| May 8, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Regarding your editorial arguing that renewed interest in water-boarding after the killing of Osama bin Laden is misplaced because it simply does not work and reflects poorly on the values of our nation ("Tortured arguments, revisited," May 5), I...
| May 20, 2011
| 1:08 PM
President Obama thanked the intelligence community Friday for its role in the successful raid that led to Osama bin Laden's death, saying it made the "critical difference" in the "most significant victory yet in our war to defeat Al Qaeda."
On a visit to...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 2:48 PM
With the first anniversary of the U.S. "surge" in Afghanistan coming up in August, President Barack Obama will soon have to decide whether to maintain the current force levels or begin withdrawing some of the 30,000 additional troops he ordered there last...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Now that the so-called supercommittee has failed in its task to find $1.2 trillion in budget cuts over the next decade, if Congress does not manage to reach a deal before 2013, across-the-board cuts will be implemented. These cuts would hit the military...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 10:10 AM
Weapons-makers, ideologues and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta are busy whipping up fears in reaction to scheduled reductions in our bloated military budget. Don't be fooled. These cuts will not put our security at risk, though they will cut into profits...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 10:16 AM
As defense strategists at the Pentagon carry out their review of how to make roughly $400 billion in cuts over 10 years, and Congress considers the possibility of reductions twice as large as required by the supercommittee's failure to reach agreement,...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:14 PM
Flying over Iraq this week, Maryland National Guard Col. David W. Carey surveyed miles and miles of emptiness.
Where 500 U.S. bases once housed as many as 170,000 troops, the American military footprint had shrunk to two bases and 4,000 soldiers —...
| Dec 18, 2011
With the final headlong withdrawal this month of U.S. troops from Iraq, President Obama fulfilled a campaign promise to end the war. But was the nearly nine-year mission a success?
Iraq is still struggling even to ensure its own security. Its air force...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 5:02 PM
The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy doubled during the 2010-2011 academic year, as did the percentage of female midshipmen reporting unwanted sexual contact, according to a report released Tuesday by the Defense Department.
| Jun 21, 2011
| 12:10 PM
It isn't often that the U.S. Conference of Mayors expresses its collective opinion on an issue of foreign policy. The last time the group did so was in 1971, when it called on the president and Congress to end the war in Vietnam. So it was significant...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 3:43 PM
CIA Director Leon Panetta becomes secretary of defense Thursday, taking over Washington's largest and most powerful bureaucracy with a budget that amounts to nearly 60 percent of discretionary federal spending. He will be stepping into the shoes of the...