Articles by Eric Schmitt



U.S. Army Sets Interrogation Limits

  • 29 April 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The U.S. Army is preparing to issue a new interrogations manual that expressly bars the harsh techniques disclosed in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, and incorporates safeguards devised to prevent such misconduct at military prison camps in the future, Army officials said Wednesday.

Bazookas, Booby Traps Threaten U.S. Soldiers

  • 04 November 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
It is not yet known at what altitude or speed the Chinook hit on Sunday was flying, but guerrillas are known to have launched missiles at U.S. planes two or three times a week, and targeted fire from the ground at helicopters even more often.

Interim Iraqi Militia Set To Ease Pressure on U.S.

  • 22 July 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The United States is creating a new Iraqi civil defense force within the next 45 days that is intended to free up thousands of American troops for anti-guerrilla missions and to put an Iraqi face on the occupation's postwar security efforts, two top American generals said Sunday.

U.S.: Weapons May Already Be Gone

  • 29 May 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld suggested publicly for the first time Tuesday that Iraq might have destroyed chemical and biological weapons before the war.

Looting Derails Detailed U.S. Plan to Restore Iraq

  • 20 May 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The looting, lawlessness and violence that planners thought would mar only the first few weeks has proved more widespread and enduring than Bush and his aides expected.

U.S. to Maintain Bases in Iraq

  • 21 April 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The United States is planning a long-term military relationship with the emerging government of Iraq, one that would grant the Pentagon access to military bases and project U.S. influence into the heart of the region, senior officials in the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush say.

Coalition Plans 'Rolling Start' for a War in Iraq

  • 17 March 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The U.S.-led coalition that is preparing to topple Saddam Hussein's government is planning for a complex invasion of Iraq to begin even as allied troops are still arriving in the region.

Pentagon Has Plan to 'Shock' Iraq

  • 06 March 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The United States' top military officer said the Pentagon's war plan for Iraq entailed shocking the Iraqi leadership into submission in an attack ""much different"" from the 43-day Persian Gulf war in 1991.

U.S. Mulls Propaganda to Allies

  • 17 December 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The U.S. Defense Department is considering issuing a secret directive to the American military to conduct covert operations aimed at influencing public opinion and policy-makers in friendly and neutral countries.

America's Plans for Iraq War Envisage Short Air Campaign

  • 11 November 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The plan, approved in recent weeks by Bush well before the Security Council's unanimous vote on Friday, calls for massing 200,000 to 250,000 troops for attack by air, land and sea.

U.S. Eyes Fingerprints for Mideast Visitors

  • 06 June 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The U.S. Justice Department will propose new regulations this week requiring tens of thousands of Muslim and Middle Eastern visa holders to register with the U.S. government and be fingerprinted, U.S. government officials said Tuesday.

Pentagon Plans to Disseminate News

  • 20 February 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The Pentagon is developing plans to provide news items, possibly even false ones, to foreign media organizations as part of a new effort to influence public sentiment and policymakers in both friendly and unfriendly countries.

U.S. Looks for Support in Afghanistan

  • 25 September 01
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The U.S. administration is backing efforts to build an internal coalition in Afghanistan against Osama bin Laden and his Taliban supporters.

In U.S., Chernomyrdin Downplays Corruption Talk

Congress to Hear N.Y. Bank Witnesses

Republicans Attack Clinton on Russia

U.S. Democrats Set Sights on Test Ban Treaty

Old Maps Blamed for Deadly Error

Washington Queries Moscow Crackdown on Iran