The yearning for a more orderly time, coupled with social media tools that weren’t around a decade ago, has led to a burst of pro-Saddam memes, flowery apologies on Facebook, endless Twitter wars over his legacy and several fan-created Tumblrs.
Sex assault victim advocates on Tuesday again pointed to an unofficial Air Force songbook with derogatory lyrics about women and gay airmen as a reason for filing a new lawsuit against the Defense Department.
Recapturing Tikrit would be the biggest win so far for Baghdad's Shiite-led government. The city is about 80 miles north of Baghdad and lies on the road connecting the capital to Mosul. Retaking it will help Iraqi forces have a major supply link for any future operation against Mosul.
The noise inside the KC-135 is almost unbearable. The floor vibrates; the crew is bathed in a cool, blue light. A heart monitor blips with metronome-like cadence as the patient, lying on a bench, complains of abdominal pains. Tears stream down the patient’s face and his eyes blink rapidly.
Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up and checked into a motel, police said Tuesday.
The Obama administration announced that it was reinstating military assistance to Egypt that had been suspended after a bloody crackdown on opposition activists, a move that analysts say mutes U.S. calls for democratic reforms but also promises sweeping changes to the way aid has traditionally been given the country.
Some families of Oklahoma sailors and Marines killed in the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, want their relatives identified. Others think the crew members should remain with fallen shipmates in the commingled graves.
The 210-foot spire rises above the tree line, easily visible from nearby Interstate 95. It's part of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and is designed as a reminder not only of the iconic image of the World War II flag raising on Iwo Jima, but also of the notions of swords at salute, aircraft climbing into the sky, or a howitzer at the ready.
Israeli high school seniors have more on their minds than prom and final exams. With a mandatory three-year military service looming after graduation, Jewish boys, and increasingly girls, are getting into shape and trying to improve their chances of acceptance into elite combat units.
Teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank likely died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp about a month earlier than previously thought, the Amsterdam museum that honors her memory said Tuesday on the 70th anniversary of the officially recognized date of her death.
At 13, Logan Wenneshiemer is a sprint-car veteran, at home in the cockpit of his open-wheel racer, capable of 140 mph. Though his skill behind the wheel sets him apart from most kids his age, it's not just his efforts on the track that make him so remarkable. Logan also heads a fund-raising drive for wounded military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
Unpacking my suitcase after returning from a visit last week with my mom, I almost overlooked one of the gifts I brought home. Among the treasures was one item that might not seem like much of a gift — a little blue inventory sticker.