The American military now has some 7,000 aerial drones, compared with fewer than 50 some 10 years ago. The Pentagon has asked Congress for nearly $5 billion for drones in the 2012 budget…[READ MORE]
Human Rights Watch has warned that Iraq is falling back into authoritarianism and headed towards becoming a police state, despite claims from Washington that the United States has helped establish democracy in the country…[READ MORE]
U.S. officials in Baghdad have spoken of the sacrifices made by both Americans and Iraqis at a formal ceremony marking the end of U.S. military operations in Iraq after nearly nine years of war.
In Fallujah — a city west of Baghdad that remains deeply scarred by two U.S. military offensives in 2004 — hundreds of residents on December 14 marked the impending departure of U.S. forces by burning American flags and shouting slogans in support of the “resistance.” [READ MORE]