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  • The Bergdahl blowback: Did he deserve to be rescued?

    The deal that won the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was immediately criticized on several grounds: that the five Taliban detainees who were swapped for Bergdahl were too dangerous to release, that the deal granted political legitimacy to the Taliban,...
  • Taliban aims for propaganda points with release of new Bergdahl video

    By releasing a 17-minute video showing the handover of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in Afghanistan, the Taliban sought to build Wednesday on what the militants have described as a major propaganda victory. Bergdahl was freed Saturday as part...
  • Al Qaeda splinter group gains more ground in Iraq

    Al Qaeda splinter group gains more ground in Iraq
    A resurgent Al Qaeda splinter group consolidated gains in one of Iraq's largest cities Wednesday and pushed deeper into the heart of the country, threatening to create an extremist "proto-state" in the Middle East, something that U.S. forces fought for...
  • General appointed to investigate Bergdahl's disappearance

    General appointed to investigate Bergdahl's disappearance
    The U.S. military has appointed a two-star general to investigate the circumstances under which Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier recently freed after five years in Taliban captivity, disappeared in eastern Afghanistan in 2009, a U.S. official said on...
  • A real risk of war

    Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea and threat to Ukraine are causing damage he perhaps did not anticipate: disorientation of the United States and profound division in Europe, especially in Germany, and in NATO. A real risk of war. American...
  • Benghazi investigation may backfire on Republicans

    With political indicators and historical cycles in their favor, Republicans are pushing the envelope to further energize their base with a full assault on the head of the opposition. It's 1998, and House Republicans have moved to charge President Bill...
  • Five-Corner Defense: Ollie, Auriemma To Visit Pentagon

    Five-Corner Defense: Ollie, Auriemma To Visit Pentagon
    Kevin Ollie and Geno Auriemma are going to the Pentagon to talk strategy. UConn's national championship coaches will participate in a panel discussion on leadership before 400 servicemen and women Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. "These pre-eminent coaches lead...
  • 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...
  • Advances in electronic warfare fly under the public's radar

    Advances in electronic warfare fly under the public's radar
    As the Pentagon moves beyond the relatively low-tech wars in the Middle East and turns its attention to future national security challenges, it has doubled down on sophisticated new radar-jamming devices that aim to render adversaries' air defenses...
  • 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...
  • Employers Must Reach Out To Returning Vets

    How do you recognize a military veteran? Really see them, once they're out of military fatigues? No boots and camouflage. After the homecoming is over, with its flags and patriotic speeches and TV cameras and families weeping in relief. How do you get...
  • Vo Nguyen Giap dies at 102; Vietnamese general led North to victory

    Vo Nguyen Giap, the communist general widely regarded as one of the military geniuses of the 20th century, who masterminded the defeat of the French and the war against the Americans in Vietnam, has died. He was 102. Giap died Friday at a military...