US Army Specialist Alexis Hutchinson, a single mother, is being threatened with a military court-martial if she does not deploy to Afghanistan, despite having been granted extra time to find someone to care for her 11-month-old son
New allegations that British soldiers tortured and sexually abused Iraqi civilians are being "investigated" by the Ministry of Defence.
Why don’t U.S. officials favor examination into motive and instead do their best to confuse it with justification?
When he met Russian President Medvedev, President Obama sought an important new supply corridor for Afghanistan by flying American troops and weapons through Russian airspace. As many as 4,500 flights a year, in a “substantial contribution” to the wa
A powerful car bomb exploded in front of the national intelligence agency building in the Pakistani city of Peshawar early Friday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 30, military and intelligence officials said.
In the final stages of its deliberations over a new war strategy, the administration's attention has shifted to the two governments whose cooperation and competence are considered essential to success -- Afghanistan and Pakistan.
First came the Brezhnev Market. Then the Bush Market. Now Afghans are beginning to call their notorious bazaar full of chow and supplies bought or stolen from the vast U.S. military bases by the name of the current American president, a modest cou
I celebrated Veteran's Day with "Viet Nam Billy". It's also Billy's birthday. Sometimes I wish I could do more for the vets but sometimes what you can do is enough.
Dahr Jamail is the author of "The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan." / Military Religious Freedom Foundation Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein separating church and state in armed forces.
Top executives at Blackwater authorized secret payments of about $1 million to Iraqi officials intended to silence their criticism and buy their support after Blackwater security guards fatally shot 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad.
As the Obama administration debates whether to send tens of thousands of extra troops to Afghanistan, an already overstretched military is increasingly struggling to meet its deployment numbers. Surprisingly, one place it seems to be targeting is mil
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, drawing on his experience of military failure in Afghanistan in the 1980s, said the U.S. can’t win the conflict there and should begin pulling out its soldiers. Afghanistan is too fragmented between clans to
A badly damaged North Korean patrol ship retreated in flames Tuesday after a skirmish with a South Korean naval vessel along their disputed western coast, the first such clash in seven years, South Korean officials said. There were no South Korean
The U.N. General Assembly declared Afghanistan's presidential election was both credible and sound, despite allegations of widespread fraud that led critics to question the vote's legitimacy. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 192-nation assemb
The USA, he said, could “make sure that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is secure—primarily, initially, because the Pakistan Army, I think, recognizes the hazards of those weapons’ falling into the wrong hands.” The questioner, Chuck Todd, of NBC, began
In Defense of the Big Lie
...Somehow America has become a country that projects everything that it is not and condemns everything that it is...Somehow subversion of the Bill of Rights and The Constitution is tolerated.
President Barack Obama is nearing a decision to send more than 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan next year, but he may not announce it until after he consults with key allies and completes a trip to Asia later this month.
After nearly a dozen delays and a final, rowdy session, Iraq's parliament on Sunday passed a law setting national elections for January, averting for now a political crisis that threatened to unravel the country's slow progress toward stability. A
This 4:17 spoken word rant is from the 80s but it rings truer than ever today.....
More than 25 NATO and Afghan troops were wounded during a search Friday for two missing U.S. paratroopers in western Afghanistan, the NATO-led force said. The Taliban said the two missing soldiers were dead and it had recovered their bodies. A
Afghanistan accused the United Nations on Saturday of intervening in the formation of President Hamid Karzai's next cabinet, less than a week into his new term. Since being re-elected in a controversial poll in which a fraud investigation rejected
If the foreign forces are not seen so by Afghans already, they are on the cusp of being regarded as occupiers, with little to show people for their extended presence, fueling wild conspiracies about why they remain here. The feeling is particularl
The nation’s top military officer said he expected the Pentagon to ask Congress in the for emergency financing to support the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, even though President Obama has pledged to end the Bush administration practice of paying for
Five British soldiers, who had been advising Afghan policemen, were shot and killed at a checkpoint where they were living. Another six soldiers were wounded, as were two Afghan policemen when the soldiers returned fire, officials said.
[Things are going swell.] The United Nations will evacuate 900 of its international staff from Afghanistan starting Thursday, citing security concerns, a U.N. source in Kabul said. "The United Nations is reducing the number of its international staff
The Obama administration has been quietly working with U.S. allies and Afghan officials on a package of reforms and anti-corruption measures that it hopes will boost popular support for President Hamid Karzai and erase the doubts about his legitimacy
"The Independent Election Commission declares the esteemed Hamid Karzai as the president ... because he was the winner of the first round and the only candidate in the second round," the commission's chief Azizullah Ludin told a news conference.
In the next 2 weeks, Mr Obama is likely to bring months of agonized deliberation to a close when he decides how many more troops to send to Afghanistan. The decision, much like the one by Lyndon Johnson to step up involvement in Indochina, could prov
Some 20 U.S. soldiers were to patrol a riverbed in the dead of night, camp until morning, and provide backup to Afghan troops and their Canadian mentors in a clearing operation in Chahar Bagh village, an insurgent hotbed on the outskirts of Kandahar