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  • Publicity complicates jury selection for 3 major U.S. trials

    Texas lived up to its reputation for swift justice by taking just three days to seat a jury for the trial of the man charged with killing the former Navy SEAL depicted in "American Sniper." But jury selection in two other major U.S. cases is taking much...
  • Let 'em rot in hell

    Tom Cotton, the still new U.S. senator from Arkansas, combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, native of Yell County (just like "True Grit's" Mattie Ross), graduate of Dardanelle High and Harvard University (both undergraduate and law school),...
  • How the White House bungled the Bowe Bergdahl case

    How the White House bungled the Bowe Bergdahl case
    Following an extended investigation, the U.S. Army last week announced serious charges against Sgt. Robert “Bowe” Bergdahl, the soldier who was captured by the Taliban in 2009 while serving in Afghanistan, then released last May through a...
  • Coming to grips with the chaos we created in the Middle East

    Sometimes it is the aggregate of the news, more than a particular story, that ushers in a shock, a realization that things are perhaps worse than they seem. The headlines in the fourth week of March reminded us we are a nation still at war. It's easy...
  • Deserter or not, Bowe Bergdahl deserved to be rescued

    Deserter or not, Bowe Bergdahl deserved to be rescued
    When President Obama agreed last year to trade five prisoners at Guantanamo Bay for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held captive for five years in Afghanistan by the Taliban and its allies, some critics of the deal said Bergdahl wasn't worth it because...
  • Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban

    Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained, held in a cage and threatened with execution after trying to escape. Bergdahl described his captivity in a...
  • Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion and more, details Taliban captivity

    Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion and more, details Taliban captivity
    The Obama administration's decision last year to swap Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners generated an intense political battle almost from the first day. On Wednesday, the 28-year-old Bergdahl was charged with desertion and...
  • Guantanamo 9/11 case resumes despite CIA-linked interpreter

    Guantanamo 9/11 case resumes despite CIA-linked interpreter
    A military judge allowed the Sept. 11 war crimes case to proceed Wednesday over objections from defense lawyers alarmed at the discovery a courtroom interpreter previously worked at a CIA "black site" where detainees were subjected to brutal...
  • Pentagon reports lower rate of sex assaults on midshipmen

    Pentagon reports lower rate of sex assaults on midshipmen
    Incidents of unwanted sexual contact at the Naval Academy fell last year, the Pentagon said Wednesday, and a greater proportion of alleged victims came forward to report that they had been attacked. Officials said those trends show they are making...
  • Closing arguments heard at Arab American Marine's court-martial

    Closing arguments heard at Arab American Marine's court-martial
    Disillusioned with the Marine Corps and fearing he would die in combat, an Arab American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq in 2004 and fled to his native Lebanon, a Marine prosecutor told a court-martial Friday. Marine Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun made...
  • Obama's renewed push to close Guantanamo prison is seen as promising

    Obama's renewed push to close Guantanamo prison is seen as promising
    President Obama has recharged his campaign for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center with a strategy legal experts say holds out new hope of achieving that signature objective of his presidency. After years of being thwarted by Congress from...