| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:27 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:05 PM
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...
| Jun 15, 2014
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...
| May 8, 2014
First of all, let's drop the "old news; no one cares" bit.
Vulture's "10 Years Later: 'Friends' 10 Most Quotable Lines" (recommended by 44,875 Facebook users) popped up more than once in my Twitter feed yesterday, right below Chicagoist's "Kerry Wood...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:31 PM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:00 AM
FT. MEADE, Md. — In nearly nine years as head of the nation's largest intelligence agency, Gen. Keith Alexander presided over a vast expansion of digital spying, acquiring information in a volume his predecessors would have found unimaginable....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"Men!" huffed a friend, more annoyed than angry. "Can't they keep it zipped?"
"Puts a whole other meaning on the term embedded," said another.
They were referring, of course, to the tangled sex story du jour, the extramarital affair that toppled CIA...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...