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  • 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,......
  • Decision on Medal of Honor for San Diego Marine may be near

     
    Eight years ago this week, Marine Sgt. Rafael Peralta of San Diego was killed in Iraq during the battle for Fallouja, the bloodiest house-to-house fighting involving Marines since Vietnam....
  • Corporate boards look to high-profile directors

    Corporate boards look to high-profile directors
    When T. Rowe Price Group looked to add a director to its board last month, the Baltimore money manager chose someone with widespread name recognition: former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine. Earlier this year, Price added another notable figure to its...
  • Wanted: a devil's advocate for the FISA court

    Wanted: a devil's advocate for the FISA court
    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...
  • McManus: Confronting Iran -- again

    McManus: Confronting Iran -- again
    Here's a prediction I don't think I'll have to apologize for at the end of the year: Some time in the coming months, probably this spring, there will be another crisis over Iran's nuclear program. It's become an annual event on the diplomatic calendar:...
  • Obama needs Hagel in the Pentagon

    Absent from the discussion about whether former Senator Chuck Hagel would make a good secretary of defense is any focus on lessons learned from personal factors like combat in war, as well as loyalty to the president. As I was grousing about this, my...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'The Confession'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'The Confession'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 12 - 18, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black Paul (Dylan Bruce)...
  • 10 things you might not know about Chinese leaders

    10 things you might not know about Chinese leaders
    In recent decades, China has transformed its economy into a powerhouse. Yet the communist country has doubled down on repression of its citizens. Enter Xi Jinping, who took over this month as China's leader. Few are expecting immediate reforms from this...
  • 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...
  • Books highlight lineup for speaker series

    Books highlight lineup for speaker series
    Authors Bill Bryson and Doris Kearns Goodwin are among the headliners for the 2013-14 Baltimore Speakers Series, part of a lineup that is sure to delight book lovers. Bryson, whose "In a Sunburned Country" is one of my favorites, will appear Sept. 30 to...
  • Obama to speak at U.S. Naval Academy commencement

    Obama to speak at U.S. Naval Academy commencement
    President Barack Obama will return to Annapolis to give the commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy this year, the first time he has spoken to a graduating class of midshipmen since 2009, the White House said Monday. The address comes at a time...