Afghan presidential challenger Abdullah Abdullah quit an election run-off after accusing the government of not meeting his demand for a fair vote, leaving doubts over the legitimacy of the next government. A weakened Afghan government under President
The C.I.A. links of Ahmed Wali Karzai, President Hamid Karzai’s brother and a man long linked to the country’s opium trade, has been only part of it. The burden of the momentous decisions on war strategy that will have to be made in the next few week
As usual, the U.S. government’s official position on the living conditions of women in Afghanistan is rosy. Things are improving, and we are proud of our country’s role in their liberation. NOT!
The shooting, the bombing and the killing of World War II stopped in August of 1945, and the War was formally over. The US and Britain knew the War was won, in 1944. At that time, a Conference was called among the 44 Allied Powers,
"I find it hard to believe that nobody in your government knows where they are and couldn't get them if they really wanted to," she told a group of newspaper editors. "Maybe they are not 'get-at-able'. I don't know," she said.
Obama says President Karzai has the interests of the Afghan people at heart. Evidently, the Afghan people he is speaking about do not include women.
A car bomb ripped through a crowded market killing 90 people in Pakistan's city of Peshawar on Wednesday, just hours after Washington's top diplomat arrived pledging a fresh start in sometimes strained relations. Wednesday's bomb, the latest urban
BAGHDAD - Iraq on Sunday accused countries of stealing vast sections of its national archives, including documents dating back centuries, after the 2003 US-led invasion of the country. Some 60 percent of the archives, amounting to tens of millions o
Eight American service members were killed Tuesday in insurgent attacks in southern Afghanistan, a focal point of the U.S. military campaign to combat the resurgent Taliban. The latest incidents, which came after 14 Americans were killed Monday wh
There are already more than 100,000 international troops in Afghanistan working with 200,000 Afghan security forces and police. It adds up to a 12-1 numerical advantage over Taliban rebels, but it hasn't led to anything close to victory.
The brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been getting regular payments from the Central Intelligence Agency. Ahmed Wali Karzai is a suspected player in Afghanistan's opium trade and has been paid by the CIA over the past 8 years for services
A U.N. human rights investigator warned the United States that its use of unmanned warplanes to carry out targeted executions may violate international law. Unless the Obama administration explains the legal basis for targeting particular individuals
Russia is offering to modernize Cuba's deteriorating weapons systems – installed when the former Soviet Union was expanding worldwide – and it also wants to reactivate a sensitive electronic eavesdropping station on the nearby island at Lourdes, use
Matthew Hoh, 36, was the senior State Department official in Afghanistan's Zabul province, a hotbed for Taliban militants, until he resigned last month.
Helicopter crashes killed 14 Americans in the deadliest day for the U.S. mission in Afghanistan in more than 4 years. The deaths came as President Barack Obama prepared to meet his national security team for a sixth full-scale conference on the futur
Attorneys and veteran’s groups are alarmed by recent reports that two US Army soldiers imprisoned at the Fort Lewis Regional Correctional Facility (RCF) have been subjected to human rights abuses and violations of their constitutional rights.
Afghans torch Obama effigy over ‘Koran abuse’ claims
2 suicide bombs tore through Baghdad, killing 132 people, wounding more than 500 and leaving mangled bodies and cars on the streets in one of Iraq's deadliest days this year. The two blasts shredded buildings and smoke billowed from the area near the
Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch brought up a claim he said "some people" have made that President Barack Obama is waiting until after this year's gubernatorial election in New Jersey and Virginia before making a decision on sending more troops to Af
“Freedom is not free” is a common phrase found in songs, in speeches, and on ribbons, and it’s the inscription inlaid where the walls of the Korean War Veterans Memorial join...
Top NATO officials suggested they support Afghanistan commander Gen. McChrystal's call for a bigger counterinsurgency strategy in that war, but said they may send more troops only after they know how the administration intends to proceed there. Se
The Pakistani army's latest offensive against the Taliban in South Waziristan, has failed to convince residents of the frontier area that the state is finally determined to wipe out the Islamic extremists.
A suspected nuclear weapons site in Pakistan was hit by a suicide bomb attack, raising fears about the security of the nuclear arsenal, while two other terrorist blasts made it another bloody day in the country's struggle against extremism. Increa
Gates was "heartened" by allies' commitment to the 8-year-old war as the Obama administration mulls ordering tens of thousands more U.S. troops to the fight. Citing a long-term commitment by NATO partners to remain in Afghanistan until the conflict i
Bryan Whitman, the current deputy assistant secretary of defense for media operations, was an active senior participant in a Bush administration covert Pentagon program that used retired military analysts to generate positive wartime news coverage.
The Taliban recaptured the birthplace of the Pakistani Taliban leader from the Pakistani army, inflicting the heaviest military losses so far in Pakistan's offensive and attempts to foment a tribal uprising against the Taliban also failed
“It seems quite clear that the contingencies are being set for a potential US attack on Iranian nuclear facilities,” investigative journalist Wayne Madsen told RT after returning from training facilities in the USA.
But now, after nearly a month of deliberations by Mr. Obama over whether to send more American troops to Afghanistan, frustrations and anxiety are on the rise within the military.
Ron Paul gives opening statement and then questions the panel during House Foreign Affairs Committee on the War in Afghanistan on October 15th, 2009
The US Federal Reserve was founded in 1913 and allowed America to enter World War I four years later. It has been estimated that only 21 percent of the war effort was funded through taxation. 56 percent of the spending came from Fed-backed borrowing