Defector tells how US officials 'sexed up' his fictions to make the case for 2003 invasion
Shaima Al Awada, an Iraqi mother of five and a devout Muslim, was brutally beaten to death with a tire iron in her own California home, her body left beside a note telling her to "Go back to your country, you terrorist."
Before 2005, McGurk was a legal advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority — the US-led transitional government led Paul Bremer that took over soon after Saddam’s ouster — and to the US embassy in Baghdad. Obama nominated Jeffrey in June 2010,
Al-Qaeda’s front group in Iraq claimed responsibility Wednesday for a wave of attacks that killed 46 people across the country this week.
Among the favorite mantras of conservatives is “With freedom comes responsibility.”
At least 39 people have been killed in a string of explosions targeting police in a number of Iraqi cities, government and hospital sources told Reuters news agency.
"Troops, traumatized by the rising violence and feeling constantly under siege, grew increasingly twitchy, killing more and more civilians in accidental encounters. Others became so desensitized and inured to the killing that they fired on Iraqi civi
The Ministry of Human Rights announced the discovery of several mass graves containing Kurdish victims of the Anfal genocide campaign in the 1980s. So far 29 bodies have been unearthed, but several graves have yet to be opened.
At least 14 youths have been stoned to death in Baghdad in the past three weeks in what appears to be a campaign by Shi'ite militants against youths wearing Western-style "emo" clothes and haircuts, security and hospital sources say. Militants in
On June 7, 1981, eight Israeli F-16 fighter jets, protected by six F-15 escorts, dropped 16 2,000-pound bombs on the nearly completed Osirak nuclear reactor at the Tuwaitha complex in Iraq.
A gang of gunmen wearing military-style uniforms killed 25 police Monday in a carefully planned early morning shooting spree in western Iraq, officials said.
Iraqi officials say a wave of attacks across the country has killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 200 others in one of the deadliest days this year.
A rapid series of attacks spread over a wide swath of Iraqi territory killed at least 50 people on Thursday, targeting mostly security forces in what appeared to be another strike by al-Qaida militants bent on destabilizing the country.
Death in RAF helicopter and secret prison camp in Iraq desert raises questions about legality of British and US operations
The CIA is expected to maintain a large clandestine presence in Iraq and Afghanistan long after the departure of conventional U.S. troops as part of a plan by the Obama administration to rely on a spies and Special Operations forces to protect U.S. i
Iraq deeply mistrusts private security companies and wants to limit their operations here, officials say, while the contractors themselves have faced bureaucratic delays and detentions. This mistrust stems from perceived arrogant behaviour by empl
Less than two months after American troops left, the State Department is preparing to slash by as much as half the enormous diplomatic presence it had planned for Iraq, a sharp sign of declining American influence in the country.
Early Friday, the FBI said that hackers from the well-known collective had intercepted and released a confidential conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard.
That kind of courage, which is conspicuous in danger and enterprise, if devoid of justice, is absolutely undeserving of the name of valor. It should rather be considered as a brutal fierceness outraging every principle of humanity. – Cicero, The
"This is not a resolution to declare war. We know that. This is a resolution that does something much different. This resolution transfers the responsibility, the authority, and the power of the Congress to the President so he can declare war when an
A month after the last American troops left Iraq, the State Department is operating a small fleet of surveillance drones here to help protect the United States Embassy and consulates, as well as American personnel.
A month after the last American troops left Iraq, the State Dept. is operating a small fleet of surveillance drones to help protect the US Embassy and consulates, as well as American personnel. Senior Iraqi officials expressed outrage at the program,
Staff Sergeant Faces Pay Cut Over Butchering of Civilians
Military judge Lt. Col. David Jones initially recommended the maximum sentence of 3 months for Wuterich, saying: “It’s difficult for the court to fathom negligent dereliction of duty worse than the facts in this case.” But after opening an envelope
Despite the Obama Administration’s claims that the US had transformed Iraq into a free society by way of its eight and a half year occupation, a new report today from Human Rights Watch warns of an unsettling move toward authoritarianism.
I've received a slew of e-mail from Iraqi interpreters who are in hiding because Shiite militias have pledged to kill the "traitors" who aided the Americans. I've also received e-mail from U.S. military officers desperately trying to get their "terps
A US Marine ordered his men to “shoot first and ask questions later,” triggering one of the Iraq war’s most controversial episodes which killed 24 civilians in 2005, a court heard. Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich overreacted in orders he gave his sq
Even with Ron Paul shredding Newt Gingrich as a “chickenhawk,” Rick Perry outdid a field of candidates who appear to be running on promises to invade or bomb other countries. However Perry is the only guy who is not only eager to start another war bu
Iraq still a war zone
A leading Republican senator warned Sunday that Iraq was “unraveling” in the wake of the withdrawal of US troops, putting at risk the thousands of American civilians in the country.