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Iraq

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  • Bookmark: A decade of books about 9/11

    The tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, prompted questions about America's place in the world, and a proliferation of books resulted. Here is a recommended reading list for those seeking enriched understanding. • "The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hearing about history first-hand

    Hearing about history first-hand
    George Ciampa remembers crossing the English Channel to the shores of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, then waiting to disembark his ship. "There was 4,000 ships out there," he said. "You could see ships getting hit, bodies and debris in the water, and...
  • The Crowd: 'Salute' offers night of substance

    The World Affairs Council of Orange County gathered last month for a year-end celebration billed as "A Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces." It was an evening of considerable substance, headlined by guest speaker and guest of honor Mark Kimmitt, a retired...
  • 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...
  • Holiday is a solemn one

    Americans on Monday will honor their war dead. An annual springtime ritual will play out in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Corona del Mar, as well as in towns, hamlets and cities nationwide. Veterans, civic leaders and politicians will gather at local...
  • Salute to the heroes

    Salute to the heroes
    It's not about barbecues and golfing and days off from work: Memorial Day is for the fallen soldiers and those who died at the expense of America's freedom. That was the message delivered Monday by U.S. Marine Sgt. Major Michael Templeton, who lost...
  • Marines maintain poker faces around raging bulls

    Marines maintain poker faces around raging bulls
    COSTA MESA — They served their country in Iraq as U.S. Marines. On Thursday, the four men were serving the crowd of hundreds, pretending to play poker as bulls charged them, seeing who could last the longest without getting up from the table and...