| Jun 22, 2008
IN LEGAL circles these days, it is much in vogue to praise the doctrine of stare decisis -- a fancy Latin term for giving great deference to past court decisions rather than rethinking legal principles anew. This idea feels quite benign. What could be...
| Nov 25, 2009
| 6:19 PM
Robert A. Fuhrman, a pioneering Lockheed engineer who played a central role in the creation of the Polaris and Poseidon missiles before rising to the top of the aeronautics and aerospace giant, died Saturday in Pebble Beach, Calif. He was 84.
| Aug 9, 2009
Florence Foster, an electronics technician who blew the whistle on a tiny Los Angeles-area outpost of Northrop Corp., which led to a massive criminal case involving the falsification of tests on cruise missiles, has died. She was 68.
Foster died July...
| Sep 2, 2009
Retired Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, who was known as the "Father of Aegis," the Navy's primary air-defense weapon system that revolutionized how the Navy performed air defense, has died. He was 83.
Meyer, who managed the development and early building of...
| Mar 23, 2003
Friday night in Baghdad brought thunder, fire and smoke -- and the image of the pyramid-shaped headquarters of the Iraqi intelligence service glowing from the inside like a saw-toothed jack o' lantern as it burned from repeated hits from U.S. cruise...
| Mar 20, 2003
The United States launched a thundering bomb and missile attack on Baghdad at dawn today, targeting senior government leaders in what could become all-out war to drive Saddam Hussein from power and disarm Iraq.
Air raid sirens blared, and yellow-and-...