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  • There goes Iraq -- again, or: Depart in haste, repent at leisure

    This week's news from Iraq isn't good, though when has it ever been? Well, maybe at those exceptional times when Washington was paying close attention and American troops were being given the support and leeway to do their job right. Indeed,...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates has harsh words for Obama and Biden

    WASHINGTON — President Obama became progressively more pessimistic about prospects for a successful ending to the war in Afghanistan, goaded by inexperienced White House advisors and a dislike of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to his...
  • Army leaders are reviewed in 'The Generals'

    Army leaders are reviewed in 'The Generals'
    -------------------- The Generals American Military Command from World War II to Today Thomas E. Ricks Penguin Press: 556 pp., $32.95 -------------------- Deep in his impressive, disturbing study of U.S. Army leadership, "The Generals: American...
  • Bales on Afghan village massacre: 'Sir, I intended to kill them'

    The U.S. Army staff sergeant accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians in two villages pleaded guilty Wednesday in a move expected to spare him from the death penalty. And when a military judge asked Robert Bales, 39, why he slaughtered the men, women...
  • Jill Kelley sues feds over David Petraeus sex scandal

    WASHINGTON -- Jill Kelley, the Tampa, Fla., socialite who triggered the federal investigation that exposed CIA Director David H. Petraeus’ extramarital affair and forced his resignation, is suing the FBI and Pentagon for violating her privacy and...
  • David Petraeus resigns from CIA, admits affair

     
    President Barack Obama accepted Patraeus' resignation after he disclosed the affair....
  • Fie on 'Turkey Day'

     
    Those who refer to Thanksgiving as "Turkey Day" should be exiled from polite society. Thank you. Oh, and no more calling the sex scandal involving Gen. David Petraeus a "tragedy." Nobody died....
  • Best Movie Military Leaders

     
    Ever responsive to the week's headlines, I thought it would be appropriate today to offer a tribute to Gen. David Petraeus by listing the 10 Best Movie Military Leaders. This is an interesting collection, at least to me. This is......
  • Mondays with Johnny

     
    Mondays With Johnny 11-12-12 (WGN-AM audio) Today we discussed geese and (randy old) goats. I tend to discount the idea that Gen. David Petraeus fell for Paula Broadwell simply because she was younger and prettier than his wife. My guess......
  • Killing of Al Qaeda cleric Awlaki unconstitutional, suit charges

     
    A lawsuit filed Wednesday contends that the U.S. violated the constitutional rights of Al Qaeda cleric Anwar Awlaki and two other U.S. citizens when it killed them with drone strikes in Yemen last year....
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ targets Ellen DeGeneres, Mitt Romney

     
    “Saturday Night Live” had more success spoofing television than politics this weekend. The most memorable sketches satirized Ellen DeGeneres' daytime show and the Emmy-winning “Homeland.” DeGeneres (Kate McKinnon) couldn't sit...