| Sep 30, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Over the past decade, the United States has engaged in the most significant increase in defense spending since the Korean War. Trillions of dollars have been allocated for the Pentagon, with little congressional monitoring or internal oversight. The...
| May 20, 2011
| 1:08 PM
President Obama thanked the intelligence community Friday for its role in the successful raid that led to Osama bin Laden's death, saying it made the "critical difference" in the "most significant victory yet in our war to defeat Al Qaeda."
On a visit to...
| Jul 31, 2012
Back in 2004, when James Mann wrote "Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet," he took full advantage of the sarcastic nickname that President George W. Bush's foreign policy advisors gave themselves. It not only captured their...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 9:05 AM
President Obama and his senior national security advisors convened Monday to discuss Afghanistan and Pakistan, as the administration wrestles with questions about strategy in the region and what role American troops should play there.
| Apr 17, 2011
The eyes of the world are on the battle for Libya. It's undeniably a compelling drama: Spirited but untrained rebels, plus NATO airstrikes, pitted against an eccentric dictator with a cinematic wardrobe.
But it's the wrong drama to worry about. The...
| Nov 19, 2010
The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine
Little, Brown; 349 pps., $27.99
"Brute" examines the life and career of U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak, the complex and controversial officer whose role in shaping the modern...
| May 15, 2011
| 4:01 PM
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates called the raid against Osama bin Laden a "gutsy call" -- "one of the most courageous" he's seen a president make -- because the U.S. had only circumstantial evidence indicating the Al Qaeda leader was at the compound...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 8:12 AM
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.
| Oct 6, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Robert Miller joins only some 3,400 recipients of the country's highest military honor in its history....
| Oct 23, 2010
| 4:34 AM
Via The Associated Press: SOUTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (AP) â A Florida pastor who drew international criticism by threatening to burn a copy of the Quran will pick up his unlikely reward â a free car â today from a New Jersey car dealer...
| Nov 6, 2010
| 4:34 PM
A Marine has been recommended for the Medal of Honor for actions in combat in Afghanistan, Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos told reporters Saturday in San Diego. Amos said the recommendation, which must be reviewed by the secretary of the......