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  • Former Naval Academy instructor to be court-martialed

    A former Naval Academy instructor who is accused of sexually assaulting a female midshipman will be court-martialed, an academy spokeswoman said Thursday. Marine Corps Maj. Mark A. Thompson, a former history instructor at the academy, is accused of...
  • Torture helped get bin Laden?

    Torture helped get bin Laden?
    "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...
  • Little action to stop defense cuts, despite warnings

    Defense officials and their allies in Congress have done their best to create a sense of crisis about impending budget cuts, but their warnings have failed to produce any visible result. Instead, partisan divisions have hardened over how to avoid the...
  • 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...
  • Midshipman to testify on alleged sex assault by Navy football players

    Midshipman to testify on alleged sex assault by Navy football players
    A midshipman who says she was sexually assaulted by three members of the Naval Academy football team is scheduled to testify at a preliminary hearing Wednesday. The woman has told investigators that she remembers little of the alleged assault last year,...
  • For 'Buck' McKeon, it's Syria or the sequester

     For 'Buck' McKeon, it's Syria or the sequester
    To strike Syria or not — for Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), that wasn't exactly the question. In the Wall Street Journal, he said he couldn't even consider U.S. military intervention unless the military budget was liberated from the...
  • Sun silent on Gates, Panetta Syria policy critique

     Sun silent on Gates, Panetta Syria policy critique
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Memorial Day 2013: Keeping the memories alive

    Memorial Day 2013: Keeping the memories alive
    As soldiers in blue uniforms marched around Daley Plaza Saturday, Carlos Vazquez, 28, couldn't help but think about his 20-year-old brother who died in combat nearly three years ago. His brother, Frederik Vazquez, was killed in 2010 from an IED while...