| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The Senate Intelligence Committee made headlines last week by reporting that the 2012 attack in Benghazi was preventable. But frankly, we knew that. The deeper message of the bipartisan report was that Republicans in Congress wasted a year arguing about...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:10 PM
As a long-haired teen growing up in the 1960s, Jim McCullough had little clue what he wanted to do with his life, but two things did stir him: He hated the way some people in Laurel, his hometown, looked down on his African-American friends, and he...
| May 6, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Surely Kim Barker is the only foreign correspondent to sum up Afghan President Hamid Karzai as "whiny and conflicted, a combination of Woody Allen, Chicken Little and Jimmy Carter," with a national government that "seemed about as effective as a student...
| May 2, 2011
| 9:09 AM
President Obama monitored the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden from the White House Situation Room on Sunday, a senior administration official said.
National security advisor Tom Donilon, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, many strategists suggested that the Cold War arms race had bankrupted its economy and caused its downfall. More than 20 years later, it appears that some in Washington are driving the U.S. toward a similar fate....
| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:00 AM
News that the U.S. has resumed drone strikes in Pakistan, killing at least three suspected militants last week in the tribal areas of North Waziristan along that country's border with Afghanistan, could hardly come at a more delicate moment for U.S.-...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 1:23 PM
Tuesday marked the end of the Pentagon's nearly two-decade policy barring openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual people from military service. The death of "Don't ask, don't tell" is a big win for the LGBT rights community, but it may be an even bigger win...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:20 PM
The story is perhaps apocryphal but often told. Adm. Mike Mullen was attending a tony affair dressed in civvies when a woman approached to ask what he did for a living. He replied, "Madam, I'm chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff." The woman answered...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 3:17 PM
After narrowly failing to pass a gay marriage bill this year, advocates in Maryland are putting together a savvy and high-powered campaign to persuade a few holdout delegates to embrace the issue. And they're aiming it straight at the constituency that...
| Apr 26, 2011
The latest in the controversy over "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson and the activities of his charity, the Central Asia Institute, criticized by Jon Krakauer....