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  • Abolish West Point--and the other service academies, too

    Most Americans are familiar with the prestige that surrounds the United States military service academies. Various names and phrases, spoken like solemn incantations, attest to their sacrosanct status: the Point, the Long Gray Line, Annapolis, cadets....
  • Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors

    Qatar's ties to militants complicate relations with U.S., neighbors
    Even in a part of the world where tangled alliances are as common as sweet tea, one would be hard-pressed to find a country where the same few sweltering square miles house the sprawling operations hub for a huge U.S.-led air war and provide plush...
  • Our clout in Congress

    It was American poet John Godfrey Saxe, not German leader Otto von Bismarck, who first compared the making of laws to the making of sausages. But even if a close examination of the legislative process is discouraged, the recipe for progress is hardly a...
  • Female guards file discrimination complaints against Guantanamo judges

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba Some female soldiers at the prison's secret lockup for former CIA captives have filed gender discrimination complaints against two military judges who are forbidding women from handling prisoners to and from legal meetings....
  • Kurdish fighters in Syria near victory in battle with Islamic State

    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani appeared poised Monday to deal a decisive defeat to Islamic State militants after months of street clashes and U.S. aerial bombardment, signaling a major setback for the extremist group. The U.S....
  • US drone strikes resume in Yemen despite political turmoil but campaign's future in question

    A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep fighting the militants despite political paralysis brought on by a Shiite power grab. Yemeni tribal and security officials in the central province of...
  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secret Iranian operation; verdict could chill future leaks

    For years, ex-CIA case officer Jeffrey Sterling was the one under indictment but prosecutors' primary focus of pursuit was journalist Jeffrey Risen. Prosecutors believed Sterling leaked details to Risen about one of the government's most closely held...
  • Female guards file discrimination complaints against Guant�namo judges

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba Some women troops at the prison's secret lockup for former CIA captives have filed gender discrimination complaints against two military judges who are forbidding female guards from handling prisoners to and from legal...
  • Female soldiers say orders barring them from escorting Gitmo detainees are unfair to women

    Some female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge...
  • Former CIA captives get stop-and-go video chats home from Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba Two former CIA captives at Guantanamo have been granted time-delayed, 30-minute video-chats with family the first nearly live conversations with home by men who disappeared into the spy agency's secret prison network a...
  • Privatized housing residents to feel BAH pinch too

    Families living in privatized military housing units will not escape the impact of moves Congress made last month to dampen the value of Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), says a Defense Department housing expert who is coordinating with service...