Pictures of the two brothers stare out, side by side, separated by the gulf of a quarter-century. Rahim Jabr died in 1981, a foot soldier in the bloody eight-year war with Iran, and Naeem was a casualty of the savage sectarian fighting that gripped Baghdad in 2006.
As early as this week, the Senate may turn to the annual legis- lation known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is supposed to provide the Pentagon what it needs to defend our nation. Unfortunately, thanks to an amendment added in the Senate Armed Services Committee that would impose the radical homosexual agenda on the U.S. military, a more appropriate title for this bill would be the "Bring Back the Draft Act."
South Korea's president called Monday for greater military readiness and a stern response to North Korea over the sinking of a warship or risk a repeat attack, as his top military officer stood down over the deadly incident.
Puerto Rico's once-tranquil heartland has become a new refuge for drug gangs flushed out of the big cities, local officials say, prompting Gov. Luis Fortuno to deploy National Guard troops to help police restore the peace.
A recent article on China's attitude toward the North Korean sinking of a South Korean warship is emblematic of the confusion of our so-called wise men ("Admiral irked by China's response to North Korea," National Security, Thursday).
Three police officials and a soldier held hostage by rebels in the jungle for nearly 12 years rushed into the arms of tearful relatives Monday and applauded the troops who rescued them in a surprise armed raid.
Rioting has killed at least several hundred people in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan, the Red Cross said Tuesday, as new reports strengthened suspicions that the violence was deliberately ignited to undermine the interim government.
Some 100,000 minority Uzbeks fleeing a purge by mobs of Kyrgyz massed at the border Monday, an Uzbek leader said, as the deadliest ethnic violence to hit this Central Asian nation in decades left entire blocks of a major city burned to the ground.
Since last summer, President Obama has publicly doubted whether Afghan President Hamid Karzai's corruption and incompetence make him a fit partner for our policy goals in Afghanistan. Now, according to Saturday's New York Times: