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  • Obama authorizes 1,500 additional U.S. troops for deployment to Iraq

    Obama authorizes 1,500 additional U.S. troops for deployment to Iraq
    President Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of U.S. forces on the ground helping Iraqi and Kurdish forces battle the militant group Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Friday. Obama's decision...
  • President's foreign policy intentions lie in ruins

    WASHINGTON -- Now that the usual vows of good intentions are over between President Obama and the elected Republican leaders of the House and Senate -- all vowing willingness to work together to break the long legislative stalemate on Capitol Hill --...
  • U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State leaders in Iraq, destroy convoy

    The U.S. carried out airstrikes that targeted a gathering of Islamic State leaders in northern Iraq, military officials said Saturday. U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, confirmed that warplanes destroyed a 10-...
  • Forty years after 'Fourth of July,' Ron Kovic still speaking up against war

    Forty years after 'Fourth of July,' Ron Kovic still speaking up against war
    In the fall of 1974, a tormented young Vietnam War veteran rolled his wheelchair into the Sears store on Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica and bought a typewriter for $42. He lugged it back to his apartment at Third and Pacific and began writing in a fever,...
  • Lane Evans dies at 63; Illinois lawmaker fought for veterans' rights

    Former Illinois Rep. Lane Evans, a Vietnam War-era Marine who fought for veterans' rights during his 24 years in the U.S. House, has died after battling Parkinson's disease. He was 63. The Democrat died Wednesday at a nursing home in East Moline, Ill.,...
  • When the 'voice of God' was heard: My Word

    When the 'voice of God' was heard: My Word
    World War I, the "war to end all wars," ended when the armistice between the Allied Nations and Germany was signed on Nov. 11, 1918. On May 13, 1938, the U.S. Congress made Nov. 11 a legal holiday: "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to...
  • Readers reflect on Veterans Day

    Readers reflect on Veterans Day
    Thanks for sacrifice A few weeks ago, I was honored to be in the audience listening to a young soldier who was wounded in service. He was speaking of the partnership between Wounded Warrior Project and Canine Companions. I was so moved by his story that...
  • Miami Book Fair: Former Marine Phil Klay talks 'Redeployment'

    Miami Book Fair: Former Marine Phil Klay talks 'Redeployment'
    At the beginning of Phil Klay's short story "Unless It's a Sucking Chest Wound," an Iraq War veteran is wakened by a phone call from a Marine captain who's about to go on leave after a tour in Afghanistan. "Prepare yourself," the captain tells the...
  • 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,...
  • Orland Park marks Veterans Day by adding names to memorial

    Orland Park marks Veterans Day by adding names to memorial
    Tuesday's cold, wet weather moved Orland Park's Veterans Day ceremony indoors, but it didn't keep crowds from attending to thank area veterans and honor those whose names were added to the Orland Park Veterans' Memorial outside Village Hall. One...