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BRIAN HOWEY: Grasping the American ‘big stick’

BRIAN HOWEY: Grasping the American ‘big stick’

Here’s a viewing assignment: A July edition of the PBS Frontline series titled “Losing Iraq.” 

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
AUSTIN BAY: Obama's Re-WOT (Revived War on Terror)

AUSTIN BAY: Obama's Re-WOT (Revived War on Terror)

President Barack Obama has a knack for repeatedly declaring peace. Now he is taking America to war against the Islamic State and its barbarian army of Islamist terrorists.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. policies toward ISIS must emphasize regional context

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. policies toward ISIS must emphasize regional context

The challenge to governments and people of the Middle East and North Africa by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has to be met effectively. To succeed, U.S. leaders above all must be realistic as well as determined.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Never forget attacks, never forget troops

EDITORIAL: Never forget attacks, never forget troops

Thirteen years ago today, the world was transfixed and transformed by the hijacked jetliners that crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a farm field in Pennsylvania. Our world was forever changed.

September 11, 2014 12:05 am Related
TOM SILEO: Soldier never got chance to meet son

TOM SILEO: Soldier never got chance to meet son

The first time I spoke to Crissie Carpenter, she had just suffered an unimaginable tragedy. Days earlier, her husband had passed away after being wounded in Afghanistan, all while she was eight months pregnant with their first child.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Share experiences during war on terror

Share experiences during war on terror

Did you or a member of your family serve in the military as a civilian contractor during the war on terror — in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere? We'd like to hear about it.

September 10, 2014 4:43 pm
TOM SILEO: Leave porch light on for fallen hero

TOM SILEO: Leave porch light on for fallen hero

When 6-year-old Darren Baysore looks up into the night sky, he thinks of his dad.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TOM SILEO: Bannar was everything to his wife

TOM SILEO: Bannar was everything to his wife

Aug. 20 marked one year since Michelle Bannar lost the love of her life.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TOM SILEO: For survivor's, Iraq's wounds always fresh

TOM SILEO: For survivor's, Iraq's wounds always fresh

At this hour, brave American pilots are once again patrolling Iraq's uncertain skies. Their efforts are the latest in a long line of sacrifices made by the U.S. military in Iraq since 1990.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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TOM SILEO: Sights, sounds of aftermath remain with me

TOM SILEO: Sights, sounds of aftermath remain with me

Three years ago, 31 U.S. troops were killed when a military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
TOM SILEO: Medal of Honor recipient selfless in valor

TOM SILEO: Medal of Honor recipient selfless in valor

When I asked the nation's newest Medal of Honor recipient why he enlisted less than two years after 9/11, his answer was unequivocal.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
TOM SILEO: Fly 24 flags in war hero's honor

TOM SILEO: Fly 24 flags in war hero's honor

Robert and Linda Ollis were on an August 2013 trip to London when they were awoken by a call from back home. Their oldest daughter, Kimberly, needed to relay a neighbor's troubling message.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Polish Alliance taking area vets to D.C. ceremony

CROWN POINT | Area veterans from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam and Afghanistan will attend a ceremony honoring Lt. Col. Matt Urban at Arlington National Cemetery on Aug. 23, courtesy of the Crown Point Silver Bells Chapter of the Polish National Alliance.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am Related
TOM SILEO: Dog survived, but handler didn't

TOM SILEO: Dog survived, but handler didn't

Before Sgt. Joshua Ashley left for his first combat deployment, his thoughts weren't centered on his own safety. The Marine K-9 handler was particularly concerned about his military working dog, Sirius.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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State senator deploying to Afghanistan

State senator deploying to Afghanistan

INDIANAPOLIS | For the second year in a row, an Indiana state senator will miss the entire legislative session.

July 08, 2014 12:20 pm
TOM SILEO: A selfless soldier's heart still beats

TOM SILEO: A selfless soldier's heart still beats

When future U.S. Army Cpl. Ben Kopp was just 8 years old, his heart was set on following in his great-grandfather's footsteps.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Confirm Gary native as VA secretary

EDITORIAL: Confirm Gary native as VA secretary

Gary native Robert McDonald will have a long, arduous road ahead of him should the U.S. Senate confirm him as the new head of the embattled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July weekend celebrates community, local as well as national. Parades featuring people in uniform — scouts, firefighters and police as well as the military — traditionally are a fixture. Military uniforms remind us of the role of war in our history — and present. The current Ve…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
TOM SILEO: My heart aches for Garabrant's sacrifice

TOM SILEO: My heart aches for Garabrant's sacrifice

On April 4, U.S. Marine Cpl. Brandon Garabrant updated his Facebook page as the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion left North Carolina's Camp Lejeune for Afghanistan.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Oilmen game to raise funds for Veterans Build Project

WHITING | Baseball, hot dogs and support for the nation's veterans has become a tradition at the Whiting Oilmen's annual Veteran Benefit Night scheduled for Tuesday at Oil City Stadium.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am
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