"As they prepare to head across the border, U.S. military commanders fear that Iraq will become consumed by "rolling civil strife" erupting all around advancing troops, confronting them with the dilemma of how and whether to intervene. Senior U.S. officers, basing their predictions on intelligence and past experience, said they fear thousands of Iraqis could die." [more]
"The campaign now fights a scattered, hit-and-run enemy that travels more easily and furtively than its pursuer." [more]
"Factional fighting among rival militia leaders erupted across eastern Afghanistan today for the first time since January, killing and injuring dozens of people and complicating efforts by the U.S.-led military coalition to hunt down residual al Qaeda and Taliban fighters near the Pakistani border." [more]
"Additional Afghan fighters were called in after U.S. commanders realized they had significantly underestimated the size and firepower of the al Qaeda fighting force holed up in the Arma mountain range at Shahikot." [more]
"Retreating quickly from Zurmat by convoy, the journalists were first pursued by gunmen and then approached on the road by a man who appeared to throw a grenade at one of the vehicles. An explosion seriously wounded a Canadian journalist, who was later evacuated from a U.S. military outpost.
" 'We've had a lot of casualties,' one U.S. soldier said at the base, where the American troops appeared particularly on edge tonight. 'It's not safe here,' another said." [more]
"Backed by American bombing, hundreds of U.S. ground troops and their Afghan allies battled al Qaeda fighters in the rugged mountains near here today, Pentagon officials said. Afghan leaders and soldiers said the offensive suffered a setback on Saturday when an opening ground assault was stalled by heavy resistance." [more]
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(Reuters, Dec 18)
"Federal prison officers in Brooklyn physically and verbally abused immigrants detained after the Sept. 11 attacks, slamming them against the wall and painfully twisting their arms and hands, the U.S. Justice Department's inspector general said on Thursday." [more]
(STAFF, DEBKAfile, Dec 14)
"Saddam was seized, possibly with the connivance of his own men, and held in that hole in Adwar for three weeks or more, which would have accounted for his appearance and condition. Meanwhile, his captors bargained for the $25m prize the Americans promised for information leading to his capture alive or dead." [more]
This website is a tribute to Why War?, one of the nation's first and most innovative post-9/11 student antiwar organizations. Born on October 22, 2001 at Swarthmore College, we were a handful of freshmen and sophmores who vocally opposed the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. And now, seven years later, we are retiring this website as we focus our efforts on new directions. We hope that it continues to serve future activists and we remain confident that humanity is on the verge birthing a better world.