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  • 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...
  • Sun silent on Gates, Panetta Syria policy critique

     Sun silent on Gates, Panetta Syria policy critique
    Recently, President Barack Obama's first two defense secretaries, Robert M. Gates and Leon E. Panetta, appearing at a forum at Southern Methodist University on September 17, spoke out on the Syria issue and were quite critical of Mr. Obama's handling of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Robert Gates and the taint of the insider tell-all

    For all hysteria over former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new insider memoir of his tenure during the Bush and Obama administrations, the disclosures are more breaches of trust than earth-shattering revelations. Much of "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at...
  • Gates' complaints about Biden are wide of the mark

    WASHINGTON -- The new tell-all memoir of former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, the Obama carryover from the George W. Bush administration, breaks with the traditional code of cabinet members. It dictates that they keep their reservations on...
  • Et tu, Brute? Robert Gates stabs Obama in the back

    There are many things wrong with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new book, starting with the title. He calls it: "Duty." It should have been called: "Bobby, We Hardly Knew Ye." Indeed, all this time, we thought Gates was a quiet, thoughtful, loyal...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Banshee' on Cinemax

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Banshee' on Cinemax
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------     SERIES The Carrie Diaries A big work...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'When Calls the Heart'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'When Calls the Heart'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 12 - 18, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES MythBusters This new episode tests...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Castle' on ABC

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Castle' on ABC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 12 - 18, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES How I Met Your Mother Marshall (Jason...
  • Katie Couric's First Interview as Yahoo News Anchor Goes Live (VIDEO)

    Katie Couric, in her debut as Yahoo's global anchor, took an inside-the-Beltway track with a sit-down interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Gates is promoting his new book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War," a tome about his tours...