| Jan 16, 2014
Robert Gates may be the only CIA director or defense secretary who ever took part in peace demonstrations during the Vietnam War. In his 1996 memoir — the one nobody noticed — he says that in 1970, as a young CIA employee and Air Force...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:26 PM
In his new memoir, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates gives an account of the planning and execution of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden. He also tells about the immediate aftermath.
Addressing the principals gathered in the White House...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton has not said for sure if she is running for president in 2016. Joe Biden has not said for sure if he is running for president in 2016. Into that Democratic vacuum rides the wink-wink, nudge-nudge part of campaign 2016.
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:58 AM
A year after graduating from Hoover High School, where he was a star pitcher who attracted attention from major league scouts, Seaman Apprentice James Kerr found himself sitting on a dock at Subic Bay, near Manila, chatting with Signalman Stephen Kraus as...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Starbucks wants the country’s defenders to return from the front lines on its payroll, pledging to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses in the next five years.
In an initiative organized in part by Starbucks board member and former Defense...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Pentagon leaders and major military stakeholders are heading to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley on Saturday for a one-day conference to address the future of U.S. national defense.
From a national security perspective, it’s...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Aerospace giant Boeing Co. announced plans to close its sprawling Long Beach plant and eliminate thousands of assembly-line jobs where the hulking C-17 cargo plane is built.
The plant is one of the last vestiges of an era in which aviation and aerospace...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
PARIS -- Action begets reaction in foreign policy as in physics, and action unconsidered for its possible consequences has been responsible for many results for which statesmen (or their unqualified counterparts) are eventually sorry, as are multitudes...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The ambitious U.S.-Russian deal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough just days ago, hit its first delay Wednesday with indications that the Syrian government will not submit an inventory of its...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:52 AM
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......