| Oct 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 1:41 PM
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'...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:19 PM
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...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton both wrote books criticizing the foreign policy practices of their old boss, President Barack Obama. Though writing independently, they each concluded that Obama's policies were weak, vacillating and lacking in aggression....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:26 PM
There's simply no excuse for the Secret Service to have allowed an apparently deranged man to vault over the White House fence on Friday then sprint across the lawn and actually enter the president's residence through an unlocked door before he was...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:58 PM
The Republican challenger trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth tried to tie her to the Department of Veterans Affairs health care scandal during a joint appearance Monday.
"These issues didn't just come up overnight. These have been there for a...
| 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-...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:11 PM
The troubled Iraq war veteran who scaled the White House fence had a dangerous fixation on the president, stockpiling weapons and ammunition and carrying a map to the White House stuffed in a Bible during an earlier arrest, a federal prosecutor said...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:47 PM
The 2016 presidential election is more than two years away. Heck, the 2014 midterm election is still more than a month away. But it's never too early to speculate about presidential nominations, especially for politicians who are thinking about running....
| Sep 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high -- and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Obama's Wednesday-night announcement...
| 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...