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Iraq

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  • 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...
  • Iraq War veteran speaking at 9/11 memorial event

    Costa Mesa city officials will gather Sunday on the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Community leaders, military personnel and Costa Mesa police officers will remember those who lost their lives from 9 to 11 a.m. at the U....
  • Apodaca: How much can one man and his family sacrifice for the U.S.?

    It's often been said in the 10 years since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 that the world as we knew it had changed forever. But let's face it, the world changed far more for some than for others. Gary Mathieson is one of those whose life was...
  • Parents see son's death as inspiration for others

    Parents see son's death as inspiration for others
    Sue and William "Bill" Pollard last spoke to their son, U.S. Army Specialist Justin Pollard, on Christmas 2003. "We talked about how he was coming around to the tail end of his tour, and I asked him if he had any plans for when he got home, and if he...
  • 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...
  • Rohrabacher on Iraq: 'That reality should be facing us now'

    Whether they're just saying it for political gain or from bad advice, the current crop of GOP presidential candidates are wrong to criticize plans to pull out of Iraq by the end of the year, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) said this week. First on...
  • Two films, two wars

    Two films dealing with war and politics in the tinderbox of the Middle East are coming to Newport-Mesa for one-night special screenings. The city of Costa Mesa on Friday night will host a screening of "Patrol Base Jaker" at the Triangle Square Cinemas....
  • Community Commentary: I lost my dad to war, but still have 'my vets'

    Community Commentary: I lost my dad to war, but still have 'my vets'
    Before the sun rises Friday, a group of volunteers will be preparing to serve breakfast to a special group of military veterans in Costa Mesa. This breakfast would not be possible without support from the police chief, friends who volunteer and the...
  • 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...
  • 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...