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  • Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns

    Recent Iran airstrikes in Iraq help drive Islamic State from 2 towns
    Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
  • President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'

    President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'
    President Obama first grabbed national attention with a keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention that portrayed America the way most Americans want to see it, as a unified entity, regardless of its occasional squabbles. Ironic, then,...
  • Theo Lippman Jr.

    Theo Lippman Jr.
    Theo "Ted" Lippman Jr., a former Baltimore Sun editorial writer and author of several books, died Saturday morning of complications after a fall at his home in Fenwick Island, Del. He was 85. "He wrote with a great sense of humor," said Joseph R.L....
  • Military chief says battle with Islamic State starting to turn

    Military chief says battle with Islamic State starting to turn
    The United States' top military officer told American troops on a surprise visit to Baghdad on Saturday that the momentum in the battle with Islamic State was "starting to turn," but predicted a drawn-out campaign lasting several years. General Martin...
  • A thankful community remembers veterans

    When Pastor Charles Seivard began the invocation to the Veterans' Day service at Oscar Swanson Park in North Grosvenordale, he brought home the import of the day. "Think of one individual who served," he said. "See their faces, speak their names, remember...
  • Donald Chung dies at 82; Korean War vet became author, doctor, donor

    Donald Chung dies at 82; Korean War vet became author, doctor, donor
    Fleeing his North Korean village in wartime 1950, Donald Chung promised his mother he would be back within three days. He never saw her again. Unable to return, Chung went on to fight on the side of South Korea in the Korean War, endure bruising...
  • Two cities in Little Saigon elect Vietnamese American mayors

    Two cities in Little Saigon elect Vietnamese American mayors
    The two cities that make up the heart of Little Saigon will now be led by Vietnamese Americans for the first time — after a final count of ballots in a razor-close municipal election. Bao Nguyen, a Garden Grove school trustee, beat veteran...
  • Obama should attack ISIS

    Obama should attack ISIS
    As a veteran of World War II who served five years in the Pacific almost three of which were aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and later recalled for three more years during the Korean War, in my opinion President Barack Obama is absolutely not...
  • Glastonbury VFW Hosting Dinner To Honor Vietnam Veterans

    Glastonbury VFW Hosting Dinner To Honor Vietnam Veterans
    GLASTONBURY — For nearly a decade, Frank Forrest and the Glastonbury VFW Post 7659 and its Ladies' Auxiliary has been sending care packages to troops serving overseas. And next year, the country will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam...
  • Abe Ribicoff: A Connecticut Original

    I first met then-Gov. Abraham Ribicoff in the summer of 1958 when he was running for re-election and I, a 26-year-old, was working for John Bailey, the Democratic state chairman. To say I "met" Ribicoff is a considerable exaggeration. Bailey told me...
  • Obama steps away from the Powell Doctrine

    Obama steps away from the Powell Doctrine
    We're three months into our newest war, the one against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and nobody's happy with how it's going. Hawks complain that President Obama isn't committing enough military force to win. Doves, noting that Obama just doubled...