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  • U.S. military intervention, done right, could boost African stability

     U.S. military intervention, done right, could boost African stability
    For decades, one golden rule has guided America's military involvement in Africa: Stay out. Generally speaking, the reason was a sense that the strategic stakes did not justify the risk. When we deviated from this rule, we often learned lessons the hard...
  • Jordan's fragile stability, and the risk it poses for the U.S.

     Jordan's fragile stability, and the risk it poses for the U.S.
    AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan recently became one of the 10 nonpermanent members of the United Nations Security Council, a position that will put the international spotlight on the Hashemite kingdom. Its Israeli and Palestinian neighbors continue to grab...
  • History lessons, with popcorn, for America's undergraduates

     History lessons, with popcorn, for America's undergraduates
    The merits of the nine nominees for the Academy Award for best picture are being debated by cineastes around the world. But as a college professor, this year's Oscar nominees also reaffirm the growing importance of the movies in the classroom and how film...
  • Senate moves to prevent return of Jewish archive to Iraq

    Senate moves to prevent return of Jewish archive to Iraq
    WASHINGTON -- Some lawmakers are trying to prevent the return to Baghdad of a cache of Iraqi Jewish community records, which were seized by the U.S. military during the Iraq war and occupation. The Senate on Thursday unanimously backed a bipartisan...
  • George Packer on his new Amazon story in the New Yorker

    George Packer on his new Amazon story in the New Yorker
    Amazon is good for online shoppers, but is it good for books? That's what George Packer asks in this week's New Yorker, in a long article that looks at the online retailer as disruptor. Amazon can be difficult to write about -- the company would not...
  • Soldier from California killed in Afghanistan in attack by insurgents

    Soldier from California killed in Afghanistan in attack by insurgents
    An Army soldier from California has been killed in Afghanistan during an attack by insurgents, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday. Chief Warrant Officer Edward Balli, 42, of Monterey, Calif., was killed Monday in Kandahar province from wounds...
  • Marines killed at Camp Pendleton were on explosives disposal team

    Marines killed at Camp Pendleton were on explosives disposal team
    The four Marines killed while clearing an artillery range of unexploded ordnance at Camp Pendleton were members of an elite explosive ordnance disposal team, all with combat experience. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the Marines we...
  • Military misconduct cases worry Pentagon brass

    Military misconduct cases worry Pentagon brass
    WASHINGTON — A flood of misconduct cases involving generals and admirals has created deep concern at the Pentagon about ethical and moral shortcomings among senior military officers and prompted new steps to tighten rules, increase inspections and...
  • It's not 'our' Iraq anymore

    It's not 'our' Iraq anymore
    Gains by Al Qaeda-allied groups in Iraq — including in Fallouja, the site of a bloody U.S. offensive in 2004 — understandably anger Americans who lost loved ones in a "war of choice" that was supposed to secure democracy in that country. But...
  • At least 50 killed in wave of bombings in Iraq

    At least 50 killed in wave of bombings in Iraq
    BAGHDAD — A wave of bombings across Iraq striking busy markets and a funeral north of Baghdad killed at least 44 people Wednesday, authorities said, as the country remains gripped by violence after Al Qaeda-linked militants took control of two...
  • Robert Gates and why Defense secretaries are grumpy

    Robert Gates and why Defense secretaries are grumpy
    In his memoir, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates reveals how unhappy he was to be leading the Pentagon in the Bush and Obama administrations. He was mad at Congress, furious with the White House and outraged by Pentagon bureaucrats. In fact, some...