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  • Ernie Brace dies at 83; civilian pilot held 7 years by N. Vietnamese

     Ernie Brace dies at 83; civilian pilot held 7 years by N. Vietnamese
    Pilot Ernie Brace, who was a prisoner in Laos and North Vietnam for seven years — longer than any other American civilian during the Vietnam War — was held mostly in solitary confinement, sometimes in stocks or chains. But in a prison near...
  • Four political dramas that play around with form

    Four political dramas that play around with form
    The words "political drama" may evoke finger-pointing lectures to some, but the subtlest works of dramatic literature have a political dimension, and the most enduring political dramas have an artistic suppleness. A false dichotomy between aesthetics...
  • Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'

     Sen. Kirk to seek re-election 'come hell or high water'
    — Facing a tough campaign almost three years after a stroke, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he is running for re-election in 2016 "come hell or high water." Kirk's bravado comes despite a second-term path lined with numerous political...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Rachel Marsden: Canadian attack prompts absurd reactions

    PARIS -- Some warped minds believe that when a nation suffers a terrorist attack, it somehow deserved it and should set about doing some soul searching. Implicit in this argument is the notion that the attacker was somehow justified in his heinous actions...
  • Doyle McManus: The new Rand Paul vs. the old Rand Paul

    Doyle McManus: The new Rand Paul vs. the old Rand Paul
    Rand Paul, the heretofore libertarian senator from Kentucky, gave a foreign policy speech to Republican grandees in New York recently with a clear message: I'm not an isolationist like my dad. The senator's peppery father, the thoroughly libertarian...
  • 21-day quarantine ordered for U.S. troops on Ebola mission to Africa

    21-day quarantine ordered for U.S. troops on Ebola mission to Africa
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed an order Wednesday requiring all U.S. troops returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa to be quarantined for 21 days to guarantee they don't have the virus. The Joint Chiefs of Staff had recommended on Tuesday that...
  • Quarantine-like monitoring approved for U.S. troops on Ebola mission

    Quarantine-like monitoring approved for U.S. troops on Ebola mission
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved 21 days of strict, quarantine-like monitoring for U.S. military personnel returning from Ebola relief efforts in West Africa, but the Pentagon was still finalizing details on who exactly would be...
  • Freedom of choice leads to the freedom to serve others: Front Burner

    Freedom of choice leads to the freedom to serve others: Front Burner
    At the height of the Vietnam War, President Richard Nixon appointed two economists — Milton Friedman and Alan Greenspan — to examine the efficacy of maintaining America's long tradition of compulsory military service. During one particularly...
  • 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....