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Senate candidates vie for veterans' votes

...worried as a veteran," said Speegle, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 50-year-old real estate agent said the incumbent...Joslin, a former combat medic who was wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Guys that spent a decade at war, we don't want the...
Failure of leadership in Alaska National Guard

...Over the last decade, National Guard units have served shoulder to shoulder with active duty Marine and Army units in Afghanistan, Iraq, and a variety of other overseas locations. If we are going to send Alaska's young men and women into harm's...
Rich Lowry: A war for show

...tough-sounding, prime-time speech.The experience of the surge in Afghanistan, the red-line fiasco and now this suggest that Obama is...politics don't allow him to wiggle out of it.His talk of Afghanistan as the good war in the 2008 campaign was too fresh for him...
Around the District

...began writing friendly letters to Captain Laura Cookman in Afghanistan. The letters became part of a care package that will be...with Captain Cookman and ask questions about her life in Afghanistan. Many thanks to Steve Wright, Joann Riener (Captain Cookman's...
Rich Lowry: Ben Affleck's Muslim problem

...45 percent in Pakistan). Support for the stoning of adulterers is more than 40 percent in Bangladesh and 80 percent in Afghanistan. The death penalty for leaving Islam is almost, although not quite, as popular as stoning.Affleck simply couldn't...
Opinion of extremists in Syria - a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe - poses a more direct and imminent...Khorasan group, a cadre of veteran al-Qaida fighters from Afghanistan and Pakistan who traveled to Syria to link up with the al-Qaida...
Go wild: Plant species tulips for early color

...into rocky crevices and they'll survive that austerity just as they have the harsh, hardscrabble mountain conditions of Afghanistan, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Turkey or Mongolia."Wild tulips are better adapted to difficult conditions," said Christian...
Cal Thomas: Hillary's 'steak' not well done

...mostly forgettable legislation and resolutions, other than her voting to give President Bush authority to conduct the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq) or as secretary of state where she failed to "reset" relations with Russia, advance Middle East peace and adequately...
Pope says world is faced with WWIII

...pope with his grandfather's military record during the commemorations, and the parents of an Italian soldier killed in Afghanistan last year presented Francis with the distinctive feathered Bersagliere cap worn by the Piedmontese corps, famed for a rugged...
Lowry: The halfhearted war

...obstacle to success. But he has a history of all but walking away from his military commitments. He ordered the surge in Afghanistan, then did all he could never to speak of it again, and now risks creating a new Iraq there with another complete pullout...


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