| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:17 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration squared off with skeptical lawmakers Tuesday over efforts to terminate the government's authority to collect phone records of millions of Americans, a proposition that exposed sharp divisions among...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 11:31 PM
More than one year after the death of U.S. Army Capt. Scott Patrick Pace, the Brawley Union High School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted that the basketball court in the old high school gym will carry Pace’s name.
The naming is long...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:50 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya last year has become a factor driving the White House decision on how large a force to leave in Afghanistan after 2014 — and a specter hanging over talks between the Afghan...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It was inspiring to see them side by side at Southern Methodist University in Dallas: Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. For their service to this country, we are indebted to each one of them.
| Mar 11, 2013
| 4:35 AM
BOYNE CITY -- At its worst, rockets, bullets or grenades would rain from the sky daily, leaving men and women burned, wounded by shrapnel or dead.
Afghanistan is a brutal, but also a beautiful place, said David Fierstien, reflecting on the four years...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:18 AM
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland -- Senior Obama administration officials said Tuesday that the Taliban has agreed to participate in peace talks based in Qatar, a key step forward in the effort to jump-start a political resolution of the war in Afghanistan...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 10:43 AM
An Overland Park native is killed in the war in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says 2nd Lt. Justin Lee Sisson, formerly of Overland Park, and another soldier were killed Monday after their unit was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device in...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Over 11 years, the United States has expended more than 2,000 lives and $620 billion fighting the war in Afghanistan and supporting the government of President Hamid Karzai. And what have we accomplished?
You can get an idea from Karzai's statement...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:57 PM
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO is strongly considering a proposal to continue funding a security force of 352,000 Afghan troops through 2018, as part of an effort to maintain security and help convince Afghanistan that America and its allies will not...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:46 PM
In the days after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration made clear to the world that it had the Islamic Republic of Iran in its sights.
Condoleezza Rice, who was then President George W. Bush's national security adviser, issued this warning in...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:17 AM
WASHINGTON -- For all the armchair generals advocating U.S. military intervention in Syria, I have a few questions:
Is human suffering the reason for the United States to act? That is the noblest and most altruistic of motives, and the estimated 70,...
| Nov 11, 2012
During his deployment to Afghanistan as a flight medic with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, Sgt. Eric Williams kept a blog about the dangers and frustrations of a war zone.
In his "Coming Home" entry of July 17, the 27-year-old Williams wrote that...