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Journalist Joe Galloway, chronicler of Vietnam War, dies

Aug. 18, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime American foreign correspondent Joseph L. Galloway, best known for his book recounting a pivotal battle in the Vietnam War that was made into a Hollywood movie, has died. He was 79. A native of Refugio, Texas, Galloway spent 22 years as a war...

Donald Kagan, leading neo-conservative historian, dead at 89

Aug. 11, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Kagan, a prominent classical scholar, contentious defender of traditional education and architect of neo-conservative foreign policy, has died at age 89. Kagan, a professor emeritus at Yale University and father of historians Robert and Frederick...

Analysis: How Afghan war showed limits of US military power

Jul. 17, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It took only two months for U.S. invaders to topple the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, a seemingly tidy success against a government that had given refuge to 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Twenty years later, the United States is withdrawing — visions of victory long...

Among Iraqis, the name Rumsfeld evokes nation's destruction

Jul. 01, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — When he heard on the news that Donald Rumsfeld had died, Ali Ridha al-Tamimi and his wife sat down with their four children and told them: “This is the person who ruined our country.” “He destroyed many families. And did it under the cover of...

Rumsfeld, a cunning leader who oversaw a ruinous Iraq war

Jul. 01, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling Donald H. Rumsfeld energetic was like calling the Pacific wide. When others would rest, he would run. While others sat, he stood. But try as he might, at the pinnacle of his career as defense secretary he could not outmaneuver the ruinous politics of the Iraq war....

Rumsfeld, a cunning leader who oversaw a ruinous Iraq war

Jun. 30, 2021 23:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling Donald H. Rumsfeld energetic was like calling the Pacific wide. When others would rest, he would run. While others sat, he stood. But try as he might, at the pinnacle of his career as defense secretary he could not outmaneuver the ruinous politics of the Iraq war....

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88

Jun. 30, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Rumsfeld, the two-time defense secretary and one-time presidential candidate whose reputation as a skilled bureaucrat and visionary of a modern U.S. military was unraveled by the long and costly Iraq war, died Tuesday. He was 88. In a statement...

Family says former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has died at 88

Jun. 30, 2021 15:44 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Family says former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has died at 88.