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  • 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....
  • 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....
  • Economy rivals security as top concern for voters

    As an election approaches, campaigns often brace for a last-minute event that could alter the political landscape. But the surprise this time isn't a scandal or a calamity overseas. It's an abrupt shift in the debate away from the battlefields of the...
  • Military thinks twice on fortified trucks

    Military thinks twice on fortified trucks
    It was just what American soldiers had been longing for -- a patrol vehicle designed to withstand the powerful roadside bombs that have killed more service members than any other insurgent weapon in the Iraq war. But as the Defense Department hits its...
  • U.S. hits targets near Baghdad

    U.S. warplanes hammered suspected Sunni militant hide-outs on the southern outskirts of Baghdad on Thursday as part of a wide-ranging military assault on Al Qaeda in Iraq around the country. American aircraft dropped 49,000 pounds of bombs on the lush...
  • U.S. shifts Sunni strategy in Iraq

    U.S. shifts Sunni strategy in Iraq
    Eager to cement the security gains of last year's troop buildup, the U.S. military has shifted its strategy from the streets to the corridors of power in a high-stakes effort to persuade Iraq's wary Shiite leaders to put thousands of predominantly Sunni...
  • Why Congress didn't bring the troops home

    To a crescendo of clicking cameras, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped before a row of shimmering U.S. flags last March to make an announcement Americans had been waiting four months to hear. November's elections had swept Democrats into power on a...
  • Iraq's No. 1 problem

    Strolling down Airplane Road in the Dora district, it's clear what has happened in Iraq during the last year. A former war zone has become a place where shops and schools are open and housing prices are rising. The strategy of "surging" 30,000 American...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for March 1, 2009

    Los Angeles Times bestsellers for March 1, 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. || 5 || || 2. || The Associate by John Grisham...