A senior U.S. military commander issued a secret order last year that laid the ground for an escalation of covert operations across the Middle East and the Horn Africa. Issued by General David Petraeus, authorized boosting military and intelligence a
An Afghan family says innocent people were killed, but the U.S. military expresses certainty that those who died in the early hours of May 14 were insurgents, including a Taliban commander.
Senior British officials, including new Foreign Secretary William Hague, arrived in Afghanistan Saturday with a warning that Britain wants to withdraw its troops as soon as possible. Hague, Defense Secretary Liam Fox and International Development Sec
PYONGYANG, May 24 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) vowed on Monday that if South Korea deployed propaganda loudspeakers along the border line, the DPRK military would fire at and destroy them, the official news agency KCN
In a statement, the White House said Seoul can continue to count on the full backing of the United States and said U.S. military commanders had been told to work with their South Korean counterparts "to ensure readiness and to deter future aggression
I mean, I hate Democrats,...but I could get behind this.
The military's workhorse rifle - used in battle for the last 40 years - is proving less effective in Afghanistan against the Taliban's more primitive but longer range weapons. They are considering weapons that fire a larger round largely discarded.
It will take place over the next three months, reaching peak level in late July and early August. By then, the Pentagon plans to have at least 4 or 5 US aircraft carriers visible from Iranian shores.
Insurgents have launched a brazen pre-dawn assault against the giant US-run Bagram Air Field one day after a suicide bomber struck a US convoy in the capital of Kabul, killing 18 people. The Kabul dead included 5 American troops and a Canadian and wa
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki took a major step toward staying in power when a top Shiite cleric said he would not stop him from keeping his job, but an arch-rival warned of civil war. Moqtada al-Sadr, a radical, anti-US cleric who is currentl
Top military officials have continued to rely on a secret network of private spies who have produced hundreds of reports from deep inside Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to American officials and businessmen, despite concerns among some in the mi
George Bush's, as well as Barack Obama's, Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, has identified a free-spending governmental agency that will have to be reined in if the United States is going to balance budgets and cut deficits. The agency? The DOD!
Obama’s decision to authorize the killing by the Central Intelligence Agency of a terrorism suspect who is an American citizen has set off a debate over the legal and political limits of drone missile strikes, a mainstay of the campaign agains
An Iraq War veteran who served with the company shown in the "Collateral Murder" video released by whistleblower web site Wikileaks says the military trained him to dehumanize Iraqis. In a videotaped interview Josh Stieber told The Real News Network
The journalist who helped break the story that detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were being tortured by their US jailers told an audience at a journalism conference last month that American soldiers are now executing prisoners in Afghanistan
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Dozens of Iraqis have died in a campaign of killings by gunmen using silenced guns and sticky bombs, raising fears that insurgents are moving beyond a reliance on largescale bombings to wreak havoc in the political vacuum left by an inconclusive elec
Iraqi forces beefed up checkpoints, conducted house-to-house searches and rifled through cars Tuesday looking for suspects behind a devastating string of attacks across the country that killed 119 people a day earlier.
Tonight's radio guest*, Religious Studies professor Ira Chernus, just published an article entitled Blood or Treasure: Obama's Crucial Choice in the Middle East. The article begins: "Writing about U.S. Middle East policy used to be a boring job.
Hour 1 - Tracey Harmon is back from her trip to Iraq and brings back some facts. Tracey was US Army and now "Iraq Veterans Against the War". Tracey went privately with a humanitarian group. Hour 2 - Jacob Hornberger www.fff.org
Vietnam marked the 35th anniversary of the Communist victory in the Vietnam War with a grand military parade through the former Saigon, with the government basking more in its economic achievements than its historic military defeat of the United Stat
Irate demonstrators burned tires and blocked traffic in eastern Afghanistan after US-led forces killed an armed relative of an Afghan lawmaker during a night raid on her home. The confrontation was another setback for the American-led military coalit
And when the government tried to turn his death into war propaganda, they took on the wrong family. From her home in the Santa Cruz mountains, Pat’s mother, Dannie Tillman, led the family’s crusade to reveal the truth beneath the mythology...
"This weekend I saw the most beautiful mountains I have ever seen in my entire life, and they are covered with land mines. These priceless gifts of exploration are inaccessible because years of war has ravaged this country."
The American-led effort to gain control of southern Afghanistan is off to a slow start and the political clock is ticking as U.S. troops head into what could be the bloodiest fight yet in the eight-year war.
Think Iraq and imagine hell on earth.
Amid fears that severe energy shortages could touch off riots, Pakistan will announce drastic measures this week to save electricity, including a shorter workweek and restrictions on nighttime wedding celebrations, government officials said.
A series of bombs targeting Shi'ite areas rocked Baghdad Friday, killing at least 56 people in an apparent backlash after Iraq touted a series of blows against a weakened al Qaeda-led insurgency.
SEOUL, April 23 (AFP) - North Korea seized South Korean-owned assets at a mountain resort Friday, warning that the two countries were on the brink of war over the sinking of a warship on their disputed border. The communist state also declared tha
Ethan McCord had just returned from dropping his children at school, when he turned on the TV news to see grainy black-and-white video footage of a soldier running from a bombed-out van with a child in his arms. He knew exactly who the soldier was.