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  • Security Council votes unanimously to destroy Syrian chemical weapons

    WASHINGTON -- The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to approve a resolution directing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, setting in motion an international effort expected to begin within days. The...
  • Oft-repeated mantra in Damascus: 'We're tired of this'

    Oft-repeated mantra in Damascus: 'We're tired of this'
    DAMASCUS, Syria — At a makeshift bus stop across from an expanse of bullet-riddled buildings, three elderly women stepped onto a packed van destined for the Syrian capital's northeastern suburbs, neighborhoods largely under the sway of anti-...
  • Holding the national security course

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's latest changes in his top national security team seem more a shift to a stronger emphasis on human rights than a break with his long-range determination to keep the United States out of nation-building adventurism. His...
  • Sitting short in the saddle

    WASHINGTON -- If the Barack Obama Story were to be made into a movie these days, it's certain that a John Wayne type would not be cast in the leading role. There's little in our current president that smacks of intimidating true grit. That at least is...
  • Straight talk from the Pentagon about getting involved in Syrian civil war

    WASHINGTON -- The Hollywood version of American military leadership has often cast it in bombastic terms, like the hot-headed Air Force general played by George C. Scott in "Dr. Strangelove" or Burt Lancaster's ambitious power-seeker in "Seven Days in...
  • War of words over Syria

    WASHINGTON -- While the slaughter goes on in the Syrian civil war, a remarkable war of words has broken out over the threatened use of American force there, led by of all people Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow's strongman of the post-Cold War...
  • The awakening: America stirs, but will we lead again?

    Back in the long-ago year 2007, when Gen. David Petraeus was putting into action a whole new strategy called the Surge, an integral and indeed indispensable part of his plan was the Awakening, a revolt of tribesmen in Anbar Province against the forces...
  • 'We win, they lose'

    Here we go again. The most impressive, or maybe just depressive, aspect of the current debate over what to do about Syria is the air of unreality about it. Words, words, words about Syria -- but only words, no action -- filled the daily news and...
  • The 1930s and us

    "Thank you for writing; I learn most from my critics." A columnist soon learns to employ that phrase or one like it. For the best response to an irate reader is a polite one, and this standard reply has the additional advantage of being true. For...
  • Syria's turmoil is internal, but meddling could inflame Middle East

    PARIS -- The unclarified mystery about the struggle in Syria is what it is all about. Did it begin in repercussion to the Arab uprisings elsewhere? Or is there a sinister external explanation? Who began it? The story commonly offered is that children...
  • Possible stalemate in Syria lesser of two evils

    PARIS -- The major threat in the Middle East to international peace is Syria's civil war, not the rhetorical battles between Iran and an Israel that claims to be straining against its American leash. The Syrian war is the focus of Sunni-Shiite rivalry,...