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  • Biden: No decision on 2016 yet

    Biden: No decision on 2016 yet
    WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he is "confident that I could make a good president," but added that he had yet to decide whether he will seek the Democratic nomination in 2016. Biden, during a round of morning TV interviews in...
  • Our insufferable ally in Kabul [Editorial]

    Our insufferable ally in Kabul  [Editorial]
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai's rebuke of U.S. and NATO forces as the principal cause of civilian casualties in his country understandably outraged American officials, with some in Congress threatening to retaliate by making even deeper cuts in military...
  • On anniversary of Iraq war, legislators petition for Medal of Honor for Marine

     
    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......
  • Nancy Pelosi on ‘Fox News Sunday’; Eric Cantor on ‘Meet the Press’; Deval Patrick on ‘Face the Nation’

     
    George Saunders, author of "Tenth of December," will be a guest on ABC's "This Week" at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. The panelists will be Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla.; Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Republican strategist Nicolle Wallace; Stephanie Cutter, Obama...
  • Congressman renews efforts for Medal of Honor for fallen Marine

     
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is renewing his efforts to have the Medal of Honor awarded to a Marine from San Diego killed in combat in Iraq. In 2008, then-Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates ruled the actions of Sgt. Rafael Peralta......
  • 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,......
  • Hagel seen as Obama's pick for Defense

    President Obama is expected to nominate Chuck Hagel, a former Republican senator and Vietnam veteran, to be Defense secretary, officials said, setting up a confirmation battle with lawmakers and interest groups critical of Hagel's views on Israel and...
  • 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...
  • Chan Lowe: Bibi Netanyahu's not-so-secret weapon

    Chan Lowe: Bibi Netanyahu's not-so-secret weapon
    I went to a lecture yesterday given by Robert Gates, who served as secretary of defense under Barack Obama and George W. Bush, and worked for something like eight administrations.   He is a very impressive guy, and though the crowd—which was...
  • Why we can't win in Afghanistan

    Gen. David Petraeus will testify today before Congress on the war in Afghanistan, and he'll probably echo the cautious optimism recently voiced by Defense Secretary Robert Gates about how it is going. But it's hard to see how this war can end well from...
  • Team Obama: World Police

    Team Obama: World Police
    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.  The...