By the time U.S. military forces left Somalia in 1994 after entering the lawless nation more than a year earlier to stop a famine, 44 Army soldiers, Marines and airmen had been killed and dozens more wounded.
After a Nigerian attempted to blow up a U.S. jetliner and a homegrown terror group bombed and killed at will, Nigeria has passed a sweeping anti-terrorism bill.
President Obama has signed executive orders that lay out how far military commanders around the globe can go in using cyber attacks and other computer-based operations against enemies and as part of routine espionage in other countries.
The late Stephen Ambrose, the noted author of World War II heroics, put it best of all when he said, "God gave man a penis and a brain, but only enough blood to run one at a time."
The upcoming early dismissal of more than 3,000 sailors will not have an adverse effect on the Navy's capabilities, the chief of naval operations said Thursday.
The commander of Marine Corps forces development said the corps is changing missions and weapons in response to anticipated defense spending cuts.
Weaving together strands of pomp, policy and summitry, President Barack Obama's weeklong European tour is all about tending to old friends in the Western alliance and securing their help with daunting challenges, from the political upheaval in the Mideast and North Africa to the protracted war in Afghanistan.
The fervent belief of the early Obama days — punctuated by a Nobel Peace Prize — that President Obama ushered in a new U.S. foreign policy era that Europeans would welcome has given way to growing concern over the U.S.-supported NATO campaign in Libya and questions over the pace of troop withdrawal in Afghanistan.
"Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World!" Yes, an exclamation point is not a bad idea for Andrew Breitbart's new book, to be published April 15. It has won accolades from Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh.