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  • Doubt cast over circumstances of San Diego Marine's 2004 death

    Doubt cast over circumstances of San Diego Marine's 2004 death
    For nearly a decade the debate continued over whether Sgt. Rafael Peralta deserved the Medal of Honor for combat bravery. Conflicting physical and medical evidence were at the center of the dispute involving the Marine from San Diego, who was killed...
  • Hagel refuses to reopen Medal of Honor bid for Sgt. Rafael Peralta

    Hagel refuses to reopen Medal of Honor bid for Sgt. Rafael Peralta
    SAN DIEGO -- The secretary of defense announced Friday that he would not reconsider the Medal of Honor nomination of a Marine from San Diego who was killed in Iraq. Secretary Chuck Hagel agreed with his two predecessors that the nomination of Sgt....
  • Obama makes America weak [Letter]

    Obama makes America weak [Letter]
    I don't understand why liberals and progressives think that President Obama is so wonderful. His State of the Union Address was empty of serious proposals, disappointing and unresponsive to the real problems Americans face and disturbing in its tendencies...
  • Senate Democrats clash with CIA director over interrogations report

    WASHINGTON — Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee clashed Wednesday with CIA Director John Brennan over his response to a classified committee report on CIA interrogations a decade ago that included water-boarding. At a hearing to...
  • Senate panel issues harsh report on Benghazi attack

    WASHINGTON — The deadly 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was caused by the failure of the State Department to adequately protect the facility and poor intelligence-gathering by the CIA and other agencies, according to...
  • Gates' complaints about Biden are wide of the mark

    WASHINGTON -- The new tell-all memoir of former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, the Obama carryover from the George W. Bush administration, breaks with the traditional code of cabinet members. It dictates that they keep their reservations on...
  • Defense chief reviewing Medal of Honor case for Marine killed in Iraq

    Defense chief reviewing Medal of Honor case for Marine killed in Iraq
    The U.S. Secretary of Defense is "familiarizing himself" with the history of one of the most controversial actions from the war in Iraq: the decision not to award the Medal of Honor to a Marine from San Diego killed in Fallouja in 2004. While not a full...
  • Military sexual assault victims break the silence

    Brian Lewis figures he could have dealt with the rape. It's the Navy's response to the attack that still haunts the Baltimore native. Lewis, the son of a Defense Department civilian who commanded his JROTC battalion in high school, sailed through...
  • Key Clinton aide joins Obama's team of White House advisors

    Key Clinton aide joins Obama's team of White House advisors
    WASHINGTON — With his popularity flagging and his healthcare law at risk, President Obama has uncharacteristically reached outside his tightknit core of advisors to bring into the White House a veteran Democratic strategist who helped guide...
  • Reviews: 'Collision 2012' by Dan Balz and 'Double Down' by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

    Reviews: 'Collision 2012' by Dan Balz and 'Double Down' by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
    You'll be forgiven if you just aren't that into reliving the 2012 presidential election. As for looking toward the election coming up — in sooner-than-it-sounds 2016 — well, for some voters it's just a lot too early to be forced to think about...
  • Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'A Country Christmas Story'

    Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'A Country Christmas Story'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Graham Norton Show Elton John, Judi...