| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:10 AM
Just last week, I climbed out on a limb to announce that "Homeland" was officially out of the woods and back on the safe side of the proverbial shark. Then this week happened. By the end of episode nine, I felt like Dana crying in her motel room: “...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:22 AM
Episode 10 kept its focus on Brody’s uncertain border crossing as “Operation Hellfire” haltingly unfolded. The action took place both in the fields at the border between Iraq and Iran and at a command center at Langley, where Carrie,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:10 AM
Our man Brody keeps everyone guessing right up through the end of this episode. Carrie, however, shows again that she cannot be fooled. Yelling across the globe through a cell phone, Carrie stakes her claim: “I’ve always been right about...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:10 AM
After tonight’s finale, it’s hard to imagine what another season of "Homeland" would look like. Season three’s finale wraps it all up and writes the fates for all our key characters.
Let’s start at the beginning. Brody is...
| Dec 15, 2013
The presidential advisory committee looking into the National Security Agency's spying on millions of private email and phone messages is urging the Obama administration to adopt broad new measures to protect Americans' privacy rights and bring greater...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:03 PM
I agree with Sherman Howell, "Nelson Mandela showed powerfully how one person can improve the world" [Dec. 12], but I think that it could serve a useful purpose to point out that, as far as the current adulation of Mandela by the U.S. is concerned, it was...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Fifty years ago, Harry Truman wrote an article in the Washington Post expressing his disappointment over what the Central Intelligence Agency had become.
He had established the CIA in 1947 to provide his office with objective information. But it had...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Kenneth Dale Claborn, a retired Bendix Radio Corp. senior project engineer who worked throughout the Cold War, died Dec. 24 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his home in The Villages, Fla. He was 89 and had lived in Perryville and Parkton.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The deadly 2012 attack by militants on U.S. government posts in Benghazi, Libya, was preventable according to a recently released report by the Senate Intelligence Committee, and it was the fault of the U.S. State Department for inadequate security...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:26 PM
When the CIA's chief lawyer, John Rizzo, first came across the term "enhanced interrogation technique" shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he was struck by the phrase's deceptive blandness.
The words sounded mild, possibly even salutary. But...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:03 AM
In a 20,000-square-foot warehouse, where visitors are required to trade in a driver's license for a visitor's badge, some of the nation's secrets are torn apart, reduced to sand or demagnetized until they are forever silent.
"We make things go away,"...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's rebuke of U.S. and NATO forces as the principal cause of civilian casualties in his country understandably outraged American officials, with some in Congress threatening to retaliate by making even deeper cuts in military...