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  • Viktor Bout is escorted off a flight from Bangkok to New York last November during his extradition to face trial on charges of transporting weapons. A jury found him guilty on all counts Wednesday. (Associated Press)

    International arms dealer convicted in conspiracy

    International arms dealer Viktor Bout, the so-called "Merchant of Death," was convicted Wednesday in federal court in New York in a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to finance a fleet of aircraft to arm bloody conflicts and support rogue regimes worldwide.

  • Illustration by Paul Tong

    HUGHES & DAVIS: Rethinking the 'zero option'

    "Assumption is the father of error," or so we're told. When it comes to nuclear weapons, the Obama administration and many others are making assumptions that could lead our nation to catastrophic errors.

  • **FILE** Gen. Raymond T. Odierno (Associated Press)

    Military chiefs warn against bigger defense cuts

    The nation's military leaders warned a House panel on Wednesday that cuts in defense spending beyond those already planned would deeply wound the armed services and jeopardize U.S. global influence.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shortcomings of Obama presidency

    For those citizens concerned about our national security, leadership in international affairs, support of our allies and having a strong military to defend us against our enemies, the 2012 elections will provide the opportunity to halt our president's failed policies.

  • Briefly: Africa

    An election tribunal has dismissed the main opposition party's challenge over fraud claims in the April presidential election, revalidating the ruling party's win in Africa's most populous nation.

  • U.S. Army soldiers and Uganda People's Defense Force soldiers participate in a closing ceremony for operation Atlas Drop 11, an annual joint aerial delivery exercise, in Soroti, Uganda, in April. While putting few U.S. troops at risk, the United States is providing intelligence and training to fight militants across the continent, from Mauritania in the west along the Atlantic Ocean, to Somalia in the east along the Indian Ocean. (Associated Press)

    U.S. mission putting fewer troops at risk

    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.

  • Illustration by Paul Tong

    STEVENSON: Iraq's looming massacre

    It was the "mission accomplished" moment that millions of Americans had been waiting for and many of us considered long overdue: the official end to the war in Iraq and the return of all U.S. troops. Whether you believe the operation in Iraq was a noble cause or pure folly, President Obama's announcement last month that fighting men and women would be coming home to their families in time for the holidays was cause for celebration.

  • Triple bombings in southern Iraqi oil city kill 7

    Seven people were killed Wednesday when three bombs hidden in motorcycles exploded in a southern Iraqi city, authorities said.

  • Protesters unfurl a large Syrian flag in front of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Wednesday as more than 100 people protesting the rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad gathered outside the building where foreign ministers were meeting. (Associated Press)

    Syria accepts Arab League's call to halt crackdown on protesters

    Syria accepted an Arab League proposal calling for it to withdraw armored vehicles from the streets and stop violence against protesters in a bid to end the country's seven-month-old political crisis that has led to the deaths of some 3,000 people.

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