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  • Syria and the perils of proxy war

    Syria and the perils of proxy war
    The first war I covered as a foreign correspondent was the civil war in Lebanon. When the conflict began in 1975, it was just a series of skirmishes, a nasty but limited little war for control of a small nation. Then other countries got involved: Syria,...
  • Families say goodbye to Marines, sailors headed for Afghanistan

    Families say goodbye to Marines, sailors headed for Afghanistan
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- One thing has always been true for 12-year-old Haleigh Cook-Watt: Dad periodically leaves home to spend months in some of the most dangerous places in the world. And so the pre-dawn departure Monday morning of Gunnery Sgt....
  • Marines who suffered brain injuries doubled risk of PTSD, study finds

    Marines who suffered brain injuries doubled risk of PTSD, study finds
    Up to a fifth of U.S. service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have come home with a blast-related concussion or post-traumatic stress disorder — or both. A study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry helps detail the...
  • Families bid farewell to Marines, sailors leaving for Afghanistan

    Families bid farewell to Marines, sailors leaving for Afghanistan
    CAMP PENDLETON — One thing has always been true for 12-year-old Haleigh Cook-Watt: Her father periodically leaves home to spend months in some of the most dangerous places in the world. So the pre-dawn departure Monday of Gunnery Sgt. Dylin Cook-...
  • Letters: America's wars in the modern world

    Re "The misuse of American might," Opinion, Jan. 12 There's one sure way to make Washington "think anew" and "revive the tradition of treating [war] as a last resort": Bring back the draft. Though conscription effectively ended in 1973, we...
  • Robert Gates rages against the political machine in his memoir, 'Duty'

    Robert Gates rages against the political machine in his memoir, 'Duty'
    During 4½ years  as secretary of Defense under presidents George W. Bush and Obama, Robert M. Gates was widely lauded as a shrewd national security mandarin who had seen it all, done it all and most important, could stay above it all in the partisan...
  • 'Lone Survivor' is winning its box-office battle

     'Lone Survivor' is winning its box-office battle
    Coming into the weekend, the military action drama "Lone Survivor" was expected to take in $20 million to $25 million at the box office — a decent if hardly overwhelming number for a movie that cost about $40 million to make. But when final...
  • Relatively moderate Syrian rebels gain against Islamic extremists

    Relatively moderate Syrian rebels gain against Islamic extremists
    AMMAN, Jordan — Infighting among Islamist antigovernment groups in northern Syria continued for a third day Sunday, as more moderate rebel factions engaged in a large-scale rout of an extremist group affiliated with Al Qaeda. The Mujahedin Army, a...
  • Distrust hinders U.S.-Iraq fight against resurgent Al Qaeda militants

    Distrust hinders U.S.-Iraq fight against resurgent Al Qaeda militants
    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. Sunni Muslim...
  • Maliki calls on Iraqis to expel Al Qaeda from Anbar or face attack

    Maliki calls on Iraqis to expel Al Qaeda from Anbar or face attack
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki urged the residents of Fallouja to expel Al Qaeda-aligned militants who seized the city last week or deal with an imminent attack by government forces to regain the Sunni Muslim stronghold, news agencies in Baghdad...
  • Syria rebels fight Al Qaeda ally for control of key city

    Syria rebels fight Al Qaeda ally for control of key city
    BEIRUT — Syrian rebel groups battled one another Monday for control of a provincial capital, part of a vicious round of score settling targeting an Al Qaeda affiliate that gained stature fighting President Bashar Assad but alienated many by imposing...