Shocking and Awing

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Ten years ago this month, the United States launched Operation Iraqi Freedom against Saddam Hussein.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Franks: U.S. must identify Afghan goal

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks says the United States needs a clear long-term goal for its mission in Afghanistan.

Report criticizing Iraq planning censored

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army funded but delayed the publication of a broad criticism of post-war planning in Iraq, saying it was "of limited value in informing Army policies."

Analysis: Iraq, who is to blame?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- With the situation in Iraq becoming more complicated amid increasing setbacks so too is the political recrimination becoming more apparent. Meanwhile, attributing blame for the failures in Iraq is turning into something of a national pastime.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, July 9, 2007.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 9, the 190th day of 2005 with 175 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
By United Press International

Retired Gen. Franks defends Rumsfeld, Bush

MILWAUKEE, May 21 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks used his appearance at a National Rifle Association banquet in Milwaukee to defend the administration's Iraq war polices. Franks, the keynote speaker of the event, spoke candidly Saturday in defense of Bush and U.S. Sec

Report: Bin Laden in Tora Bora in 2001

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- An upcoming book written by a former CIA commander in Afghanistan says Osama bin Laden was in Tora Bora as the Taliban fled the area in late 2001.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 9, the 190th day of 2005 with 175 to follow.
By United Press International

Judith Regan gets Sirius talk show

NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- Publisher Judith Regan is getting a weekly talk show on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Report: U.S. does keep Iraqi body count

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- The late humanitarian aid worker Marla Ruzicka has dispelled previous claims the U.S. Army does not keep track of the number of Iraqi civilians killed.

Spy chief says bin Laden paid for escape

BERLIN, April 14 (UPI) -- Osama bin Laden escaped from U.S. forces in 2001 by bribing the Afghan militias assigned to track him down, Germany's spy chief has said. August Hanning, head of Germany's Federal Intelligence Service, told German newspaper Handelsblatt that using Afghans

ReganBooks to leave New York for L.A.

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- ReganBooks founder Judith Regan has announced plans to move the publishing company from Manhattan to Los Angeles, the New York Times said Tuesday.

Tenet, Bremer, Franks given freedom awards

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Three key figures in the War on Terror were praised Tuesday for their service to the nation and were awarded the Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.

Clinton stumps again for Kerry

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Former President Bill Clinton was on the campaign trail again for John Kerry and fellow Democrats Friday, the Democratic National Committee announced.

Bush box laden with guests for speech

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The presidential box at the GOP 2004 National Convention was filled with special guests Thursday to see George W. Bush accept his renomination for president.

Gen. Franks, Bush girls to speak in NY

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks, commander of U.S. forces during the Iraq invasion, will speak Thursday at the Republican convention, officials said.

Franks: Iraq needs 5-year plan

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- Retired Gen. Tommy Franks, who led U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, says the United States needs a 5-year plan to get Iraq on its feet.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 9, the 191st day of 2004 with 175 to follow.
By United Press International

Gen. Tommy Franks to be knighted

LONDON, May 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. general who led the initial coalition attack against Iraq last year is in Britain for a high but private honor, the Mirror reported Tuesday.

Watercooler Stories

If New York state lawmakers have their way, tofu, meatless meatloaf and beans will become regular fare at school cafeterias.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Watercooler Stories

Ever since Clay Aiken lost Fox's "American Idol" competition, he's been winning awards.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Tommy Franks to be honored by Okla. group

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma public policy group is giving its 2004 Citizenship Award to retired U.S. Army Gen. Tommy Franks.

The battlefield is the mind

MANIPAL, India, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- After World War I, the consequences of the Versailles "peace" were the rise of the National Socialists and World War II. That conflict was followed by the Marsh
M.D. NALAPAT, A UPI Outside View commentary
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