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  • Guide to Bergdahl case that began with disappearance

    The charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy that now face Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl stem from his disappearance from his infantry unit in Afghanistan in 2009. It is believed that Bergdahl was held by the Taliban in Afghanistan until last May,...
  • Letters: Tribute to helicopter crash victim

    Bruce Teitelbaum was the owner of Alligator Shredding. I have been his client for several years. A weekly visit by a shredder for most business owners is an uneventful, rather mundane brief few minutes of the week. Not with Teitelbaum. He would come...
  • US foreign policy founders on ignorance, arrogance

    PARIS -- The first foreign policy speech given by a major Republican presidential prospect, Jeb Bush, in mid-February, was notable for its display of ignorance about the world and its menaces -- unfortunately a common Republican characteristic. Among...
  • Rachel Marsden: Is America tough enough to deal with modern threats?

    PARIS -- The Green Berets need to throw more tea parties, don't you think? The federal government is requesting public-sector proposals from contractors to train U.S. Special Forces in ethnography and cultural work. That includes, according to the...
  • A make-or-break week awaits Republican leaders in Congress

    A make-or-break week awaits Republican leaders in Congress
    This week offers a make-or-break moment for Republican leaders on Capitol Hill. After stumbling several times since taking control of Congress earlier this year, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)...
  • Official: US-led aircraft flying over IS-held Tikrit

    The U.S.-led coalition battling the Islamic State group has begun surveillance flights over the northern Iraqi town of Tikrit, a senior coalition official said Tuesday, marking the first time the alliance has taken part in a major offensive there that...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    AP investigation: Men forced to work as slaves to catch seafood for global supply The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards...
  • Repairing traumatic brain injury

    There is "no secure means of diagnosis, but there are also no known ways to prevent it and no cure," wrote National Geographic magazine in a recent article dedicated to the signature injury of the Iraq and Afghan wars. The assessment reflects the almost...
  • US officials: Military worries about easing transgender ban

    U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations about any move to lift the Pentagon's ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, an issue since Defense Secretary Ash Carter's suggestion that he is open to the idea, officials say. Carter...
  • Connecticut Military Members On Islamic State Hit List

    Connecticut Military Members On Islamic State Hit List
    State and local police have been notified that some military personnel in Connecticut have appeared on a list of service members targeted by the Islamic State terrorist group. A U.S. Air Force member with addresses in Berlin and Manchester is on the...
  • U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen collapses amid chaos

    U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen collapses amid chaos
    Once hailed by President Barack Obama as a model for fighting extremism, the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen has all but collapsed as the country descends into chaos, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials. Operations against militants have been...