Quick-reading statistics about the Iraq War, including spending, casualties, seriously wounded and more. Data is at January 31, 2012, except as indicated.
Text of President Obama's declaration of U.S. military action on Libya, delivered on March 19, 2011.
Summary of the Obama doctrine on foreign intervention and war, as spelled out in by President Obama in his approach to Libya intervention, dubbed Operation Odyssey Dawn by the U.S.
This Info Center chronicles the Iraq War, and the U.S. occupation of Iraq, via the most-read and most searched-for articles, columns and posts on statistics, vital information, news, views.
Article sets forth President Obama's goals and underlying principles for Homeland Security policies and plans, thus under his first-term agenda.
Summary of President Obama's goals and principles for veterans policies and plans under his administration.
Buried in Bush's No Child Left Behind Act was a requirement that all high schools receiving federal funds must provide access to students' names, addresses and phone numbers to military recruiters. It also requires a high school to allow military recruiters the same campus access to students as granted to college recruiters. And in June 2005, the Pentagon began working with an outsourced direct marketing company to develop a database of personal information about every American age 16 to 18.
An overview of '08 presidential candidate Barack Obama's plan for ending the Iraq War, including bringing U.S. troops home, an aggressive diplomatic effort in the region, and the moral imperative for a humanitarian initiative for Iraqis.
Full text of President Obama's landmark speech setting a timetable for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, as well as announcing restoration of benefits for military personnel and their families.
It's time we honor Congress members who voted in 2002 to stop the Bush Administration's hasty rush into the unprovoked attack and occupation of Iraq. The much-debated vote on Joint Resolution 114 was taken on October 11, 2002. It passed the Senate by a vote of 77 to 23, and the House by 296 to 133. In the end, 156 members of Congress from 36 states had the information and wisdom to make the correct decision for our nation. These discerning leaders should be reelected in 2006 and beyond.
The new GI Bill, introduced by Sen. Jim Webb, was co-sponsored by 57 U.S. senators, including all Senate Democrats, both Independents and 10 Senate Republicans. But President Bush and Sen. John McCain opposed the bill as providing overly generous benefits to U.S. soldiers.
A listing of the 18 benchmarks for "success in Iraq." The benchmarks were drafted by Iraqi leaders, and inserted into U.S. Congressional bill H.R. 2206, a supplemental Iraq War funding legislation which was passed by Congress in late May 2007.
This is a quick-reading summary of Hillary Clinton's speech on July 10, 2007 in Iowa in which she laid out a detailed plan for the deployment of U.S. troops from Iraq, and to bring stability to Iraq and the region. This plan is a major departure from Sen. Clinton's past stances on the Iraq War, when she refused to commit to draw U.S. troops out of Iraq.
"How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?" This article presents, in full, the famed testimony that John Kerry, then a decorated, 27 year old Navy veteran of Vietnam, made before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 23, 1971 about the Vietnam War.
The following is the Democratic Party agenda on national security. ""We will protect Americans at home and lead the world by telling the truth to our troops, our citizens and our allies... "
The eloquent and wise remarks of Senator Barack Obama on the lessons of the Iraq War, delivered on Wednesday, March 21, 2007.
Here is info published by the world's leading news media sources about the new US Embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone. It is/has the largest embassy in world history; the only building project in Iraq on-time and on-budget; a bomb-proof super-bunker; 21 buildings on 104 acres, the size of 80 football fields; and wired for state-of-the-art communications and surveillance. Congress was told that the cost is $592 million.....
The following is the text of the Senate resolution introduced on January 17, 2007 by Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE), Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) that "it is not in the national interest of the United States to deepen its military involvement in Iraq, particularly by escalating the United States military force presence in Iraq." The resolution is presented in response and rebuke to the Bush Administration's new plan to send 20,000 addditional U.S. troops to fight the Iraq War.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelos sent a letter to President Bush, urging the President to begin phased redeployment of U.S. troops out of Iraq, as was also strongly recommended by the Iraq Study Group. The President is mulling a surge in U.S. troops, "a strategy that you have already tried and that has already failed" write Reid and Pelosi. The following is the text of the Reid/Pelosi letter.
On December 6, 2006, the Iraq Study Group, co-chaired by James A. Baker III, former Secretary of State, and Lee H. Hamilton, a 34-year Congressman and 9/11 Commission member, issued its report, which included 79 specific recommendations. The following is the full text of ISG's 79 recommendations...
The Iraq War Study Group (IWSG) issued its 142-page final report, "The Way Forward: A New Approach," on December 6, 2006. In its Report, the IWSG thoughtfully crafted 79 sequential recommendations for U.S. forces in Iraq to "evolve to one of supporting the Iraqi army," and to withdraw U.S. troops not involved with Iraq security by 2008. After in-depth study, the IWSG firmly ruled out 4 courses of U.S. action...
This statistical data on National Security (Iraq, the US military, North Korea, DArfur, oil politics, aid) was taken from multiple sources, including the Department of Defense reports, Congressional hearings, United Nations reports, Brookings Institute, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and more than a dozen of the top national newspapers. This information was compiled by the Democratic Policy Committee, the research arm of the Senate Democratic Leadership, and released on September 6, 2005.
Secretary of State Rice recently presented a Bush spending request for $82 billion for a third year of US involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. Included in the plan is $658 million for a fortress-like embassy and fourteen "enduring bases" for longterm encampment of US soldiers. Despite the lavish request, the Bush plan requests nothing for veterans of the Iraq and Afghan conflicts.