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  • A gripping 'One Million Steps' examines Marines in Afghanistan

    A gripping 'One Million Steps' examines Marines in Afghanistan
    In the preface to "One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War," Bing West announces that "this is my sixth and final book about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan." If so, West has clearly left the best for last: a gripping, boot-level account of Marines in...
  • Holiday gift guide: ‘Hobbit,’ Batman, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ more

     
    Ho, Ho, Ho(dor)! It's the time of year for geek-friendly holiday shopping. Whether you're shopping for fans of “Game of Thrones,” “Star […]...
  • New Book Documents Achievements Of Connecticut's Only Civil War Cavalry Regiment

    New Book Documents Achievements Of Connecticut's Only Civil War Cavalry Regiment
    Gen. George A. Custer, among the boldest cavalry commanders in history, saw the zeal and dash he esteemed in Connecticut's Civil War horse soldiers. "I cannot fail to remember the many triumphs in which your regiment bore such a prominent part," Custer...
  • Saving Private Turner

    Pfc. Due W. Turner is no longer the unknown soldier of Columbia County, Arkansas. At last his name has been added to the monument dedicated to the country's veterans on the courthouse square in Magnolia, Arkansas. That empty space on the list of...
  • U.S. should attack ISIS now

    U.S. should attack ISIS now
    I write as a 93-year-old retired educator who worked in a classroom for 35 years, 32 of which were as the principal of an independent middle school and before that as a Naval Reserve Officer for eight years of active duty including five during World War...
  • Emerging Iranian Official Could Bridge Factions

    Emerging Iranian Official Could Bridge Factions
    An intriguing new figure is gaining prominence in the Iranian government just as regional conflicts in Iraq and Syria intensify and nuclear talks with the West move toward a Nov. 24 deadline. The newly prominent official is Ali Shamkhani, the head of...
  • Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

    Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday. Merkel...
  • Flintridge Prep boys' water polo team grabs share of Prep League crown

    PASADENA —During the last several seasons, the Flintridge Prep boys’ water polo team spent plenty of time learning from mainstay rival Pasadena Poly. Pasadena Poly had set the standard in league, having won four straight league championships....
  • A halfhearted U.S. war effort in the Middle East

     A halfhearted U.S. war effort in the Middle East
    A common thread connects U.S. military operations of the last 20 or more years: We've persistently tried to fight them on the cheap. In gauging the requirements of a prospective campaign, “What do we need to win?” has repeatedly taken a back...
  • Iraqi forces insist Baghdad airport, lifeline to the world, is secure

    Iraqi forces insist Baghdad airport, lifeline to the world, is secure
    Sgt. Ahmed Hassan says he hasn't fired a shot at Islamic State fighters in six weeks. From his perch atop an Iraqi army guard tower in this ramshackle city just west of Baghdad, he peers over his rifle sight toward a military checkpoint clogged with...
  • Beverly Hills teacher finds violin and Vivaldi in a time of war

    Beverly Hills teacher finds violin and Vivaldi in a time of war
    I teach violin in Beverly Hills, and this summer I received an unusual request. Jonathan Hollander, a choreographer and founder of the nearly 40-year-old Battery Dance Company in New York, contacted me through mutual friends. Hollander was looking for a...