President Barack Obama will set a course Monday for the nation's changing mission in Iraq as the military prepares to end its combat operations there.
If you don’t think that contracts—money—have a great deal to do with wars, reflect that all those hundreds of billions of dollars end up in pockets, and those pockets do not belong to soldiers. Makers of body armor, boots, ammunition, helicopters, on
In a summer of suffering, America's military death toll in Afghanistan is rising, with back-to-back record months for U.S. losses in the grinding conflict. All signs point to more bloodshed in the months ahead, straining the already shaky internation
Bloomberg is reporting this morning that an oil tanker owned by the Japanese company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., operator of the world’s second-largest oil-tanker fleet, may have been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz, a strategically important waterw
July 27 2010 Congressman Paul's portions of the floor debate on the Paul / Kucinich privileged resolution
American forces have experienced their deadliest month in the 9-year-old Afghan war, with 66 US service members killed [so far] in July. The previous most deadly month for the US was last month, when 60 died.
.... the savagery revealed in the leaked reports is not what most of our leaders are focusing on. Rather, it is the accusation that the reports suggest that the war is being lost. Thus, from the White House to Congress, to the media talk shows, their
A powerful denunciation of all wars
The U.S. Congress on Tuesday gave President Barack Obama long-delayed funding for his troop increase in Afghanistan despite opposition from many fellow Democrats, while Obama played down the gravity of leaked war documents.
The US Defense Dept is unable to account for over 95% of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the US for rebuilding the war ravaged nation. In a country where people complain services like electricity and clean water are sharply lacking
The remains of one of two U.S. sailors who went missing in Afghanistan last week have been found in the east of the country, the NATO-led force said, and troops were still searching for the second man. The two men, serving with the U.S. Navy, went mi
When it comes to war, killing the enemy is an accepted fact. Even amid the sensation of the WikiLeaks.org revelations, that stark reality lies at the core of new charges that some American military commando operations may have amounted to war crimes.
The release of some 91,000 secret U.S. military documents on the Afghanistan war is just the beginning, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange promised Monday, adding that he still has thousands more Afghan files to post online.
"Expressing support for the State of Israel's right to defend Israeli sovereignty, to protect the lives and safety of the Israeli people, and to use all means necessary to confront and eliminate nuclear threats posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran"
Doing so will inflame the whole Middle East and risk a global confrontation
Thousands of secret military documents were released Sunday by a Web-based organization, a gigantic leak of classified information that appeared to present a bleak view of the Afghanistan war and could have a profound impact on the public perception
More NATO troops will die in Afghanistan as violence mounts over the summer, but Washington's goal of turning the tide against the insurgency by year's end is within reach, the top U.S. military officer said. Admiral Mike Mullen, on a visit to the co
25th July 2010 5:00 PM EST WikiLeaks has released a document set called the Afghan War Diary (AWD), an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.
The Senate on Thursday approved funds to pay for President Obama's Afghanistan troop increase, but refused to sign off on billions in extra nonmilitary spending sought by the House of Representatives.
There is overwhelming agreement among economists that the Second World War was responsible for decisively ending the Great Depression. When asked why the wars in Iran and Afghanistan are failing to make the same impact today, they often claim that th
Country responds to 'reckless' military exercises by South, U.S.
Can diplomats field their own army? The State Department is laying plans to do precisely that in Iraq, in an unprecedented experiment that U.S. officials and some nervous lawmakers say could be risky.
Haass, the president of CFR, all-but-admitting the war in Afghanistan was a lost cause and suggesting ways that Western goals of terrorist containment could be achieved via other, less costly and invasive strategies.
New 2014 Drawdown Date Is 'Non-Binding'
Iran has already embraced terrorism against Israel and the United States. Via Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas in Gaza, and Fatah on the West Bank, the clerics have repeatedly backed suicide bombers and helped launch thousan
On Wednesday, July 21, members of the Facebook group savebradley encouraged supporters to change their profile pictures to say “Google Bradley Manning.” The group hopes to raise public interest in the US Army soldier who was arrested in connection to
Plans to begin handing control of provinces in Afghanistan to Afghan security forces by the end of this year have been quietly dropped amid fears General Petraeus, the new US commander in the country, is less committed to a speedy transfer of power.
The president of the Council of Foreign Relations is telling President Barack Obama that he needs to drastically scale down his ambitions in Afghanistan. Richard Haass called Afghanistan "very much Barack Obama's war of choice." Haass seemed to be ec
The U.S. will announce hundreds of millions of dollars worth of civilian aid projects for Pakistan in an attempt to demonstrate that Washington has broadened its relationship with the country, away from just anti-terror cooperation to helping the peo
Let's consider a typical example of the nonstop propaganda onslaught that passes for "news" in the land of the free, which is also home to a gloriously free press, the noble, peace-loving United States.