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  • Latest missile defense system test is successful

    The nation's trouble-plagued missile defense system registered a success Sunday when a ground-based interceptor fired from Vandenberg Air Force Base destroyed a mock enemy warhead high above the Pacific, military officials said. The interception...
  • U.S. intervention in Libya now seen as cautionary tale

    U.S. intervention in Libya now seen as cautionary tale
    A group of U.S. diplomats arrived in Libya three years ago to a memorable reception: a throng of cheering men and women who pressed in on the startled group "just to touch us and thank us," recalled Susan Rice, President Obama's national security advisor....
  • What went wrong in Iraq

    What went wrong in Iraq
    When the United States invaded Iraq in March 2003, Americans were told it would be a quick, simple project. When asked how long the war might last, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said airily, "Six days, six weeks, I doubt six months." So what's the...
  • Poll: Beneath Jerry Brown's high ratings, voters have reservations

     Poll: Beneath Jerry Brown's high ratings, voters have reservations
    California voters overwhelmingly embraced Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown over his Republican rivals in the June primary, but he has failed to win them over on some of the state's most pressing issues. Brown's handling of state prisons, efforts to address...
  • Atty. Gen. Eric Holder blasts Boy Scouts for anti-gay discrimination

    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Tuesday that the Boy Scouts of America perpetuates “the worst stereotypes” by barring gay people from becoming Scout leaders. “The continuation of a policy that discriminates against gay adult leaders...
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai relieved his term is winding down
    Six weeks before the Afghan election, at a meeting at the presidential palace, women's rights activist Sima Samar gently teased President Hamid Karzai about being a short-timer. Karzai suddenly grew emotional, Samar recalled. "To be honest, my sister, I...
  • Reid, Pelosi and The Sun — all subversives [Letter]

     Reid, Pelosi and The Sun — all subversives [Letter]
    When is The Sun going to do an expose about the lack of a responsible leader in the U.S. Senate (formerly known as the most revered deliberative legislative body in the world)? I am reading "Duty" by Robert Gates who basically thinks Senate Majority...
  • Gay youths now 'safe' in Boy Scouts

    Gay youths now 'safe' in Boy Scouts
    Pascal Tessier, 17, had aspired to rise to the rank of Eagle Scout since he was in the sixth grade. "It shows to everyone that I'm a capable person — that I'm worth something," said Tessier, of Kensington, Md. He knew it would be an arduous...
  • Defense chief reviewing Medal of Honor case for Marine killed in Iraq

    Defense chief reviewing Medal of Honor case for Marine killed in Iraq
    The U.S. Secretary of Defense is "familiarizing himself" with the history of one of the most controversial actions from the war in Iraq: the decision not to award the Medal of Honor to a Marine from San Diego killed in Fallouja in 2004. While not a full...
  • Ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates has harsh words for Obama and Biden

    WASHINGTON — President Obama became progressively more pessimistic about prospects for a successful ending to the war in Afghanistan, goaded by inexperienced White House advisors and a dislike of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to his...
  • 'Super PAC' backing Hillary Clinton says it raised $4 million in 2013

    'Super PAC' backing Hillary Clinton says it raised $4 million in 2013
    Ready for Hillary, a "super PAC" that is urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016, announced Tuesday that it raised more than $4 million last year. "Thanks to the groundswell of enthusiasm for Hillary’s potential run and the...