Sarah Lazare, staff writer
 Iraqi soldiers patrolled near Tikrit on Thursday. (Photo: European Pressphoto Agency)
Marking another twist in a faltering offensive on Tikrit, key Shiite militias involved in the operation expressed anger that the U.S. is launching air strikes to back the operation, and according to reports , thousands of combatants are boycotting the fight on those grounds, with some threatening to attack U.S. forces. McClatchy reported One Iraqi...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The rubble of a home reportedly hit by a U.S.-led coalition airstrike in Kafar Daryan in Syria. (Photo: Sami Ali / AFP/Getty Images)
How do you calculate the human costs of the U.S.-led War on Terror? On the 12th...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Following earlier indications that such attacks were likely, the U.S. military...


Amidst the saber-rattling on Iraq, a fine, furious, gut-wrenching rant from a former Naval intelligence officer who was there from the start on the mindless claim by a draft-dodging Mitt Romney and all the other "simpering capering madmen" and "cowardly connected wealthy weasels" that "tragically, all we've fought on the cusp of vanishing." Tell us, rages Jim Wright, what "we" fought for, and what it would cost to, insanely, do it again.