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  • Army leaders are reviewed in 'The Generals'

    Army leaders are reviewed in 'The Generals'
    -------------------- The Generals American Military Command from World War II to Today Thomas E. Ricks Penguin Press: 556 pp., $32.95 -------------------- Deep in his impressive, disturbing study of U.S. Army leadership, "The Generals: American...
  • Obama for president

    When he was elected president in 2008, Barack Obama was untried and untested. Just four years out of the Illinois state Senate, he had not yet proved himself as either a manager or a leader. He had emerged from relative obscurity as the result of a single...
  • Review: 'Ike's Bluff' offers an unconventional take on Dwight D. Eisenhower

    -------------------- Ike's Bluff President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World Evan Thomas Little, Brown: 481 pp., $29.99 -------------------- For even cursory students of the 1950s, Evan Thomas' new book, "Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower'...
  • Fallout of fear

    Fallout of fear
    Half a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs. On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
  • Shots fired, U.S. embassies stormed in furious protest over film

     
    Furious protests exploded around the world Friday as outraged demonstrators from Bangladesh to Sudan condemned an amateurish movie that mocked the Islamic prophet as a bloodthirsty womanizer and child molester. One person was killed after Lebanese...
  • Defense bill includes provision for space contractors

    Defense bill includes provision for space contractors
    A little-noticed provision in a massive, $633 billion military spending bill approved by Congress last week will end a decade-old battle over whether to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellite technology. If signed by President Barack Obama, the...
  • Chinese to Panetta: focus on diplomacy, not military might

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta came here hoping to allay Chinese concerns that U.S. is pursuing a new military containment strategy aimed at Asia’s biggest power, but he failed to fully convince the leaders in Beijing....
  • ‘No Easy Day’: Is author’s Osama bin Laden account accurate?

     
    Just how accurate is “No Easy Day”? The author recounts the death of Osama bin Laden in the best-selling book. CBS' “60 Minutes” will devote its full hour this weekend to Mark Owen, the author and former SEAL Team 6 member who uses...
  • Corn, soybean prices at all-time high worldwide, World Bank says

     
    The cost of corn and soybeans soared to all-time heights in July, pushing global food prices upwards and pushing budgets to the breaking point in the Middle East and Africa, the World Bank has warned....
  • Where to watch 9/11 anniversary programming

     
    As we come upon the 11th commemoration of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, there are several notable new and returning documentaries, specials and movies on television recalling the events and their impact on our nation from various perspectives...
  • Mack, McCalister blast Nelson for skipping Charlotte to defend defense

     
    Updated 2:25 p.m. 09/05/12 with Nelson's response. With U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson campaigning in the panhandle today his Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV, and Mack's former GOP opponent Mike McCalister are charging him with scrambling to defend...