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  • Why so formal with the president?

    Why so formal with the president?
    American exceptionalism—which is fun to say (all those syllables!)—is grabbing some headlines this summer, thanks to the intersection of a heat-filled presidential campaign and a much-hyped, much-watched Olympics. We're devouring these Summer...
  • Irony-free zone

    Irony-free zone
    What started as a casual interest in North Korea quickly became an almost decade-long obsession for writer and Stanford professor Adam Johnson. The fruit of his fixation, his novel “The Orphan Master's Son,” was just released in paperback....
  • Book review: 'The Gun' by C.J. Chivers

    Book review: 'The Gun' by C.J. Chivers
    If somebody were to tell you that the long tragedy of human warfare entered a new and deadly phase in the fourth decade of the 20th century, the historically literate mind almost certainly would jump to the invention of the atomic bomb, which ushered in...
  • Full coverage: Kim Jong Il | 1942-2011

    <b>Full coverage:</b> Kim Jong Il | 1942-2011
  • Photos: The world reacts to the death of Kim Jong Il

    <b>Photos:</b> The world reacts to the death of Kim Jong Il
  • Photos: North Korea's Kim Jong Il dead at 69

    <b>Photos:</b> North Korea's Kim Jong Il dead at 69
  • In South Korea, Obama salutes U.S. troops at 'freedom's frontier'

    REPORTING FROM PANMUNJOM, South Korea -- Trekking up to one of the last outposts of the Cold War, President Obama on Sunday gazed out over the heavily fortified barrier that cuts through the Korean peninsula and thanked U.S. troops for guarding "freedom's...
  • America’s first day at school

    At what point did war become not only the answer to America’s problems, but America’s potential problems as well? Why are so many Americans supporting the notion of a preemptive strike against Iran? Iran can’t reach us with nuclear...
  • President Obama arrives in South Korea for nuclear summit

    President Obama landed in South Korea early Sunday, and his first stop was slated to be the heavily fortified military encampment facing the country's secretive neighbor to the north....
  • North Korean leader's female companion stirs speculation

    North Korean media have disclosed so little about leader Kim Jong Il's personal life that no one outside of his innermost circle knows his age or marital status. Now Koreans on both sides of the divided peninsula have a new mystery to ponder: Who is...
  • Military chief's ouster may be power play by North Korean leader

    Analysts widely viewed the surprise dismissal of the North Korean military chief from all his senior posts Monday as a calculated political purge, possibly aimed at cementing the absolute rule of young dictator Kim Jong Un....