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Iraq War (2003-2011)

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  • Review: 'The Guest' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Guest' ★★ 1/2
    A pretty crafty genre pastiche until it stalls, director Adam Wingard's "The Guest" introduces its title character after he knocks on the front door of a small-town New Mexico family that recently lost their older son in the Iraq War. Door opens, a man'...
  • Doug Clifton: Miami Herald was right to pursue Gary Hart tip

     Doug Clifton: Miami Herald was right  to pursue Gary Hart tip
    If you haven't yet heard about Matt Bai's book on the failed presidential hopes of Gary Hart, you will. Bai, once political editor for The New York Times' Sunday magazine and current political editor for Yahoo, asserts that one week in 1987 forever...
  • Sabaton Brings Its History-Lesson Metal To Hartford

    Sabaton Brings Its History-Lesson Metal To Hartford
    How do you make one of the most epic days in history more epic? Simple: write a metal song about it. With the title track of 2005's "Primo Victoria," Sweden-based power metal outfit Sabaton get inside the Allied Forces' heads as they invade Normandy in...
  • Saluting an 'invisible population'

    Saluting an 'invisible population'
    As he dropped sandbags along the base of the Air Force barracks at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam, John Bowen saw the rockets soar in. The building buckled, he says, then exploded, and seemed to "rush up and hit me in the face" as the blast...
  • California congressional races heat up as parties look ahead to 2016

    California congressional races heat up as parties look ahead to 2016
    Both major political parties and groups of their deep-pocketed supporters are playing big in the handful of fiercely fought congressional races in California this year. With Republicans widely expected to keep — even add to — their House...
  • Islamic State beheads British hostage; captive from Indiana threatened

    Islamic State beheads British hostage; captive from Indiana threatened
    WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria posted a video on Friday that appeared to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, triggering condemnation by the British and U.S. governments. The footage on YouTube,...
  • Secret Service disarray fuels questions over Obama's safety

    Secret Service disarray fuels questions over Obama's safety
    WASHINGTON - When Secret Service officer Timothy McCarthy took a bullet to protect Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt and agent Jerry Parr shoved the president into a limousine, their quick reflexes projected a Hollywood-style image of...
  • Jeremy Renner reflects on an unexpected Hollywood trajectory

    Jeremy Renner reflects on an unexpected Hollywood trajectory
    In 1992, Jeremy Renner came to Los Angeles as an aspiring actor with three specific goals in mind. (1) He wanted to be in a movie. (2) He wanted to have a significant enough role that he wouldn't have to explain that he was, say, that guy wearing the...
  • Blundering Secret Service needs to step up its game [Commentary]

    Blundering Secret Service needs to step up its game [Commentary]
    In the movie "Olympus Has Fallen," Gerard Butler faced off against Dylan McDermott and a band of Korean terrorists. In "White House Down," Channing Tatum fought to save President Jamie Foxx from a band of mercenaries. In both movies, the bad guys found...
  • Bomb or occupy -- or neither?

    Wars usually end only when the defeated aggressor believes it would be futile to resume the conflict. Lasting peace follows if the loser is then forced to change its political system into something other than what it was. Republican Rome learned that...
  • The cancer of violent extremism

    "As we look to the future, one issue risks a cycle of conflict that could derail so much progress. And that is the cancer of violent extremism that has ravaged so many parts of the Muslim world." The cancer of violent extremism . . . I listen to the...