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  • My dad, held in Iran

    My dad, held in Iran
    Seven years ago Sunday, my father, Robert Levinson, was taken hostage while visiting Kish Island, Iran. He is currently the longest-held hostage in U.S. history, and will likely be marking his 66th birthday Monday in captivity, thousands of miles from his...
  • Obama and the diplomacy pendulum

     Obama and the diplomacy pendulum
    When Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, one of his selling points was the promise of a more modest foreign policy than that of his predecessor. And when Obama won reelection 16 months ago, he renewed that pledge. Drone strikes against Al Qaeda would...
  • James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief

    James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief
    James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
  • CIA-Senate spat: Battle of the branches

     CIA-Senate spat: Battle of the branches
    On the surface, the battle between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA looks to be a classic he said/she said story. Did the CIA improperly monitor computers used by committee staffers as they investigated the agency's earlier torture program,...
  • I got 30 months in prison. Why does Leon Panetta get a pass?

     I got 30 months in prison. Why does Leon Panetta get a pass?
    The confirmation in December that former CIA Director Leon Panetta let classified information slip to "Zero Dark Thirty" screenwriter Mark Boal during a speech at the agency headquarters should result in a criminal espionage charge if there is any truth...
  • U.S. shifts Syria strategy to 'southern front'

    U.S. shifts Syria strategy to 'southern front'
    IRBID, Jordan — The Free Syrian Army commander, head of a moderate rebel force fighting just across the border in southern Syria, watched helplessly for months as better-funded Islamist militant groups peeled off half the 2,000 fighters from his...
  • Surprise! Uma Thurman's back

     Surprise! Uma Thurman's back
    NEW YORK — Uma Thurman is bopping around a downtown Asian-fusion restaurant in this city she calls home, having just enthusiastically ordered some of the fried specialties ("I never met a dumpling I didn't like"), her 6-foot-frame and luminous...
  • Lawrence E. Walsh dies at 102; Iran-Contra independent prosecutor

    Lawrence E. Walsh dies at 102; Iran-Contra independent prosecutor
    Lawrence E. Walsh, a former federal judge and Wall Street lawyer who spent a frustrating seven years as the independent counsel investigating misconduct by Reagan administration officials in the Iran-Contra affair, died Wednesday at his home in Oklahoma...
  • Family gets $1.4 million over electrocution at Georgia college

    Family gets $1.4 million over electrocution at Georgia college
    The family of a 19-year-old student killed by electrocution in an allegedly faulty fountain on the campus of a Georgia technical college reached a record $1.4-million settlement with the state in a wrongful-death lawsuit, an attorney told The Times this...
  • Nearly half of Americans subscribe to a medical conspiracy theory

    Nearly half of Americans subscribe to a medical conspiracy theory
    Is there really a link between vaccine and autism, cellphones and cancer, the HIV virus and the CIA? Almost half of Americans believe the answer is yes for at least one of the many medical conspiracy theories that have circulated in recent years. And...
  • Photos: Five reasons to watch the sun on the first day of spring

    Photos: Five reasons to watch the sun on the first day of spring
    1. After giving Australia, parts of South America and other land masses south of the equator a warmer summer than usual, the sun slipped north of the equator Thursday. Now, with the arrival of spring, the United States, Europe and most of Asia can...