washingtonsblog.com December 11, 2012
Obama and the American military label all young men – between the ages of say 15 and 35 – who happen to be in battle zones as suspected insurgents who they can target and kill.
Under the Bush administration, children were tortured.
Now, the U.S. military is starting to target children for assassination in battle zones.
The full scale of a Taliban attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan has become clear as it emerged 15 insurgents wearing US army uniforms destroyed six Harrier jets, three refuelling stations and damaged a number of aircraft hangars.
As well as the two US marines who were killed, nine coalition staff were wounded in the
July 18, 2012 03:33 PMMAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan: A Taliban bomb attack Wednesday destroyed 22 fuel tankers carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, local officials said.
A pre-dawn explosion triggered a fire which engulfed the trucks, parked in the northern province of Samangan overnight on their way from Uzbekistan towards NATO forces in the south, Samangan
(CNN) — A man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform killed a U.S. coalition service member, the U.S. military said Thursday. It was the latest in a string of such attacks.
The incident took place late Wednesday when the person “turned his weapon against coalition service members,” the U.S. military said. The person who opened fire
‘Guardian angels’ are troops who watch over comrades even as they sleep The lengths Taliban are prepared to go to to gain access to coalition forces shown as two militants dressed in women’s clothing are arrested
U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan have assigned ‘guardian angels’ – troops who watch over their comrades
The American Flag flies over the White House as protesters from the Occupy DC and other Occupy movements demonstrate in front of the White House in Washington on November 23, 2011. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) — The mood in the United States is sour. Although President Jimmy Carter never used the term,
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Saturday accusedNATO helicopters and fighter jets of firing on two army checkpoints in the country’s northwest and killing 24 soldiers.Islamabad retaliated by closing the border crossings used by the international coalition to supply its troops in neighboringAfghanistan.
The incident before dawn Saturday was a major blow to already strained relations
WASHINGTON — The U.S. began the war in Afghanistan with a “frighteningly simplistic” view of the country, and even 10 years later lacks knowledge that could help bring the conflict to a successful end, a former top commander said Thursday.
Retired Army Gen. Stanley ( SXE – news – people ) McChrystal said in remarks
By Amir Shah – The Associated Press Posted : Tuesday Aug 30, 2011 7:50:33 EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan — August has become the deadliest month for U.S. troops in the nearly 10-year-old war in Afghanistan, where international forces have started to go home and let Afghan forces take charge of securing their country.
A record 66
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during a nine-month imprisonment in Iraq.
The lawsuit lays out a dramatic tale of the disappearance of the then-civilian contractor, an Army veteran
A federal judge has ruled that former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during a nine-month imprisonment in Iraq.
The lawsuit lays out a dramatic tale of the disappearance of the then-civilian contractor, an Army veteran in his
President Obama told a bipartisan group of members of Congress today that he expects the U.S. would be actively involved in any military action against Libya for “days, not weeks,” after which he said the U.S. would take more of a supporting role, sources tell ABC News.
The White House meeting with 18
Senior western leaders called for Nato to adopt an assassination policy against Col Muammar Gaddafi to salvage the bombing campaign in Libya from a descent into stalemate.
Senator John McCain, who visited Libya at the weekend, said that Gaddafi should be targeted but argued that it was more important to increase US firepower over
* Seven of 10 Britons fear Iraq-style conflict
* Almost half disapprove of the intervention
LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) – Seven out of 10 Britons think coalition forces enforcing a no-fly zone in Libya could get sucked into another Iraq-style conflict, a poll showed on Tuesday.
The ComRes poll carried out for
In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it?
In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy