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  • U.S. soldiers in Iraq mark Fourth of July

    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....
  • Candidates show they can take a joke

    Candidates show they can take a joke
    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....
  • "The War Within" by Bob Woodward

    "The War Within" by Bob Woodward
    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...
  • Baghdad's misguided crackdown on the Sons of Iraq

    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...
  • 'The Gamble' by Thomas E. Ricks

    'The Gamble' by Thomas E. Ricks
    "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...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for March 8, 2009

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers for March 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,...
  • U.S. intelligence chief in Afghanistan wages battle for resources

    U.S. intelligence chief in Afghanistan wages battle for resources
    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...
  • Afghanistan: this generation's Vietnam?

    Afghanistan: this generation's Vietnam?
    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...