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Iraq

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  • History delivered firsthand

    History delivered firsthand
    Sophomores at Corona del Mar High School tossed aside their textbooks Thursday and welcomed a new way of learning about history: through the eyes of a veteran. More than 80 military men and women, some dressed in full uniform adorned with medals and...
  • More room, more ability to help vets

    More room, more ability to help vets
    For Deanne Tate, president and chief executive of Veterans First, the selling points of the Orange County nonprofit's new digs are many. At about 9,300 square feet, the second-floor office suite in the heart of downtown Santa Ana has upwards of three...
  • It's A Gray Area: U.S. should not intervene overseas

    One of the first things done when our country was founded in 1787 was establish the United States Department of War. This agency lasted until 1947, when it was re-organized and re-named the U.S. Department of Defense. But given our history since that...
  • Iraqi team learns O.C. criminal procedures

    WESTMINSTER — A burgeoning relationship between a small Christian college in Costa Mesa and a public university in Iraq could help shape the Middle Eastern country's response to gender-based violence in its northern region. Over the span of 15...
  • Children send off hundreds of 'Letters from Home'

    Children send off hundreds of 'Letters from Home'
    South Coast Plaza played host to a recent letter-writing campaign that organizers believe broke a world record for most cards written for the troops in a single afternoon. The children who participated in the April 27 "Letters from Home" campaign at the...
  • Veteran inspires kids to raise relief money

     Veteran inspires kids to raise relief money
    Jamie Havig was about to redeploy. The Navy combat medic put on his headphones, blasted the volume and tried to ignore the plane's bouncing descent. "I've been on a lot of flights where I was being shot at and landing in really hot zones, but this one...
  • It's A Gray Area: We are a nation of laws, not of men

    What does it mean for us to be a nation of laws and not of men? This mainstay of our republic takes into account that each one of us, whether beggar or scion, or president of a bank — or of the country — is human, and thus vulnerable to...
  • Reel Critics: Heart-pounding action but foggy plot in 'Next Three Days'

    Reel Critics: Heart-pounding action but foggy plot in 'Next Three Days'
    Paul Haggis is a director and screenwriter who has garnered Academy Award attention with "Million Dollar Baby" and "Crash." He helped rejuvenate the James Bond franchise in the 2006 update to "Casino Royale." In "The Next Three Days," Haggis teams up with...
  • Event to raise awareness on servicewomen, veterans

    Editor's note: This corrects the subhead by removing the word Afghanistan. COSTA MESA — Vanguard University will mark International Women's Day on Monday with a campus event looking into issues unique to female veterans. The private Christian...
  • Essay: 'Does My Generation Have a Role in America's Future'

    It is hot; obscenely hot. Suddenly, Bruce Springsteen’s voice blasts through the crackling heat, singing “Born in the USA.” It wakes the teenage boy. The first thing he sees when he opens his eyes is a picture of his little sister. For a...
  • Veterans speak to Corona del Mar students

    CORONA DEL MAR — In a sea of teenagers, veterans from the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy stood out every few feet along long tables that filled up the Corona Del Mar High School gym. The veterans wore suits and ties or regular clothes, and a...
  • Commentary: We must invest in engineering, defense

    America avoided one catastrophe this summer when Congress raised the debt ceiling and averted the first default in U.S. history. But another calamity is waiting in the wings. The failure of the budget "supercommittee" puts in motion a trillion dollars...