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  • Review: 'The Railway Man' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Railway Man' ★&#9733 1/2
    The concept of manly grief leads into so many dark areas and cultural expectations — questions about how men are expected to bury their trauma long after the traumatizing event. Or else, how men are expected to examine it, reckon with it...
  • Hearing at Guantanamo Monday to determine competence of defendant to stand trial

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba Lawyers and the alleged 9/11 conspirators return to the war court Monday for the first time this year in a U.S. government bid to determine whether one of the accused plotters is competent to stand trial. At the last...
  • Pacifist yogi or al-Qaida threat? Guantanamo parole board to decide

    Ghaleb al-Bihani is either a one-time, gun-toting cook from war-torn Afghanistan turned yoga-practicing pacifist inside Guantanamo's communal prison blocks or he is a trained extremist ripe to rejoin al-Qaida if he's returned to his native Yemen. Those...
  • Military resolves Guantanamo prison guard's sex-assault case with discharge

    MIAMI A former Guantanamo prison camp guard is being permitted to quit the Army rather than face a sex-assault trial, the military said Friday. Army Sgt. Stevontae Lacefield, 24, told The Miami Herald from Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio that on Monday...
  • Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison

    Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison
    The deadliest ground of the American Civil War lies in rural southwest Georgia. It is not a battlefield. It's a small area, 26 ½ acres, roughly half the size of Hartford's Bushnell Park. There, over the course of 14 months beginning in February 1864,...
  • Jeremiah Denton dies at 89; POW who blinked 'torture' in Morse code

    Jeremiah Denton, the downed Navy pilot who was paraded before television cameras by the Viet Cong and confirmed U.S. suspicions of prisoner maltreatment during the Vietnam War by blinking out the word "torture" in Morse code, has died. He was 89....
  • The Civil War: Fort Pillow Massacre

    The Civil War: Fort Pillow Massacre
    In one of the worst atrocities during a war filled with horrors, Confederate Major Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's troops "cruelly butchered every colored soldier they could lay hands upon," the Tribune reported. The nightmare occurred on April 12, 1864,...
  • Disgraced Guantanamo guard got medal for saving detainee from suicide

    MIAMI A former Guantanamo guard being discharged instead of facing a sexual-assault trial did avert a detainee's suicide around the time of last year's prison camp raid that put hunger strikers under lockdown, the military confirmed. Army Col. Greg...
  • Williamsburg's Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam War hero, dies at age 89

    The Navy commander who blinked a message in Morse code to let Washington know he was being tortured by the Vietnamese died March 28 in a Virginia Beach hospice. Retired Rear Adm. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., a resident of Kingsmill in James City County since...
  • 2 Guantanamo guards accused of sexually assaulting subordinate soldiers

    The military is putting two Guantanamo guards on trial in Texas on charges alleging they sexually assaulted junior soldiers at the remote outpost at a time when commanders were grappling with the prison hunger strike, the military said Monday. The...
  • Richard A. Hartman, CEO of Automobile Club of Md.

    Richard A. Hartman, CEO of Automobile Club of Md.
    Richard A. Hartman, former president and CEO of the Automobile Club of Maryland who fought at the Battle of the Bulge, died Feb. 28 of complications from cancer and renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former longtime Cedarcroft resident...