Articles by Ann Scott Tyson

U.S. Seeks More Armor for Humvees

  • 13 February 07
  • The Washington Post
The U.S. Army is working to fill a shortfall in Iraq of thousands of advanced Humvee armor kits designed to reduce U.S. troop deaths from roadside bombs that are now inflicting 70 percent of the country's casualties in Iraq, U.S. military and civilian officials say.

U.S. Increases Effort in Capturing Bin Laden

  • 13 September 06
  • The Washington Post
The clandestine U.S. commandos whose job is to capture or kill Osama bin Laden have not received a credible lead in more than two years.

Lessons Learned in the Iraqi Town of Tall Afar

When our Humvee squeezed through the labyrinthine streets of Tall Afar late last year, what immediately struck me was that the U.S. soldiers were living in the heart of this war-scarred city among the local people.

U.S. Trains African Troops to Counter Terror

  • 28 July 05
  • The Washington Post
Washington's $500 million program sends U.S. troops to Africa to train soldiers to fight terrorists themselves.

U.S. General Calls Russia a Bully

  • 18 July 05
  • The Washington Post
The top U.S. general accused Russia and China of ""trying to bully"" Central Asian nations into pressing for a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from their countries and said the Pentagon sought to maintain military ties with Uzbekistan despite scores of civilian deaths in the unrest there in May.

Pentagon to Double War Death Payments

  • 02 February 05
  • The Washington Post
Under pressure from Congress, the Pentagon yesterday announced plans to increase death payments by nearly $250,000 to families of U.S. troops killed in combat zones.