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  • 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...
  • McManus: Who reviews the U.S. 'kill list'?

    McManus: Who reviews the U.S. 'kill list'?
    When it comes to national security, Michael V. Haydenis no shrinking violet. As CIA director, he ran the Bush administration's program of warrantless wiretaps against suspected terrorists. But the retired air force general admits to being a little...
  • McManus: A team of rivals on Syria

    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....
  • 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:...
  • 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....
  • A Ford sets record at Pebble Beach auction; a Mercedes falls short

    A Ford sets record at Pebble Beach auction; a Mercedes falls short
    A prized 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, one of a handful of such cars by the German automaker left from prewar Nazi Germany, was sold Sunday for $11.77 million at an auction in Pebble Beach, Calif. However, vintage car history was made...
  • Hagel seen as Obama's pick for Defense

    Hagel seen as Obama's pick for Defense
    President Obama is expected to nominate Chuck Hagel, a former Republican senator and Vietnam veteran, to be Defense secretary, officials said, setting up a confirmation battle with lawmakers and interest groups critical of Hagel's views on Israel and...
  • Obama at CIA: 'I put my bet on you'

    Obama at CIA: 'I put my bet on you'
    President Obama thanked the intelligence community Friday for its role in the successful raid that led to Osama bin Laden's death, saying it made the "critical difference" in the "most significant victory yet in our war to defeat Al Qaeda." On a visit to...
  • Which way in Afghanistan?

    Which way in Afghanistan?
    With the first anniversary of the U.S. "surge" in Afghanistan coming up in August, President Barack Obama will soon have to decide whether to maintain the current force levels or begin withdrawing some of the 30,000 additional troops he ordered there last...
  • Foreign aid keeps us safe

    Now that the so-called supercommittee has failed in its task to find $1.2 trillion in budget cuts over the next decade, if Congress does not manage to reach a deal before 2013, across-the-board cuts will be implemented. These cuts would hit the military...
  • Convert defense cuts into civilian benefits

    Convert defense cuts into civilian benefits
    Weapons-makers, ideologues and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta are busy whipping up fears in reaction to scheduled reductions in our bloated military budget. Don't be fooled. These cuts will not put our security at risk, though they will cut into profits...