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  • Military misconduct cases worry Pentagon brass

    Military misconduct cases worry Pentagon brass
    WASHINGTON — A flood of misconduct cases involving generals and admirals has created deep concern at the Pentagon about ethical and moral shortcomings among senior military officers and prompted new steps to tighten rules, increase inspections and...
  • NSA chief's legacy is shaped by big data, for better and worse

    NSA chief's legacy is shaped by big data, for better and worse
    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....
  • The poison of postmodern lying

    All presidents at one time have fudged on the truth. Most politicians pad their resumes and airbrush away their sins. But what is new about political lying is the present notion that lies are not necessarily lies anymore -- a reflection of the...
  • Out and about in Manhattan

    "There is nothing like a good negative review to sell a book," wrote Hugh Barbour. The funniest thing in politics, where nothing is funny anymore, was the MSNBC coverage of Tea Party Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky making a speech that, according to Rachel...
  • Why are governments not looking after themselves?

    What more than a decade ago was believed by Americans to be the omnipotence of the United States in the Middle East and Central Asia (the "Greater Middle East" as the Bush administration called it) is today being replaced by a fear that the United...
  • Ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates has harsh words for Obama and Biden

    WASHINGTON — President Obama became progressively more pessimistic about prospects for a successful ending to the war in Afghanistan, goaded by inexperienced White House advisors and a dislike of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to his...
  • Chan Lowe: Manti Te'o, Lance Armstrong and gun control

    Chan Lowe: Manti Te'o, Lance Armstrong and gun control
    I’ve noticed that people tend to pay more attention if you can somehow work a sports theme into your message. It’s no accident that politicians lard their language with stomach-turning clich├ęs like “home run,” “full-court...
  • Helping those who serve avoid financial hardship

    It is no secret that those serving in our armed forces and their families often face significant financial hardship. Military families are almost twice as likely as other Americans to have credit card balances of more than $10,000, according to USA Today,...
  • Petraeus offers apology for scandal during speech at USC

     Petraeus offers apology for scandal during speech at USC
    Signaling a desire to return to public life, retired Gen. David H. Petraeus offered an apology Tuesday for the scandal that led to his resignation as director of the CIA and brought an illustrious career to an abrupt end. Petraeus has kept a low...
  • Soon We'll Be Wishing For Our 15 Minutes Of Privacy

    Soon We'll Be Wishing For Our 15 Minutes Of Privacy
    Andy Warhol famously said that "in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." With the dawn of Internet, Twitter and other social media, Warhol's future may be now. The average Facebook subscriber averages more than 100 "friends." And Dan...
  • 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...