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  • DWP workers tops in city with total pay averaging nearly $100,000

    DWP workers tops in city with total pay averaging nearly $100,000
    Employees at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power earned average total pay of nearly $100,000 in 2011 -- more than 50% higher than the average total pay of all other city employees, a Times analysis of payroll data found. That pay is also about...
  • Shifting US foreign policy reflective of new world view

    PARIS -- Counterinsurgency is out. Drones, assassination teams, targeted killings and special forces are in. A New York Times report on May 27 described the "existential debate" going on inside the faculty at West Point, the national military academy....
  • Petraeus yet another high-ranking military official mired in scandal

    PARIS -- "Duty, Honor, Country" is the West Point motto, but it seems to have lost what once was its compelling power over the men of the Long Gray Line, as they pursue the military careers that follow graduation. I am not speaking primarily about the...
  • Are men wired to be unfaithful?

    "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...
  • Drone strikes are al-Qaida's most effective recruiting tool

    It's American drone strikes, not whistle-blowers, that recruit al-Qaida terrorists ("Witness: Manning's WikiLeaks breach helped al-Qaida recruit," Aug. 8). David Kilcullen, former counterinsurgency adviser to Gen. David Petraeus, condemned the drone...
  • The awakening: America stirs, but will we lead again?

    Back in the long-ago year 2007, when Gen. David Petraeus was putting into action a whole new strategy called the Surge, an integral and indeed indispensable part of his plan was the Awakening, a revolt of tribesmen in Anbar Province against the forces...
  • There goes Iraq -- again, or: Depart in haste, repent at leisure

    This week's news from Iraq isn't good, though when has it ever been? Well, maybe at those exceptional times when Washington was paying close attention and American troops were being given the support and leeway to do their job right. Indeed,...
  • How to be an emir

    The year was 1898. He was a 23-year-old subaltern fresh out of Sandhurst serving the British raj on the Northwest Frontier of the Indian subcontinent. Always restless and eager for action, and bored playing polo back at base, he volunteered with the...
  • State of the union, at home and abroad

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's first State of the Union address of his second term, following in the fashion of his second inaugural address, focused on the state of the nation at home: the need for more jobs and a revived middle class, as well as such...
  • USC won't divulge Petraeus' salary for teaching position

    USC won't divulge Petraeus' salary for teaching position
    USC is not revealing how much it is paying David H. Petraeus, the former four-star U.S. Army general and Central Intelligence Agency chief, for the part-time position he is starting this fall as a lecturer and as a mentor to students who are veterans....
  • Casting stones at Paula Deen

    Casting stones at Paula Deen
    Paula Deen has just paid the biggest price in the history of the universe for using a bad word. Her network and just about every last business partner have dumped her. The best guess is that her annual income will drop from about $17 million to around $7...