Column | Jun 12, 2011
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Column | Aug 16, 2007Denial is a powerful survival mechanism. How else could the human race go on while confronted with daily evidence of its own unspeakable behavior? Yet some events are so tragic that they demand we stop blocking out the pain and try at the very least to respect the grief of others. And so today we ponder the evil of the five coordinated bombings in northern Iraq on Tuesday that killed more than 250 innocents and wounded perhaps 350 more.
Story | Mar 14, 2012 | 4:38 AM
REPORTING FROM CAMP BASTION, AFGHANISTAN -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday in the aftermath of a shooting rampage blamed on an American soldier that has shaken the U.S-led war effort. Panetta's long-...
Story | Oct 18, 2011 | 4:34 PM
When British forces had responsibility for clearing the Taliban stronghold in the Gereshk Valley in southern Afghanistan, the British press referred to the region as the "Valley of Death." And when Marines from the Twentynine Palms-based, 3rd Battalion,...
Story | Oct 24, 2011 | 9:34 PM
A Marine from Twentynine Palms has been killed in combat in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Monday. Lance Cpl. Jordan S. Bastean, 19, of Pekin, Ill., was killed Sunday in Helmand province on the border with Pakistan. He was assigned to...