| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The ship's bow sank in a few minutes.
The battle to add its deceased crew members' names to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has lasted more than a decade.
But it could soon be coming to an end. A House-approved bill could clear the way for the names...
| Jul 7, 2014
"We must resist our dreams of managing history."
Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952)
When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis that...
| Jun 26, 2014
A corrupt government that has alienated many of its people finds itself unable to overcome a growing insurgency in an endless civil war and expects a superpower on the other side of the globe to come to its rescue. That's the story in Iraq today —...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:25 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry was quoted recently as saying that President Barack Obama maintains the right to strike ISIS targets in Iraq at any time. As an old Marine who served during the Vietnam War (but not “in” Vietnam), I find that...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:55 PM
A chauffeur's happenstance wrong turn down a back street in Sarajevo 100 years ago this week ended in the assassination of the heir to the throne of the Habsburg empire. Archduke Franz Ferdinand's murder was the catalyst for the Great War that haunts...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:48 PM
The Don Jose Verdugo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has installed a display about the Vietnam War at the Glendale Central Library to honor men and women who served and the families of those who did not return, including prisoners of...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Grammy-winning conductor and arranger Johnny Mann, whose singing group was a staple of recordings and TV shows in the 1950s and '60s, died Wednesday at his home in Anderson, S.C. He was 85.
Mann had been treated for heart problems in recent years,...
| Jun 19, 2014
Andrew J. Bacevich brings into clear view how the slow-motion disaster that was the Iraq war may end. As in Vietnam, we appear to have sent "too many soldiers to make peace and too few to make war." ("Can Obama pull a Nixon with the Iraq crisis?,"...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:35 PM
More than 800 people are scheduled to participate in this year's edition of the Downers Grove July 4 parade.
About 80 organizations, businesses, churches and political figures are on tap to march down the village's center Friday afternoon, officials...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:45 PM
An Army veteran, who served his country in Afghanistan and Iraq, barred from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at one of our nation's universities? That's sure to raise hackles on social media.
Campus Reform reported on Cory Schroeder, a student senator...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 1:58 PM
The Republicans are beating up on President Barack Obama for not responding quick enough to the Iraq turmoil. Let's go back nearly 40 years ago to the Vietnam War; a Republican was president and the country was tired of war. Today we are a country...