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  • Adapting Chekhov, 'Soldiers' is a play fighting with itself

    Adapting Chekhov, 'Soldiers' is a play fighting with itself
    "Three Soldiers (for Sisters)"   Aaron Sawyer folds, spindles and mutilates Chekhov for the age of perpetual warfare in "Three Soldiers (for Sisters)" with Red Theater, with results that range from near-brilliant to borderline cringeworthy. One...
  • U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways

    U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways
    WASHINGTON — Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single helicopter arrived at a remote base in western Tunisia last month. Their mission: train Tunisian troops in...
  • U.S. military secretly sent small team of advisors to Somalia

    U.S. military secretly sent small team of advisors to Somalia
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. military secretly sent a small team of advisors to Somalia last month to assist with operations against militants, the first time U.S. troops have been stationed there since two helicopters were shot down and 18 American...
  • U.S. military investing heavily in Africa

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has begun a burst of spending in Africa, expanding its main base on the continent and investing in air facilities, flight services, telecommunications and electrical upgrades as the U.S. military deepens its footprint in...
  • Book review: 'Djibouti' by Elmore Leonard

    Book review: 'Djibouti' by Elmore Leonard
    Djibouti A Novel Elmore Leonard William Morrow: 280 pp., $26.99 Elmore Leonard's latest novel, his 44th, takes him beyond America's shores, way outside the criminal turfs — Detroit, Miami, Hollywood — he more or less owns, deep into...
  • DJIBOUTI: Reform demands spread to tiny East African nation

     
    Testifying to the infectious fever of calling for democratic change, protests spread Friday to the tiny East African nation of Djibouti, where thousands rallied in demand that the president resign. President Ismail Omar Guelleh has incurred the wrath of...
  • Who made the cut for Obama's third Ramadan Iftar dinner

     
    Full Text: Obama continues the tradition of hosting a dinner after sunset, talks of the 9/11 tragedy....
  • Details of Somalia hostage rescue emerge

     
    Somali hostage rescue: New details from U.S. officials on the U.S. military rescue of two aid workers held hostage by Somali pirates....
  • U.S. helicopter raid frees two aid workers from Somali pirates

     
    U.S. Navy Seals in dramatic hostage rescue in Somalia: In a dramatic overnight rescue, U.S. military helicopters with Navy Seals swooped into Somalia and safely rescued two Western aid workers....
  • Military deaths

    The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Djibouti and Iraq: Darrell L. Fernandez, 25, of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; specialist, Army. Fernandez was killed Jan. 31 when his vehicle overturned in...
  • 'Road Dogs': More Leonard made for Hollywood

    'Road Dogs': More Leonard made for Hollywood
    1. Visualize Harry Dean Stanton. Head north out of Detroit on I-75 past 8 Mile Road and you get to Bloomfield Hills, the wealthy suburb where Elmore Leonard lives. Although he was born in New Orleans in 1925, the 83-year-old novelist grew up middle-class...
  • African armies receive U.S. expertise, ammo

    TADJOURA, Djibouti—In hundreds of military training programs from the Sahara to the Seychelles, the U.S. is quietly bolstering Africa's ragtag armies to fight extremism so the Pentagon won't have to. Some experts have taken to calling this...