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Special to The TimesNuremberg, Germany Rafid Ahmed Alwan hoped for an easier life when he came here from Iraq nine years ago. He also hoped for a reward for his cooperation with German intelligence officers. "For what I've done, I should be treated like a king," he said...
Times Staff WriterSaddam Hussein carried to the grave many of the most closely guarded secrets of the labyrinthine nation he ruled for 24 years. Even many Iraqis who are not mourning the execution Saturday of the fallen dictator are wistful about losing the opportunity to...
Tags: Iran, Judges, Justice System, Government, Defense
PETER W. GALBRAITH, author of "The End of Iraq," was on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff in the 1980s and 1990s, with responsibility for Iraq.THIS WEEK, a Baghdad court convicted Ali Hassan Majid of genocide against the Kurdish people and sentenced him to hang. The verdict was supported by overwhelming evidence, much of which he never bothered to deny. I first encountered the handiwork of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersThe German intelligence officials responsible for one of the most important informants on Saddam Hussein's suspected weapons of mass destruction say that the Bush administration and the CIA repeatedly exaggerated his claims during the run-up to the war in...
Tags: Witnesses, Gaming, Migration, Television, Corporate Crime
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterU.S. troops broke Saddam Hussein's 24-year grip on the Iraqi capital Wednesday as cheering, dancing crowds shouted, "Oh, Iraq!" and, with help from the Marines, toppled a four-story statue of the president, dragging its head in the streets while...
Tags: Colin Powell, Television, Government, Dick Cheney, Defense
Times Staff WritersIraq's new government took legal custody of jailed former President Saddam Hussein today and moved to reinstate the death penalty after more than a year's suspension in preparation for today's arraignment of 12 past regime figures on charge of genocide...
Times Staff WritersSurrounded by mud walls and hidden in the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan, the Khalden camp was the birthplace of deadly terrorist attacks and plots against the United States for nearly a decade. With 50 to 100 recruits at a time, studying...
The U.S. war in Iraq takes place in a region with a long and complicated history unfamiliar to many Americans. We asked experts on Iraqi politics and history to answer some basic questions. How did Iraq come into being? Iraq was born as a state in 1921,...
Tags: Iran, Turkey, U.S. Air Force, Government, Defense
Times Staff WriterDrawing on the war in Afghanistan to make his case, President Bush called Tuesday for reshaping the U.S. military into a 21st century fighting force that relies more extensively on high-tech weapons, such as unmanned aircraft, and expanded intelligence...
Released by JohnKerry.comLAS VEGAS I'm honored to be here today at your 126th Convention. I can't tell you how proud I am to stand before you and how grateful I am to have the opportunity to talk with you today. I came out here because I wanted to look you in the eye and...
We are at war again -- not because of enemy attack, as in World War II, nor because of incremental drift, as in the Vietnam War -- but because of the deliberate and premeditated choice of our own government. Now that we are embarked on this misadventure,...
Times Staff WriterVice President Dick Cheney said today that anyone who thought the wars waged during the Bush administration were conducted to protect U.S. sources of oil did not understand the problems President Bush faced before launching the invasions of Afghanistan...
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