| Jul 14, 2014
| 11:52 AM
American counterterrorism practices that attack suspects from unmanned drones and expose the private communications of millions are opposed worldwide but haven't inflicted serious damage on the United States' image abroad, the Pew Research Center found in...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:00 AM
President Barack Obama's 300 advisers in Iraq will gather information for drone strikes against Sunni forces advancing on Baghdad ("Obama's Iraq mistake," June 21). Were this a rear guard action to facilitate withdrawal of U.S. troops, that would make...
| Aug 1, 2014
In 1965, a young Patrick Buchanan corralled a washed-up Richard Nixon at a Republican gathering just outside St. Louis to say he wanted to work on what he felt certain would be Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign.
Buchanan was a conservative editorial...
| May 20, 2014
Michael Hawley's father was in the Coast Guard, his uncles served in Vietnam, and his grandfather served in World War II.
His great-grandfather was a major general, a top-ranked Army surgeon during World War II. In fact, Hawley can trace his ancestors'...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:03 PM
When CBS News brought Dwight Eisenhower back to Normandy for the 20th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1964, you might have expected the former commander of Allied forces to conclude with a triumphal comment. Instead, CBS captured an anguished...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:44 PM
The following is an abridged version of a conversation at http://www.facebook.com/edpagecourant.
Tom Nash: What this war proved was that whiz kids with no military background could not prosecute a war from their desks in Washington. The U.S. won every...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:21 AM
As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by Hugh Haynie of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:15 PM
As we move into May, the Courant continues its yearlong observance of the newspaper’s 250th anniversary with a new theme — Connecticut at War.
Connecticut has always played key roles in conflict, both domestically and internationally. We...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Thomas Perry was running for safety during a battle in Vietnam in 1968 when he stopped, turned around, and returned to a position being overrun by the enemy.
There were wounded people there, and they they needed his help.
So Perry, an Army medic who...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It is one of the most storied names in political history, a party synonymous with modern India and an inspiration for revolutionary movements led by the likes of South Africa's Nelson Mandela and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh.
But a disastrous performance in...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:10 AM
A Chinese ship rammed and sank a wooden Vietnamese fishing boat near a Chinese-operated oil drill in disputed South China Sea waters, Vietnamese state media said Tuesday.
Although there were no severe injuries reported, the incident was the most serious...