| 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...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 1:20 PM
A former CIA officer is facing decades in prison after being charged Monday with disclosing classified information to journalists, the latest in an unprecedented Obama administration crackdown against national security leaks.
John Kiriakou, who made news...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 10:21 AM
The leaders of the Senate intelligence committee praised CIA Director David H. Petraeus at a public hearing Tuesday, and criticized a Los Angeles Times story that said the retired Army general was working to improve relations with some members of...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 9:45 AM
The Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee took aim Thursday at an Obama administration plan to transfer five prisoners out of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay as part of a package of negotiations with the Taliban.
With four of the...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 5:00 AM
During the campaign summer of 2008, candidate Obama said of Afghanistan, "This is a war that we have to win." Yet now, although progress is being made the job is still very much unfinished, we find Obama as president extracting our resources from...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Absent from the discussion about whether former Senator Chuck Hagel would make a good secretary of defense is any focus on lessons learned from personal factors like combat in war, as well as loyalty to the president.
As I was grousing about this, my...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 5:28 PM
A Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges that he posessed the makings of explosives.
Baylor Maggenti, 66, had materials commonly used to make pipe bombs, prosecutors said.
He has been charged with felony counts of intent to...
| Dec 22, 2012
1. A dropped pass and a missed field goal keep Joe Flacco and the Ravens out of the Super Bowl.
2. Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson becomes Mr. Super PAC by pumping millions into Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign.
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| May 26, 2012
| 3:14 PM
The report from the State Department was brief: Thomas M. Jennings Jr., a federal worker from Burtonsville on a temporary assignment with NATO peacekeepers, had died in a car crash in Southern Bosnia.
Fifteen years later, it turns out that was only...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Air Force Maj. Justice Sakyi's change-of-station orders to Germany came with a built-in dilemma: what to do about his family's home in Maryland.
He and his wife, Olivia, bought the single-family house in Bowie in early 2006, near the height of the...