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  • 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,...
  • Renewed US focus on Pacific region intended to distract from unrest at home?

    PARIS -- One might think that a bitter Central Asian war in Afghanistan, spilling into Pakistan, with no sign of ending, and an as yet ambiguous military commitment to a defeated and incompletely reconstituted Iraq, now overshadowed by Iran and the Arab...
  • Talks on post-2014 presence in Afghanistan built on shaky premise

    PARIS -- The United States has since the 1990s become increasingly the victim of an "exceptionalist" ideology that claims world leadership for the nation and an obdurate militarism, corrupting to American historical institutions and values. Terminating...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Where the buck still stops

    WASHINGTON -- A rare phenomenon occurred on Capitol Hill the other day when two ranking officials of the Obama administration testified that they had differed with the president they still served over providing arms to the rebels in Syria seeking to...
  • 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...
  • Inside the mind of a cheater

    Inside the mind of a cheater
    If we've learned anything over the resignation of retired Gen. David Petraeus as the head of the CIA over an admitted affair, it's that high-ranking men and women continue to break the rules. Affairs will always make the headlines. So why is it that these...
  • Hormone may help protect monogamous relationships

    Hormone may help protect monogamous relationships
    If retired Army Gen. David H. Petraeus had gotten an occasional dose of supplemental oxytocin, a brain chemical known to promote trust and bonding, he might still be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, new research suggests. A study published...
  • What do you call a male mistress?

    What do you call a male mistress?
    If Paula Broadwell is David H. Petraeus' mistress, what is he to her? Biography subject, sure. Boyfriend, maybe. But what's the male equivalent of "mistress"? The growing cast of extremely prolific characters (30,000 pages of email!) in the Petraeus...