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  • Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'

    Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'
    Last fall, as President Obama weighed airstrikes against Syria, deliberations followed a clear pattern: The president solicited scores of options, planners returned with possibilities, and, according to people involved, Obama would reply with the same...
  • Revisionist history prevails on Iraq invasion

    So who lost Iraq? The blame game mostly fingers incompetent Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Or is Barack Obama culpable for pulling out all American troops monitoring the success of the 2007-08 surge? Some still blame George W. Bush for going into...
  • Politics have trumped ethics in the Obama administration

    Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki cannot get a handle on the recent scandalous treatment of veterans in VA hospitals, where more than 40 sick men were allowed to die without proper follow-up treatment. A cover-up allegedly followed. When the...
  • Uncertain trumpet, or: The president sounds retreat

    . . . For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? --First Corinthians, 14:8 . . . Our president went to West Point this week, looked over all his works in shaping American foreign policy and the world in...
  • Paul Greenberg: A general's farewell salute

    Eric Shinseki spent a lifetime serving his country before being ill served by a vast bureaucracy with deep-seated dysfunctions beyond even his ability and dedication to cure. A four-star general, former chief of staff, and a combat veteran who left...
  • Hillary Clinton's book tour: It's about a lot more than selling books

    Get ready for a new round of Clintonmania. Hillary Rodham Clinton's memoir of her four years as secretary of State is scheduled for release on Tuesday, and the tightly orchestrated hoopla has already begun. A team of strategists from past campaigns...
  • Paul Greenberg: An appointment in Samarra

    Another day, another country left to the tender mercies of terrorists. Going by his own arbitrary, purely political deadline, this president and now only nominal Leader of the Free World has been intent on pulling American troops out of one country...
  • Obama rules out sending ground troops to Iraq

    As Islamic militants pushed closer to Baghdad, President Obama on Friday ruled out sending American ground troops into Iraq or engaging in any long-term military campaign, saying, "We're not going to allow ourselves to be dragged back in." Obama said he...
  • What went wrong in Iraq

    What went wrong in Iraq
    When the United States invaded Iraq in March 2003, Americans were told it would be a quick, simple project. When asked how long the war might last, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said airily, "Six days, six weeks, I doubt six months." So what's the...
  • Trial by fire for L.A.'s 'interim' fire chief

    Trial by fire for L.A.'s 'interim' fire chief
    His first day on his new job was the day of the LAX shooting, and it's been lights and sirens ever since. James G. Featherstone, Los Angeles' interim fire chief, hasn't unpacked his books or hung framed inspirational works like a Frederic Remington...
  • What can 'HRC' tell us about Hillary Clinton's past and future?

    What can 'HRC' tell us about Hillary Clinton's past and future?
    Welcome to 2014, which is practically 2016, which in presidential politics means just one thing, with three controversial names: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Or, as her staff and many in the media refer to her: HRC. "HRC" is the title of a new book by...