The Pentagon pays an average of $400 to put a gallon of fuel into a combat vehicle or aircraft in Afghanistan. . . . The Marines in Afghanistan, for example, reportedly run through some 800,000 gallons of fuel a day.
Afghanistan on Monday announced a ban on news coverage showing Taliban attacks, saying such images embolden the Islamist militants, who have launched strikes around the country as NATO forces seize their southern strongholds.
Permanent wars for permanent peace.
Insurgents struck in the heart of the Afghan capital with suicide attackers and a car bomb, targeting hotels used by foreigners and killing at least 17 people and wounding dozens. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks, which Afghan Presi
The number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan has reached 1,000, an independent website said on Tuesday, with deadly bombings in the south and east highlighting the struggle to stabilize the country.
The current US-led military operation in Helmand province is a trial run for what could be the decisive clash with the Taliban in Afghanistan this summer in the area that is its spiritual home — Kandahar.
The U.S. military plans to spend more than $600 million to build nearly 200 police stations for the Afghan National Police over the next year. The massive investment in the Afghan police comes as the Obama administration intends to build the force up
A NATO airstrike in southern Afghanistan killed at least 33 civilians, the Afghan cabinet said Monday, an incident that is inflaming already heightened sensitivities over noncombatant casualties in the war. NATO forces confirmed its planes fired on w
Compared to the M855, SOST rounds...have increased stopping power through “consistent, rapid fragmentation which shortens the time required to cause incapacitation of enemy combatants,”
US Marines and Afghan troops were bogged down by sniper fire and home-made bombs on the third day of their biggest offensive since the overthrow of the Taleban in 2001. Nato and allied forces were meeting fierce resistance in their battle to seize
3 years ago, the BPC and Securing America's Future Energy staged another simulation, "Oil ShockWave," which examined US dependence on foreign oil as a national security threat. Founded by 4 former Senate Majority leaders
U.S. Marines came under intense fire on Sunday after taking over a building in the heart of a Taliban stronghold targeted by a NATO-led offensive designed to put the Afghan government back in charge. "In Fallujah, it was just as intense. But there
NATO says two rockets fired at insurgents missed their target and killed 12 civilians in southern Afghanistan.
Vice President Joe Biden belittled Dick Cheney's criticism of the Obama administration's commitment to fighting terrorism as either "misinformed or he is misinforming" and said Iraq wasn't worth "the horrible price" paid.
We talk with Angela Keaton about the controversial radio show she is on as well as her take on foreign policy, but this serious discussion keeps getting interrupted by jackass impersonators at Porcfest.
Helicopter-borne US Marines and Afghan troops swooped down on the Taliban-held town of Marjah before dawn on Saturday, launching a long-expected attack to re-establish government control and undermine support for the militants in their southern heart
U.S. and Afghan soldiers linked up with Marines on the outskirts of the Taliban stronghold of Marjah on Thursday, sealing off escape routes and setting the stage for what is being described as the biggest offensive of the nine-year war. Taliban de
For a decade, war widows quietly and persistently have knocked on Capitol Hill doors seeking an end to the "widows' tax," a government policy that deprives them of benefits from their husbands' military service.
The US military freed a Reuters photographer in Iraq, almost a year and a half after snatching him from his home in the middle of the night and holding him without charge. The US never said why its forces detained the freelance TV cameraman
Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable
A series of 'secret' telephone calls between Jack Straw and Colin Powell in the months before the war against of Iraq became the focus of inquiry into Britain’s decision to join the American invasion. The former Foreign Secretary would check records
In the past six weeks, Americans have witnessed two jarringly different -- but completely accurate -- views of al-Qaeda's terrorist network. One image was that of terrorist leaders being hunted down and killed by satellite-guided, pilotless aircraft.
THE discovery of three American soldiers among the dead in a suicide bombing at the opening of a girls’ school in the northwestern Pakistan town of Dir last week reignited the fears of many Pakistanis that Washington was set on invading their country
A U.S. military investigation into a battle last October in eastern Afghanistan that cost eight American soldiers their lives has concluded that the small outpost was worthless, the troops there didn't understand their mission, and intelligence and a
The Obama administration faces their own John Bolton moment as Ahmadinejad agrees to nuclear enrichment scheme.
Total confusion erupted last week as the US, NATO, the UN and the Kabul government all issued differing views on new plans to end the nine year Afghan war by bombarding Taliban with tens of millions in cash instead of precision bombs.
"Pentagon says Patriot shield will deter strike on American allies in the Gulf"... (Riiiiight)
"I have already made my peace with God because this war is different, it's not conventional," the 23-year-old bespectacled Chicago native says. "These Taliban have learned their lesson. They adapt as fast as we do, but we are bound by our strict rule
A joint US-Afghan force called in an airstrike on what turned out to be an Afghan army post after taking fire from there before dawn, killing 4 Afghan soldiers and prompting an angry demand for punishment from the country's defense ministry.
NATO bribes the Taliban not to attack NATO. The CIA pays top warlords and drug smugglers. The Elections are rigged. Pakistan makes deals with The Taliban. Nation building at its finest with your wealth. Why are Americans told about a different war?