Opinion

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Grammys: prayer for Whitney, praise for Adele

The Grammys' usual glitz and glamour were dimmed a few times during tributes to 48-year-old pop icon Whitney Houston.

Behind the scenes: the secret NATO report on Afghanistan

Prisoners think that in areas where the U.S. forces withdraw and turn over control to the Afghan Army, that army begins to cooperate with the Taliban.

Cyber war: hype or reality?

What all this scare talk has done is allow the U.S. military to muscle its way into cyber security in a way that could allow it to monitor virtually everything on the Internet.

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Marines in Afghanistan and Republican hate culture

The scandal that broke last week over U.S. Marines urinating on dead Afghanis is not simply a case of a few "bad apples," or "bad management" up the chain of command.

Gingrich, The Times and doomsday

A large enough device can generate up to two billion watts, about what Hoover Dam turns out in a day.

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The Iraq war is not over for my son

I finally got the call I had been waiting for since President Obama announced that our troops will be home for the holidays . My son will be returning from Iraq.

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The Iraq war is over - or is it?

President Obama deserves praise for fulfilling his promise to end a war he opposed before he even started campaigning for the presidency.

Six incredibly bad films inspired by the Cold War

For some filmmakers, the Cold War became a convenient excuse for moronic plotlines, insufferable jingoism, and unapologetically reactionary politics. 

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New military base in Australia: wrong direction

More U.S. military force in the Asia-Pacific area is provocative and unnecessary. Instead of building more military bases, we should be closing them.

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