| Jul 5, 2008
It's Staff Sgt. Edgar Covarrubias' second Fourth of July in Iraq. No family barbecue, no fireworks, but Covarrubias says he'll call his mom, wife and kids to share the day anyway.
Across Iraq, America's Independence Day was a normal work day for most U....
| Apr 11, 2008
THIS is the election that made politics a joke.
Or maybe it's the campaign in which politics discovered its sense of humor.
Either way, humor has become not only entertainment but also a major campaign tool in the 2008 presidential election cycle....
| Sep 10, 2008
ONE OF modern warfare's founding fathers, the 19th century Prussian field marshal Helmuth von Moltke, was of the opinion that no military plan, however well and carefully conceived, could survive its first contact with the enemy.
The same might be said...
| Aug 26, 2008
There is a gathering storm on Iraq's horizon. Over the last several weeks, its central government has embarked on what appears to be an effort to arrest, drive away or otherwise intimidate tens of thousands of Sunni security volunteers -- the so-called...
| Feb 10, 2009
"In 2005 the United States came close to losing the war in Iraq."
So writes Thomas E. Ricks, the Washington Post's senior military correspondent, in his gripping and brilliantly reported new book, "The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American...
| Mar 8, 2009
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney (Amulet: $12.95) Greg's dad enlists him in organized sports in order to toughen him up. || 6 ||
|| 2. || Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (Little,...
| Nov 25, 2009
The peaks of the Hindu Kush mountains create a stunning backdrop for the U.S. military's Kabul headquarters, but Maj. Gen. Michael T. Flynn rarely notices. Sheltering Taliban fighters and American combat outposts, the mountains symbolize the old way of...
| Sep 25, 2009
Today's topic: Is there any parallel between the Vietnam War and the situation in Afghanistan, as some experts are suggesting?
Don't get too obsessed with Vietnam
Point: Brian Katulis
It is important to learn from our history and draw the right...