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  • Proud Sunni neighborhood writhes under Iraq's Shiite security forces

    Proud Sunni neighborhood writhes under Iraq's Shiite security forces
    He fought alongside U.S. troops battling Al Qaeda militants on the streets of Adhamiya, one of Baghdad's most treacherous districts during the long American-led occupation. Now he is ready to take up arms against the Iraqi government that he once fought...
  • Obama tells Congress U.S. deploying up to 275 troops to Iraq

    Obama tells Congress U.S. deploying up to 275 troops to Iraq
    President Barack Obama told Congress on Monday the United States was deploying up to 275 military personnel to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the country's embassy in Baghdad after militants seized control of the north of the country....
  • Why are Americans so easily taken to war?

    To the editor: Professor Joseph J. Ellis' essay should be mandatory reading for all Americans. ("The American way of war: It may surprise you," Op-Ed, July 1) When any politician is eager to go to war, watch out. Any objective reading of U.S. history...
  • Republicans can't seem to agree on Iraq and Middle East strategies

    The crisis in Iraq and broader unrest in the Middle East have exposed a growing rift among Republicans on foreign policy, as skeptics of military intervention have more openly challenged the party's hawkish posture in the post-Sept. 11 era. Unfolding...
  • Appreciation: Jazz musician Charlie Haden spoke for beauty

    Appreciation: Jazz musician Charlie Haden spoke for beauty
    I’d probably only been covering jazz for the Los Angeles Times for a year or so when the phone rang at my desk and on the other end was Charlie Haden. For a half-second, I was terrified. Was this how I was going to find out that the tiny voice...
  • The German-American breakup

    When candidate Barack Obama spoke in July 2008 in Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate, he told a rapturous German audience that peace and progress "require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other." It...
  • Orange County home to third-largest Asian American population in U.S.

    Orange County home to third-largest Asian American population in U.S.
    When the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the 1970s as a home for teaching the native language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms. Now, it has its own campus — bursting with more than 1,200 students. It's a...
  • Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad

    The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley. "We are the forward defensive line for...
  • Obama's Iraq dilemma: Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's decision to send another 200 U.S. troops to Baghdad to secure the American Embassy and the airport there could be called a victory of reality over wishful thinking -- the notion that the Iraq crisis could be resolved...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Needs Firmer Hand

    In President Barack Obama's sometimes maddeningly cautious foreign policy, you can see him struggling to answer what may be the hardest question of his presidency: How should the United States project power in a disorderly world without making the same...
  • Downers Grove July 4 parade to honor veterans

    Downers Grove July 4 parade to honor veterans
    More than 800 people are scheduled to participate in this year's edition of the Downers Grove July 4 parade. About 80 organizations, businesses, churches and political figures are on tap to march down the village's center Friday afternoon, officials...