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Iraq War (2003-2011)

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  • Law strikes 'Korean Conflict', 'Vietnam Era' from the books

    Law strikes 'Korean Conflict', 'Vietnam Era' from the books
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott signed a law Thursday that changes state-law references from Korean Conflict to Korean War and the Vietnam Era to Vietnam War. The revisions were requested by veterans as a way to "more accurately reflect the nature of the...
  • Rounding up this year's summer reads

    Rounding up this year's summer reads
    This past winter, when temperatures routinely dipped below freezing, the promise of eventual summer was the only thing that kept our spirits afloat. Trudging through a dispiriting "wide landscape of snows" — to borrow a phrase from Herman Melville...
  • In the Philippines, basketball is the nation’s pastime

     
    In a country where the average person stands less than 5-feet-5-inches tall there is worship for a game normally dominated by giants. While much of the world bows down before the altar of soccer, it’s basketball that brings out the Filipino...
  • The Bergdahl-Taliban deal and Congress

    The Bergdahl-Taliban deal and Congress
    The House hearing on the deal swapping five Taliban members held in Guantanamo for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been mostly unenlightening. But a few things seem clear from what has been learned since the exchange occurred. First, a lot of critics don't...
  • Analysis: With Iraqi politicians divided, Mosul's recapture not likely anytime soon

    ISTANBUL When Islamic extremists captured Mosul, Iraq's second biggest city, on Tuesday, followed by Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, on Wednesday, the biggest surprise to residents was that the army and police abandoned their posts without a fight....
  • Bring Bergdahl back for court martial [Letter]

    Bring Bergdahl back for court martial [Letter]
    I served 24 years in the United States Army, 21 of them in Special Forces, and I fought in two combat campaigns, El Salvador and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Command Sgt. Major Dan Pitzer, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam and later a senior civilian...
  • Thanking vets through a good day on the water

    CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. "There's one!" Nate Foster said as his rod bent under the weight of a broad-shouldered, 17-inch feisty smallmouth bass. The first fish of the day brought bragging rights. "This is what they look like," said Foster, 35, teasing his...
  • Leave no soldier behind: Plenty of precedent for prisoner exchange

    Leave no soldier behind: Plenty of precedent for prisoner exchange
    "The United States has always had a pretty sacred rule," President Barack Obama said in response to those who criticized his decision to exchange five Guantanamo detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "We don't leave our men or women in uniform behind....
  • New Naval Academy superintendent nominated

    New Naval Academy superintendent nominated
    President Barack Obama has nominated the head of the Naval War College to serve as the next superintendent of the Naval Academy, the Pentagon announced Friday. Rear Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., a 1981 graduate of the academy and a record-setting...
  • Winners of the L.A. Times' 2013 Editorial Awards

    Winners of the L.A. Times' 2013 Editorial Awards
    The Times' Editorial Awards for 2013, handed out in a ceremony Thursday night, honored both accountability journalism and what Editor Davan Maharaj called “the ever-growing types of journalism we produce in this Digital Age.” “This age...
  • Obama's foreign policy echoes Bush doctrine

    Talk about deja vu. The doctrine laid out in President Barack Obama's commencement address Wednesday at the U. S. Military Academy sounded eerily familiar. Obama insisted upon our willingness to use force to deter our adversaries, and, when necessary,...