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    DE BORCHGRAVE: Shining citadel redux

    In Jan. 1981, when Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the 40th U.S. president, he declared the federal budget to be out of control. The deficit had reached $74 billion, and the federal debt was at $930 billion. Mr. Reagan said a stack of $1,000 bills equivalent to what Uncle Sam owed would be 67 miles high. Chump change and height today.

  • ** FILE ** President Obama, with Maj. Gen. Karl Horst (left), commander of the U.S. Army's Military District of Washington, places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Monday, May 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama: 'Nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes'

    President Obama marked Memorial Day on Monday by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery and calling on the nation to reflect on its "debt to its fallen heroes."

  • A demonstrator, lifted by others in the crowd in Sanaa, Yemen, on Monday, shouts demands for Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign. Government forces attacked militants in the south. (Associated Press)

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  • Cambodia in court with Thais in dispute on temple

    Thailand and Cambodia traded barbs Monday at the United Nations' highest court, accusing each other of launching illegal cross-border attacks around a historic temple in a disputed border region.

  • Anti-government protesters shout slogans during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, the nation's capital, on Sunday, May 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Yemen hits Islamic militants with airstrikes

    Yemeni warplanes carried out airstrikes Monday on a southern town seized by hundreds of Islamic militants over the weekend, witnesses said, as the political crisis surrounding the embattled president descended into more bloodshed.

  • Rabbi Eliezer Berland leaves after praying at Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus early on Monday, May 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Jewish worshippers, soldiers clash in West Bank

    The Israeli military on Monday said soldiers forcibly removed dozens of Jewish worshippers who refused to leave a holy site inside a Palestinian city in the West Bank.

  • Soldiers with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) run to rescue a colleague stuck under debris after a suicide attack in Herat, Afghanistan, on Monday, May 30, 2011. The attacker blew up an explosives-packed car at the gates of an Italian military base, killing several people, officials said. (AP Photo)

    Suicide blasts kill 5 in normally calm Afghan city

    A suicide bomber blew up an explosives-packed car at the gates of an Italian military base Monday in one of two attacks on the relatively secure western city of Herat, killing at least five Afghans in a major commercial center slated to be handed over by NATO to Afghan control in July.

  • U.S. soldiers holds candles to mark Memorial Day at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday, May 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

    On Memorial Day, U.S. troops fight on

    U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan paused Monday to remember the fallen in Memorial Day services, as a war nearly a decade old trudged on.

  • Gen. Martin Dempsey, Army chief of staff, speaks to the families of fallen service members at a Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors in Arlington on Friday, May 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Obama chooses Dempsey as next Joint Chiefs head

    President Obama has chosen veteran U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey to succeed Navy Adm. Mike Mullen as chairman of the military Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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