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    ROSENBERG: Confronting the threat from Iran

    The brazen Iranian terrorist plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador, kill Americans and blow up the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington was a wake-up call. The radical regime in Tehran has crossed a red line. Iran has murdered Americans in Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon over the years. Now it appears to have ordered terrorist attacks inside our nation's capital. Should this prove true, Iran has engaged in an act of war.

  • The body of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi lies on a mattress in a commercial freezer at a shopping center in Misrata, Libya, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    Gadhafi put on display in shopping center freezer

    Moammar Gadhafi's blood-streaked body was on display in a commercial freezer at a shopping center Friday as Libyan authorities argued about what to do with his remains and questions deepened over official accounts of the longtime dictator's death. New video emerged of his violent, chaotic last moments, showing fighters beating him as they drag him away.

  • President Obama speaks at the White House on Oct. 21, 2011. He declared an end to the Iraq war and that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end. (Associated Press)

    Obama: Total troop withdrawal from Iraq

    President Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end.

  • ** FILE ** In this March 22, 2005, photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, talks to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi prior the 17th League of Arab States' summit in Algiers. (AP Photo/Nabil)

    Syrian protesters take inspiration from Libya

    Inspired by the scenes of euphoria in Libya, Syrian protesters poured into the streets Friday and shouted that President Bashar Assad's regime will be the next to unravel now that ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is dead.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Westmoreland'

    On April 28, 1967, Gen. William C. Westmoreland was accorded a rare honor, that of addressing a joint session of Congress. As he ticked off indicators of progress in the war in Vietnam, the general seemed the embodiment of the military professional: trim and erect, with prominent eyebrows and a jutting chin that did not encourage contradiction.

  • President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, where he declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Obama: All U.S. troops out of Iraq by 2012

    President Obama declared Friday that he will withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year, ending talks for an extended deployment with Baghdad and ruling against the earlier advice of some senior military commanders who had recommended keeping several thousand troops there into 2012.

  • Pakistani army soldiers salute the coffins of their colleagues killed in a gun battle with militants during a funeral prayer in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Oct. 21, 2011. Militants attacked a group of paramilitary soldiers conducting a search operation in Pakistan's Khyber tribal area the previous night, sparking fighting that killed three soldiers and 34 militants, said Farooq Khan, a senior government official in the area. (Associated Press)

    Militants kill 3 in raid on Pakistan elder's home

    More than 30 militants armed with rockets and machine guns attacked a prominent pro-government tribal elder's house in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing three members of his family, a government official said.

  • Oil prices fell 81 cents to $85.30 per barrel in New York trading on Thursday after the death of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was announced. (Associated Press)

    Gadhafi's death to open more oil flow

    Although Libya will not be able for several months to export as much oil as it did before it descended into civil war this year, the killing of Col. Moammar Gadhafi reduces the chance that violence will get in the way as the North African nation cranks up production again.

  • In 1988, investigators sift through Pan Am Flight 103 wreckage in Lockerbie, Scotland. Moammar Gadhafi's reported death resonated with the families who had loved ones on the airliner and who held Col. Gadhafi responsible for approving the bombing that killed 270 people.

    Gadhafi a brutal, unpredictable leader killed by own people

    During nearly 42 years in power in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi was one of the world's most eccentric dictators, so mercurial that he was both condemned and courted by the West, while he brutally warped his country with his idiosyncratic vision of autocratic rule until he was finally toppled by his own people.

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