Lawless killing is now official US policy
After 8 long draining years, I have to wonder if our government even understands what it is to end a war anymore. The end of a war, to most people, means all the troops come home, out of harm's way. It means we stop killing people and getting kille
Cooper and his soldiers were training a police battalion. "We know that the guys we train are some of the same dudes who are putting bullets in the back of people's heads or going to work on them with power drills," he wrote
A $40 million prison sits in the desert north of Baghdad, empty. A $165 million children's hospital goes unused. A $100 million waste water treatment system cost 3 times more than projected, yet sewage still runs through the streets.
War is widely thought to be linked to economic good times. The second world war is often said to have brought the world out of depression, and war has since enhanced its reputation as a spur to economic growth. . . Today, we know that this is nonsens
U.S. and Afghan troops repelled attackers wearing American uniforms and suicide vests in a pair of simultaneous assaults before dawn Saturday...
The CIA is making secret payments to multiple members of President Hamid Karzai's administration, in part to maintain sources of information in a government in which the Afghan leader is often seen as having a limited grasp of developments, according
With his Oval Office speech Tuesday night, President Barack Obama will signal a shift in America's focus from the Iraq War to the war in Afghanistan, his spokesman said Thursday.
Though most media outlets appear to have settled on the official administration claim that the Iraq War ended last week, some 50,000 American troops remain in the nation.
Seven and a half years after the invasion of Iraq, the last American "combat brigade" picked up stakes and left the country in mid-August.
back from Afghanistan, Marine Commandant, Gen. James Conway held a news conference Tuesday to add his voice to the Pentagon campaign to disparage the July 2011 date President Barack Obama set for U.S. troops to begin leaving Afghanistan.
The Obama Administration’s policy of escalating drone strikes took another hit today, after the explosion from a drone attack against the house of “suspected militants” in North Waziristan also destroyed a neighboring house full of women and children
The aide to President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan at the center of a politically sensitive corruption investigation is being paid by the Central Intelligence Agency, according to Afghan and American officials.
President Barack Obama's July 2011 date to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has given a morale boost to Taliban insurgents, who believe they can wait out NATO forces, the top U.S. Marine said.
U.S. officials believe al Qaeda in Yemen is now collaborating more closely with allies in Pakistan and Somalia to plot attacks against the U.S., spurring the prospect that the administration will mount a more intense targeted killing program in Yemen
Every US leader since World War II had embraced the idea that superior military power would guarantee American security. . . Washington wants guns, and the American people want butter. Massive, habitual deficit spending “satisfies both appetites, wit
an American sale of 84 F-15s and dozens of Blackhawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia as part of a 30 billion dollar deal. . . US offers Israel defence contract worth $4bn that will provide F-35s, which cost 150-160 million dollars apiece. Israel expected
"It's about time we got some action on the anti war protesting front. It's about time real people started to once again voice their concern in a more pertinent way..."
Pakistani officials say they set out to capture Mr. Baradar, and used the CIA to help them do it, because they wanted to shut down secret peace talks that Mr. Baradar had been conducting with the Afghan government that excluded Pakistan, the Taliban’
Although US officials have often said that al-Qaeda is a marginal player on the Afghan battlefield, an analysis of 76,000 classified US military reports underscores the extent to which Osama bin Laden and his network have become an afterthought in th
It would take "a complete failure" of the Iraqi security forces for the US to resume combat operations there, the top American commander in Iraq said as the final US fighting forces prepared to leave the country. "We don’t see that happening,"
Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division are deployed in Iraq as members of an Advise and Assist Brigade, the Army’s designation for brigades selected to conduct security force assistance.
When Ismail Nemati set out from Kabul to join his family for the start of the Islamic holy month his biggest fear was running into the Taliban. Before sunrise the next day, he lay bleeding in his family guest room, alongside 2 of his brothers, all sh
Look, there is a man behind the curtain And we sit and watch him lie and lie again in hopes this time it will be different Perpetual war ends the very minute you decide There is no war with peaceful non-compliance Their is no system with peace
Swedish authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on suspicion of molestation and rape. Assange wrote: "The charges are without basis and their issue at this moment is deeply disturbing."
US troops will still be in combat and taking on Islamist militants in Iraq even as the American military moves to an "advise and assist" role with a smaller force, officials said Thursday. The withdrawal of the last US combat brigade on Thursday w
4,415 U.S. troops never came home from Iraq. At least not alive. Tens of thousands more have had their lives forever shattered due to permanent physical and emotional injury. Hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis were slaughtered and maimed
The military presence is far from over. Scatterings of combat troops still await departure, and some 50,000 will stay another year in what is designated as a noncombat role. They will carry weapons to defend themselves and accompany Iraqi troops on m
The Obama Administrations new military strategy in Afghanistan may be a sign of desperation — a Hail Mary pass — but it may just work. The President's counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan describes it as giving up the 'hammer' for the 'scalpel.' Th
Oh,...and it is no longer called Operation Iraqi Freedom. The new name is OPERATION NEW DAWN. Gag me.