October 23, 2012 In the early days of the Iraq War, during a firefight in Baghdad, Lu Lobello's Marine unit mistakenly opened fire on a family of civilians, killing three. Years later, and after enlisting the help of reporter Dexter Filkins, Lobello reached out to that family for forgiveness.
September 14, 2012 The protests against an anti-Islam film have spread beyond Egypt, Libya and Yemen to countries such as Afghanistan and Indonesia.
September 1, 2012 Speaking at Fort Bliss in Texas on Friday, the president said he is ordering additional help for those with invisible battle scars. He's signed an executive order directing the Veterans Administration to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals and to expand the capacity of its crisis line.
July 23, 2012 A series of apparently coordinated attacks in at least 13 cities also injured hundreds of people.
July 9, 2012 Brian Castner commanded two Explosive Ordnance Disposal units in Iraq, where his team disabled roadside IEDs and investigated the aftermath of roadside car bombings. He returned home a completely different man, which he details in his memoir, The Long Walk.
June 13, 2012 Terrorists linked to or supporting al-Qaida are suspected in the coordinated attacks on Shiite Muslim pilgrims at locations across the country.
June 4, 2012 New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger details how President Obama accelerated the use of innovative weapons to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and sped up a wave of cyberattacks against Iran to destroy its nuclear centrifuges.
May 22, 2012 If you're looking for advice on leadership, it's good to start with a four-star general. In his new memoir, former Secretary of State Colin Powell offers advice and anecdotes drawn from his childhood in the Bronx and his military career — and reflects candidly about the lead-up to the Iraq war.
May 1, 2012 Eight years ago, it was President George W. Bush who rode national security to re-election by raising doubts about his 2004 Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, This year, however, the tables have turned. It's the Democrat in the White House who is challenging Republicans on what has been a traditional area of GOP strength.
April 25, 2012 The Department of Veterans Affairs says any veteran who seeks mental health services gets help within days. But a new investigation by the agency's inspector general says the statistics are skewed to make wait times appear shorter. The VA will have a chance at a Senate hearing Wednesday to explain how it's going to do better.