The House Armed Services Committee received an unusual assignment: in effect, it had to fight over again one of the celebrated naval actions of the War of 1812the capture of the U.S. frigate Chesapeake by the British frigate Shannon, off Boston Harbor.
One year ago on Tuesday, at least 57 men and women, including 31 journalists, were slaughtered on a grassy clearing in the southern Philippines. They were on their way to a political event, driving caravan-style through Maguindanao province’s rugged, green hills when their convoy was stopped by armed men allegedly members of a private army controlled by Andal Ampatuan Jr., the scion of the clan that rules the area
When Al Krusac, 72, missed his senior prom in 1936 because he had joined the Army, his high school sweetheart Clara Curtis had to go with a cousin.
Death and taxes are always with us, and so are arguments about whether nations ever have the right or duty to intervene in the affairs of others. The case for “humanitarian intervention,” under a variety of names, has been asserted at least since the great powers threw their weight behind Greece’s struggle for independence in the 1820s, but in its modern form was developed during the Wars of the Yugoslav Succession, when it appeared to many that armed force was the only way to end terrible atrocities.
An inquiry into the crash of a British aircraft in Afghanistan three years ago calls the accident “preventable,” citing a loss of focus on safety in an effort to save money for the armed forces, the defense secretary said Wednesday.
Seven suspects arrested in Pakistan in connection with the Mumbai, India, attacks of last year will be charged in their next court appearance, a Pakistani official said Saturday.
The crowd of young men gathered around as police officers unloaded a small arsenal from the bed of a truck: buckets of bullets, boxes and boxes of machine guns and rocket launchers. The scene played out to cheers over the weekend as 1,000 militants and their commanders in the oil-rich Niger Delta region laid down their arms in exchange for a government amnesty program that promises them a pardon and a job. The program has been in place since August 6.
Three people were killed and at least seven wounded Saturday in a drive-by shooting at a motorcycle club fundraiser in California, authorities said. The president was arrested at his residence and transported aboard a military plane to an unknown destination, the newspaper La Prensa reported.