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  • Perspective: Gore Vidal, connoisseur of empires

    Perspective: Gore Vidal, connoisseur of empires
    In March 2003, as U.S. forces were pouring into Iraq, I interviewed Gore Vidal at his elegant home in the Hollywood Hills. The conflict's opening days hadn't gone quite as smoothly as some Pentagon planners had anticipated, and Vidal, a self-described...
  • Ohio school shooting suspect pleads not guilty in 3 deaths

    Ohio school shooting suspect pleads not guilty in 3 deaths
    T.J. Lane  pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he killed three students and wounded three others in a shooting at a high school in suburban Cleveland in February. Lane, 17, appeared before Geauga County Common Pleas Judge Forrest Burt, who set bail at...
  • U.S. troops now guarding against attack by Afghan allies

    U.S. troops now guarding against attack by Afghan allies
    U.S. and NATO soldiers have been ordered to take extraordinary precautions against being shot by Afghan troops, including designating “guardian angels” to keep watch at joint bases around the clock, according to a senior military official....
  • Senate challenges Obama on Iran

    Disregarding White House opposition, the Senate unanimously approved new sanctions on Iran as part of its defense bill Thursday night, then passed the bill -- which already faced a veto threat because it requires military custody for certain detainees...
  • Underwater on the mortgage, stationed away from home

    Underwater on the mortgage, stationed away from home
    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...
  • U.S. aircraft carrier sails through strategic Strait of Hormuz

     
    A U.S. aircraft carrier sailed through the Strait of Hormuz Sunday, the first transit since Iran warned American ships this year against using the strategic waterway....
  • U.S. military: Suicides level off overall; sexual assaults are up

     
    Suicides and sexual assaults in the military: The rate of suicide among soldiers has stopped rising overall, but hit another record among active-duty soldiers. Meanwhile, sexual assault is on the rise, the Pentagon reported....
  • Pakistani report rejects U.S. claim of self-defense in airstrike

     
    Pakistan’s military rejected the Pentagon’s assertion that U.S. forces acted in self-defense when American gunships killed 24 Pakistani soldiers near the Afghan border last year, insisting that the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan was...
  • Air time check: Who got the most words in edgewise during Monday night's GOP debate?

     
    Running a word-count program on the transcript of last night's GOP presidential primary debate I get: Mitt Romney -- 4,649 (34%) Newt Gingrich -- 4,118 (30%) Rick Santorum --2,898 ( 21%) Ron Paul -- 2,095 (15%) This does not include......
  • Q&A: How global conflict shows up in computer games

     
    Rex Brynen, political science professor at McGill University in Montreal, co-edits a blog on conflict simulation and talks about how computer games reflect global tensions....
  • Another year, another trillion dollars

     
    The latest numbers from the Congressional Budget Office project a deficit this year of $1.1 trillion, which would mark the fourth straight year that the red ink has run into 13 figures. Yet the spin in some reports was positive, because the deficit's...