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  • 'Last Days in Vietnam' a thrilling recount of the fall of Saigon

     'Last Days in Vietnam' a thrilling recount of the fall of Saigon
    Sometimes the stories we think we know, the stories where we don't want to hear another word, turn out to be the most involving of all, the ones we in fact know the least about. So it is with "Last Days in Vietnam." Not an examination of why we were...
  • U.S. Embassy in Uganda tells citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operation

    The U.S. Embassy in Uganda told its citizens to seek safety on Saturday, warning that local authorities had uncovered a "terrorist cell" run by Somali militant group al Shabaab, which they believed was planning an imminent attack. Ugandan police later...
  • Fears of unrest cloud Afghanistan as election dispute drags on

    As Afghanistan’s disputed presidential vote nears an uncertain conclusion, fears are mounting that post-election unrest could threaten the fragile political order that the United States has struggled for 13 years to help build. Recent developments...
  • Taliban bomb kills 3 soldiers in NATO convoy; another shot elsewhere

    Taliban bomb kills 3 soldiers in NATO convoy; another shot elsewhere
    Insurgents detonated a suicide car bomb near a convoy of international soldiers in Kabul early Tuesday morning, killing three soldiers and injuring nearly 20 troops and civilians, according to coalition forces.  The blast occurred on the capital’s...
  • A hollow laugh

    A hollow laugh might be permitted at the alliance now announced as the result of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest journey through the Middle East, this time to construct an alliance to counterattack the latest Arab menace to America, ISIS....
  • American arrested after attempting to swim to North Korea

    An American was arrested near Seoul on Tuesday night after trying to swim to North Korea, South Korean officials told local media. South Korean marines arrested the man after they found him suffering from exhaustion on the banks of the Han River, the...
  • Exported to Venezuela, miserable Cuban doctors clamor to get into U.S.

    Exported to Venezuela, miserable Cuban doctors clamor to get into U.S.
    Worsening conditions in Venezuela are causing increasing numbers of Cuban medical personnel working there to immigrate to the United States under a special program that expedites their applications, according to Colombian officials who help process many...
  • U.S. military in Ukraine to assist Malaysian plane crash probe

    U.S. military in Ukraine to assist Malaysian plane crash probe
    A small U.S. military team has arrived in Kiev to help investigate the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, the United States said on Tuesday, with more direct training support for Ukraine also possible. The team of about 10 people - which...
  • Obama's Uncertain Trumpet Sounds Again

    In his Islamic State speech, President Barack Obama said many of the right things. Most important, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy. This alone will probably get him a bump in the polls, which have dropped to historic...
  • Old echoes in America's new Mideast policy

    Here's the nightmare scenario that kept Obama administration officials awake at night this summer as they watched the black-masked guerrillas of Islamic State sweep across Iraq: First, the insurgents could invade Baghdad, toppling Iraq's government and...
  • Libya fighters may be guilty of war crimes, rights group warns

    Libya fighters may be guilty of war crimes, rights group warns
    In the latest marker of Libya’s descent into chaos, a leading human rights group warned Monday that some battle tactics being employed by rival militias -- looting and burning, indiscriminate fire and the seizing of civilian captives -- amount to...