Through their enterprise and style, they set a journalistic standard When TIME last chose the ten best U.S. dailies, in 1974, it seemed a buoyant era for newspapers: by publishing the Pentagon papers and exposing the Watergate scandal, they had recaptured the role as journalism's leader, which TV had assumed during the Viet Nam War.
MORATORIUM” was scarcely a household word a couple of months ago.
Word leaked out almost as soon as the giant U.S.
The budget compromise reached by the White House and Congress this weekend included a “historic amount of cuts,” as House Speaker John Boehner and Senate majority leader Harry Reid said in their joint statement announcing the deal.
The Pentagon is the most formidable redoubt in official Washington. Squat and solid as a feudal fortress, it hunkers in a remote reclaimed Virginia swamp that used to be called Hell's Bottom, across the Potomac River from the spires, colonnades and domes of the federal city.
While much of the focus on Tuesday’s unveiling of President Obama’s revamped Afghanistan strategy will be on the number of U.S. troops he’s expected to send, that decision is really a sideshow to the critical battle now under way on the ground.
The Pentagon on Tuesday identified four U.S. Marines who died in one of two helicopter collisions Monday in Afghanistan
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Support for the war in Afghanistan is at an all-time low, according to a new national poll. A CNN/Opinion Research Corp.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to approve sending thousands of additional forces to Afghanistan to deal with the growing threat from roadside bombs, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Friday. Over the past two weeks, Gates has concluded that there are not enough forces or equipment in Afghanistan to protect U.S