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  • Captain of San Diego-based warship relieved of duty

    Captain of San Diego-based warship relieved of duty
    The captain of one of the Navy's premier warships has been relieved of command after an investigation found that he routinely used foul and abusive language toward crew members and engaged in inappropriate touching and questioning of women. Capt....
  • Iraq army, allies reclaim towns from Islamic State

    Iraqi and allied forces have wrested control of two towns in the eastern province of Diyala from the militant group Islamic State, Iraqi officials said Monday. Saadiya and Jalawla, less than 20 miles from the Iranian border, were retaken after a two-day...
  • Talks on Iran's nuclear program rightly extended

    Talks on Iran's nuclear program rightly extended
    It's disappointing that negotiations on Iran's nuclear program failed to produce a final agreement by Monday's deadline. But the decision by Iran and six world powers to keep talking is vastly preferable to the alternative. A rupture in the negotiations...
  • Prosecutors: Close Loop terror trial as disguised FBI agent testifies

     Prosecutors: Close Loop terror trial as disguised FBI agent testifies
    Federal prosecutors want an undercover FBI agent to testify in disguise and in a courtroom cleared of the public and news media at the upcoming trial of a suburban man charged with attempting to detonate a car bomb outside a Loop bar. In the court filing...
  • Suicide bomber strikes Afghan volleyball tournament, at least 45 dead

    Suicide bomber strikes Afghan volleyball tournament, at least 45 dead
    A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday amid a crowd at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan, killing 45 people and injuring dozens more in the deadliest attack since a new government took power, officials said. The evening explosion in...
  • Want to beat Islamic State? Try the Afghan model, circa 2001

     Want to beat Islamic State? Try the Afghan model, circa 2001
    President Obama, who swept to power in 2008 in part on his promise to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq, is clearly a reluctant warrior. His concern about getting involved in "mission creep" in the deserts of Iraq, where nearly 4,500 troops have died, recently...
  • Hagel bows out of an administration adrift

    PARIS -- Chuck Hagel's departure from his post as defense secretary has been attributed to his failure to fit in with the Obama cabinet's crowd. Among his other reported deficiencies was that he was only a sergeant in Vietnam, twice wounded. A twice-...
  • Obama appears to be seeking a more forceful Defense secretary

    Obama appears to be seeking a more forceful Defense secretary
    As he searches for his fourth Defense secretary in six years, President Obama appears to be looking for a more forceful, articulate military leader to navigate the tough but limited wars that are likely to consume much of his final two years in office....
  • Chuck Hagel leaves Obama's war against war

    WASHINGTON -- The surprising decision of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to leave his Pentagon post after only 21 months of service has been widely greeted as a combination of his frustration in the job and a conclusion at the White House that he...
  • A bittersweet Thanksgiving 6,500 miles apart

    A bittersweet Thanksgiving 6,500 miles apart
    The family will gather at Bill and Rose Stevens' two-story home in Perry Hall early Thursday afternoon, just as they've done every Thanksgiving for 25 years. Rose, a nurse, will do most of the cooking. Bill, a retired firefighter, will set up the buffet...
  • Jim Webb explores candidacy in 2016

    WASHINGTON -- Political crystal-ball gazers widely predicting a cakewalk for Hillary Clinton to the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination are not likely to change their minds in light of former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb's decision to form an exploratory...