| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Prisoners of war and those missing in action were celebrated during the POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony Friday at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa.
"Events like these are essential for democracy," said Chris Martin, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 1:36 AM
Clouds darkened the skies, reflecting the mood of a ceremony Friday morning honoring those who are still missing from battles overseas.
Naval Air Facility El Centro held its prisoner of war and missing in action ceremony Friday next to the POW/MIA...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Engraved bricks are being installed at Monument Circle to honor our Hoosier veterans.
A special ceremony was held Friday morning to kick off the campaign.
The first set of laser engraved bricks honor five veterans, including a Marine who lost both...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Ralph K. "Ken" Barnes, a retired Koppers Co. manager who was a prisoner of war during the twilight months of World War II, died Saturday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Cockeysville resident was 89.
| Feb 6, 2013
| 1:23 PM
PIERRE – The state Senate has already given its OK for a new working holiday in South Dakota called Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. Now the state House of Representatives will weigh in on two more in recognition of groups of special veterans.
| Feb 7, 2013
For decades, the accusations of Cuban exiles about human rights abuses in Cuba have been questioned.
It was 37 years ago when a local South Florida newspaper questioned Cuban exiles when they said the Castro regime held thousands of political...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:29 AM
WASHINGTON -- When Burma's Zin Mar Aung was placed in solitary confinement for trying to organize students in 1999, Bill Clinton was president of the United States.
When she was released, Barack Obama was in the Oval Office.
Zin Mar Aung says she...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Czechoslovakia had its share of heroes during the 40-plus years the Eastern European nation endured Soviet domination — most notably the reformers crushed during the infamous Prague Spring of 1968 and the protesters whose nonviolent Velvet...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:37 PM
While the jury is still out as to whether the Chinese writer Mo Yan, who is said to have been toeing the party line, truly deserves the Nobel Prize for Literature, there is little doubt that his novel “POW!” — with its Rabelaisian...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Libya, North Vietnam a contrast in military response
To the editor:
I am outraged at the recent handling of events in Benghazi, Libya, and am reminded of a very different reaction by the American government when it had the opportunity to rescue its...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:26 AM
The State Department revealed this month that the United States has detained more than 200 children at its military prison in Afghanistan. I represent one of them, a boy who left his parents' home in Karachi, Pakistan in July 2008, when he was 14, on a...