| Nov 25, 2014
| 8:40 PM
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....
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:36 PM
The first U.S. Special Forces arrived in Afghanistan in October 2001 to fight alongside anti-Taliban rebels, spot targets for war planes and search the cave-dotted hills of Tora Bora for Osama bin Laden.
This was how "Operation Enduring Freedom" was...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 3:14 PM
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.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:41 AM
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...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 8:37 PM
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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:03 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:54 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:40 PM
President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in...