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  • Sunday shows: Barbour, Emanuel, R. Gates, Cao

     
    Also, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Richard Shelby, Bill Nelson, Ed Markey, Mary Landrieu, Paul Wolfowitz, Abdullah Abdullah, Barbara Boxer,...
  • Obama and Guantanamo: A chronology of his broken promise

     
    Countless times Obama promised to close the terrorist detention facility in his first year. Now, he admits it won't be in his first term....
  • Marines, sailors asked about ending 'don't ask, don't tell'

     
    Marines and sailors at bases in Southern California were among those military personnel who received e-mail surveys Wednesday from the Department of Defense asking their opinion about lifting the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gays and lesbians...
  • General who led Camp Pendleton Marines into combat to become Central Command boss

     
    Marine Gen. James Mattis, who led Camp Pendleton Marines into combat in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, has been nominated to become commander of U.S. Central Command, the Pentagon announced Thursday. If confirmed by the Senate, Mattis will......
  • Gulf Oil spill: The military moves in

     
    Two Air Force planes will spray chemicals to help break up the Gulf Coast oil spill, Pentagon officials said Friday as they considered what more the military could do to assist. The two C-130 Hercules cargo planes were staging for......
  • Book review: 'The Promise' by Jonathan Alter

    Book review: 'The Promise' by Jonathan Alter
    Instant histories of presidential administrations based on privileged access to White House insiders have become so de rigueur that vetting the appropriate journalist/historian really ought to be part of every new chief executive's transition process....
  • Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram

    Book review: 'Brute' by Robert Coram
    Brute The Life of Victor Krulak, U.S. Marine Robert Coram Little, Brown; 349 pps., $27.99 "Brute" examines the life and career of U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. Victor H. "Brute" Krulak, the complex and controversial officer whose role in shaping the modern...
  • Rumsfeld and nominee in sharp contrast

    WASHINGTON — In turning to former CIA Director Robert M. Gates to take the reins at the Pentagon, President Bush has selected a low-key loyalist who is in many ways the opposite of outgoing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Whereas Rumsfeld...
  • Congress returns for session's last lag

    WASHINGTON — The ousted Republican-led Congress returns to the Capitol this week to try one last time to shorten a long legislative to-do list, while the just-elected members will vote for new leaders in races that could signal the direction the...
  • Obama, Gitmo and the war on terrorism

    Obama, Gitmo and the war on terrorism
    Today's question: Will closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay rehabilitate America's image abroad, as President-elect Barack Obama argues? Does that even matter if keeping the prison open reduces global terrorism? Glenn M. Sulmasy and David Kaye debate....
  • New president, new battlefield

    New president, new battlefield
    In his presidential campaign, Barack Obama sometimes made foreign policy sound like a simple matter of changing the tone, turning the page -- and moving 10,000 troops from Iraq to Afghanistan. "Rather than fight a war that does not need to be fought,...