The probability of [insurgency] follows the same pattern. Rather than occurring randomly, insurgency on quiet days, waiting for news of the event and then planning for the next event. Rather than collaborating, insurgent groups compete and then "sh
In August 1914, Europe's major powers threw themselves into war with gleeful abandon. Germany, a rising power with vast aspirations, plowed across Belgium, seeking to checkmate France quickly before Russia could mobilize, thereby averting the prospec
Secretive branches of the military’s Special Operations forces have increased counterterrorism missions against some of the most lethal groups in Afghanistan and, because of their success, plan an even bigger expansion next year,
Citing Dr. Ron Paul's clear and unambiguous "non-interventionist" platform which condemns US troop presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, anti-war speakers at a rally headlined "No You Can't" called for an alliance between anti-warRead Letter
The Taliban released a video of an American soldier captured in Afghanistan, showing him apparently healthy but spouting criticism about the US military operation. In Idaho, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl's family pleaded on Christmas Day for his release and urg
The Afghan Taliban today issued a new video tape of a US soldier captured this summer, which was condemned by the US military as propaganda, and the decision to release it on Christmas day as cruel. Private Bowe Bergdahl appears in the video weari
The Air Force for Christmas will deliver to Afghanistan the first of 24 new Hawker Beechcraft Corp. planes modified by L-3 Communications Holdings to support ground troops with video, still images and eavesdropping.
Suffer me a little preaching here.... Seems to me.... there was a good REASON our motto was "In God We Trust". It let us BALANCE the tension between what WE, as a people, were morally "responsible" for.... and what HE was responsible fo
Pakistan will not go as far as Washington wants, and there's nothing the U.S. can do about it: That's the sobering reality as the U.S. tries to persuade a hesitant Pakistan to finish off the fight against terrorists.
Overall, contractors now comprise a whopping 69% of the Department of Defense’s total workforce, "the highest ratio of contractors to military personnel in US history." That’s not in one war zone — that’s the Pentagon in its entirety.
Houthi fighters say Saudi warplanes have fired some 1,011 missiles on the borderline with Yemen where the Shia population is already under heavy state-led and US-aided bombardment.
In a rare early Saturday morning vote, the Senate passed a massive Pentagon spending bill that includes nearly $130 billion for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a measure Republicans had tried to block as a means of delaying action on President Obam
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke with SPIEGEL about the 'warlike' conditions in Afghanistan, how long NATO will stay and whether Russia might come to the alliance's aid.
It may take months before the United States deploys 30,000 new troops to Afghanistan under Barack Obama's latest surge, but the U.S. military is already rushing to expand its "Drone War" in neighbouring Pakistan's troubled tribal areas.
THE political crisis in Pakistan has deepened after the Government's anti-corruption agency sought a warrant for the arrest of the country's Interior Minister.
“Even the best Afghan units lack training, discipline and adequate reinforcements. In one new unit in Baghlan Province, soldiers have been found cowering in ditches rather than fight. Others routinely steal U.S.-supplied fuel, equipment and weapons
What do you think of the nickname "Murder?" Would it influence you as a juror in a murder trial? How about "Savage Viking" or "Extreme?" The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed an attempted murder conviction for a US gang member,
Investigation into claims that US military contractors in Afghanistan are paying the Taliban to guarantee the safety of their transportation convoys that means American taxpayers are funding the insurgency that has killed 900 American soldiers so far
Palestinian security agents who have been detaining and torturing supporters of the Islamist organisation Hamas in the West Bank have been working closely with the CIA. The CIA is co-operating with security agents whose continuing use of torture has
Pakistan's Supreme Court struck down a political amnesty law and ordered corruption cases against President Zardari, and thousands of other politicians reopened. The decision throws a crucial ally in the U.S. war against Islamic extremists, into a po
Insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan have intercepted live video feeds from Predator drones, a key weapon in a Pentagon spy system that serves as the military's eyes in the sky for surveillance and intelligence collection.
An unusually large barrage of missiles fired by remotely piloted U.S. aircraft killed 16 people in the tribal area of North Waziristan on Thursday, a possible indication that the United States plans to escalate such attacks after Pakistan declined to
U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry Thursday further signaled that a strong American military presence will remain in Afghanistan long after July 2011, when President Obama plans to end his troop surge. Speaking at the Afghan Ministry o
WASHINGTON – Insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan have hacked into live video feeds from Predator drones, a key weapon in a Pentagon spy system that serves as the military's eyes in the sky for surveillance and intelligence collection. Though milita
American military contractor shows off iPhone application intended to help soldiers track and kill insurgents on the battlefield
Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to intercept live video feeds from U.S. Predator drones, potentially providing them with information they need to evade or monitor U.S. military operations.
Lawmakers in both houses of Congress introduced legislation to pay for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq using a throwback to prior U.S. conflicts: war bonds. Saying it would "promote national shared sacrifice and responsibility," Rep. Meek, D-Fla.,
The U.S. military is adding more drones and expanding its video surveillance in the skies over Afghanistan to meet the needs of American forces as 30,000 more troops head into the war zone, a top Air Force general said Wednesday.
The recent arrest warrant issued in London for former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is more than justified. This woman, along with two other Israeli leaders, Ehud Olmert and Ehud Barak, stood at the helm of the Israeli government that ord
So now the 8-year war will drag on without end and the number of fresh marble markers in the West Point Cemetery will grow. We have sown the seeds of war and we will reap a harvest of tombstones and grief. The new President was right to choose West P