Guards get combat pay, just like troops in Afghanistan, without the risk of being blown up. Some commanders get to bring their families to this war-on-terror deployment. And each captive gets $38.45 worth of food a day.
IT'S a perfectly reasonable question for any average Australian to ask: what are we doing in Afghanistan? Our nation has lost 33 soldiers in this conflict that is now regarded as unwinnable and we have precious little to show for the sacrifice.
Until last week, the Kenyan military had cut itself out as a privileged class of people exempted from taxation and fed well enough to show their might during public holidays, at least in the eyes of ordinary Kenyans.
In the thoughtful introduction to his sharp new translation of Homer’s The Iliad, Stephen Mitchell lists some of the Greek words applied to war in the ancient epic poem: “ainos (dreadful), argaleos (gruesome, cruel, bitter), deios (deadly), duseleges...
A leading Israeli investment firm said on Thursday any military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities would exact an economic price too high for the world to accept, and as a result, it would likely acquiesce to a nuclear Iran.
The Iraq/Afghanistan Wars have been costly, but the United States' longer trend of spending too much on defense and not enough on public goods over two decades could end up costing the economy and the nation far more.
WASHINGTON -- Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) condemned President Obama's handling of the end of the war in Iraq on Sunday, and said the Iraqi government should be more afraid of the United States as American troops prepare to...
As of October 7, 2011, the 10th Anniversary of the United States invasion of Afghanistan , the human cost of the Afghan War has been estimated as about 1.4 million violent deaths and 4.2 million non-violent avoidable deaths from Occupier-imposed deprivation, a total of 5.6 million war-related deaths.
Ten years into the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, neighboring Pakistan, despite receiving billions of dollars in U.S. military and financial support, continues to be gripped by an economic crisis and persistent terrorist attacks.