Pentagon says 34 troops suffered brain injury in Iran strike

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon disclosed on Friday that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injury in Iran’s missile strike this month on an Iraqi air base, and although half have returned to work, the casualty total belies President Donald Trump’s initial claim that no Americans were harmed. He later characterized the injuries as “not […]

Iraqis rally against US troops, demanding they leave

BAGHDAD — Waving national flags and banners denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Iraqis marched peacefully through Baghdad on Friday to demand the ouster of U.S. troops from their country in a protest organized by a populist Shiite cleric. Later Friday night, two anti-government protesters were shot and killed by security forces […]

UN experts: Jeff Bezos phone hack shows link to Saudi prince

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The phone of Amazon billionaire and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos was hacked after receiving a file sent from an account used by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, United Nations experts alleged Wednesday. The experts called for an “immediate investigation” by the United States and others into information they […]

Letter to the Editor: What will it take for Democrats to wake up?

You can see the difference between Trump and the Democratic leaders. Trump took out a person who has killed hundreds of Americans and thousands of others and would have killed many more. The Dems, on the other hand, would let him go right on killing Americans and others. Again I say why can’t the Dems […]

Commentary: Trump has US dangerously off course

”Washington, we have a problem in the White House.” This problem appears to be reminiscent of a movie starring Tom Hanks, as he announced out in space from his rocket ship to ground control, “Houston, we have a problem.” The “team“ on the ground collaborated with the space crew until the problem was solved. Unlike […]

Iran announces arrests over downing of plane that killed 176

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Tuesday that authorities have made arrests for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, which killed all 176 people on board and set off protests in the country demanding accountability after officials initially concealed the cause of the crash. Iran’s Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said “some individuals” were arrested […]

US troops in Iraq got warning hours before Iranian attack

AIN AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq — American troops were informed of an impending missile barrage hours before their air base in Iraq was struck by Iran, U.S. military officials said Monday, days after the attack that marked a major escalation between the longtime foes. At 11 p.m. on Jan. 7, U.S. Lt. Col. Antoinette Chase […]

Speak Out: War powers resolution

Reigniting a debate over who has the power to declare war, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved a resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. The war powers resolution is not binding on the president and would not require his signature. But House […]

Commentary: Fighting the propaganda war around Iran

After watching CNNs Frederik Pleitgen interview Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif it became very clear that CNN is trying to make the killing of a terrorist look like an illegal murder by Trump. In the interview, Zarif said Soleimani was a national hero in Iran, no mention of the number of Americans Soleimani killed, not […]

US dismisses Iraq request to work on a troop withdrawal plan

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s caretaker prime minister asked Washington to start working out a road map for an American troop withdrawal, but the U.S. State Department on Friday bluntly rejected the request, saying the two sides should instead talk about how to “recommit” to their partnership. Thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in the capital and southern […]