| Jul 24, 2014
| 1:50 PM
WASHINGTON Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Commenting on the execution of a French nobleman by Napoleon, the French diplomat Talleyrand supposedly observed: "It was worse than a crime — it was a blunder." That consummate expression of realpolitik certainly applies to the alleged U.S....
| Jul 18, 2014
Haiti: U.S. Embassy officials cautioned Americans about the potential for violence during protests on Tabarre Road in Port-au-Prince's Torcel district. Anti-government demonstrations Monday escalated into violence, with rocks thrown at passing vehicles...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:20 AM
DUBLIN, Ireland They moved in lockstep, nearly 400 of them, to the rhythms of a drummer and a piper. They marched a half-mile through downtown streets in the Irish capital, on their way to the U.S. Embassy.
The straight-lined formation of former Irish...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:20 AM
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated his explosives Tuesday morning near a compound in Kabul that houses foreigners, killing at least five people and injuring seven others.
The dead included a Nepali and a Peruvian. The nationalities of the others...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Dr. Thomas F. "Tim" Herbert, a well-known Howard County physician who practiced family medicine in Ellicott City for 40 years, died Sunday of cancer at William Hill Manor in Easton. He was 86.
"Tim was such a wonderful guy and he was wonderful to me,"...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Heavy rocket fire from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Thursday, further heightening tension in the region and prompting retaliatory airstrikes.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued stern warnings to Palestinians about the...
| Jul 7, 2014
"We must resist our dreams of managing history."
Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952)
When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis that...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Empty energy drinks and rusted baby formula cans litter the moss-covered banks of the Lempa River near this country's northern border, marking the trails where, until recently, migrants — some of them children — made their way into Guatemala...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:03 PM
When candidate Barack Obama spoke in July 2008 in Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate, he told a rapturous German audience that peace and progress "require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other." It...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The U.S. and Philippine governments have worked out a new defense cooperation agreement that opens the way for the first large-scale return of American military forces to the island nation since their eviction in the early 1990s, according to the White...