| Jul 7, 2009
Driven, cerebral and pugnacious, Robert S. McNamara was the preeminent policymaker behind the massive buildup of American forces in Vietnam between 1964 and 1968. As Defense secretary for two administrations, he wielded blizzards of facts and figures to...
| Apr 15, 2010
As Shoichi Sayano pulls open the metal drying-room door, a breeze sends ripples down the curtain-like wall of 10-foot-long udon noodles neatly folded over metal drying racks. "I still cut the noodles every day," says the 75-year-old former...
| May 17, 2008
The phone call to Tom Shiokari came last July. The news was unexpected. But after almost 70 years, a wrong was to be set right and a dishonorable chapter in the history of the Antelope Valley's Japanese American community rewritten.
Dayle DeBry, director...
| Sep 4, 2008
Sen. John McCain delivered these remarks Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
SEN. JOHN MCCAIN: Tonight, I have a privilege given few Americans: the privilege of accepting our party's nomination for president of the United States....
| Feb 19, 2008
| 10:30 AM
On an uninviting swatch of arid desert, marked by sagebrush and mesquite trees just east of the California border, the winds of war blew together the fates of two beleaguered peoples.
In a now familiar tale, 120,000 Japanese Americans were removed from...
| Dec 10, 2008
| 10:34 PM
Betty Jane Williams, who joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots, an elite group that flew noncombat missions during World War II, and served as a test pilot in Texas, has died. She was 89.
Williams, of Woodland Hills, died Monday at Providence...
| Nov 8, 2009
A plaque near the entranceon the sprawling grounds of the Santa Anita racetrack is the sole reminder of the track's place in World War II history as the nation's largest assembly center for Japanese Americans on their way to internment camps.
| Jan 18, 2009
We tend to lionize or demonize our presidents. It would be tough to find many Abraham Lincoln detractors -- or, for that matter, many Warren G. Harding fans. But even our greatest heroes occasionally failed, and the worst presidents could boast of some...
| Dec 10, 2008
Today's question: Under what circumstances should or shouldn't the United States get involved militarily around the globe? How do we distinguish between the Balkans and Darfur and Iraq and Afghanistan -- or any of the new situations that are going to face...
| Sep 15, 2008
The attacks of 9/11
Re "Adjusting to 9/11," editorial, Sept. 11
The Times writes: "As just one example, is the degree of danger posed by the theoretical possibility that terrorists might put a 'dirty bomb' in a shipping container really great enough...
| Nov 19, 2009
| 5:05 AM
MIDWAY CITY -- Six-year-old William Dam is a normal boy with one very extraordinary skill: Give him any A.D. date on the calendar and he'll tell you which day of the week it was.
The Midway City kid will tell you that 9/11 fell on a Tuesday and Dec. 7,...
| May 31, 2008
In Peter Matthiessen's wonderful novel "Far Tortuga," there's a chorus of black turtle fishermen on a doomed expedition to a Caribbean key whose signature exclamation is, "Modern time, mon! Modern time."
That was my lament as I read, with open eyes and a...