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  • Obama's foreign policy echoes Bush doctrine

    Talk about deja vu. The doctrine laid out in President Barack Obama's commencement address Wednesday at the U. S. Military Academy sounded eerily familiar. Obama insisted upon our willingness to use force to deter our adversaries, and, when necessary,...
  • Obama Failed To Help Syrians, Libyans, Ukrainians

    It is fitting that the day before President Barack Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya. Libya, of course, was once the model...
  • Obama outlines the limits of foreign intervention

    WASHINGTON -- In keeping with his determination to get America off "a perpetual wartime footing" after more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama's commencement address at West Point was a sobering preview of what lies ahead for...
  • Uncertain trumpet, or: The president sounds retreat

    . . . For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? --First Corinthians, 14:8 . . . Our president went to West Point this week, looked over all his works in shaping American foreign policy and the world in...
  • Syrian militants claim American carried out suicide attack in Syria

    Syrian militants claim American carried out suicide attack in Syria
    An American citizen linked to an Al Qaeda-affiliated group in Syria carried out a suicide bombing Sunday, the militants said in a statement, adding to fears that Americans might be joining the ranks of the extremists there in increasing numbers. The...
  • Eric Shinseki steps down as VA chief amid wait list scandal

    Eric Shinseki steps down as VA chief amid wait list scandal
    After weeks of being bombarded by some veterans groups and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, Eric K. Shinseki bowed to the inevitable Friday and stepped down as secretary of Veterans Affairs, saying he wanted to avoid being a distraction...
  • Obama seeks to cut troop level in Afghanistan to 5,000 by end of 2015

    President Obama is planning to leave 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the U.S. ends its combat mission this year, but will quickly cut that number roughly in half by the end of 2015, a senior administration official said Tuesday. Obama plans on...
  • Obama, at West Point, plays down military power, emphasizes diplomacy

    President Obama praised the potential of American leadership around the globe on Wednesday while laying out a new definition of that term, downplaying military might and emphasizing diplomacy, alliances and the will to “lead by example.”...
  • Late Tuesday UPDATE: Multi-sport high school results, pairings and awards

    Baseball Monitor-Merrimac Conference 2 quarterfinals (at War Memorial Stadium): Grassfield 9, Bethel 0 Oscar Smith 3, Kecoughtan 2 Conference 19 quarterfinal: No. 5 Smithfield 4, No. 4 Powhatan 0 Ironclad Conference 18 quarterfinal (at Nansemond River):...
  • Board revokes license of Newport News pain doctor

    Board revokes license of Newport News pain doctor
    RICHMOND — After eight hours of public testimony at a formal hearing Wednesday, a five-member panel of the Virginia Board of Medicine deliberated for one hour in closed session before issuing its unanimous decision to revoke the license of Dr. Roger...
  • Obama's Time-Limited Foreign Policy Flaw

    President Barack Obama's measured defense of his foreign policy at West Point on Wednesday made many cogent points to rebut critics. Unfortunately, the speech also showed that he hasn't digested some of the crucial lessons of his presidency. Obama...