| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Expect to be in it for the long haul.
More than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan has left Americans war-weary, but the reality is we are not even close to being finished.
The U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State fighters started...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:54 PM
It's funny how President Obama is always talking about "I" and "me" whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly it's "they" and "we" when mistakes are made.
For instance, for years, Obama boasted about how he ended the Iraq war and how he withdrew...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The man who breached security at the White House this month overpowered a U.S. Secret Service officer and ran through much of the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Under no circumstances should the Secret Service be allowed to encroach further on the public space of Washington.
Ill-considered, unnecessary and undemocratic security measures already have stolen from the American people the West Terrace of the...
| Sep 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — It was just like the good old days.
Scooter Libby was in the front row. Paul Wolfowitz was in the second. And on the stage was Dick Cheney, beating the drums of war.
"The situation is dire, and defeating these terrorists will...
| Aug 15, 2014
Every time President Barack Obama thinks he has succeeded in establishing restraint as the central doctrine of his foreign policy, a new outburst of chaos in the Middle East draws him back in.
In 2011, fears that Libya's Moammar Kadafi would massacre...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:40 PM
As with many suicides, nobody saw this one coming.
Back from his service in Afghanistan, Matthew Melanson was part of a tightly knit group of students at Tunxis Community College. The 22-year-old National Guardsman from Simsbury was known as an avid...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:01 PM
As he sat at the defense table in a Miami federal courtroom Tuesday, Iraq War veteran Jose Emmanuel Torres wanted the judge to remember his 15 years of spotless military service to his country.
But prosecutor Jeffrey Kaplan wanted the judge to remember...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
As anyone who's ever tried knows, the White House is one of the most difficult buildings in the world to get into. Take it from me. I go there almost every day for the daily White House press briefings. You have to go through several layers of security to...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Dave Smith hit his lowest low in March 2012.
The retired Marine and Iraq combat veteran separated from his family and friends, broke up with his girlfriend and spent nights drinking himself into oblivion.
One afternoon, he put a loaded shotgun in...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:15 PM
This past week's racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., has uncovered a divide within the black community — one based on generation, class and the cloudy political vision offered by African-American politics in the Obama age.
When asked who is the leader...