The result, Shelton writes, was a war plan that amounted to a "fiasco." Shelton reportedly saves his harshest criticisms for Rumsfeld himself, who he said had "the worst style of leadership I witnessed in 38 years of service."
She is "a crazy little fish in finding Nemo …" Ken McCracken In this recent dissent jabwork, this headline-grabber mentioned "eight anti-war/social justice activists here in the US" that were raided by the FBI. Yet she diRead Letter
Recently, the FBI raided the homes of at least 8 anti-war/social justice activists here in the US. I happen to be a prominent anti-war activist myself, and have joked that I am a “little hurt” that I was not raided and perhaps I should try harder. Ev
The brigade also carried home a dark legacy that threatens to overshadow its hard-won victories and sacrifices on the battlefield. In some of the gravest war-crime charges to arise from the Afghan conflict, five soldiers have been accused of killing
Cash from the U.S. military and international donors destined for construction and welfare projects in restive parts of Afghanistan is ending up in the hands of insurgents, a contractor and village elders said. The alliance of largely Western nat
After this country's then-military dictator deposed the Supreme Court chief justice in 2007, a boisterous movement of protesting lawyers took to the streets and ushered in the return of democracy. Now the court may bring about an end to elected gover
Interior Minister Declares 'Victory' Over Apologies
*Officials worry about attack on US soil by Pakistan group / *Washington will press concern in meetings this month / *Situation complicated by longtime suspicion, mistrust
NATO will investigate whether a grenade thrown by American military forces killed a British aid worker during a rescue attempt in Afghanistan last week, an alliance spokesman said Monday. Linda Norgrove, 36, was killed Friday in the raid by U.S. f
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Heavy US reliance on private security in Afghanistan has helped to line the pockets of the Taliban because contractors often don't vet local recruits and wind up hiring warlords and thugs. Trucking contractors pay tens of millions of dollars a year t
Gunmen in Pakistan set fire to up to 40 supply trucks for NATO troops in two raids on Wednesday, police said, the latest in a series of assaults on the logistical backbone of the war in Afghanistan. The attacks were launched on the same day the Un
Nearly a week after a US missile strike killed or wounded 6 Pakistani soldiers, the US apologized, acknowledging 2 of its Afghanistan-based assault helicopters had entered Pakistani airspace "several times" and mistakenly fired at a military post.
What we have is a bankrupt empire – and that’s the sort of empire that inevitably goes into decline. If we follow the advice of Kristol and his buddies, we’ll be in receivership in no time.
Instead of firing Petraeus for his perfidy on the November 2009 agreement, Obama has thus far passively accepted Petraeus’s bait-and-switch maneuver, just as he truckled to Petraeus and Odierno on withdrawal from Iraq last year.
Pakistan strengthened its air defense with a view to preventing NATO forces from intruding into its territory from Afghanistan. The strong US ally has installed anti-aircraft missiles in its tribal regions bordering Afghanistan. “No helicopter will b
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The First World War will officially end on Sunday, 92 years after the guns fell silent, when Germany pays off the last chunk of reparations imposed on it by the Allies.
Suspected militants in southern Pakistan set ablaze more than two dozen tankers carrying fuel for foreign troops in Afghanistan on Friday, highlighting the vulnerability of the U.S.-led mission a day after Pakistan closed a major border crossing.
Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden sought to drum up support by taking advantage of Pakistan's flood tragedy with a new audiotape released Friday criticizing Muslim governments for their slow response and calling for the creation of a new relief body to
US officials pointed to recent signs that Pakistan's powerful army and opposition parties are positioning themselves to install a new civilian government to replace President Zardari and his prime minister in the coming months. In a meeting with them
Greater Good Holocaust survivor speaks in downtown AND its FREE If anyone has a right to hold a grudge, it’s Eva Mozes Kor. As a young child, Ms. Kor and her twin sister Miriam were victims of Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele’s barbaric experiments at Ausc
The authors of the book "The $3 Trillion War" noted in a conference call on Wednesday that when they first released their findings two years ago, the estimates were widely criticized as being too high. Now, the researchers believe they may have been
The CIA can kill militants all day long. If the drone war in Pakistan drives the local people into al Qaeda’s arms, it’ll be failure.
Pakistan blocked a vital supply route for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan in retaliation for a helicopter strike by the coalition that killed 3 Pakistani soldiers. The blockade is a major escalation in tensions between Pakistan and the United Sta
Deep inside the computer worm that some specialists suspect is aimed at slowing Iran’s race for a nuclear weapon lies what could be a fleeting reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament tale in which the Jews pre-empt a Persian plot to destro
When Army investigators tried to interrogate Staff Sgt. Calvin R. Gibbs in May about the suspected murders of three Afghan civilians, he declined to answer questions. But as he was being fingerprinted, Gibbs lifted up his pant leg to reveal a tattoo.
A sharply escalated campaign of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan is aimed in part at al-Qaeda units suspected of planning terrorist attacks on targets in Europe, a threat that U.S. officials described as "credible but not specific" enough to allow autho