Insurgents in Afghanistan, fighting from some of the poorest and most remote regions on earth, have managed for years to maintain an intensive guerrilla war against materially superior American and Afghan forces.
[Obama's War] Bombs destroyed an Internet cafe, wrecked a bus carrying handicapped children and spread panic through Pakistan's main northwestern city on Saturday, killing at least 11 people in a day of carnage across the militancy-plagued re
It's all fun & games until someone starts using real bullets. Didn't these kids ever watch the TERMINATOR movies? Anyone want to take bets how long before the Israelis buy their research?Entered By: Chip Saunders
The number of civilians killed by the American airstrikes in Farah Province last week may never be fully known. But villagers described devastation that officials and human rights workers are calling the worst episode of civilian casualties in 8 year
The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to spend $96.7 billion largely for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars after lawmakers sparred sharply over how to fight terrorists most effectively. The 368-60 vote also includes $2 billion to fight flu ou
The US Army media brief for rape and murder of 14 year old Iraqi girl and family by 101st soldiers, 2006. Summary with full report download link. [No wonder various governments want this site shut down.]
Tuesday evening offered an unusual opportunity to question the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2001-2005), Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, at an alumni club dinner.
The parents of slain NFL star Pat Tillman say senators should scrutinize a general's role in mischaracterizing their son's death before putting him in charge of military operations in Afghanistan. Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal
British parliament member George Galloway will be speaking this Monday, May 18th - organized by CARAMA-Coalition of Arabs and Muslims in America Arizona
Gen. McKiernan and other U.S. commanders have said resources they need in Afghanistan are tied up in Iraq. Asked if McKiernan's resignation ends his military career, Gates said, "Probably."
5 Americans are dead after a US soldier opened fire at a US base in Baghdad. The attacker is in custody. The shootings occurred at a stress clinic, where troops can go for help with the stresses of combat or stress from personal issues.
While much of the country’s attention is on other issues, a serious situation is developing in Pakistan that threatens to plunge us into another fruitless and bloody war. The new administration is escalating the foreign policy of the previous adminis
Afghan President Hamid Karzai is "very serious" about a demand for foreign forces in Afghanistan to halt air raids, even though it was rebuffed by a top U.S. security official, his spokesman said. Afghans are furious about the bombing of 2
The United Nations said a weekend attack in Sri Lanka that killed hundreds was the bloodbath it had feared, while the Tamil Tigers and government traded blame ahead of U.N. Security Council talks over the war.
US forces in Afghanistan are accused of illegally deploying white phosphorus against civilians following a firefight with Taliban militants. White phosphorus ignites on contact with the air. Using the substance in populated, civilian areas is a war c
The cost of fighting the war in Afghanistan will overtake that of the Iraq conflict for the first time in 2010, Pentagon budget documents showed. On top of the basic defense budget of $533.7 billion dollars, the White House is requesting a further 13
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has accused the Obama administration of hostility and is vowing to bolster its nuclear arsenal.
[Anyone else see a flaw in the plan?] Alarmed by the increasing use of contractors to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, House Democrats are demanding the military shift more lucrative work to the Iraqis and Afghanis.
During a 12-minute question-and-answer session in sweltering heat, Gates told a sergeant he didn't have to "worry about going to Pakistan." [Such sacrifice by the Defense Sec. braving the flash of cameras and the heat for a photo
Sergeant Davis, a member of a small team of American military advisers embedded with an Iraqi Army battalion in this remote town, was dead. Minutes later, Captain Keneally learned that a soldier in that battalion, with whom the advisers had lived and
[that he caused] Flanked by the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, President Barack Obama expressed deep U.S. regret Wednesday for civilian casualties in a deadly incident this week in western Afghanistan, promising "every effort" to avoi
The DoJ has dropped its case against 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, a war resister who refused Iraq deployment in June 2006 and denounced President George W. Bush’s decision to invade as illegal and immoral.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed deep regret for civilian casualties caused by U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan even as it presses both governments to step up efforts to defeat Islamist extremists of the Taliban and al-Qaeda networks.
Key Swat Town of Mingora Now Occupied by Militants
Iraq’s gay population is being targeted by militia groups in a wave of killings that has claimed the lives of up to 25 young men and boys in the past month. "They know I am gay. I don’t know if I am going to be killed, this is up to God," s
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will seek passage of $94.2 billion in emergency money for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other programs, including $2 billion more to prepare for an influenza pandemic.
Iraq will not extend the June 30 deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from urban areas despite concerns about a resurgence of violence in recent weeks, a spokesman said. The government has insisted it is committed to the timeline laid out in a U.S.
U.S. death toll for April rose to 18 making it the deadliest in seven months for American forces in Iraq. The increase from the previous month came as a series of bombings also pushed Iraqi deaths to their highest level this year.
The recent release of Justice Department memos authorizing the use of harsh interrogation techniques has given Graner and other soldiers new reason to argue that they were made scapegoats for policies approved at high levels.