly emboldened by a much-criticized peace deal.
A former U.S. soldier on trial in the gang rape of an Iraqi girl and the murder of her and her family in the war zone in 2006 was caught in a "perfect storm of insanity," his lawyer told a jury on Monday.
Pakistan's president said his intelligence agencies believe Osama bin Laden may be dead, but he added there is no proof. Other Pakistani officials and a U.S. counterterrorism official said they thought the al-Qaida chief is alive. U.S. officials
The United States and Iraq will begin negotiating possible exceptions to the June 30 deadline for withdrawing American combat troops from Iraqi cities, focusing on the troubled northern city of Mosul and parts of Baghdad will still have combat troops
Taliban militants declared their peace deal with the Pakistani government "worthless" on Monday after authorities deployed helicopters and artillery against hide-outs of Islamist guerrillas seeking to extend their grip along the Afghan bord
[we want more money] Iraq's prime minister denounced a deadly U.S. raid on Sunday as a "crime" that violated the security pact with Washington and demanded American commanders hand over those responsible to face possible trial in Iraqi
"Four pounds of anthrax - in a suitcase this big - carried by a fighter through tunnels from Mexico into the U.S., are guaranteed to kill 330,000 within a single hour, if it is properly spread in population centers there."
Taliban gunmen executed a young couple in southern Afghanistan for trying to elope, shooting them with rifles in front of a crowd in a lawless, militant-controlled region, officials said Tuesday.
Hundreds of Afghans swarmed a demonstration of more than 100 women protesting today against a new marriage law they say restricts wives’ rights. The women were pelted with small stones as police struggled to keep the two groups apart.
In another sign of the growing tension between Iraqi Kurds and Arabs, a Kurdish political coalition in one northern province is boycotting provincial council meetings until the main Arab party there cedes council leadership positions. Iraqis in al
The Iraqi military put local journalists on notice on Monday that their organizations could be shut down for misquoting officials, while the Iraqi government accused the news media of deliberately seeking to promote sectarian strife.
Despite the threat of contamination, the consequences of experimenting with our food supply and environment are being hidden like the crops themselves.
A spate of attacks on ships off Somalia and the rescue Sunday of an American captain held hostage by pirates have reinvigorated a long-simmering debate over whether the crews of commercial vessels should be armed.
Taliban militants set fire to 10 container trucks carrying supplies to Western forces in in a pre-dawn attack near land-locked Afghanistan exposing the vulnerability of a vital transport link for U.S. and other foreign troops battling the Taliban.
President Barack Obama asked Congress for $83.4 billion for US military and diplomatic operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, pressing for special troop funding he opposed 2 years ago when he was senator and George Bush was president.
[why they love us] Tens of thousands of followers of anti-American Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr thronged Baghdad to mark the sixth anniversary of the city's fall to U.S. troops, and to demand they leave immediately. "Down, down USA,**Q
If the experience of the American troops already training police is any indication, better policing may be impossible for Afghanistan unless government officials at all levels stop cannibalizing their civil administration and police force for a quick
Even as the Obama administration launches new drone attacks into Pakistan's remote tribal areas, concerns are growing among U.S. intelligence and military officials that the strikes are bolstering the Islamic insurgency by prompting Islamist radi
A suicide bomber has killed at least five paramilitary police in an attack on a security base in the Pakistan capital, Islamabad.
The Black Hawk helicopter has served the U.S. Army well. But it’s been around since 1979. Time for a revamp, with advanced electronics, more-powerful engines, and various other tweaks.
In a March 27 announcement outlining America's new regional strategy in the "Afpak theatre," President Obama vowed to send an additional 4,000 troops under cover of "training" recruits for the Afghan National Army. The Pentago
Host Penny Lane goes over the daily news from the Freedom Phoenix Headquarters.
The Obama administration plans to seek as much as $3 billion [for bribes] over the next five years to train and equip Pakistan's military, and is considering sending 10,000 more troops to battle the Taliban in Afghanistan, defense officials said
The situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan is "increasingly dire," top defense officials told Congress Wednesday, and they said that President Barack Obama may have to send another 10,000 troops beyond the 21,500 he's announced since tak
It has been reported that this week the Iraq government intends to start executing 128 convicted homosexuals.