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Operation Rolling Thunder: Behind the Fog of War

ADST | Posted 09.04.2016 | Home

The call by South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Khánh on July 19, 1964 to expand the Vietnam conflict led to an operation of gradual and sustained U.S. aerial bombardment of North Vietnam known as Operation Rolling Thunder.

Reports of Assad's (Pending) Demise May be Greatly Exaggerated

Lionel Beehner | Posted 06.28.2015 | Home
Lionel Beehner

The end is near in Syria -- that is the optimistic headline emerging from Western news sources like the Guardian and Washington Post. While this is an encouraging sign, the trouble is we've seen this movie before.

@Dinosaur_13 Peter Larson and Todd Douglas Miller on #AOLBUILD with @moviefone

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.04.2014 | Science

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Watch the latest #AOLBUILD featuring the cast and crew behind the new documentary "Dinosaur 13." Filmmaker Todd Douglas M...

Another Reminder of the Power of Evil

Richard Brand | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Richard Brand

And so it drags on for another day. The two sides continue to demonize each other. The solution to the problem is that the "other side" ought to just give in and give up. Both sides wrap themselves up in the "arrogance of righteousness."

The Hidden Cause of the Congressional Stalemate

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lisa Earle McLeod

I grew in Arlington Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. Two guys I went to high school with had fathers who were Congressmen. One was a Republican, the other a Democrat.

LIBERALS v CONSERVATIVES How Does the Divide Come About?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

Every baby born will sooner or later end up on the scale of political association. Statistically, of course, most will gravitate somewhere toward the...

America Needs Political Shock Therapy

Peter T. Coleman, PhD | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics
Peter T. Coleman, PhD

Politics in the US are more deadlocked and polarized today than they have been since the end of the US Civil War. We see this in voting patterns in the US Congress as well as in citizen voting patterns across the country.

From This Civilian to the Soldiers of America: Happy New Year! And a Heartfelt Thank You for All That You Do

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Darryl A. Cobbin

Every time I see a soldier in uniform at the airport, duffel bag tossed over his or her shoulder, waving a tearful good-bye to a wife, husband, fiancé, mother or father, my heart overflows with gratitude.

Goodbye/Hello 23: Word Clouds Over Washington

Patt Cottingham | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Patt Cottingham

Right now I am imagining a big, dark, ominous word cloud hanging over Washington, D.C. If I had to guess, the largest words in the word cloud would be...

Libyan Rebels Battle for Brega

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.19.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

Whoever controls Brega will control the oil the town can ship out, which would be a huge source of income for the rebels. In the end, this war may wind up being one of attrition.

Libya 'Stalemate' On The Ground But 'Gaddafi Will Go,' Says Obama

Reuters | Mussab Al-Khairalla | Posted 06.15.2011 | Home

April 15, 2011 9:14:23 PM By Mussab Al-Khairalla TRIPOLI, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday there was a "stale...

The Chances of Success in Libya

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Weigant

Broadly speaking, there are only three possible outcomes in Libya -- win, lose, or stalemate. What chance does each of these have of actually becoming reality in a short stretch of time?

'Gaddafi Is Killing Civilians'

AP/The Huffington Post | By RYAN LUCAS and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BU MARIEM, Libya -- An American fighter jet crashed in Libya's rebel held east, both crew ejecting safely as the aircraft spun from the sky during the...

U.S. Military Plane Crashes In Libya

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LONDON -- A U.S. military jet crashed in Libya after an equipment malfunction but its two crewmembers ejected and are safe, the U.S. military said Tue...

Stalemate Feared In Libya

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Maria Golovnina and Michael Georgy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

March 22, 2011 1:12:21 AM By Maria Golovnina and Michael Georgy TRIPOLI, March 22 (Reuters) - Anti-aircraft fire rang out across Tripoli for a t...

Will Christmas Shopping Save US? Don't Bet On It

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

Get in gear people, and get your wallets back to the mall: do your duty for Santa and Wall Street. It will be difficult for the economic recovery to make much headway without a pick-up in consumer spending.

From Great Man to Great Screwup: Behind the McChrystal Uproar

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Though Petraeus will take over as general in Afghanistan, the U.S. war effort will continue its carnage and futility.

Bay State-ment

Marc Kusnetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc Kusnetz

Predictably and inevitably, the blogosphere has exploded in an orgy of castigation and recrimination, prediction and prescription. All of the usual suspects have been collared.