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  • Iraqi forces pause fighting in Tikrit to allow residents to leave

    Iraqi forces pause fighting in Tikrit to allow residents to leave
    Pro-government forces in Iraq that have besieged the militant-held city of Tikrit were at a standstill Monday, in what officials said was a deliberate hiatus designed to allow civilians to escape the city. In a joint news conference with the...
  • Book review: Dick Cheney's 'In My Time'

    Book review: Dick Cheney's 'In My Time'
    In the 1990s military courtroom drama "A Few Good Men," Marine Col. Nathan Jessup, as played by Jack Nicholson, faces down an inquisitor who challenges the measures Jessup believed were justified to protect the nation's security. "You want the truth,"...
  • Dick Cheney, always wrong

    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...
  • Dick Cheney misremembers the Iraq war

    Dick Cheney misremembers the Iraq war
    In his new memoir, Dick Cheney presents himself as someone who understood that the 9/11 attacks changed the world. Those attacks, he says, made it clear: "We had to do everything possible to be sure they (the terrorists) never got their hands on weapons...
  • Gadhafi's arsenal: Still dangerous

    Gadhafi's arsenal: Still dangerous
    Even as Libya's rebels prepare to attack the last remaining strongholds of former dictator Muammar Gadhafi, disturbing reports have surfaced of widespread looting at weapons caches abandoned by his retreating forces. The regime's stockpiles included...
  • September 11: Ten years later, a different world

    Maybe it was the graphic-novel clarity of the images, the perfect geometry of the World Trade Center towers against the flat blue sky, the orange fireballs that blossomed from the puncture wounds. Or perhaps it was the cascading of horrors, a plane...
  • Demands of war take toll on troops, families

    Demands of war take toll on troops, families
    Lucas Wallek was toiling at the family farm in Alice, Texas, when he decided to enlist in the Marine Corps, partly out of patriotism, partly from a desire to leave the familiar terrain of sagebrush and oil fields. Through two tours of duty in Iraq,...
  • Teaching students about 9/11 presents challenges

    Teaching students about 9/11 presents challenges
    It's third period at Lawrence Middle School in Chatsworth, and social studies teacher Brent Smiley has exactly 50 minutes to cover 9/11. He asks for memories; few of the eighth-graders have any since they were just 2 or 3 years old when the terrorists...
  • Teaching The Meaning Of 9/11

    Teaching The Meaning Of 9/11
    Crafting lessons about the 9/11 attacks has evolved over the years from the days of dealing with shock and horror to understanding the day as a historic turning point. The class is solemn as the recording plays: Brian Sweeney, a passenger on United...
  • In defense of honoring civilians killed in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Letter writer Michael Richardson of Perry Hall promises not to buy The Sun as long as Jean Marbella and Dan Rodricks write for the paper ("Tired of unfair attacks on Republicans couched in 9/11 remembrance," Sept. 13). He is mad that Mr. Rodrick's...
  • Rodricks provides the most thoughtful commentary on 9/11

    On the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, I watched the Ground Zero commemoration ceremony — or all of it that NBC was willing to show us — I read the Baltimore Sun, and I watched President Barack Obama's speech at the...