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  • America's nation-building at gunpoint

    Many years ago the British historian and strategist B.H. Liddell Hart pointed out that the object of war should be to produce a "better state of peace." If that is what earns a war a passing grade, then the United States deserves a failing grade for...
  • Vanessa M. Gezari on 'The Tender Soldier'

    Vanessa M. Gezari on 'The Tender Soldier'
    In “The Tender Soldier: A True Story of War and Sacrifice,” former Chicago Tribune reporter Vanessa M. Gezari looks at the Human Terrain System, an unusual program set up to help American soldiers understand the cultural context of information...
  • The Newsroom recap: “Election Night, Part 1″

     
    In “Election Night, Part 1,” the penultimate episode of Season 2 of HBO's The Newsroom, it is, indeed, election night 2012, the culmination of two largely wasted years of presidential campaigning, with Barack Obama soon to hand Mitt Romney his...
  • A father's takes his long last chance to say good-bye

    Fathers are often bad at good-byes. Some find them awkward. Some find them silly. Some just figure, in their work-focused way, that there will always be time for one later. Mark Weber was an exception. He had a long chance to say good-bye. He was a...
  • Sex and the city (of Washington)

    The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus over an extramarital affair has raised and will continue to raise a number of questions. First among them (OK, maybe not first, national security being more important, but stay with me) is why should he have...
  • Benghazi's smoking guns

    President Obama was asked about the metastasizing Benghazi scandal in a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday. Referring to the Americans who died in Benghazi, the president said, "We dishonor them when we turn things...
  • Helping those who serve avoid financial hardship

    It is no secret that those serving in our armed forces and their families often face significant financial hardship. Military families are almost twice as likely as other Americans to have credit card balances of more than $10,000, according to USA Today,...
  • Renewed US focus on Pacific region intended to distract from unrest at home?

    PARIS -- One might think that a bitter Central Asian war in Afghanistan, spilling into Pakistan, with no sign of ending, and an as yet ambiguous military commitment to a defeated and incompletely reconstituted Iraq, now overshadowed by Iran and the Arab...
  • DWP workers tops in city with total pay averaging nearly $100,000

    DWP workers tops in city with total pay averaging nearly $100,000
    Employees at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power earned average total pay of nearly $100,000 in 2011 -- more than 50% higher than the average total pay of all other city employees, a Times analysis of payroll data found. That pay is also about...
  • Talks on post-2014 presence in Afghanistan built on shaky premise

    PARIS -- The United States has since the 1990s become increasingly the victim of an "exceptionalist" ideology that claims world leadership for the nation and an obdurate militarism, corrupting to American historical institutions and values. Terminating...
  • Shifting US foreign policy reflective of new world view

    PARIS -- Counterinsurgency is out. Drones, assassination teams, targeted killings and special forces are in. A New York Times report on May 27 described the "existential debate" going on inside the faculty at West Point, the national military academy....
  • Are men wired to be unfaithful?

    "Men!" huffed a friend, more annoyed than angry. "Can't they keep it zipped?" "Puts a whole other meaning on the term embedded," said another. They were referring, of course, to the tangled sex story du jour, the extramarital affair that toppled CIA...