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  • 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....
  • What matters most is bringing the GI home

     What matters most is bringing the GI home
    Those who object to President Barack Obama's recent prisoner exchange raise a bracing question: How many Taliban terrorists is one freed U.S. soldier worth? That question goes to the heart of the criticism Obama has received after doing what many of his...
  • Time To Take Down The POW-MIA Flags

    Time To Take Down The POW-MIA Flags
    Whatever the circumstances of his capture, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was the last American prisoner of war. Now that he is free, might it be time to rethink the POW-MIA flags that have flown over some public buildings for 40 years? The black and white flag,...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Orphan Black' on BBC America

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Orphan Black' on BBC America
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 8 - 12, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black Cosima (Tatiana Maslany) is out...
  • Bete noire McCain keeps Obama's feet to the fire

    WASHINGTON--Sen. John McCain, whose failed challenge to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election still rankles fellow Republicans, is back in harness as his party's chief Obama scold and bĂȘte noire. The administration's decision to swap that...
  • Most of 5 freed Taliban prisoners have less than hard-core pasts

    Most of 5 freed Taliban prisoners have less than hard-core pasts
    Arriving in the western Afghanistan city of Herat in the late 1990s during Taliban rule, Pakistani journalist Rahimullah Yusufzai expected a locked-down, cowering population. Instead, he heard residents openly criticize the militant Islamic movement. At...
  • Bringing home an American -- it's complicated

    Informed Americans are split down the middle on most important policy issues. So it is hard to win statewide or national elections on policy grounds — charisma counts, negative ads count, and all the other things most of us hate about politics...
  • White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal

    White House faces growing fury in Congress over Bowe Bergdahl deal
    The White House struggled Wednesday to quell a political storm in Congress over the trade of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and to repair relations with Democratic and Republican lawmakers outraged over the lack of consultation. The...
  • Did Sgt. Bergdahl deserve to be rescued?

    There's a new trend in American politics. Call it the "Benghazi Syndrome." It used to be, when our nation was attacked, as on September 11, Americans rallied behind the president and said: "Let's go get the guys who did this to us." No longer. When...
  • Bob Bergdahl: a war captive's father and his war at home

    Bob Bergdahl: a war captive's father and his war at home
    In 2011, during his long five-year vigil, waiting helplessly at home while his son was held by Taliban extremists half a world away, Bob Bergdahl made a personal video for the Pakistani government that he hoped would be delivered to his boy, Army Sgt....
  • Obama: 'No apologies' for trading Taliban detainees for Bowe Bergdahl

    President Obama said Thursday that he will “make no apologies” for trading five Taliban detainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, defiantly pushing back against critics of the decision by referring to Bergdahl as a “...