Last Saturday, we went to a luncheon at Arlington’s venerable Alpine Restaurant on Lee Highway to celebrate Vivian Kallen’s eightieth birthday.
F.C. Ex-Mayor Gardner Cites Gains There Former Mayor of the City of Falls Church Dan Gardner, in his capacity as a Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, was part of a Pentagon entourage that visited Afghanistan last month to evaluate the effectiveness of the U.S. training of Afghani forces.
There’s good news and bad news about the war in Iraq as it reaches a critical turning point with the end of the so-called military surge that brought an additional 30,000 troops to Iraq 18 months ago, and as the war becomes a key issue in the U.S. presidential campaign.
Well, it’s over! The Democratic nomination battle, that is. It was a hard fought race, and as it progressed it developed some corrosive animosities between hard core Obama and Clinton fans.
We’re in the middle of a series of a historic economic transformations.
WASHINGTON — Surprise, surprise. Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, wants to put a halt to any more troop withdrawals for the foreseeable future.
WASHINGTON — If Americans want to continue the Iraq war, then Sen. John McCain — the apparent Republican presidential candidate and relentless hawk — is their man.
WASHINGTON — President Bush is pulling out all the stops to keep the U.S. at war in Iraq as he enters the twilight of his presidency.
WASHINGTON — The Bush administration has a mess on its hands in the Middle East, due to its inept policies in Iraq and Palestine. As the president continues to muddle along, Congress and the American people remain incredibly mute, marking time.
The House is debating a resolution this week expressing Congress’ disapproval of the President’s escalation of over 20,000 troops. Over 36 hours of debate have been scheduled, allowing every member of the House five minutes to express their views on Iraq and the President’s surge option.