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  • Iraq war: Lessons learned?

    Iraq war: Lessons learned?
    Ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq, a decision that almost everyone now ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Why "almost"? Former President George W. Bush and his top aides still maintain that the invasion...
  • McManus: Obama plays for time to avoid 'red line'

    McManus: Obama plays for time to avoid 'red line'
    Barack Obama really, really does not want to get tangled up in Syria. For almost a year, Obama's secretaries of State — first Hillary Rodham Clinton, now John Kerry — have pressed the president for more aid to the insurgents who are fighting...
  • McManus: Petraeus, the comeback general

    McManus: Petraeus, the comeback general
    Gen. David H. Petraeus, long the most famous overachiever in the U.S. Army, is already on his way to a new career distinction: breaking the land speed record for rehabilitation from a scandal. It was only two weeks ago that Petraeus resigned from his...
  • Mikulski poised to become Senate committee chair

    Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cybersecurity plays in...
  • Mikulski to lead Senate Appropriations Committee

    Mikulski to lead Senate Appropriations Committee
    In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The Baltimore native and Maryland Democrat, who had...
  • U.S. Must Have Checks On Drone Killings

    U.S. Must Have Checks On Drone Killings
    John Brennan, newly confirmed director of the CIA, assured Americans in a speech last year on targeted killing that there is "absolutely nothing casual" about the process of targeted killing, including that of American citizens. He included in this the...
  • Petraeus affair: An FBI, Justice Department cover-up?

    Petraeus affair: An FBI, Justice Department cover-up?
    Congressional leaders on intelligence issues are questioning why they were not told before the election about the FBI investigation into CIA chief David Petraeus’ affair. "We should have been told," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from...
  • Maryland's Congressional delegation, John Brennan and executive-branch drones

    Maryland's Congressional delegation, John Brennan and executive-branch drones
    As Senate Intelligence Committee members file into room 216 of the Hart office building in Washington for a CIA confirmation hearing this afternoon, they will be under a spotlight much brighter than they anticipated last week. That was before a Monday...
  • The law of drones

    The law of drones
    President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John O. Brennan, was about as cagey as they come last week at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Asked right off the bat by the committee chairwoman,...
  • The truth about torture

    The truth about torture
    If there were any remaining doubts that what the CIA did to captured terrorist suspects in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks was torture, a report last week by an independent investigative panel should put them to rest. According to the report by the...
  • U.S. lawmakers call for action on Syria's chemical weapons

    U.S. lawmakers call for action on Syria's chemical weapons
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers quickly called for action after the White House informed members of Congress on Thursday that American intelligence agencies now believe the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against rebels trying to topple President...