| May 22, 2015
| 6:30 PM
Every war casts a long shadow, from the heroism of the Greatest Generation to the dark ambiguities of Vietnam. It was inevitable, then, that the 2016 presidential candidates would be confronted with the war in Iraq.
Twelve years on, the broad...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Signs and banners drape the fences and electricity poles of Baghdad in a tapestry of religiously iconographic red, black, yellow and green. Most depict young Shiite Muslim men, replete with military uniforms, stern expressions and slogans extolling the...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 6:26 AM
One of the most dramatic scenes in Emily Gray Tedrowe's riveting war novel takes place, not on streets of Iraq and Afghanistan strewn with improvised explosive devices, but in a suburban Whole Foods not far from Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Lacey Diaz...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:09 PM
Brian Williams' false statements regarding his experience on a military helicopter during the 2003 invasion of Iraq have triggered an investigation amid escalating criticism of the anchorman’s actions.
MORE: Brian Williams temporarily steps down...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Even though much of the capital is out of town for a Shiite religious holiday in the city of Karbala, the gleaming food court at Mansour Mall is packed.
Indoor shopping malls are a staple in neighboring Persian Gulf countries but still rare in war-...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 5:52 PM
The children awoke the day before Christmas behind blast walls and armed guards, in a dingy Syrian Catholic schoolhouse strung with clotheslines. Their families have been cooking on hot plates and sleeping on pallets there in recent months, forced from...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:03 PM
Violence in Iraq killed at least 12,282 civilians last year, the deadliest since the sectarian strife of 2007, United Nations officials said.
“Yet again, the Iraqi ordinary citizen continues to suffer from violence and terrorism.... This is a very...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Omar Gonzalez was always popular along this quiet cul-de-sac of neat suburban homes near Ft. Hood. "Omar, Omar!" children would shout as they ran to his front door. But at some point, neighbors of the decorated combat veteran started to worry.
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:17 PM
RICHMOND – Bob and Maureen McDonnell both rested their cases Wednesday, leaving just a few steps to go before a jury decides their fate.
Closing arguments will likely come Friday, federal Judge James R. Spencer said, wrapping up a five-week case....
| Sep 7, 2014
| 7:53 AM
President Obama said he will explain to Americans and congressional leaders this week his plan to "start going on some offense" against Islamic State militants, who he said could eventually become a threat to the United States. Obama will make a speech...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:54 AM
WASHINGTON - The Texas man accused of breaking into the White House while armed with a knife is a U.S. military veteran who was decorated for his service in the Iraq war, the U.S. Army said on Sunday.
Omar Gonzalez, 42, is expected to appear in court...