Articles by John F. Burns



Iraq Resists Bush's New War Plan

  • 16 January 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Just days after U.S. President George W. Bush unveiled a new war plan calling for more than 20,000 additional U.S. troops in Iraq, the heart of the effort -- a major push to secure the capital -- faces some of its fiercest resistance from the very people it depends on for success: Iraqi government officials.

Iraqi Court's Video Shows a Subdued Hussein

  • 15 June 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The former Iraqi leader appears compliant during questioning, a contrast to his previous scornfulness.

Plans for Hussein's Trial Announced

  • 07 June 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Iraq's Special Tribunal says that Hussein will be tried this summer -- earlier than the U.S. had advised -- and reveals the first charge.

Bremer: Iraq Not Ready to Provide Own Safety

  • 20 April 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
With no sign of a breakthrough in talks with rebels in Fallujah and Najaf, the leader of the U.S. occupation appeared to move closer Sunday to a military showdown, saying that the rebels' failure to submit to U.S. demands would necessitate decisive action against those who ""want to shoot their way to power.""

Baghdad Ringed by Heavy Air Defenses

  • 18 March 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
raq, in an effort to stiffen its defense of Baghdad, has ringed its capital with air defenses that are more formidable than those used during the Persian Gulf war of 1991.

Bin Laden's Trail Cold at Tora Bora

  • 01 October 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The last sightings of the leader of al-Qaida of which pursuers can be reasonably certain were here in the White Mountains of southeastern Afghanistan.

U.S. Elicits a Mix of Loathing, Longing

  • 17 September 01
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Of all history's great powers, from Athens and Rome to Byzantium and imperial Britain, perhaps none has ever so dominated the globe as America does now. Nor has any of these powers aroused such a complex of feelings, positive and negative, that could go some way toward explaining how extremists from a distant world could mount an attack of the unfathomable hatred seen last week in New York and Washington, followed by the unrestrained outpouring of support from some of the very peoples America's terrorist enemies claim to represent. The United States, with its daunting economic, political and military power, its pervasive popular culture and its instinct to spread the freewheeling, secularist ways of American life, has an impact to the farthest corners of the earth. Just how great this impact is, and how, in many places, it is resented, may be more than many Americans can grasp. Many Americans may see their country in uncomplicated terms, as the ""beacon of freedom'' President George W.