| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Almost as soon as hearty congratulations were issued by lawmakers last week over Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release from captivity in Afghanistan, some were just as swiftly withdrawn.
"A grateful America thanks you for your service," Sen. Thad Cochran...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:14 PM
The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:03 AM
The Obama administration is working on more transfers out of the Guantanamo Bay detention center in the wake of last week's release of five Taliban fighters but said Wednesday it doesn't have a time line for progress.
One national security official said...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:18 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the swapping of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners, insisting that the exchange was the "last, best chance" to get him back and did not violate a long-standing U.S. policy against...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Ukrainian government forces came under artillery fire late on Saturday near the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, in the first serious violation of a ceasefire declared only about 30 hours earlier.
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine had...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 8:00 AM
As fighting raged between Islamist extremists and armed residents of the northern Iraqi town of Qahtaniya, Abdal Ali Aliyas had a split-second decision to make.
There were two roads leading to the countryside. Aliyas fled by the gravel road. His 18-...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for a few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday.
The soldier, recognizable as...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:12 PM
A federal judge's "flawed" decision declaring California's enforcement of the death penalty unconstitutional will be appealed, Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced Thursday.
Harris will ask the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn last month's...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 4:13 PM
In the editorial "Strike The Black Flag" [June 7], The Courant shows how little the staff knows about prisoners of war. Who is to say that Sgt. Bowie Bergadahl is "the last American prisoner of war"? How can you take such an important subject so lightly?...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 2:21 AM
The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives.
"He was an...