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  • Gadhafi's arsenal: Still dangerous

    Gadhafi's arsenal: Still dangerous
    Even as Libya's rebels prepare to attack the last remaining strongholds of former dictator Muammar Gadhafi, disturbing reports have surfaced of widespread looting at weapons caches abandoned by his retreating forces. The regime's stockpiles included...
  • We're already at war in Syria

    We're already at war in Syria
    What happens when a brutal regime gets replaced by an alternative and largely unknown entity? Exhibit A: Libya. Shortly after Moammar Gadhafi bumped his head on a bullet, the "rebels" took over and promptly declared Sharia law. It's a start -- I guess....
  • Baltimorean taking up the Libyan rebel cause

    Baltimorean taking up the Libyan rebel cause
    As described by those who know him, Matthew VanDyke comes off as footloose and maybe a little feckless. He has worked sporadically, sometimes getting freelance writing or teaching gigs but more often traveling to the Middle East for months at a time...
  • GOP presidential field outdoes itself again and again

    GOP presidential field outdoes itself again and again
    Well, it's about time. At last we have a candidate with the guts to close down our embassy in Iran were she elected president. Thank you, Michele Bachmann. Oh — and thank you Jimmy Carter as well, since he closed down the embassy there in 1980 in...
  • The U.S. shouldn't prop up tyrants, even if they're on 'our' side

    I awoke Monday to news that North Korea's tyrant, Kim Jong Il, is dead ("Kim Jong Il, 1942-2011: Enigmatic leader," Dec. 19). The article in The Sun was part of a confluence of events that include the military hearing at Fort Meade for accused Pentagon...
  • We probably shouldn't attack Iran, but we shouldn't tell them that

    We probably shouldn't attack Iran, but we shouldn't tell them that
    Should we bomb Iran for plotting to blow up a Washington, D.C., restaurant in order to assassinate the Saudi ambassador? Probably not. Should Iran be worried that we might? Absolutely. And yet, within hours of the Justice Department charging...
  • The Libyan model

    The Libyan model
    In choosing a slate of pro-Western moderates to form a new national assembly, voters in Libya'sfirst elections since the ouster of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi last year have shown that the rise of democracy in the Arab world doesn't automatically lead...
  • Rachel Marsden: Could we have the wars without the manipulation?

    Rachel Marsden: Could we have the wars without the manipulation?
    Testifying before a Senate committee a few months ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lamented that America was "in an information war, and we are losing that war." This week, she blew a fuse at the "Friends of Syria" meeting in Paris, saying that...
  • Ruppersberger not so hot on national security after all

    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger has been receiving a great deal of media attention lately as the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee due to the demise of Osama bin Laden ("Ruppersberger: It was bin Laden," May 13). According to the...
  • Romney's Russia remarks and the dangers of dumbing down

    Romney's Russia remarks and the dangers of dumbing down
    Last week, Mitt Romney described Russia as America's "No. 1 geopolitical foe," prompting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to respond: "I think it's somewhat dated to be looking backwards instead of being realistic about where we agree, where we don't...
  • Naval Academy preparing officers for cyberwarfare

    Naval Academy preparing officers for cyberwarfare
    Huddled over laptop computers, four midshipmen spent 20 minutes setting up a wireless network and tested it with what they assumed was a private chat. But Ensign Justin Monroe, a teaching assistant at the Naval Academy, used a small wireless receiver...
  • Missing four months, Md. man in Libyan prison, mother says

    Missing four months, Md. man in Libyan prison, mother says
    The mother of a Maryland man missing in Libya since March said Thursday that he is being held in a prison in Tripoli. Sharon VanDyke said she could not divulge details of how she learned the whereabouts of her son Matthew VanDyke, who was in Libya to...