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Every American knows the feeling of pride in the U.S. military. Most have never felt ashamed of it. But a new documentary is guaranteed to induce that awful feeling. Nominated for an Oscar, "The Invisible War" features a procession of women who...
As his second term begins, President Barack Obama is in his comfort zone, surrounded by loyal lieutenants. What a contrast to the captivating candidate of 2008, who told Time Magazine's Joe Klein that as president he would be surrounded "by people who...
WASHINGTON -- We may never know exactly what happened in Benghazi the night Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed, but it's becoming increasingly clear that our response was short of optimum. Even today, there are far more...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- A rare phenomenon occurred on Capitol Hill the other day when two ranking officials of the Obama administration testified that they had differed with the president they still served over providing arms to the rebels in Syria seeking to...
Jonah Goldberg"Zero Dark Thirty," the film about the hunt for and killing of Osama bin Laden, got a fresh infusion of buzz over the weekend when outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta confirmed again that enhanced interrogation techniques aided the effort to find...
Bill PressYes, good things still happen in this country. They just don't happen overnight. That lesson was brought home to me again on Current TV this week when I interviewed Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, about Defense Secretary...
Jonah GoldbergWhat if, during the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney had accused President Obama of wanting to let servicewomen serve in combat? After all, Obama had hinted as much in 2008. What would Obama's response have been? My hunch is that he would have...
WASHINGTON -- It must be true what they say about women -- that they are smarter, stronger, wiser and wilier than your average Joe. How else could one explain the magical thinking that apparently has prompted Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen....
WASHINGTON -- Senate hearings on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary will be a distinctive Washington entertainment, a donnybrook without drama. He should be confirmed: Presidents are due substantial deference in selecting Cabinet...
Tags: Military Equipment, Iraq, Israel, NATO, Barack Obama
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he was planning this even before the recent scandals in the top ranks of the Pentagon and CIA, but he's ordered the military to double down on ethics training for its senior officers. In a memo to Gen. Martin Dempsey,...
Tags: Values, Tampa, Paula Broadwell, Iraq, Religion and Belief
"This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility." -- Barack Obama to Dmitry Medvedev, March 26, 2012 WASHINGTON - The puzzle of the Chuck Hagel nomination for defense secretary is that you normally choose someone of the other party...
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