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When Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen overheard a platoon of first-year midshipmen at the Naval Academy shout "kill" during training one summer day a decade ago, he ordered the word expunged from their vocabulary. The then-commandant explained that...
Tags: Armed Forces, The Pentagon, Afghanistan, Tampa, John Allen
Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the former commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan whose nomination to lead NATO was delayed last year while investigators probed his e-mails to a Florida socialite, has retired from the military. The Naval...
Tags: Armed Forces, U.S. Senate, Afghanistan, Tampa, John Allen
The Hartford CourantAndy Warhol famously said that "in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." With the dawn of Internet, Twitter and other social media, Warhol's future may be now. The average Facebook subscriber averages more than 100 "friends." And Dan...
There are a lot worse things going on in our country right now than Gen. David Petraeus cheating on his wife, and one of them is our country's invidious use of drone warfare. The worst part about it is that we have been brainwashed to believe that it is...
Gen. David Petraeus' actions over the past several years show that he considers himself more of a prince than a member of the armed forces who answers to his civilian commander-in-chief ("Did Petraeus have to step down?" Nov. 13). In Afghanistan, he...
KABUL, Afghanistan – Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. took over Sunday as the newest and probably last U.S. commander in Afghanistan, tasked with ending America’s longest war even as insurgents continue to challenge the U.S.-backed Afghan...
WASHINGTON - The confirmation hearing Thursday of John Brennan to be CIA director reopened scrutiny of a wide range of controversies that have dogged the country for more than a decade, ranging from the Obama administration's embrace of targeted...
Google is stepping up its fight to change federal law to make it more difficult for law enforcement to gain access to emails and other content stored on cloud services without a search warrant. The search giant, which says it gets about 1,400 requests a...
Tags: Google Inc., Justice System, Laws, Science and Technology, FBI
The United States again leads the world in official requests for Google users' personal information. That's according to Google's "transparency" report released Wednesday. In the second half of 2012, Google received 8,476 requests for information,...
Tags: National Government, Politics, Google Inc., FBI, Government
In testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will resume the fraught conversation about what exactly took place at the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year on Sept. 11. Members...
I’ve noticed that people tend to pay more attention if you can somehow work a sports theme into your message. It’s no accident that politicians lard their language with stomach-turning clichés like “home run,” “full-court...
In a rare case of an active-duty general charged with criminal offenses, a brigadier general at Ft. Bragg, N.C., is scheduled to face a court-martial Tuesday on charges of forcible sodomy, sexual misconduct and compelling female officers to perform sex...
Tags: Iraq, Courts-Martial, Afghanistan, Adultery, Sex Crimes
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