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  • Beyond M.A.D.: Reviving nuclear war

    "Some of the key technocrats and scientists of the Cold War say the nation has become overly confident about its nuclear deterrence. The nuclear enterprise, they say, 'is rusting its way to disarmament.'" Let's meditate on this irony -- that disarmament,...
  • Taxes still fund 'perpetual war footing,' at home and abroad

    WASHINGTON -- Two disparate news items caught my eye recently that demonstrate how our government can act in ways that mystify and anger the taxpayers who support it with their hard-earned money. The first was the report from the new prime minister of...
  • New U.S.-Cuba era

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's surprise Christmas present to Cuba -- restoration of American diplomatic ties with the communist-run regime created by Fidel Castro and now run by his brother Raul -- follows a century of tumultuous dealings between the two...
  • Rachel Marsden: When does cyber crime become an act of cyberwar?

    No consensus exists between the U.S. government and cyber security experts as to whether North Korea is responsible for the online dumping of Sony Pictures Entertainment's confidential business data and emails. Even if it could be proven beyond any...
  • Hollywood flunks the screen test

    The plot was so bizarre it was hard to believe: The government of North Korea, offended by an adolescent comedy that jokes about assassinating Kim Jong-un, warns Americans not to go see the movie because they might blow up any theatre that screens it....
  • War might be over, but our duty in Afghanistan continues

    Nearly six years into his presidency, one would hope that President Obama would have learned not to make promises he can't keep. Yet there was Obama in the final days of December to proclaim "the longest war in American history is coming to a...
  • Peace as a human right

    "Individuals and peoples have a right to peace." In the beginning was the word. OK. This is the beginning, and these are the words, but they haven't arrived yet -- at least not officially, with full force of meaning. It's our job, not God's, to create...
  • President's foreign policy intentions lie in ruins

    WASHINGTON -- Now that the usual vows of good intentions are over between President Obama and the elected Republican leaders of the House and Senate -- all vowing willingness to work together to break the long legislative stalemate on Capitol Hill --...
  • Obama must secure authorization for force in Middle East

    WASHINGTON -- Before President Obama does anything else in the lame-duck Congress or the new one in January, he needs forthrightly to seek an update or new authorization for the new war he's fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria....
  • Hagel bows out of an administration adrift

    PARIS -- Chuck Hagel's departure from his post as defense secretary has been attributed to his failure to fit in with the Obama cabinet's crowd. Among his other reported deficiencies was that he was only a sergeant in Vietnam, twice wounded. A twice-...
  • Oviedo's war hero still waits for honor he deserves

     Oviedo's war hero still waits for honor he deserves
    Surely, when Army Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn "Al" Cashe awoke on Oct. 17, 2005, he couldn't have known that a test of valor awaited, and that he would ace the challenge with heroism. On routine patrol in Samarra, Iraq, a roadside bomb rocked the Bradley...