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  • Myanmar's war with rebels spills across Chinese border

    For more than a month, war has raged in a remote area of northern Myanmar between ethnic Chinese rebels and Myanmar government forces. The fighting, which came after five years of calm, has left several hundred soldiers and insurgents dead -- and is now...
  • Salvage crew works at Florida site of helicopter crash that killed 11

    Salvage crew works at Florida site of helicopter crash that killed 11
    The largest sections of a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed during a nighttime training mission were pulled Saturday from the waters off Florida's Panhandle amid efforts to recover the remains of all seven Marines and four soldiers who were killed. The...
  • Names of 7 Marines killed in helicopter crash released

    Names of 7 Marines killed in helicopter crash released
    The Black Hawk helicopter that crashed in dense fog during a training mission in Florida was carrying seven special operations Marines forces based in North Carolina, along with four National Guard soldiers from Louisiana. All were killed. The Air Force...
  • NOTES AND NOTABLES: The Daily Press Editorial Board weighs in on the tall tales of public figures and the resolutions of Virginia's General Assembly

    'Misstatements' It's reached the point where we are truly wondering what it is with these public figures who feel the need to exaggerate their military record and/or the dangers they have faced in the line of duty. The latest is Robert McDonald,...
  • 'Then the men came with big guns': More than 100 killed in assault on Pakistani school

    'Then the men came with big guns': More than 100 killed in assault on Pakistani school
     It began like any other morning in Pakistan's Army Public School in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Students pored over their books. Teachers ruffled through their notes and gave lectures. In an instant, the peace was shattered - gunfire, smoke and...
  • Elgin colonel highlights history of African-Americans in the military

    Elgin colonel highlights history of African-Americans in the military
    Elgin resident Wes Scott recalled how he entered the military by an unforeseen path while speaking at the African-American History Month Closing Ceremony Luncheon at Elgin Community College on Thursday. At 15, he said his precocity earned him a full...
  • Netanyahu tars Europe for anti-Semitism of terrorists

    PARIS -- A fundamental theme of Israeli propaganda -- and virtually its sole theme under the governments of Benjamin Netanyahu -- has been that anti-Semitism is responsible for the growing criticism of or hostility toward Israel and its policies expressed...
  • 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...
  • Kaine now top Democrat on Senate panel

    Kaine now top Democrat on Senate panel
    Sen. Kaine has been named the top Democrat on a key panel of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Subcommittee on Readiness deals with resources for shipyards, military construction projects and whether bases should be shifted or closed. Overall, it...
  • 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...