| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:53 AM
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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON — A flood of misconduct cases involving generals and admirals has created deep concern at the Pentagon about ethical and moral shortcomings among senior military officers and prompted new steps to tighten rules, increase inspections and...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Corinthian Colleges again stands accused of being one of the crummiest operators in a crummy industry -- the for-profit college game.
The finger-pointing this time comes from California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, who sued Santa Ana-based Corinthian on...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:27 PM
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...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:57 AM
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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:32 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:58 AM
A year after graduating from Hoover High School, where he was a star pitcher who attracted attention from major league scouts, Seaman Apprentice James Kerr found himself sitting on a dock at Subic Bay, near Manila, chatting with Signalman Stephen Kraus as...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Recently, President Barack Obama's first two defense secretaries, Robert M. Gates and Leon E. Panetta, appearing at a forum at Southern Methodist University on September 17, spoke out on the Syria issue and were quite critical of Mr. Obama's handling of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Last week, the Pentagon marked the official end to the war in Iraq with a brief ceremony in a secure part of the Baghdad airport - helicopters hovering protectively overhead.
Although Defense Secretary Leon Panetta later declared that the cost paid by...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
You'd think a 10 1/2 year war would be a major issue in a presidential campaign - especially a war going as badly as the one in Afghanistan. And especially in the wake of Sen. Jay Rockefeller publicly urging President Obama to speed up the withdrawal of...