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  • Afghan interpreter finds refuge at Marine's home in Champaign

     Afghan interpreter finds refuge at Marine's home in Champaign
    Every morning, Dinar sits in a folding chair in a second floor bedroom of a house in this university town and Skypes with his family a world away. This is likely as close as he will ever be to them again. Dinar, a 30-year-old Afghan man, was an...
  • Golden silence, thy name is W

    Golden silence, thy name is W
    'A salute to George W. Bush — along with hope that, when he leaves office, Obama will follow the example.' In the domain of foreign affairs, 2014 has brought heated national debates on an impressive range of subjects: Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Syria,...
  • How Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'

    (This version of the story was refiled to clarify the size of National Security Council staff in paragraph 12 for the record, after the story originally published on October 9 was updated on October 28 and refiled on December 19, following White House...
  • 'The Interview' may be the first casualty in a serious, new kind of war

    Two years ago, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned that the United States faced the threat of cyberattacks from technologically sophisticated foes who could one day unleash chaos and death via the Internet. Derailing a train, contaminating water...
  • Interrogation Report One-Sided, Hypocritical

    Interrogation Report One-Sided, Hypocritical
    The report by Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding CIA interrogation essentially accuses the agency under George W. Bush of war criminality. Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein appears to offer some extenuation when she reminds us in...
  • The other America

    Germany's first chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, supposedly once said that there was "a special providence for drunkards, fools and the United States of America." Apparently, late 19th century observers could not quite explain how the U.S. thrived when...
  • Sen. Grassley: Pentagon officials botched investigation of bin Laden raid leak

    WASHINGTON Two top officials in the Pentagon Inspector General's Office bungled an investigation into allegations that former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and other defense officials leaked classified information to Hollywood filmmakers, a senior...
  • Analysis: Obama's new defense chief may be hobbled by bungled selection process

    WASHINGTON The transition of power at the Pentagon this week under President Barack Obama has not made anyone look good. News reports earlier in the week said Ashton Carter, a former deputy defense secretary, would be the next secretary of defense. But...
  • Chuck Hagel's firing won't help U.S. foreign policy

     Chuck Hagel's firing won't help U.S. foreign policy
    It is a time-honored tradition in American politics: Whenever the president turns unpopular, he fires someone and brings in a tried and tested veteran to clean house. Thus in 1987, in the middle of the Iran-Contra affair, out went Donald Regan as Ronald...
  • Chuck Hagel merely a symptom of Obama's foreign policy failures

    Chuck Hagel merely a symptom of Obama's foreign policy failures
    Recent events have not cast a flattering light on President Barack Obama's approach to military and security matters. The rise of the Islamic State has forced him to reverse his withdrawal from Iraq. Vladimir Putin has seized Crimea from neighboring...
  • Chuck Hagel got a bum rap

    Goodbye, Chuck Hagel: We hardly knew ye! Perhaps there wasn't much to know. Or perhaps you contain hidden depths. Who can say? For almost two years, you seemed barely there, an irascible half-presence in the Pentagon's E ring. Soon you won't be there at...