After the Mariana Island campaign (Saipan, Tinian, Guam) during World War II, we began to prepare for retaking the Philippines. General Douglas MacArthur, on leaving the tragedies of Bataan, the death march and Corregidor behind, had settled on New Guinea as his base. The promise, "I shall r…
Unless you are preternaturally geographically attuned, you are probably unaware that Baker, Jarvis and Howland islands, Johnston and Palmyra atolls and Kingman Reef are part of the United States — territories actually.
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.
NEW YORK | The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, followed by the Boston Marathon bombing and the dramatic papal changeover at the Vatican, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.
MUNSTER | As officials assess the devastation from a powerful typhoon that slammed the Philippines, a Munster doctor is scrambling to raise funds to help his native country.
Speakers in the congressional shutdown debate referred to World War II terms such as kamikazi and hara-kiri and assumed readers knew what these terms meant.
Regarding the Sept. 13 article, "Pols not Stranded in the Philippines," I see this as a really poor choice of a phishing attempt. Really, who in their right mind would send money to get a politician back?
Current maritime conflicts echo earlier wars, launched over history to control global commerce and territory, while underscoring the durable importance of traditional trade routes.
Cambodia, scene of the killing fields of genocide less than four decades ago, has just hosted the seventh East Asia Summit, which brought together leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, plus Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and the U.S. The summit concluded Tuesday, on a…
Lena De Jesus, of Crown Point, reaches out to the underinsured living in the Philippines through medical missions.
VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department has gained a world-wide audience. At least, on Facebook.
Sometimes life as a pastor seems to be more joyful than others. There are some hills and valleys in the life of the parish pastor. I happen to be on one of those joyful highs right now. It isn't because life is especially easy right now. It's not. It is because of what I have just experience…
VALPARAISO | Spending six days in Manila filming the work of the Grow International Ministries proved to be an eye-opening, and perhaps life-changing, experience for two Valparaiso men.
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