| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Area 51 has to be the worst-kept secret in the aerospace industry.
It’s where some of the most innovative military aircraft ever built by Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Skunk Works were flight tested. Supposedly.
For decades, the government has...
| Aug 29, 2013
So the U.S. launches a military strike. Then what?
As the Obama administration and the U.S. military plot military action against Syria, they should be spending just as much time — and arguably more — considering what happens next. Once...
| Sep 11, 2013
Secretary of State John F. Kerry was probably right when he said "it can't be done," referring to getting Syria, in a week's time, to surrender control of its chemical weapons. But timelines aside, compelling a Middle Eastern state through threat of...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:13 PM
A massacre this month at an Iranian exile camp in Iraq that killed 52 people under international protection was an act of premeditated slaughter and should be thoroughly investigated by the United Nations, two former foreign ministers told the world...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Iraqi security forces on Tuesday set up dragnets at airports and along highways leading out of the country in a hunt for hundreds of Al Qaeda-allied militants broken out of jail by a massive, coordinated assault on two prisons near Baghdad, Arab media...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
I'm not talking.
Not to a phone.
It may be all the rage for celebrities in iPhone commercials to have pithy exchanges with Siri, the female-sounding voice assistant, but if you ask me, they just sound stupid.
Like actress Zooey Deschanel, in her...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- Ten years ago, invading American troops were moving through stifling dust storms towards Baghdad from Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, which British forces were fighting to secure.
Baghdad's outskirts were reached on April 3, and the Baghdad...
| Aug 4, 2013
WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning has been found guilty of exposing possible crimes by other people that sound a lot more serious than the ones for which he was convicted. No wonder Edward Snowden doesn't want to come home.
A court-martial at Fort Meade,...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:18 AM
BAGHDAD -- Car bombs around Iraq killed at least 65 people Monday as the country's worst wave of violence since U.S. troops withdrew a year and a half ago continued.
The attacks that occurred by busy commercial streets in Shiite and Sunni areas followed...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:48 AM
BAGHDAD -- Shiite-dominated areas in Iraq's southern and central regions were rocked Monday by a series of car bombs that killed at least 22 people and fueled fears that the country is sliding into a civil war.
The bombings -- particularly in the city...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Coordinated explosions rocked Baghdad and other cities across Iraq, killing at least 11 people in the capital and sparking fears of renewed instability and sectarian tension....
| Apr 22, 2012
President Obama has called a halt to the decade-long rise in defense spending that began after Sept. 11, and has proposed shrinking the Army and Marine Corps by about 14%.
Congressional Republicans (not to mention Mitt Romney) say that would be...