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  • Haunted by the nightmare of the Vietnam War

    Upon succeeding Richard Nixon in 1974, President Gerald Ford proclaimed, "Our long national nightmare is over." Ford was referring to the Watergate scandal that had preoccupied the nation for months. But the nightmare of Vietnam that began in 1955, when we first dispatched military advisers to Southeast Asia and then ignominiously pulled out of that foreign policy disaster on April 30, 1975, continues to haunt our nation.
  • Afghan president delays trip to India by few hours

    The Afghan president delayed his official trip to India by a few hours Monday to hold an emergency meeting with the NATO commander in Afghanistan and top Afghan security officials. Ashraf Ghani was scheduled to leave for India early in the afternoon,...

    Japan's prime minister kicks off US visit in Boston

    Japan's prime minister began the second day of his U.S. visit with a stop at the Boston Marathon finish line. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) and his wife left a wreath at the site Monday morning with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh as a gesture...

    Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal

    After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home country. "My wife was crying, crying so much, 'My son is...

    Deaths rise, aid flown in after Nepal quake: Things to Know

    The death toll climbed above 3,700 on Monday, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal and surrounding regions. Key information known at this time: ___ CASUALTIES AND DAMAGE How much higher the death toll would rise depends on...