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  • Members of Battery A, 7th Battalion, 8th Artillery reading newspapers in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, April 29, 1970 (Official U.S. Army photo)

    EDITORIAL: Media vs. the military

    The Vietnam War and the Walter Cronkite legend inculcated a strong distrust of the media in the military establishment. The sentiment is that if the press can lose America's wars, it is something to be dealt with warily, if at all. But what comes across as bias is often the product of structural and unavoidable aspects of reporting. The primary role of the press is to expose and publicize information, while the military norm, based on the need for operational security, is to withhold and control information.

  • Penn State students flip a television news van during a riot after the announcement that Joe Paterno had been fired as head football coach on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Michael Henninger)

    TV van tipped as rally for Paterno becomes violent

    Police in riot gear dispersed about 2,000 Penn State students who took to the streets Wednesday night after the ouster of football coach Joe Paterno. Crowds toppled a television news van, and at least one photographer was pelted with a rock.

  • ** FILE ** South Sudan President Salva Kiir (center) and Sudan President Omar al-Bashir (right) stand on the podium at the start of independence celebrations in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday, July 9, 2011. (AP Photo/David Azia)

    Officials: Sudan bombs refugee camp in S. Sudan; 12 killed

    Military aircraft from Sudan crossed the new international border with South Sudan and dropped bombs Thursday in and around a camp filled with refugees fleeing violence in the north, officials said. At least 12 people were killed.

  • Major economic moves on hold, Libyans say

    Libya's interim government is unlikely to award new oil concessions or make major economic decisions, saving those for an elected leadership, as it focuses instead on restoring security after the country's eight-month civil war, the outgoing finance minister said Thursday.

  • Illustration: Bosnian Wahhabis by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    KUHNER: Radical Islam in the heart of Europe

    Is Bosnia-Herzegovina doomed? The small Balkan nation is being subverted by powerful internal forces that threaten its existence. The West must wake up before the former Yugoslav republic descends once again into sectarian bloodshed.

  • **FILE** Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive in London on June, 9, 2011, at a charity event for Absolute Return for Kids. (Associated Press)

    Prince William to be deployed to the Falklands

    Prince William will be deployed to the politically sensitive Falkland Islands next year as an air force search and rescue pilot, Britain's defense ministry said Thursday.

  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, warned Israel and the United States on Thursday to expect military response if Iran's nuclear facilities are attacked. (Associated Press)

    Iran warns against hitting nuke facilities

    Iran's supreme leader Thursday warned Israel and the United States that Tehran's response will be tough if its enemies choose a military strike to cripple the country's nuclear program.

  • Zardari vows to 'eradicate' Haqqani Network

    Pakistan's president promised to work with the United States to "eradicate" the militant Haqqani Network, a pledge made during a meeting with visiting American congressmen, according to one of the lawmakers.

  • Briefly

    Africa is the world's fastest-growing mobile phone market, an industry group report said Wednesday, citing the continent's innovative uses for cellphones.

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