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  • Goldberg: Soldier girl blues

    Goldberg: Soldier girl blues
    What 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 accused...
  • McManus: Confronting Iran -- again

    McManus: Confronting Iran -- again
    Here's a prediction I don't think I'll have to apologize for at the end of the year: Some time in the coming months, probably this spring, there will be another crisis over Iran's nuclear program. It's become an annual event on the diplomatic calendar:...
  • McManus: A team of rivals on Syria

    Last August, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then-CIA Director David H. Petraeus proposed that the United States change its policy and send weapons and other aid to the rebels fighting the Syrian government. Defense Secretary Leon E....
  • Goldberg: Benghazi -- no mere 'October surprise'

    If you want to understand why conservatives have lost faith in the so-called mainstream media, you need to ponder the question: Where is the Benghazi feeding frenzy? Unlike some of my colleagues on the right, I don't think there's a conspiracy at work....
  • Killing of U.S. ambassador, 3 staffers condemned by Libyan officials

     
    Senior officials in Libya condemned the killing of the U.S. ambassador to the country and three other Americans by armed protesters in a furor over an anti-Muslim video....
  • Chinese to Panetta: focus on diplomacy, not military might

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta came here hoping to allay Chinese concerns that U.S. is pursuing a new military containment strategy aimed at Asia’s biggest power, but he failed to fully convince the leaders in Beijing....
  • No Medal of Honor for San Diego Marine killed in Iraq

     
    The secretary of Defense has decided not to overrule his predecessor and posthumously award the Medal of Honor to Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) announced Wednesday. The decision by Defense Secretary Leon E....
  • Defense chief: Standards not met for Marine Medal of Honor award

     
    In rejecting a recommendation that Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the evidence in the case falls short of the standards for the nation's highest medal for combat bravery.......
  • Killing of Al Qaeda cleric Awlaki unconstitutional, suit charges

     
    A lawsuit filed Wednesday contends that the U.S. violated the constitutional rights of Al Qaeda cleric Anwar Awlaki and two other U.S. citizens when it killed them with drone strikes in Yemen last year....
  • Newton: L.A. County's five angry bosses

    Newton: L.A. County's five angry bosses
    It's perfectly understandable that county supervisors are frustrated by the continuing travails of the Department of Children and Family Services. Its failings have profound consequences: children who die because they are left with abusive parents;...
  • U.N. Security Council reportedly delays Syria vote after blast

     
    The U.N. Security Council has reportedly delayed a vote on a new Syria resolution in the wake of a bombing in the Syrian capital, Damascus, that killed at least two members of the defense leadership....