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Stormin’ Norman, 1934-2012

For those who came of age during World War II, or post-9/11, the death Thursday of retired Army general H. Norman Schwarzkopf may not be of great moment. But for...

The Commander: Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf On Top

When I peruse the conquered fame of heroes and the victories of mighty generals, I do not envy the generals. -- Walt Whitman It may come to pass that when the...

The Gulf: The Desert Bear

With a John Wayne swagger and a growl like a grizzly, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf confronted a camouflage-clad Special Forces company newly arrived in the...

Welcome The Unknown Soldier

No one seems to know for sure whether General Norman Schwarzkopf leans right or left, Republican or Democratic, so forcefully does he assert that he's an...

An Offer He Could Refuse

General Norman Schwarzkopf returns home this week to a hero's welcome -- and that has some disgruntled military colleagues anxious to amend the record. They say...

Schwarzkopf Vs. The Spooks

In the final days of the gulf war, General Norman Schwarzkopf had to fend off sniper fire from an unexpected front: defense intelligence analysts based in...

Thumbs Down from Stormin' Norman

General Norman Schwarzkopf privately has been harshly critical of the military performance of America's Arab allies. Using U.S. soldiers as the standard, he told...

Stormin' Norman: The Book

He crushed Saddam Hussein's war machine and became an overnight TV star when he told the nation how he did it. He won standing ovations in Congress, cheers along...

The Gulf: Who's In Charge There?

The commander of all U.S. forces in the gulf, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, firmly denies he has "any disagreement whatsoever with any agreement" between the...

The Allies: A Partnership to Remember

If General Norman Schwarzkopf did not march into Kuwait City last week proclaiming "I have returned," it was for two reasons. One was that he had never been...

Like Father, Like Son?

The Iranian leadership's unease over the U.S. military presence in Saudi Arabia is not assuaged by the heritage of Operation Desert Shield's commander, General...

Combat Video: The Pentagon Springs a WikiLeak

The Pentagon has for years allowed the world an occasional peek through its keyhole as U.S. aircraft generated video while bombing their targets. But the...

Milestones Aug. 14, 2006

FIRED. Floyd Landis, 30, when a second urine sample the American cyclist provided after Stage 17 of the Tour de France also tested positive for synthetic...

Person of the Week: Gen. Tommy Franks

There are plenty of war heroes on the screen these days — Bruce Willis, Mel Gibson, even Josh Hartnett is killing bad guys in a theater near you. The Gulf War...

Republican Convention: Dick Cheney: The Insider

There are a lot of reasons why George W. Bush picked Dick Cheney as his running mate. Charisma isn't one of them. When the Gulf War ended, you could have made a...

And Finally, in Closing

TEACHER'S PET Al Gore (1), at Graceland College: "We should treat teachers like professionals--we should pay them like professionals" SALUTE-ATORIAN General...

THE SILENT TREATMENT

What's the truth about Persian Gulf War syndrome, and is the Pentagon guilty of a cover-up? In recent weeks, two of the war's heroes, generals Colin Powell and...

THE MAN'S CANCER

THREE YEARS AFTER HIS TRIUMPH IN THE GULF WAR, GENERAL H. Norman Schwarzkopf was feeling invincible. But in March 1994, uncomfortable with nagging tendinitis in...

No Longer Fenced In

On March 3, 1991, under a hastily pitched tent at Safwan air base in southern Iraq, General Norman Schwarzkopf gazed across the table at two grim-faced Iraqi...

Let's Get Motivated

The band was called Allegiance, and it was playing a number with a chirpy message of personal renewal: This is for all the lonely people, thinking that life has...