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  • Veteran seeks Iraq, Afghan war monument in Pontiac

    A U.S. Navy veteran from Pontiac wants to put up a monument to honor Livingston County residents who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'American Spartan'

    On a cold November morning in 2011, I was sitting in my office on a forward operating base in the Bala Murghab district of western Afghanistan. I was the senior adviser for a civilian interagency district support team and had just finished my evaluation of our situation. It was grim.

  • Schumer requests NYC parade for returning troops

    Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing a New York City homecoming parade for troops returned from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Alex Wong, Pool)

    Hagel seeks to increase ties with Mongolia

    The United States will expand military training and exercises with Mongolia following the signing of an agreement by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the close of his 10-day trip to the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Secretary of State John F. Kerry defends the Obama administration's response to Russia's moves on eastern Ukraine during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. (Associated Press Photographs)

    CURL: The next hot spot is the world's problem, not America's

    The Washington Times headline blared the news: "Senators demand arms for restive Ukraine." Yes, the illustrious U.S. Senate, which for the past decade has overspent on the U.S. budget by trillions and trillions of dollars, thinks it's a very good idea if America wades into a battle with Russia over some former USSR territory.

  • Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    ALLARD: The heavy price of an overextended military

    The nation's attention-deficit disorder is best measured by the media's swiftness in pivoting from shocked headlines back to the usual news feed.

  • The U.S., Texas and City of Killeen flags fly at at half staff for shooting victims, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Killeen, Texas.  A soldier, Spc. Ivan Lopez,  opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Soldiers killed at Fort Hood had years of service

    Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, commander at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas, on Friday released the names of the three soldiers killed by Spc. Ivan Lopez, who then used the same .45-caliber pistol to kill himself. Milley said the shooting rampage on Wednesday at Fort Hood followed a verbal altercation.

  • Fort Hood reveals identities of 3 soldiers killed

    The three soldiers killed in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood by another military man had served in the military for years and been deployed to Iraq as well as other places.

  • A police officer checks drivers' IDs outside the main gate at Fort Hood, Texas, after a shooting at the Army base Wednesday, April 2, 2014.  One person was killed and at least 14 injured in a shooting Wednesday at Fort Hood. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Deborah Cannon)  AUSTIN CHRONICLE OUT, COMMUNITY IMPACT OUT, MAGS OUT; NO SALES; INTERNET AND TV MUST CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHER AND STATESMAN.COM

    Gunman kills 3, wounds 16 at Fort Hood Army base

    A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide at the same post where more than a dozen people were slain in a 2009 attack, authorities said.

  • Details emerging in Fort Hood massacre

    An armed female security officer confronted Fort Hood gunman Spc. Ivan Lopez minutes after his deadly rampage began, firing off a round before he put his .45-caliber Smith & Wesson pistol to his head and pulled the trigger.

  • Army says alleged shooter saw no combat in Iraq

    The Army's top civilian official says the soldier accused in the Fort Hood shooting this week was deployed for the final months of the Iraq war but did not see combat.

  • Q&A: Morris on Rumsfeld doc, 'It's a horror movie'

    Errol Morris spent more than 30 hours interviewing Donald Rumsfeld. He sifted through thousands of memos - "snowflakes," Rumsfeld called them - from the former secretary of defense and architect of the Iraq war.

  • Suspected Fort Hood shooter Ivan Lopez.

    Another Fort Hood attack leaves 4 dead, 16 hurt

    Four people including the gunman are dead after another shooting rampage at the same Texas Army base where 13 people were killed in a 2009 murder spree.

  • Iraqi army battles militants in deadly Anbar siege

    An Iraqi special forces patrol moves on foot past ruined homes on the outskirts of Ramadi, a city west of Baghdad where al-Qaida-inspired militants have held off the military for three months. As they head down an alleyway, shots from snipers ring out, followed by grenade blasts.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Missiles' deep-sixing another military neutering

    It is wrong to give one man so much power to implement changes that have relegated the United States from a superpower to a class-B country.

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