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Afghan Troops Numbers: How Low Can the U.S. Go?

With the ascent of the Biden-Hagel-Kerry camp’s view on U.S. troops in Afghanistan – bottom line, less is more – the size of the U.S. contingent is the top item...

General Disorders

When Marine General Anthony Zinni became chief of U.S. Central Command in 1997, he was surprised to find a Navy commander working under him whose sole job was to...

Search and Destroy

War is a man's game traditionally, and so is moviemaking. But with the Iraq-occupation film The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow earned her stripes, becoming the...

Homeland Watch: Into the Woods

In a finale called "The Choice," Homeland avoided making its toughest one. But Carrie also had a decision to make, and chose well.

Television

1 | PARKS AND RECREATION (NBC) In an election year, there is ample reason to feel depressed about politics and the people involved in it. So it was doubly...

General Disorder #1, General Disorder #2, &c.

When Marine General Anthony Zinni became chief of U.S. Central Command in 1997, he was stunned to find a Navy commander working for him dedicated to keeping...

Homeland Watch: Tunnel Vision

A major storyline ends mundanely, for once without any shocker twist. But can Homeland find its way out of its own narrative labyrinth?

Where the Past Is Not Prologue

Yasser Arafat's body has been exhumed for investigation, bringing back memories of the unpredictable Palestinian leader and the Middle East in which he operated...

P4: Pulling No Punches on Petraeus and Paula

Sarah Chayes served as a special adviser to then-Army General David Petraeus as he settled into his final Army assignment: running the war in Afghanistan. Over...

Sunday Funnies…

Sometimes the comics don't appear back among all the advertising inserts in your Sunday paper they also can hide in plain sight amid the news items Take the...

Inbox

MAIL Dangerous Liaisons To call the Petraeus affair, as you do on your cover, "a system failure at the highest levels of national security" is an overstatement...

Briefing

'After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair.' 1. DAVID PETRAEUS, former CIA director, who...

Adm. Mullen Targeted By Foreign Cyber Intrusion

Retired Adm. Michael Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently surrendered personal computers to the FBI in the course of an ongoing...