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  • Chuck Hagel's nuclear exemption

    Chuck Hagel's nuclear exemption
    The headlines on the Pentagon budget unveiled by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week were all about austerity: the smallest U.S. Army since 1940; fewer aircraft, ships and armored vehicles; even some modest belt-tightening on future military pay and...
  • Robert Gates' failure of duty

    Robert Gates' failure of duty
    In a dozen years of war, Americans have grown used to improvised explosive devices. The detonations have rocked the streets of Kabul and Baghdad — and also of Washington. Only, in Washington, the bombshells appear in print. The latest domestic...
  • Hamid Karzai's cozy history with the Taliban

    Hamid Karzai's cozy history with the Taliban
    If anyone is surprised that with each passing day Afghan President Hamid Karzai seems to veer more sharply away from the U.S. and toward the Taliban, it might be time to remember some history. Karzai himself was once asked to become a high-ranking...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Lucky in Love'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Lucky in Love'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 6 - 12, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Rake In this new episode, Keegan (Greg...
  • Sochi Winter Olympics' all-out effort to keep Games secure

    Sochi Winter Olympics' all-out effort to keep Games secure
    In a few days, Dan Richards will hit the ground in Sochi to begin final preparations for the Winter Olympics. As head of a Boston-based crisis management and response company, Richards has been hired to help protect the U.S. ski and snowboard teams...
  • Navy cyber warfare chief is Obama's pick to lead NSA

    Navy cyber warfare chief is Obama's pick to lead NSA
    WASHINGTON — Navy cryptologist Michael S. Rogers is President Obama's top choice to take over the embattled National Security Agency — which conducts electronic surveillance operations worldwide — and the Pentagon's cyber warfare...
  • Bin Laden bodyguard: Worthy of release or still a terror threat?

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Dressed in a white T-shirt, the former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden sat at the center of a long table Tuesday in the Guantanamo Bay prison, his beard dark and long, listening to two sides argue his fate. On one side, his...
  • House GOP absolves military, slams administration in Benghazi attack

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. was "woefully vulnerable" prior to the deadly 2012 attack by militants, according to a report by House Republicans on the incident that blames the Obama administration for failing to beef up...
  • Senate Panel: No 'Stand Down' In Benghazi, No Military Saviors

    The Senate Intelligence Committee made headlines last week by reporting that the 2012 attack in Benghazi was preventable. But frankly, we knew that. The deeper message of the bipartisan report was that Republicans in Congress wasted a year arguing about...
  • Terrorist threat to Olympics called hoax, still adds to Sochi tension

    Terrorist threat to Olympics called hoax, still adds to Sochi tension
    U.S. and European national teams headed to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, have received emailed threats of terrorist strikes on their athletes and supporters if they participate in the high-profile event that is Russian President Vladimir...
  • Top general to ask Obama to keep more troops in Afghanistan

    Top general to ask Obama to keep more troops in Afghanistan
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. commander in Afghanistan is planning to go to the White House on Monday to argue for keeping about 10,000 troops in the country after this year, a subject that has exposed a fissure between some of President Obama's top...
  • NATO reconnaissance planes to monitor Ukraine crisis

    NATO reconnaissance planes to monitor Ukraine crisis
    WASHINGTON — NATO said Monday that it will begin reconnaissance flights to keep watch on Ukraine, the latest military move intended to reassure U.S. allies in Eastern Europe that are worried about Russia’s incursion in Crimea. The Airborne...