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  • BOOK REVIEW: Legacy of shipbuilding and burning

    By the beginning of the 19th century, the young United States Navy had already produced a respectable number of colorful, courageous and expert captains. Names such as Barry, Dale, Decatur, Rodgers, Truxtun and more come to mind. Not until Ambassador Gordon S. Brown came forth with his magnificently researched work has justice been done to one who should rank with those greats: Thomas Tingey.


  • Thousands of Bahraini anti-government protesters chant slogans as they wave national flags and signs with the words "Down with the Government" while circling outside Gudaibiya Palace in Manama, Bahrain, Sunday, March 6, 2011, where the office of Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa is located. The prime minister's resignation is a key demand as protesters' calls for reform in the strategic Gulf nation enters their third week. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    Shi'ite protesters besiege Bahrain prime minister's office

    Thousands of Shi'ite opposition supporters blocked the entrance to the prime minister's office but failed to disrupt a government meeting on Sunday as the campaign for reform in the strategic Gulf nation enters its third week.


  • Recalling Navy's pivotal fight

    By late summer of 1942, the American and Japanese navies already had exchanged fearsome blows. Yet, as James D. Hornfischer explains in his brilliant new book, "Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal," both sides were climbing a learning curve, grappling with the new "expeditionary" war-fighting environment that "featured tight interdependence among warriors of the air, land, and sea."


  • Tens of thousands of Bahraini anti-government protesters converge on the Pearl roundabout in Manama, Bahrain, Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    Key Shi'ite opposition leader returns to Bahrain

    Prominent Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima returned home from exile Saturday and urged the Gulf kingdom's rulers to back up promises of political reform with action.


  • ** FILE ** Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle are seen on a yacht in Bodega Bay, Calif., in June 2005. (Associated Press/Courtesy of Joe Grande)

    Pirates add ammo, men to ships after 4 U.S. deaths

    Pirates in Somalia said Wednesday they were ferrying ammunition and men to the 30 hijacked vessels still under their control, and they threatened to kill more captives following the violent end to a hostage standoff that left four Americans dead.


  • American Scene

    Military officials say an investigation is under way after two U.S. Navy helicopters dipped temporarily into the waters of Lake Tahoe, before righting themselves and landing at a nearby airport.


  • BOOKS: 'Flotilla: The Patuxent Naval Campaign in the War of 1812'

    As the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 approaches, Donald Shomette's book, updated from a similar work published by him in 1981, is a most appropriate addition to the literature.


  • Daybook

    Memorial Day observed


  • Spy damage

    China's acquisition of defense technology was highlighted in the plea deal reached this week in the case of a family spy ring of five Chinese agents in California.


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