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  • The VA secretary should know the importance of not lying about one's service — right?

    The VA secretary should know the importance of not lying about one's service — right?
    Really? The secretary of Veterans Affairs? Surely there is no one who should better understand how offensive it is to lie about one's military service than the secretary of Veterans Affairs. Yet that's exactly what Robert McDonald did the night he...
  • VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record

    VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he served in the military's special forces. McDonald made the erroneous claim while speaking to a homeless veteran during a segment that aired last month on "CBS Evening...
  • Is President Obama America's Nero?

    Is President Obama America's Nero?
    President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig. Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and...
  • Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria

    Turkey rescues soldiers trapped at Ottoman tomb in Syria
    Turkish troops entered Syria in a bold overnight rescue operation, whisking back to Turkish soil some 40 soldiers trapped by Islamic State militants for eight months at a historic Ottoman tomb. Reconnaissance drones, dozens of tanks and several...
  • Islamic State group claims responsibility for Libya bombings that kill dozens

    Islamic State militants unleashed suicide bombings Friday in eastern Libya, killing at least 40 people in what the group said was retaliation for Egyptian airstrikes against the extremists' aggressive new branch in North Africa. The bombings in the town...
  • Eustis command leader becomes youngest sergeant major of the Army

    Eustis command leader becomes youngest sergeant major of the Army
    A former Newport News soldier is now the Army's top enlisted officer. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey was sworn into his new office Friday by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno. Dailey, 42, is the youngest soldier ever to serve in...
  • Feasibility of U.S. plan to retake Mosul from Islamic State uncertain

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plan for a major ground assault to retake the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State is bold, ambitious — and perplexing. The Obama administration has set a goal of helping Iraq regain control of its...
  • UConn Football 2015 Schedule: A Look At The Opponents

    The Huskies' 2015 football schedule features games against eight teams that played in bowl and playoff games last season. Eight of the 12 opponents won at least eight games. Times and TV will be announced. The first American Athletic Conference...
  • Separatist fighters celebrate as key Ukrainian town falls to rebels

    Separatist fighters celebrate as key Ukrainian town falls to rebels
    For the rebel fighters who seized control of this strategic town, Thursday was a day of jubilation and bragging of victory. The retreating Ukrainian soldiers were grim, stunned and relieved to have escaped with their lives as the scope of their losses...
  • Pentagon discloses plans to retake Mosul from Islamic State

    Pentagon discloses plans to retake Mosul from Islamic State
    In an unusual move, Pentagon officials disclosed details Thursday of military planning aimed at recapturing Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, from Islamic State forces before the summer. A senior official with U.S. Central Command, who briefed...
  • Pentagon mission planned to retake Mosul from Islamic State: official

    Pentagon mission planned to retake Mosul from Islamic State: official
    The operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants will likely begin in April or May and will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or between 20,000 and 25,000 troops, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday. Laying out...