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  • Richard Morefield dies at 81; diplomat was seized in Iran hostage crisis

    Richard Morefield dies at 81; diplomat was seized in Iran hostage crisis
    Richard Morefield, a former career diplomat who was the U.S. consul general in Tehran in 1979 when the American Embassy was seized by Iranian militants and he and 51 other Americans were held hostage for 444 days, has died. He was 81. Morefield, a...
  • Book review: 'Westmoreland' by Lewis Sorley

    Book review: 'Westmoreland' by Lewis Sorley
    Reading Lewis Sorley's scalding biography of Army Gen. William Westmoreland, "Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam," is like watching a slow-motion replay of an oncoming train wreck. The result of this collision is known: failure of the U.S....
  • 'Moyers on Democracy' by Bill Moyers

    'Moyers on Democracy' by Bill Moyers
    Moyers on Democracy Bill Moyers Doubleday: 416 pp., $26.95 THERE'S A Jeremiah among us and his name is Bill Moyers. He is a product of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, having worked for the president and witnessed firsthand many of that administration's...
  • Bush's bluster

    Bush's bluster
    Perhaps the most irksome characteristic of the Bush administration has been the Rio Grande-wide gap between rhetoric and action. The president has consistently talked a good game when it comes to democracy promotion, stopping weapons proliferation and...
  • Is military justice broken?

    American soldiers and Marines in Iraq are convicted of the homicides of noncombatants but sentenced to no confinement; no officer is held accountable for abuses at Abu Ghraib prison. These are just two disturbing military legal headlines. Why are court-...
  • Army 1st Lt. Daniel B. Hyde, 24, Modesto; killed in grenade attack in Iraq

    Army 1st Lt. Daniel B. Hyde always had a desire to become a leader and, his family said, as a young man he displayed the confidence, discipline and humbleness to be a natural. "He was very regimented; he was perfect for the military," his mother, Glenda,...
  • The military privacy debate

    The military privacy debate
    Eight years into the war on terror, military wives are aces at anticipatory grief. The possibility of loss was introduced so early in my marriage, it may as well have been an attendant at the wedding. Immediately after our brief predeployment ceremony...
  • Letters to the editor

    Put education first Re “Bid to oust Brewer falls apart,” Dec. 3 It was disheartening to read about the bureaucratic machinations surrounding the failed effort to remove Los Angeles Unified Supt. David L. Brewer. My disappointment was...
  • Bernard W. Rogers dies at 87; Army general introduced major reforms

    Bernard W. Rogers dies at 87; Army general introduced major reforms
    Bernard W. Rogers, a four-star general who introduced major reforms as Army chief of staff in the 1970s and who later was the top military commander of NATO, died Oct. 27 in Virginia after a heart attack. He was 87. After bringing changes in recruiting...
  • Alexander M. Haig dies at 85; secretary of State to Reagan

    Alexander M. Haig dies at 85; secretary of State to Reagan
    Alexander M. Haig's life threaded through some of the most tumultuous episodes of the second half of the 20th century. An Army officer in Vietnam, a presidential advisor during the Watergate scandal and a key Cabinet member during the attempted...
  • PASSINGS

    Willard W. Scott Jr. Superintendent of West Point Willard W. Scott Jr., 82, an Army lieutenant general who led West Point through the aftermath of a cheating scandal and the introduction of coeducation, died of Parkinson's disease Jan. 1 at his home...