U.S. carried out 333 drone strikes in Afghanistan in 2012, report says, up from 294 in 2011
Controversial method of fighting uses remote pilots to operate aircrafts
The United States carried out more drone strikes in Afghanistan this year than it has done in all the years put together in Pakistan since it launched the covert air war there eight years ago, it has been revealed.
The statistics, published by the U.S. Air [...]
While publicly claiming neutrality between Argentina and the U.K. during the 1982 Falklands War, President Ronald Reagan’s administration had developed plans to loan a ship to the Royal Navy if it lost one of its aircraft carriers in the war, former U.S. Secretary of the Navy, John Lehman, told the U.S. Naval Institute on June 26.
Lehman and then Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger agreed to support U.K. Prime Minister Margaret [...]
March 25, 2012
President Boris Tadic of Serbia said Saturday the NATO bombing campaign that stopped his country’s onslaught on Kosovo 13 years ago was a crime, and he honored the hundreds of Serbs the alliance killed.
In many ways, Tadic’s comments reflect a prevailing sentiment in Serbia that the nation was unjustly vilified during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, and that the 78-day air war by NATO forces in [...]
WASHINGTON — The White House is telling Congress that President Obama has the legal authority to continue American participation in the NATO-led air war in Libya, even though lawmakers have not authorized it.
In a broader package of materials the Obama administration is sending to Congress on Wednesday defending its Libya policy, the White House, for the first time, offers lawmakers and the public an argument for why Mr. [...]
WASHINGTON – Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has appealed directly to President Barack Obama to halt what the Libyan leader called “an unjust war,” and wished Obama good luck in his bid for re-election next year.
In a rambling, three-page letter to Obama obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, Gadhafi implored Obama to stop the NATO-led air campaign, which the Libyan called an “unjust war against a [...]