08/21/2014 - 6:11pm

    A century has passed since the start of World War I, which many people at the time declared was "the war to end all wars." Unfortunately, wars just kept happening. And with the headlines from Ukraine getting scarier by the day, this seems like a good time to ask why.

    Once upon a time wars...

08/10/2014 - 7:38pm

    It was exhilarating to drop a bunch of 500-pound bombs on whatstheirname.

    Just when Americans thought they could stop trying to figure out the difference between Sunnis and Shiites, we're in a new war in Iraq with some bad "folks," as the president might...

08/10/2014 - 7:37pm

    That is how one unnamed official described the military option in Iraq, last Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

    Of course, the war in Iraq is supposed to be over. It was called "Operation Iraqi Freedom" until its name was changed in 2010 to "Operation New Dawn....

08/10/2014 - 7:31pm

    If there was one person attending this week's deftly staged U.S-Africa Leaders Summit who wanted the word "ebola" to dominate every headline, it would probably be Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.

    Anything to keep Boko Haram out of the discussion....

08/10/2014 - 7:28pm

    Ebola was not supposed to have a prominent place on the agenda for this week's Africa summit. But it keeps infecting the discussion.

    Forty African heads of state visited Washington this week, snarling traffic as the Obama administration highlights what it...

08/10/2014 - 7:24pm

    On July 23, Dr. Kent Brantly woke up with a fever. He immediately quarantined himself, and three days later a test confirmed his nightmare. He had the Ebola virus.

    Brantly, 33, emailed a friend and said that he was "terrified," for he knew better than anyone...

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