July 22, 2004 |
An American accused of running a private jail and torturing Afghans suspected of terrorist activities insisted at the opening of his trial here Wednesday that he had been working with the full knowledge of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld's office. Jonathan Keith Idema, a retired Special Forces soldier, told reporters outside a Kabul court that he worked for the U.S. government, was in contact with the Pentagon and had the documents to prove it.
December 1, 2004 |
An American civil rights group filed a criminal complaint in Germany on Tuesday alleging Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other U.S. officials condoned torture and human rights violations at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. The New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights and four former Iraqi prisoners filed a 170-page brief asking the German federal prosecutor to investigate Bush administration officials and senior military officers for war crimes and other offenses.
May 6, 2006 |
After a little more than a year in his newly created job, John D. Negroponte, the director of national intelligence, has won an initial battle to establish authority over the vast U.S. intelligence community -- Porter J. Goss, who resisted Negroponte's moves to limit the autonomy of the CIA, is gone. But Negroponte faces a larger and much more difficult challenge: a struggle with Secretary Donald H.
June 4, 2004 |
CIA Director George J. Tenet, who presided over a string of intelligence failures that included the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and alleged Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, announced Thursday that he would resign the post he has held for seven years. Tenet submitted his letter of resignation -- effective next month -- to President Bush, who said he had accepted it reluctantly. "I met with George last night in the White House," Bush said in brief remarks before departing on a trip to Europe.
May 17, 2004 |
Members of Congress from both political parties called Sunday for additional investigations into the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal to determine whether responsibility lies higher up the chain of command than with the seven Army reservists who are facing criminal charges. "We need to take this up as far as it goes, and we need to do it quickly," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
May 12, 2004 |
The Army general who investigated abuse at a U.S. military prison in Iraq and a Pentagon official in charge of military intelligence disagreed sharply Tuesday over who controlled the prison when Iraqi war prisoners were stripped, humiliated and threatened with attack dogs. Responding to questions for the first time since his secret report to Army officials became public, Maj. Gen. Antonio M.
May 31, 2003 |
The top Marine commander in Iraq said Friday that U.S. intelligence was "simply wrong" in its assessment that Saddam Hussein intended to unleash chemical or biological weapons against U.S. forces during the war, but he stopped short of saying there was an overall intelligence failure. Lt. Gen. James Conway, commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, also said he had fully expected U.S. forces to find evidence of weapons of mass destruction after the war ended.
May 11, 2004 |
President Bush, making an unusual visit to the Pentagon on Monday, viewed still-secret photographs of U.S. soldiers mistreating Iraqi prisoners and said Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld was doing "a superb job" for which the nation owes him "a debt of gratitude." Defense officials were weighing whether and how to release the remaining images to members of Congress and the public.
September 8, 2006 |
New U.S. policies on the treatment and interrogation of terrorism suspects outlined this week by the Bush administration mean that the military no longer will resort to harsh or extreme methods to obtain information -- but that the CIA could.
November 29, 2002 |
Gen. Eric Shinseki, the Army's chief of staff, is helping to direct a low-intensity war in Afghanistan and preparing for a possible invasion of Iraq. But his most formidable adversary these days is on the third floor of the Pentagon: Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. In the last year, Rumsfeld cut Army weapon programs and relegated the nation's oldest armed service to a supporting role in war plans for Afghanistan and Iraq.