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  • Why are we ignoring a cyber Pearl Harbor?

    Why are we ignoring a cyber Pearl Harbor?
    What if a team of Chinese agents had broken into the Pentagon or — less box office but just as bad — the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and carted out classified documents? The next day, the newspapers and morning TV shows would show...
  • The new world map

    Adolf Hitler started World War II by attacking Poland on September 1, 1939. Nazi Germany moved only after it had already remilitarized the Rhineland, absorbed Austria and dismantled Czechoslovakia. Before the outbreak of the war, Hitler's new Third...
  • Crossing the global border

    TUSCANY, Italy -- Northern and central Italy are not on the southern Mediterranean. But somehow thousands of refugees from Africa, Asia and the Middle East are everywhere here -- as is true of much of the European Union. Some sleep on park benches. Many...
  • In quest of a wartime leader

    WASHINGTON -- Sixty-three years ago, the country turned to a military hero, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, to extract it from the Korean War. Now, with bogged-down wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and Syria, the circumstance might suggest the time is ripe for...
  • Vietnam through the eyes of Latino soldiers

    The monument to all Mexican American veterans in Boyle Heights was dedicated in 1947 — the same year that a new generation of Latino soldiers, the Vietnam generation, was being born. The war in Southeast Asia ended 40 years ago; it would be...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. will honor legacy of local fallen soldier in NASCAR race

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will honor legacy of local fallen soldier in NASCAR race
    CONCORD, N.C. — We all have choices to make on Memorial Day weekend. Burgers or hot dogs on the grill? SPF 15 or SPF 30? Sleep in or yard work? Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller had choices in his life, too. Turn back, and live. Or stay, knowing that he...
  • Reflecting on my Army experience

    I got drafted on our wedding day. I was coming down the stairs in my tuxedo, and my father was at the bottom waving an envelope and saying, "Look what came today." It was Sept. 2, 1967, and the Vietnam War had started to burn white hot during the summer...
  • Chris Burden's 'The Other Vietnam Memorial' is an unsentimental reminder of the war

    Chris Burden's 'The Other Vietnam Memorial' is an unsentimental reminder of the war
    In 1992, columnist Christopher Knight commented on Chris Burden's "The Other Vietnam Memorial" and the critical reaction to the piece in the art community. No sculpture in recent memory has demonstrated as keen and disturbing an artistic intelligence as...
  • House Republicans need to (gasp) save Obama (on trade)

    That free trade is advantageous to both sides is the rarest of political propositions — provable, indeed mathematically. David Ricardo did so in 1817. The Law of Comparative Advantage has held up nicely for 198 years. Nor is this abstract theory....
  • A dean of Japanese music talks boundaries, John Cage and life with Yoko Ono

    A dean of Japanese music talks boundaries, John Cage and life with Yoko Ono
    When composer Toshi Ichiyanagi arrived at my hotel near Suntory Hall for tea, he apologized for bringing a bag of his recent CDs, since it would add weight to my luggage. He laughed when he said that in halting English. He then smiled contentedly, knowing...
  • Time to forget about airline ratings?

    Lufthansa and its partner lines "win five awards," says last Tuesday's press release, and Finnair proclaims it's "Northern Europe's Best Airline." Both boasts are based on this year's Skytrax world airline awards release. And although Skytrax touts its...