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  • Petraeus yet another high-ranking military official mired in scandal

    PARIS -- "Duty, Honor, Country" is the West Point motto, but it seems to have lost what once was its compelling power over the men of the Long Gray Line, as they pursue the military careers that follow graduation. I am not speaking primarily about the...
  • Final presidential debate offers unclear choice of troubling policies

    PARIS -- The third American presidential debate was of negligible interest as a test of the qualities of the candidates, whatever it did or did not do to the presidential horserace odds -- probably not much. What it did accomplish was to add to the...
  • How to be an emir

    The year was 1898. He was a 23-year-old subaltern fresh out of Sandhurst serving the British raj on the Northwest Frontier of the Indian subcontinent. Always restless and eager for action, and bored playing polo back at base, he volunteered with the...
  • An Afghanistan veteran 'walks off the war' on the Appalachian Trail

    An Afghanistan veteran 'walks off the war' on the Appalachian Trail
    In 1948, three years after the end of World War II, an Army veteran from Pennsylvania named Earl Shaffer hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. No one had ever done that before. Completing the Georgia-to-Maine trek in 124 days, Shaffer became...
  • McManus: A Plan C for Afghanistan

    McManus: A Plan C for Afghanistan
    President Obama has long been criticized by Republicans for his purportedly inadequate zeal in pursuing the war in Afghanistan. He was criticized sharply from the right for his plan to draw down troops over three years; too fast, they said. So it's...
  • McManus: Bin Laden and ballots

    McManus: Bin Laden and ballots
    We're far enough away from it now that we can probably all agree: It was a mistake for George W. Bushto land on that aircraft carrier in a flight suit to proclaim "Mission Accomplished." And not just because the war in Iraq was far from over at that...
  • McManus: A long goodbye to Afghanistan

    This week, the last convoy of U.S. troops in Iraq drove noisily across the border into Kuwait and shut the gate behind them. The next drawdown comes in Afghanistan, where American forces are scheduled to disengage from most combat by the end of 2014. But...
  • As clock ticks down, Hoosier pleads for life of Afghan man who helped U.S. forces

    As clock ticks down, Hoosier pleads for life of Afghan man who helped U.S. forces
    Life's back into a normal rhythm for Dennis Norris. He’s back in Central Indiana – around his family, his dogs, and the creature comforts of home. Norris is back after years on the move. First, in the United States Coast Guard in Louisiana,...
  • Obama Dodging Key Foreign Policy Questions

    It's embarrassing when President Barack Obama's risk-averse refusal to engage foreign policy issues becomes so obvious that it's a laugh line for the president of Iran. "I do believe that some conversations and key issues must be talked about again...
  • Taliban claim responsibility for downing helicopter in Afghanistan

    Taliban claim responsibility for downing helicopter in Afghanistan
    The Taliban claimed responsibility Friday for downing a Black Hawk helicopter in southern Afghanistan. "Yesterday (Thursday) evening Taliban fighters shot down a helicopter and killed all its passengers in Khanashen Dewalak area near Garmsir, southern...
  • The Week in Pictures | August 4 – 10, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. In Hiroshima, Japan, paper lanterns float on the River Motoyasu at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park as there country marked the 69th anniversary of the city's devastation by atomic bomb during...
  • Pictures in the News | Aug. 7, 2014

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps leaps off the blocks at the Phillips 66 U.S. Swimming National Championships in Irvine on Wednesday. Anaheim: Dodger shortstop Hanley Ramirez loses his grip on the bat during a...