Tehran and the Russian Rosoboron export arms group are about to sign a mammoth deal running into tens of billions of dollars for the sale to Tehran of 250 Su-30MKM warplanes and 20 IL-78 MKI fuel tankers. DEBKAfile's military sources report Iran
Gen. Wesley Clark with Keith Olbermann about Defense Secretary Robert Gates’. Pentagon playing games with Congress’s attempts of oversight, ostensibly on the say-so of the White House and the tragic story unfolding surrounding Pat Tillman’s death.
Mind you this is up to 1994. Some of them have links to the whole story. When will we learn.Entered By: Jean Carbonneau
The Guardian's award-winning photographer and filmmaker Sean Smith spent two months embedded with US troops in Baghdad and Anbar province. His harrowing documentary exposes the exhaustion and disillusionment of the soldiers.
(Wow, this is an old one)US forces have fired so many bullets in Iraq and Afghanistan - an estimated 250,000 for every insurgent killed - that American ammunition-makers cannot keep up with demand. As a result the US is having to import supplies fro
Reuters on Monday asked the US military to conduct a full and objective investigation into the killing last week of two of its staff in Iraq after evidence emerged casting doubt on explanatioins given for their deaths. Photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform announced Monday morning that it has invited former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other ex-Bush military officials to testify on the friendly fire death of Pat Tillman
As I look around for a leader to replace Bush, I have to go back and see who was making sounder judgments than I during the time of 9/11 hysteria. It wasn't any of the "top tier candidates," Democrat or Republican. That person was Ron
A complete US withdrawal from Iraq would take more than 2 years if the military brought all its equipment home, and less than 1 year if it left most if it behind, according to a study just presented to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Defense officials sa
Rep. Henry Waxman(D-CA) revealed on Friday afternoon that the White House and Pentagon were holding up a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigation into the friendly fire death of former professional football player
As the editor of Chalmers Johnson's Blowback Trilogy for the American Empire Project, I was struck by an oddity when the second volume, The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism,Secrecy, and the End of the Republic, was published in 2004
The Defense Department put U.S. troops in Iraq at risk by awarding contracts for badly needed armored vehicles to companies that failed to deliver them on schedule, according to a review by the Pentagon's inspector general.
At the Pentagon’s request, Senate defense authorizers tucked deep within a defense bill a repeal of the department’s restriction on granting security clearances to ex-convicts, drug addicts and the mentally incompetent.
Detailed schematics of a military detainee holding facility in southern Iraq. Geographical surveys and aerial photographs of two military airfields outside Baghdad. Plans for a new fuel farm at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. The military calls it
The Navy is making plans to reduce the American presence in the Persian Gulf by the end of the summer to a single carrier group, down from the two carrier groups in the Gulf. The preparation to reduce the American presence in the Persain Gulf
The U.S. command in Baghdad this week ballyhooed the killing of a key al Qaeda leader but later admitted that the military had declared him dead a year ago.
Congress and the families of the murdered private security contractors have been demanding answers: Why did the lightly armed and undermanned team go through the heart of one of Iraq's most hostile cities? Why did the two teams sent out that day
The United States could deploy a system to protect an area ranging from Washington to Boston from sea-based cruise-missile attacks within 14 months at a cost of "several billion dollars," a top Lockheed Martin Corp. executive said.
The U.S. Army, strained by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, missed its recruiting goal for the second straight month in June, indicating a trend that some defense officials called worrying.
After the recent revelations about all those military contractors working in Iraq and inside the CIA, maybe it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to learn that Pentagon's office for beating improvised bombs is packed with outsiders-for-hire
A Florida soldier who enlisted after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks plans to sue the military, fighting his fifth order to combat. He did a tour in Afghanistan and three in Iraq, but he said enough is enough. Botta plans to file suit this week, asking f
The US government is studying the possibility of signing a formal peace treaty with North Korea after more than half a century of tense standoff, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
Four warships in the carrier's strike group depart Norfolk Naval station Monday, July 9: the guided missile destroyers Arleigh Burke, Stout, James E. Williams and Forrest Sherman, as well as three more ships -- with 7,500 sailors in all aboard.
The Bush administration now looks as if it is preparing the ground work to implement what many have referred to as a back door draft. Recently the adminstration has issued muster orders to a group of Army veterans who are in the Individual Ready Res
It's not just the troops that are surging. War costs are up for American operatioins in Iraq and Afghanistan -- way up, more than a third higher than last year. In the first half of this fiscal year, the Defense Dept's "average monthly
Will the US ever leave Iraq? If most people who have read Freedoms Phoenix figured out a long time ago we will never leave. A 28 minute video.
Madden was accused of making "disloyal statements" during a speech in February in New York in which he accused President Bush of betraying service members and called the fighting in Iraq a "war crime." Madden also was accused of w
Despite a rise in desertions from the Army as the Iraq war drags on into a fifth year, the U.S. military does almost nothing to find those who flee and rarely prosecutes those it gets its hands on.
Russia has successfully tested a new, sea-based ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine, officials have said. The weapon, capable of breaching anti-missile defence systems, flew almost the whole length of the country. US plans to build a missile