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  • 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...
  • U.S. military action isn't always the answer

    To the editor: Max Boot's prescription for salvaging U.S. foreign policy fails to recognize the need for a nuanced analysis of the possible consequences of unilateral military intervention. ("Chuck Hagel's firing won't help U.S. foreign policy," Op-Ed,...
  • Chuck Hagel got a bum rap

    Goodbye, Chuck Hagel: We hardly knew ye! Perhaps there wasn't much to know. Or perhaps you contain hidden depths. Who can say? For almost two years, you seemed barely there, an irascible half-presence in the Pentagon's E ring. Soon you won't be there at...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...