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Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

September 16, 2014 4:58 pm Related

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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

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
GUEST COMMENTARY: Gates isn't helping USA or himself

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gates isn't helping USA or himself

Defense Secretary Robert Gates was professional and effective in office, but has abruptly reversed course with his new volume of memoirs which bluntly criticize former colleagues, including President Barack Obama.

February 01, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Let congressional committees function

DOUG ROSS: Let congressional committees function

Everyone knows Congress is dysfunctional. U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, knows this well. He offered his insights Monday to The Times Editorial Board and on the nwi.com Political Roundtable.

November 08, 2013 12:00 am Video
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: We must do more than remember 9/11

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: We must do more than remember 9/11

Life is made up in large part by our memories and how we choose to be shaped by them. All of us are formed by the events we have encountered in our lives, and our reactions to those events form our worlds.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Remember war dead, strive for peace

GUEST COMMENTARY: Remember war dead, strive for peace

The Memorial Day established in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln is gradually fading into history. It was meant to establish into our national memory the sacrifice of thousands of sons and daughters who gave their lives in service to their country in peace and war.

May 27, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Terror returns to American homeland

BRIAN HOWEY: Terror returns to American homeland

“Brian, we’re going to get hit again. It’s going to happen. I just hope when it happens, I’m not in Washington.”

April 21, 2013 12:00 am

Pilots of drones can't be considered more important

The Pentagon recently created a medal to honor pilots of drone aircraft in combat zones. This medal will take precedence (be more important) than the Bronze Star with Combat V, an award for valor in combat.

February 28, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: We're sick of these fiscal cliffhangers

When we were kids, we played "kick the can" but soon tired of it. That just shows how childish Congress has been lately, continuing to postpone its fiscal cliff deadline rather than completing the task. 

January 03, 2013 12:00 am Related
Math is anything but boring at NYC's newest museum

Math is anything but boring at NYC's newest museum

This is how math is presented at New York City's brand-new Museum of Mathematics, the only museum of its kind in the United States and a place where math is anything but boring.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: The ordeal of David Petraeus and us

GUEST COMMENTARY: The ordeal of David Petraeus and us

Just-resigned CIA head David Petraeus occupies a crucial crossroads. This does not refer to the global media glare now seeking to dissect every aspect of his private life, in excruciating detail.

November 17, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Is this really the best we can do?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Is this really the best we can do?

As you know if you pay attention to national affairs, the United States faces a perfect fiscal storm at the end of this year. A confluence of deadlines and policy triggers unlike anything I can remember in a half-century of public life will produce massive budget cuts and serious tax increas…

May 19, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: NATO summit highlights policy, political complexities

GUEST COMMENTARY: NATO summit highlights policy, political complexities

“The military-industrial complex,” was the theme of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address as he completed two terms in the White House, sustaining remarkably strong public support throughout that tenure. At the time, the speech was largely ignored by reporters and professors, who generally…

May 18, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: The end of the innocence

MARK KIESLING: The end of the innocence

Ten years ago, we were so much more innocent.

September 04, 2011 12:00 am
Family, friends remember Marian grad killed in Pentagon attack

Family, friends remember Marian grad killed in Pentagon attack

Every year as Sept. 11 approaches, John Murphy's phone starts to ring.

September 03, 2011 6:55 pm Photos

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State rep. faced tough calls as United Airlines exec for security on 9/11

State rep. faced tough calls as United Airlines exec for security on 9/11

Inside the United Airlines Crisis Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Valparaiso native Ed Soliday had a front-row seat for the worst show in the world.

September 03, 2011 6:15 pm Photos

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C.P. church plans 9/11 memorial ceremony

C.P. church plans 9/11 memorial ceremony

CROWN POINT | The tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has special meaning for the Rev. Mark Wilkins, senior pastor of the First United Methodist Church.

August 25, 2011 6:40 pm

AP sources: Panetta to OK end of military gay ban

WASHINGTON | Defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta will certify that gays may serve openly in the armed services. News of his decision comes two weeks after top military leaders agreed that repealing the 17-year-old ban will not hurt military readiness.

July 21, 2011 5:51 pm
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