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  • 'Bugsplat': the civilian toll of war

    'Bugsplat': the civilian toll of war
    "The Lakotah had no language for insulting other orders of existence: pest, waste, weed ..." But what about "bugsplat"? That's the word for the cop at UC Davis, walking up and down the line of students sitting with their arms locked, zapping them in the...
  • On Iranian threat, why hasn't Obama spoken out?

    That the Navy's Fifth Fleet was the one to declare the U.S. intention to keep the Straight of Hormuz clear, rather than the president or the secretary of defense speaking for the nation, suggested a weakening of the principle of civilian control of the...
  • Sexual assaults are up at Naval Academy – or are they?

    Sexual assaults are up at Naval Academy – or are they?
    Reports of sexual assaults at the Naval Academy doubled last year, the fourth straight year the number has increased, according to the Defense Department. But do the findings of the Pentagon report on sexual harassment and assaults mean that such...
  • Maryland to fare well in Obama's 'leaner' defense strategy

    Maryland to fare well in Obama's 'leaner' defense strategy
    While President Barack Obama described plans Thursday to make the U.S. military "leaner," officials in Maryland said the focus of installations and defense contractors here on intelligence, cyberwarfare, research and development is likely to protect the...
  • McManus: Obama's modest proposal on defense

    As he unveiled his administration's new blueprint for U.S. defense strategy last week, President Obama sought to vaccinate himself against charges that he was gutting the nation's military. Even after the strategy is fully implemented, he said, "the...
  • Our Laguna: Artistic violin auction prelude to festival

    Our Laguna: Artistic violin auction prelude to festival
    Local artists don't fiddle around when handed an unvarnished violin by the Laguna Beach Music Festival. They create "Artful Violins," meant to be displayed rather than played. The violins are auctioned annually to raise funds to support the festival's...
  • Feds Sued For 'Torture Tape' Of So-Called 20th Hijacker

    Feds Sued For 'Torture Tape' Of So-Called 20th Hijacker
    For years there have been claims that detainees at Guantanamo Bay have been tortured by their interrogators, something that has repeatedly been denied by Washington. Now, the Center for Constitutional Rights claims to have evidence of mistreatment of...
  • To take down Obama, Romney must win Battle of the Bloat

    To take down Obama, Romney must win Battle of the Bloat
    One thing is clear: At best, Mitt Romney is a work in progress. Mr. Romney is under attack for being a hugely successful private equity banker at Bain Capital. Bain identified distressed companies and found value in them for shareholders, investors and,...
  • Catastrophic defense cuts still loom

    While President Barack Obama's recently announced defense cuts will spare critical intelligence and cyber warfare capabilities provided by many Maryland companies, all military programs are still threatened by the "sequestration" clause of the debt...
  • Don't cut to the core

    Don't cut to the core
    In announcing the administration's new Defense "guidance," President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta have — to their credit — avoided the historically oft-repeated pitfall of assuming that the conflicts of today portend...
  • Justice for Bradley Manning

    It was not a surprise that a judicial officer recommended that Pfc. Bradley Manning should be court-martialed ("Manning trial recommended," Jan. 13). This was inevitable from the beginning of the Article 32 hearing. And just as inevitable is that there...