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By Tom Fitton
New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Iraq
Iranian dissidents Monday marked the 100th day since gunmen killed 52 Iranians in an Iraqi refugee camp, as U.N. officials warned that Iraq is violating human rights treaties by failing to account for seven hostages kidnapped in the Sept. 1 raid.
When I returned from my second visit to Iraq in January 2003 in my capacity as a special adviser to the deputy secretary of defense, one of my main concerns was the actions of the private, armed contractors who were providing security for everyone from the Department of State to the bevy of private enterprises that were vying for the newly freed-up oil business.
A growing clutch of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle is publicly countering the Obama administration's portrayal of al Qaeda as an organization on the run, saying that an evolving network of the terrorist group's affiliates now may pose as grave a threat to the U.S. as its predecessor did a decade ago.
Attempting to "liberate" Ukraine may be high-minded of the European Union, but it poses important questions ("Ukraine mass protests resume after government wins vote," Web, Dec. 3).
MANAMA, Bahrain — Iraq's top diplomat says the "toxic" proliferation of extremist groups among Syria's rebels raises the prospect of a jihadist-ruled territory at the heart of the region.
The Air Force is developing an unmanned stealth aircraft geared for entering hostile airspace, according to Aviation Week.
"Out of the Furnace" is a sad movie about sad people who have lost the fire in their lives. It's a slow-burning film with great, naturalistic performances and an evocative sense of place, but it doesn't generate quite enough heat to truly crackle.
Westerners have joined al Qaeda-linked groups in Syria in unprecedented numbers, increasing the risk that they will strike their home countries, including the U.S., a key Republican lawmaker said Thursday.
The Obama administration, in its misguided policy of appeasement of radical Islam, is preparing to commit another unacceptable act: returning the Iraqi Jewish archive to Iraq.
Adding truth to the old adage "only the good die young" is this story from a Santa Barbara jewelry store owner, who recounted a sheer act of kindness and generosity by actor Paul Walker, who died in a fiery car crash at age of 40 on Sunday.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is taking another look at the case of a Marine sergeant who fell on a grenade, smothering the blast and saving the lives of his squadmates in Iraq, but who has been denied the Medal of Honor by the two previous defense secretaries.
Testimony continues in the court-martial of a Fort Hood soldier accused of using a prostitution service involving senior noncommissioned officers and cash-strapped female soldiers.
The "Joint Plan of Action" signed with Iran by the so-called "P5+1" (the U.S., Russia, China, United Kingdom and France, plus Germany) on Nov. 24 in Geneva caused Shiite Arabs to celebrate, Sunni Arabs to worry and Saudis to panic. Their response will have far-reaching and unpredictable consequences.
The Geneva nuclear deal resembles Neville Chamberlain's naive blunder that led to 50 million deaths in World War II
Al Qaeda's relationship with the Afghan Taliban remains "intact," but the number of al Qaeda fighters in the country remains very low, according to the Pentagon's semi-annual report to Congress on the Afghanistan War.