6 winning candidates in Iraq's parliamentary elections will be stripped of their votes and lose their seats — which would cost secular politician Ayad Allawi's bloc its narrow victory — if a federal court upholds a broad purge of candidates who are s
At least 4 Sunni Muslim candidates who have won parliamentary seats on the winning ticket of secular leader Ayad Allawi have become targets of investigation by security forces reporting to the narrowly defeated Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki
Under elaborate secrecy, President Obama slipped into Afghanistan near the front lines of the increasingly bloody 8-year-old war he is expanding and affirmed America's commitment to destroying al-Qaida and its extremist allies in the land where the 9
By Sgt C USMC It's been said that the military is always preparing for war. That is true. We prepare for combat every day. We ran 5 miles today to the rifle range and shot nearly 200 rounds a piece at targets and then ran back. However, we also p
Once seen as an American puppet, Iyad Allawi is the new Comeback Kid of Iraqi politics. Allawi's secular Iraqiya block has won 91 seats in the 325-seat Iraqi parliament — well short of a majority, but 2 more than its nearest rival, Prime Minister Nou
Secular Iraqi candidate Ayad Allawi has overcome extensive political maneuvering against him and emerged as the main challenger to incumbent Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, whose State of Law coalition is tied with Allawi's Iraqiya alliance
I thought after the duplicity, stupidity and immorality of the Vietnam War that killed 53,200 Americans and several million Vietnamese, and poisoned their country with Agent Orange and bombs, we would never again engage in such madness.
The Pentagon and US intelligence agencies have fielded covert mercenary networks in Afghanistan, Pakistan (AKA "Afpak"), and Iraq whose mission is to murder tribal militants and nationalists opposing Western occupation.
Even from 13 miles up its sensors can detect small disturbances in the dirt, providing a new way to find makeshift mines that kill many soldiers. The U-2’s altitude enables it to scoop up signals from insurgent phone conversations that mountains woul
The research on depleted uranium comes out of French researchers that examined the manner DNA is affected by enriched and depleted uranium. The metal or chemical effect it seems is the more important in depleted uranium exposure.
the mismanagement of the $7 billion spent on police training over the last 8 years, partly attributed to lax U.S. State Department oversight, has left the country of 33 million people with a strikingly ineffective and remarkably corrupt police force.
Two GOP congressmen say most Republicans on the Hill now believe the Iraq war was a mistake. Let's see how long it takes them to get us out.
All this comes as the seventh anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq approaches. The war began with a missile and bombing attack on south Baghdad - dubbed "shock and awe - before dawn on March 20, 2003 - March 19 in Washington.
Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, who banned television and barred women from appearing in public without an all-enveloping burqa, the Afghan government is fighting a losing battle to keep female flesh off TV.
The Russian war machine has not undergone such extensive restructuring in the past 150 years. New tables of organization were introduced in the army in early 2009. The four-tier troop-control system consisting of military districts, armies, divisions
The followers of Moktada al-Sadr, a radical cleric who led the Shiite insurgency against the American occupation, have emerged as Iraq’s equivalent of Lazarus in elections last week, defying ritual predictions of their demise and now threatening to r
Suspected U.S. drones fired missiles at vehicles and hit a militant hide-out in a tribal region of northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 9 insurgents. In the first attack, the drones fired 4 missiles at a vehicle and flattened a nearby house near M
Pentagon official alleged to have set up Jason Bourne-style team to help track and kill Taliban. The effort was initially aimed at gathering political and cultural information about the region to aid the US military campaign.
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top American commander in Afghanistan, has brought most American Special Operations forces under his direct control for the first time, out of concern over continued civilian casualties and disorganization among units
America's secret global gulag
The Afghan government was holding secret talks with the Taliban's No. 2 when he was captured in Pakistan, and the arrest infuriated President Hamid Karzai, according to one of Karzai's advisers. The detention of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar - second
Last week, Congress debated a resolution directing the President to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan no later than the end of this year. The Constitution gives the power to declare war to the Congress, so it is clearly appropriate for Congress
Investigators looking into corruption involving reconstruction in Iraq say they have opened more than 50 new cases in six months by scrutinizing large cash transactions — involving banks, land deals, loan payments, casinos and even plastic surgery —
Under the cover of a benign government information-gathering program, a Defense Department official set up a network of private contractors in Afghanistan and Pakistan to help track and kill suspected militants, according to military officials and bu
End the War Coalition will be hosting a march in Phoenix followed by a teach in. Local talk show host Jeff Farias and local state representative Kyrsten Sinema are confirmed. Arizona Libertarian Party US Senate candidate Rick Biondi has been invite
The projected cost of Lockheed Martin’s new Joint Strike Fighter has increased 60 to 90 percent in real terms since 2001 . . . Each F-35 had jumped to $80 million . . . from $50 million when Lockheed Martin was awarded the contract in 2001.
The W.A.R.mongers be acomm'n... what shall we do :)
The W.A.R.mongers be acomm'n... what shall we do :) - The Tea Party Express has targeted the Libertarian Party for a take over. "LOVE *not* W.A.R." Back from from the Missouri State LP Convention, Ernest has some more insight about what is g
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.