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  • Korean War Hero George Lawall

     
    When Rudy Blomstrom of Lower Saucon Township sent me this war story the other day, I was blown away by his research, his writing and especially by the remarkable young man (at left) he was writing about. I knew right......
  • What Obama didn't explain in his foreign policy speech at West Point

    What Obama didn't explain in his foreign policy speech at West Point
    President Obama’s foreign policy speech at West Point on Wednesday didn’t break any new ground, not even rhetorically. But it wasn’t intended to. It was meant as a rebuttal, an answer to critics who have harried Obama for months...
  • Healing warriors by making a census of combat wounds' microbiota

    Healing warriors by making a census of combat wounds' microbiota
    After an American GI is wounded in combat, his or her life depends on the speed of evacuation, the degree to which blood loss can be stanched, and the skill with which military surgeons can clean, patch and stitch. But it also depends on a factor that's...
  • Bob Ray Sanders: Because Iraq is not 'one people,' it will always be in conflict

    Once the United States had extricated itself from the quagmire known as the Iraq war, many people assumed that the United States would let the country stand on its own, able to defend its borders and newfound democracy. But in truth, while Iraq had the...
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Biden's partitioning idea may be Iraq's best hope

    In coping with overseas debacles, American politicians often fare better at playing the Blame Game or patting themselves on the back than they do with preventing problems or figuring out how to resolve them. It was that way a generation ago with China...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Whose fault is the latest breakout of violence in Iraq?

    The breakout of violence and advance of ISIS in Iraq has plenty of folks in Washington pointing fingers. Is the violence President Obama's fault, for withdrawing troops from that war-torn country too soon? Or perhaps blame can be laid on the George W....
  • Comparing Iraq and Vietnam

    Andrew J. Bacevich brings into clear view how the slow-motion disaster that was the Iraq war may end. As in Vietnam, we appear to have sent "too many soldiers to make peace and too few to make war." ("Can Obama pull a Nixon with the Iraq crisis?,"...
  • Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'

    Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'
    Last fall, as President Obama weighed airstrikes against Syria, deliberations followed a clear pattern: The president solicited scores of options, planners returned with possibilities, and, according to people involved, Obama would reply with the same...
  • Obama to send up to 300 advisors to 'train, advise and support' Iraq

    Obama to send up to 300 advisors to 'train, advise and support' Iraq
    President Obama said Thursday that he is prepared to send up to 300 U.S. military advisors to Iraq to help government security forces fend off the Islamic militants who have seized up to a third of the country. Speaking to the nation, Obama said the U....
  • Obama ordering 275 military personnel to Iraq; may send special ops

    Obama ordering 275 military personnel to Iraq; may send special ops
    In a sign of the growing danger in Iraq, President Obama notified Congress on Monday that he was sending up to 275 U.S. military personnel “to provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.” Obama also is...
  • Jay Ambrose: How Obama increases risks

    As hard as it is to find anyone defending the U.S. war in Iraq these days, Saddam Hussein was a danger to us. This tyrant-in-chief had murdered 300,000 fellow Iraqis, killed tens of thousands of others when he invaded neighbors, had developed chemical and...