Sir Michael Wood, chief legal adviser at the Foreign Office, painted a vivid picture of how his team repeatedly intervened privately to correct ministers who were stating that a fresh UN resolution was not legally necessary, but their advice was igno
U.S. Special Forces, the CIA and the National Security Agency have played an important part in the growing covert assistance program aimed at helping Yemeni forces track down and kill the leaders of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Obama will continue to imprison without trials nearly 50 detainees at the Guantánamo Bay military prison in Cuba because a task force concluded they are too difficult to prosecute but too dangerous to release, an administration official said on Thurs
Scores of Afghans protested on Thursday over the deaths of four men in a night-time raid by Afghan and NATO-led forces. Locals said the victims were civilians, but the force said the dead were Taliban insurgents.
"It addresses the issue that's probably the most socially irritating thing that we do and that is entering people's homes at night," he said. [Really?!!!! Afghan's don't like th 3AM raids anymore than the Iraqi's or American's do? Amazing.]
This film, from director Amir Bar-Lev looks to be not only one of the better documentaries at this years Sundance, it looks to be one of the most moving films of the entire festival.
Profiteering from war and terrorizing people in the process
A small but determined squad of at least seven suicide attackers laid siege to the very heart of the Afghan capital Monday morning, detonating explosives, hurling grenades and engaging in a fierce four-hour gun battle with security forces in one of t
A missile strike by what was believed to be a remote-controlled US drone plane killed 15 people Monday in the tribal area of South Waziristan. The strike, which hit the home of a well-known Taliban supporter, was the 3rd such attack in 4 days agains
The Marines made a bed for her, tucking in the sheets below the flag....and one of the Marines asked if she wanted them to continue standing watch as she slept. "I think it would be kind of nice if you kept doing it," she said.
Rail guns have long been seen as a "Holy Grail" of naval weapons, as the technology promises hypersonic launch velocities without the use of conventional propellants.
In a strike that was said to have targeted Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud, US drones fired a pair of missiles at a house in the North Waziristan village Pasalkot, killing at least 18.
President Barack Obama will ask Congress for a record $708 billion for the Defense Department next year, The Associated Press has learned - a request that could be an especially hard sell to some of the administration's Democratic allies.
After decades of declaring the Ba’athists among the most evil groups in the world, the US is showing a surprising turn-around this year
U.S. senators on Friday defended American drone aircraft strikes in ally Pakistan, an issue likely to become more volatile if Washington intensifies the attacks to hunt down enemies after the bombing of CIA agents in Afghanistan.
2 suspected US drone missile strikes killed at least 12 people in an area of Pakistan’s volatile northwest teeming with militants suspected in a recent suicide attack that killed seven CIA employees in Afghanistan, intelligence officials said.
When it is in equilibrium, rural Afghan society is a triangle of power formed by the tribal elders, the mullahs, and the government..
Obama's expanded war agenda
The number of Iraqi civilians killed in violence fell by half in 2009 to about 4,500 but improvements in security have slowed and large-scale attacks took a major toll last year. Human rights group Iraq Body Count put the 2009 civilian death toll in
[We don't negotiate with terrorists.] Only hours before a British hostage was released, the American military turned over to Iraqi authorities one of the suspected leaders of a Shiite insurgent group believed to be behind the kidnapping, Iraqi offici
The British said cheerio back in July, around the same time the Romanians cleared out "Camp Dracula," their compound on a U.S. base in southern Iraq. Tonga and Kazakhstan left ages ago, and no one seems to remember if any Icelandic forces ever made i
The CIA base attacked by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan this week was at the heart of a covert program overseeing strikes by the agency's remote-controlled aircraft along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, officials familiar with the installation said
A missile strike targeted a house in northwest Pakistan believed to be housing Islamic militants late Thursday, the latest in a string of suspected US drone attacks on the region, Pakistani intelligence officials said. 3 people were killed and
A missile fired by a pilotless U.S. drone aircraft on Friday killed at least three militants traveling in a car in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. "The bodies were burned beyond recognition. We are trying to determine their identity," said
As the U.S. and its allies try to overcome logistical hurdles and rush some 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan in 2010, intelligence officials are warning that the Taliban-led insurgency is expanding and that "time is running out" for the U.S.-led co
A suicide bomber who killed 7 CIA officers and contractors and wounded 6 others at an isolated CIA base in eastern Afghanistan was a Taliban infiltrator dressed in an Afghan Army uniform, according to US officials and a Taliban claim of responsibilit
A U.S. district judge dismissed all charges Thursday against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards who were accused of killing 17 Iraqi civilians in a crowded Baghdad intersection in 2007. U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina said government pro
US officials said the suicide attacker detonated explosives at Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost province near the Afghan border with Pakistan, killing 8 American civilians. A congressional official said CIA employees were believed to be among
The head of a presidential delegation investigating the deaths of 10 people in eastern Afghanistan concluded that civilians -- including schoolchildren -- were killed in an attack involving foreign troops, disputing NATO reports that the dead were in
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