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  • Panel rejects design for Eisenhower Memorial

    A federal commission that oversees plans for monuments in the nation's capital voted Thursday to reject the current design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower, sending the concept back to its architects for revisions.

  • Ice storm claims pine, but it's rooted in tradition


  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    The Eagle of Bryan-College Station. March 9, 2014.

  • Wichita officials considering airport name change

    A Wichita City Council vote this week could rename Mid-Continent Airport in honor of the 34th president of the United States, who has been hailed for his advocacy of air power after World War II.

  • FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, renowned architect Frank Gehry is seen in Washington. Gehry returns to a federal arts panel to try again to win approval for his design to build a memorial honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has approved the general concept and sculptural elements, but some members have objected to part of Gehry's plan calling for metal tapestries to frame a memorial park. They also wanted to see further development of the landscaping plan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    Eisenhower Memorial unchanged, despite objections

    Architect Frank Gehry is maintaining key elements of his design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall in a revised concept presented Thursday, despite recent criticism from a federal arts panel and outside groups.

  • Ike gets his wish thanks to Mother Nature

    After nearly 60 years, the late Dwight D. Eisenhower appealed to a higher authority and finally got his wish.

  • President Eisenhower wears a big smile, and a button to match, which reads, "Don't ask what I shot," at his golf match with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio at Augusta National Country Club, Augusta, GA, April 20, 1953.  The button was handed to the chief executive by a newsman shortly before he reached the first tee for his match with Taft.  (AP Photo/William J. Smith)

    Eisenhower Tree at Augusta National destroyed by ice storm

    Dwight D. Eisenhower, an Augusta member from 1948 until his death in 1969, was said to have hit the tree so often on his tee shot that he campaigned to have it removed and proposed during an Augusta National governors' meeting that it be cut down.

  • FILE - In this April 9, 2011, file photo, Tiger Woods nearly falls backward after hitting out of the rough under the Eisenhower Tree on the 17th hole during the third round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. The Eisenhower Tree was removed this weekend because of damage from an ice storm, the Augusta National Golf Club chairman Billy Payne said Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

    Augusta ice storm puts an end to Eisenhower Tree

    The Eisenhower Tree, so much a part of Augusta National that not even a sitting U.S. president could have it taken down, was removed from the 17th hole this weekend because of damage from an ice storm, the club said Sunday.

  • This model image, provided by Eisenhower Memorial Commission, shows the proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial to be built in Washington. The American Institute of Architects is opposing an effort in Congress to eliminate funding and scrap the proposed design, saying lawmakers should not censor an architectural work. (AP Photo/Eisenhower Memorial Commission)

    Architects oppose bill to alter Frank Gehry's proposed memorial to Eisenhower

    An effort in Congress to eliminate funding and scrap the proposed design for a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower drew strong opposition Friday from the American Institute of Architects, which said lawmakers should not censor an architectural work.

  • Family and friends of the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower await pierside at Naval Station Norfolk on Dec. 12, 2012, as the ship approaches after a six-month deployment. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik)

    Families struggle with long deployments of aircraft carrier crews

    Families of sailors and Marines serving on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower are using Facebook to express frustration over their loved ones' long deployment in the Middle East.

  • Eisenhower Memorial approval delayed into 2013

    Plans to build a national memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower will be delayed into next year as the World War II general's family continues to object to a design by architect Frank Gehry.

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Ike’s Bluff’

    After leaving the White House in 1961, Dwight D. Eisenhower fretted about what future generations would think of his legacy, stating that the peace and prosperity that marked his two terms "didn't just happen, by God." But as Evan Thomas writes in his study of the Eisenhower presidency, "[Ike] had trouble articulating just how that had happened. He never could admit that he had kept the peace by threatening all-out war. His all-or-nothing strategy worked brilliantly."

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Generals’

    In a recent Washington Post story about the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan with an attack on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, defense analyst Joshua Foust commented that the Taliban are fighting politically while the American generals are fighting tactically. That is one of the main points made by Thomas Ricks in his new book, "The Generals," a scathing critique of modern general officer leadership.

  • This model image, provided by the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, depicts the proposed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial to be built on the Mall. The family of Eisenhower, the 34th president, still objects to elements of its design. (Associated Press)

    Technology will bring history alive at Eisenhower Memorial

    Designers behind the Eisenhower Memorial are using cutting-edge technology to help tell the story of a man known for keeping an eye on the future.

  • Associated Press

    FIELDS: Honoring Ike

    "Moving forward" is suddenly everybody's cliche in a city that thrives on political cliches, but there's another Washington that looks to the past - or at least a commemoration of the past - and how we pay homage to the men who shaped the nation's destiny.

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