| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:46 PM
WASHINGTON — Saying the U.S. government was "guilty of a political mortal sin" when it misled Americans about the Iraq War a decade ago, Sen. Dick Durbin asserted Wednesday that the proposed military strikes against Syria were different, and he...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:10 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
TELLURIDE, Colo. — Donald Rumsfeld is no Robert McNamara.
Just ask filmmaker Errol Morris, who has taken on both controversial former Defense secretaries as documentary subjects in their twilight years: McNamara in 2003's "The Fog of War," and now...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:38 PM
President Obama and his wife, Michelle, made their customary Christmas visit to greet troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, offering thanks and encouragement to some 580 service members before spending the evening at home with friends and family.
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Baghdad is a city that looms large in the American imagination. In 2003, at the start of the last Iraq war, it was occupied by U.S. troops. In the years that followed, thousands of U.S. citizens (soldiers, contractors, officials and journalists) passed...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
An American soldier sits alone in a wooden box in the desert, trying to erase himself. Off comes the Velcro patch that says CAPTAIN. Off comes the name tag that says HILL. He positions the camera so it will show nothing to betray his identity: just a...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
It was the summer of 2012 and the young Jordanian was working long hours as a teacher at a vocational high school. He had just bought an apartment and a car. He was interested in getting married.
But just a few months later, he was making a long and...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:54 PM
WASHINGTON — With insurgents linked to Al Qaeda battling for control of two major Iraqi cities, long-standing suspicion between the Obama administration and the government in Baghdad is hindering joint efforts against a common foe.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"In Iraq, al-Qaeda launched an offensive to take control of two cities, Fallujah and Ramadi, that U.S. troops sacrificed heavily to clear of terrorists between 2004 and 2008."
And so the new year begins, with a heavy dose of same old, same old. This is...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:48 PM
It should be a point of national shame that the unemployment rate for military veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq (or both) since Sept. 11, 2001 — known as "Gulf War II veterans" — is well above the national average. It's nearly 10...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
There are many things wrong with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new book, starting with the title. He calls it: "Duty." It should have been called: "Bobby, We Hardly Knew Ye."
Indeed, all this time, we thought Gates was a quiet, thoughtful, loyal...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:58 PM
WASHINGTON — Zach Iscol was a Marine captain in 2004 when his platoon — a combined unit of 30 Iraqis and 20 Americans — seized the railroad station on the first night of the bloody battle of Fallouja.
They spent a week kicking in doors...