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  • Chuck Hagel's nuclear exemption

    Chuck Hagel's nuclear exemption
    The headlines on the Pentagon budget unveiled by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this week were all about austerity: the smallest U.S. Army since 1940; fewer aircraft, ships and armored vehicles; even some modest belt-tightening on future military pay and benefits.
  • For 'Buck' McKeon, it's Syria or the sequester

     For 'Buck' McKeon, it's Syria or the sequester
    To strike Syria or not — for Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), that wasn't exactly the question. In the Wall Street Journal, he said he couldn't even consider U.S. military intervention unless the military budget was liberated from the...

    Obama, the reluctant warrior on Syria

    Obama, the reluctant warrior on Syria
    On Tuesday, President Obama made the case for a limited military strike in Syria if diplomacy fails. But he still sounded like a man looking for an escape hatch. "I've spent 4 1/2 years working to end wars, not to start them," he said. "Our troops are...

    McManus: A team of rivals on Syria

    McManus: A team of rivals on Syria
    Last August, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then-CIA Director David H. Petraeus proposed that the United States change its policy and send weapons and other aid to the rebels fighting the Syrian government. Defense Secretary Leon E....

    JFK, a presidency on a pedestal

    JFK, a presidency on a pedestal
    Fifty years after the death of John F. Kennedy, there's no mystery about why his brief presidency remains an object of fascination: It was glamorous, photogenic, and cut short by an assassination that still seems an insoluble puzzle. Compared to the full-...