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  • Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman

    Gen. John M. Shalikashvili dies at 75; former Joint Chiefs chairman
    Retired Army Gen. John M. Shalikashvili, who became the first foreign-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and guided military and humanitarian efforts in the post-Cold War era of the 1990s, has died. He was 75. Shalikashvili died Saturday...
  • Sarkis Soghanalian dies at 82; international weapons dealer

    Sarkis Soghanalian dies at 82; international weapons dealer
    Sarkis Soghanalian, an international weapons broker who was nicknamed "The Merchant of Death" for selling arms to dictators on behalf of the United States, died Oct. 5 at a hospital in Hialeah, Fla. He was 82. The cause was heart failure, said his son,...
  • Omar Suleiman dies at 76; former head of Egyptian intelligence

    Omar Suleiman dies at 76; former head of Egyptian intelligence
    CAIRO — Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former spymaster and a confidant of deposed leader Hosni Mubarak, died Thursday in a U.S. hospital, months after his unsuccessful presidential bid to restore the old guard to power after a national revolution, state...
  • Rice memoir casts an eye at history

    Rice memoir casts an eye at history
    By now, of course, the key details of former national security adviser and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's "No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington" have already made it to public view. Among them: She clashed over policy with Vice...
  • Demands of war take toll on troops, families

    Demands of war take toll on troops, families
    Lucas Wallek was toiling at the family farm in Alice, Texas, when he decided to enlist in the Marine Corps, partly out of patriotism, partly from a desire to leave the familiar terrain of sagebrush and oil fields. Through two tours of duty in Iraq,...
  • It was a witch hunt at Penn State

    It was a witch hunt at Penn State
    In the past 10 days, analogies have been made linking Joe Paterno to Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein and the Devil. Who's next, bin Laden? We have seen a witch hunt, and Paterno, the man who in large part made Penn State a national university, has been...
  • Teaching students about 9/11 presents challenges

    Teaching students about 9/11 presents challenges
    It's third period at Lawrence Middle School in Chatsworth, and social studies teacher Brent Smiley has exactly 50 minutes to cover 9/11. He asks for memories; few of the eighth-graders have any since they were just 2 or 3 years old when the terrorists...
  • Book review: Dick Cheney's 'In My Time'

    Book review: Dick Cheney's 'In My Time'
    In the 1990s military courtroom drama "A Few Good Men," Marine Col. Nathan Jessup, as played by Jack Nicholson, faces down an inquisitor who challenges the measures Jessup believed were justified to protect the nation's security. "You want the truth,"...
  • Book review: 'Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family' by Condoleezza Rice

    Book review: 'Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family' by Condoleezza Rice
    As national security advisor and then secretary of State to President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice never displayed any doubt or admitted any errors in the White House decisions that led to war in Iraq. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD:...
  • Rhubarb Patch: Is the U.S. Senate race a proxy vote on Obama?

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to debate the race for U.S. Senate......
  • Robin Williams to star in 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' on Broadway

     
    Call it daredevil casting, a shameless box-office ploy or the producers' implicit acknowledgement that they have a tough sell on their hands. Thursday's announcement that funnyman Robin Williams will star in the Broadway production of "Bengal Tiger at the...
  • '30 Rock' recap: Diving into the sexual abyss

     
    I believe it was Sigmund Freud who once said, "Sex makes the people go away." OK, it was actually Liz Lemon, but it may as well have been everyone's favorite Austrian. Now in its fifth -- and so far stellar......