| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- The unclarified mystery about the struggle in Syria is what it is all about. Did it begin in repercussion to the Arab uprisings elsewhere? Or is there a sinister external explanation?
Who began it? The story commonly offered is that children...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 8:34 AM
He said Saddam Hussein had "reconstituted nuclear weapons." He said Saddam was working with al-Qaida. He predicted U.S. troops occupying Iraq would be "greeted as liberators." Six months in to the occupation, after things went bad, he said there was...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 6:14 PM
Controversial Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan condemned the killing of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on Tuesday, warning that America and other western powers will soon face severe consequences for their support of the uprising that led to...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 9:57 PM
Christopher Hitchens, the engaging and enraging British-American author and essayist whose polemical writings on religion, politics, war and other provocations established him as one of his generation's most robust public intellectuals, has died. He was...
| Nov 10, 2010
The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant."
Since then, what we might...
| May 30, 2012
| 1:28 PM
I think it's only a matter of time before Assad meets the same fate as Saddam Hussein, if not from his own people then by the system of international justice. He can't possibly escape it. The world is a different place than it was when former Ugandan...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Of course I take the side of the rebels, the people Bashar Assad has called terrorists. Now that people in Assad's inner circle have strapped bombs to their chest, can the war last much longer before he's vaporized?
Assad has a weird head and neck. His...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 11:10 AM
President Obama celebrated the soldiers who fought the Iraq war on Wednesday, marking the fulfillment of a campaign promise to bring home all U.S. forces following a nearly nine-year conflict that killed more than 4,400 U.S. soldiers.
"So as your...
| Jun 5, 2011
Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the wisecracking, chain-smoking diplomat who charmed both Republicans and Democrats, handled tense assignments during the first Persian Gulf War and rose up the ranks to become secretary of State toward the end of President George...
| Jul 24, 2011
Retired Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, who became the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and guided military and humanitarian efforts in the post-Cold War era of the 1990s, has died. He was 75.
Shalikashvili died Saturday...
| Oct 12, 2011
Sarkis Soghanalian, an international weapons broker who was nicknamed "The Merchant of Death" for selling arms to dictators on behalf of the United States, died Oct. 5 at a hospital in Hialeah, Fla. He was 82.
The cause was heart failure, said his son,...