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Iraq

Promises of not sending troops is broken record

The president announced that we're sending 300 "advisers" to deal with the deteriorating situation in Iraq and assured us that no further U.S. ground forces will be deployed to the region.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
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
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June 30, 2014 12:00 am

Bring troops home, support arms embargo

Polls show Americans oppose military intervention in Iraq. After more than a decade of fighting, over 4,500 soldiers are dead, more than 30,000 are maimed physically and mentally, with trillions of dollars spent on a corrupt puppet regime, most want an end to the violence.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Iraq’s disintegration expands Iran’s influence, challenges U.S.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Iraq’s disintegration expands Iran’s influence, challenges U.S.

The Middle East, always in turmoil, may have been upended in fundamental strategic terms by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, referred to generally by the shorthand label ISIS. The movement seemingly has emerged from nowhere, at least in terms of general public awareness and media attention.

June 28, 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
John Kerry

John Kerry

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June 24, 2014 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

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June 24, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Think why we're making Bergdahl a target

GUEST COMMENTARY: Think why we're making Bergdahl a target

The furor over the American POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to escalate. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on June 11 faced hostile questioning before the House Armed Services Committee. Members of Congress complained the White House broke the law by not consulting in advance

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

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June 22, 2014 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

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June 22, 2014 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

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June 22, 2014 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

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June 18, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Remembering veterans is start toward recovery

GUEST COMMENTARY: Remembering veterans is start toward recovery

World War II veterans are becoming scarce as we approach the 69th anniversary of what we call "The Greatest Generation." Each day the newspaper records the passing of more buddies and shipmates of what was once 16 million men and women in all branches of the services.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Stand by soldiers’ side at home, on battlefield

YOUNG VOICES: Stand by soldiers’ side at home, on battlefield

For every joyful image of a soldier embracing their family after a long deployment, we must not forget the flag-covered caskets returning home. On Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice miles away from their homes.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am
Ex-Navy WAVE fought bureaucratic current in battle for VA benefits

Ex-Navy WAVE fought bureaucratic current in battle for VA benefits

VALPARAISO | Elizabeth "Betty" Brier remembers brimming with patriotism seven decades ago, following in the footsteps of five brothers by enlisting in the military during World War II.

May 24, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Provide suicide risk screening for troops

EDITORIAL: Provide suicide risk screening for troops

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly's first bill in the Senate was the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2013. He has reintroduced the legislation this month. It's a good bill that shows compassion and support for the troops.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am Video Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Washington politics threatens to derail Iran nuclear accord

GUEST COMMENTARY: Washington politics threatens to derail Iran nuclear accord

Ambitious U.S. senators have suddenly emerged to try to derail the fragile interim nuclear agreement with Iran.

January 11, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s legacy after a half century

GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s legacy after a half century

Shortly after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, CBS commentator Eric Sevareid noted the principal legacy of the murdered leader might well be an "attitude," a contagious spirit that all things are possible if only we have the vision and will.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am
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