| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:46 AM
The U.S. Army staff sergeant accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians in two villages pleaded guilty Wednesday in a move expected to spare him from the death penalty.
And when a military judge asked Robert Bales, 39, why he slaughtered the men, women...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:05 PM
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....
| Sep 9, 2013
In “Election Night, Part 1,” the penultimate episode of Season 2 of HBO's The Newsroom, it is, indeed, election night 2012, the culmination of two largely wasted years of presidential campaigning, with Barack Obama soon to hand Mitt Romney his...
| Aug 31, 2012
WASHINGTON — To watch Condoleezza Rice, the face of George W. Bush's foreign policy, stand before a convention of cheering Republicans and condemn Barack Obama for diminishing America's standing in the world — one can only gasp at the...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:37 AM
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 clichés like “home run,” “full-court...
| Mar 12, 2011
In talking about the pros and cons of joining the military these days, the conversation begins and ends in the same place.
Pros: Training, discipline, experience.
If you can accept the imposing prospect of being shipped off to the latter,...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 5:08 PM
In a few months, Jennifer Hernandez's husband, who's active duty Air Force, will get permanent change of station orders.
Problem is, they're "underwater" on the York County house they bought in 2007, meaning they owe more than the home is worth,...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 7:43 AM
Gen. David Petraeus will testify today before Congress on the war in Afghanistan, and he'll probably echo the cautious optimism recently voiced by Defense Secretary Robert Gates about how it is going. But it's hard to see how this war can end well from...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:00 AM
On March 25th, I returned with three other members of Congress from a six-day trip to Iraq and Afghanistan. I came away, as all do, tremendously impressed by the commitment of American soldiers and civilians to executing their mission. We were in...
| May 3, 2011
| 4:30 AM
God bless former President George W. Bush for putting General David Petraeus in charge, and God bless President Obama for being smart enough to keep him.
Even though after 10 years Osma bin Laden was old and dying from kidney damage, it is gratifying...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 2:48 PM
With the first anniversary of the U.S. "surge" in Afghanistan coming up in August, President Barack Obama will soon have to decide whether to maintain the current force levels or begin withdrawing some of the 30,000 additional troops he ordered there last...