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  • McManus: A FISA court devil's advocate

    McManus: A FISA court devil's advocate
    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, a tribunal that oversees government eavesdropping, is a strange judicial creation. It lacks many of the usual features of a court. Its proceedings are secret. Its rulings are secret. But the strangest missing...
  • On anniversary of Iraq war, legislators petition for Medal of Honor for Marine

     
    On the 10th anniversary of the start of U.S.-led operations in Iraq, a bipartisan group of legislators in Washington submitted a resolution calling for the Medal of Honor to be awarded to Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego, killed......
  • Nancy Pelosi on ‘Fox News Sunday’; Eric Cantor on ‘Meet the Press’; Deval Patrick on ‘Face the Nation’

     
    George Saunders, author of "Tenth of December," will be a guest on ABC's "This Week" at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. The panelists will be Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla.; Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Republican strategist Nicolle Wallace; Stephanie Cutter, Obama...
  • Congressman renews efforts for Medal of Honor for fallen Marine

     
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is renewing his efforts to have the Medal of Honor awarded to a Marine from San Diego killed in combat in Iraq. In 2008, then-Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ruled the actions of Sgt. Rafael Peralta......
  • You say you want a revolution?

     
    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday: I believe that we have misjudged the Arab Spring and the Arab Revolutions. And I will call it "The Arab Revolutions." And looking at it from a historian's standpoint,......
  • Myths of Iraq and Afghanistan

    Myths of Iraq and Afghanistan
    When Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the other day the U.S. war in Afghanistan is "succeeding" and "has turned an important corner," I could have sworn I had heard that before. Where could it have been? Ah, now I remember. In 2003, Defense...
  • Chan Lowe: Bibi Netanyahu's not-so-secret weapon

    Chan Lowe: Bibi Netanyahu's not-so-secret weapon
    I went to a lecture yesterday given by Robert Gates, who served as secretary of defense under Barack Obama and George W. Bush, and worked for something like eight administrations.   He is a very impressive guy, and though the crowd—which was...
  • Why we can't win in Afghanistan

    Gen. David Petraeus will testify today before Congress on the war in Afghanistan, and he'll probably echo the cautious optimism recently voiced by Defense Secretary Robert Gates about how it is going. But it's hard to see how this war can end well from...
  • Building In Gadhafi Compound Possibly Struck By Cruise Missiles

    Building In Gadhafi Compound Possibly Struck By Cruise Missiles
    A four-story building in Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's Tripoli compound has been heavily damaged, possibly by cruise missiles, CNN's Nic Robertson reported. Robertson, invited by government officials to see the damage, said early Monday local time that...
  • Team Obama: World Police

    Team Obama: World Police
    If there existed any remaining doubt that Barack Obama has completed his conversion from an anti-Iraq war candidate to a presidential hawk, it was eviserated this weekend when the United States launched a series of military strikes on Libya.  The...
  • Rebels Push West As Air Strikes Hit Gaddafi Forces

    Rebels Push West As Air Strikes Hit Gaddafi Forces
    Libya's ramshackle rebel army pushed west on Sunday to retake a series of towns from the forces of Muammar Gaddafi as they pulled back under pressure from Western air strikes. Emboldened by the capture of the strategic town of Ajdabiyah with the help...