Tag Archives | War

Pakistan has had enough | Simon Tisdall

Readers of Dawn newspaper, commenting online, were in no doubt how the Pakistani government should respond to Saturday’s killing by US forces of 24 soldiers on Pakistan’s side of the Afghan border. “Pakistan should acquire anti-aircraft defence systems … so that in the future Pakistan can give Nato forces a proper reply,” said Ali. “This […]

Pakistan’s reaction to border post air strike leaves Nato tactics in disarray

Nato‘s prosecution of the war in Afghanistan has been thrown into disarray following the deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers in an alleged Nato air attack on a border post, wrecking hopes of improved co-operation on either side of the border. Amid reports of potential reprisal attacks, US and allied commanders now face a diplomatic nightmare […]

Trial of Khmer Rouge Leaders Starts in Phnom Penh

On Monday the long-awaited trial of three surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge opened in Phnom Penh. This week the tribunal hears opening arguments by the prosecution and by the defense. The three accused are charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The hearings opened Monday with judges reading out the names of […]

Symbolic war crimes tribunal to try Bush, Blair

November 17, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Symbolic war crimes tribunal to try Bush, Blair [Now all we need is a real one. And add Obusha, too, for bombing eight-year-olds every day with killer drones, even though the media won’t cover it.] 16 Nov 2011 Malaysian-led activists will hold a symbolic trial this month for former […]

Karzai: no US military pact until night raids cease

Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai told a national gathering of Afghan elders that he will not sign a much-delayed military pact with the US until night raids by foreign forces come to an end. In a fiery speech to an assembly of more than 2,000 delegates Karzai said continued US military and economic help beyond the […]

Andy Rooney obituary

From 1978 until last month, Andy Rooney, who has died aged 92, regularly occupied the last minutes of the CBS Sunday evening show 60 Minutes. Wry, often tart, sometimes combative and always beguiling, he presented a miniature essay on a topic of his choice. The programme’s phenomenal audience figures in the US and around the […]

Kenya to Stay in Somalia Until Safe From Al-Shabab Menace

Kenya’s Defense Ministry says it has not set a time frame for its operation against al-Shabab militants in Somalia, saying troops will leave the country when Kenyans feel secure.  Kenyan officials emphasized that they are not at war with Somalia, but with al-Shabab.   Kenya’s military chief, General Julius Karangi, told reporters Saturday that Kenya’s military […]

Americans increasingly comparing Afghan war to Vietnam

The latest deaths of 13 Americans in Afghanistan in an apparent suicide bomb attack in Kabul comes at a moment when the US public’s attitude to the long war is at an all-time low. A poll late last week, by CNN and ORC International, revealed that only 34% of Americans now support the war, one […]

US soldier goes on trial for Afghan civilian murders

A US Army sergeant is due to go on trial on Friday charged with murdering unarmed civilians and taking body parts for war trophies as ringleader of a rogue platoon that terrorised villagers in Afghanistan. The court-martial of staff sergeant Calvin Gibbs, 26, marks the climax of an 18-month investigation of the most egregious case […]

Occupy Oakland: Iraq war veteran in critical condition after police clashes

An Iraq war veteran has a fractured skull and brain swelling after allegedly being hit by a police projectile. Scott Olsen is in a “critical condition” in Highland hospital in Oakland, a hospital spokesman confirmed. Olsen, 24, suffered the head injury during protests in Oakland on Tuesday evening. More than 15 people were arrested after […]