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Huge waves and disease turn Marshall Islands into 'a war zone,' health official says 6.12.2019 LA Times: Nation

The Marshall Islands' capital city is flooded by storm waves, dengue fever and flu are rampant, and its president pleads for help from the global community.

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Opinion: Why President Trump can't end 'endless wars' 4.12.2019 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump wants U.S. troops withdrawn. His secretary of Defense just acknowledged that isn't in the cards.

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Column: Trump's war on the rule of law 27.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

After three years, we know one thing for sure about our soon-to-be-impeached president: He views the law with disdain. It's one of his few constants.

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Editorial: On brand, Trump throws America's reputation in the trash to wink at war crimes 26.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Trump 's leniency in war-crimes prosecutions is part of a disturbing pattern.

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Surgery by candlelight: A small front-line hospital in Ukraine stares down Russia 25.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

On Ukraine's front line, a provincial hospital treats civilians and soldiers.

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"I feel like I got played." Politics derails Armenian hopes for genocide recognition 15.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) blocked the resolution after meeting with President Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Letters to the Editor: Veterans Day is about the honoring veterans, not the wars they fought 13.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The suggestion that Americans should honor warriors by learning more about the wars they fought does no favor to our veterans.

Opinion: On Veterans Day, Americans should think less about the warriors and more about the wars 11.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Veterans Day is for the living, not the dead, so support our veterans by learning more about the wars they are fighting with no victory in sight.

'Like getting my father back': WWII POW's art returned to his family 10.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Howard Weistling dreamed of becoming a great comic strip artist, but he felt compelled to enlist in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He created a comic while a prisoner of war in Germany — artwork that made its way to his son decades later.
Germany marks 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall, but post-Cold War gains are under threat 10.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Hundreds of thousands of Germans converged at this once-divided city's iconic Brandenburg Gate to celebrate the fall 30 years ago of the Berlin Wall.

On Remembrance Day, honour the fallen by working for peace 8.11.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Robert Hackett Each year, we commemorate the sacrifices of thousands of Canadians who have fallen in battle over the years, including the heroic and necessary struggle to defeat fascism from 1939-1945. But I am mindful that the specific date of Remembrance Day -- November 11 -- marks the armistice that ended the First World War in 1918. For me, and doubtless for many others, that occasion poses a dilemma: how do we honour our ancestors' sacrifices in that horrific conflict, without celebrating the arguably needless slaughter in which they participated? Both my grandfathers were career soldiers in the British army -- one a colonel, the other an eventual member of the Queen's honour guard. Amongst the heirloom plaques in our living room, one is a service commendation from Field Marshal Douglas Haig -- nicknamed the "butcher of the Somme" for sending thousands of young men over the top into deadly machine gun fire. The best way to honour my grandfathers is to work to ensure that no future generation endures ...
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Opinion: The Berlin Wall fell and the U.S. learned the wrong lessons. It got us Donald Trump 8.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Three decades into the post-Cold War era, we can assess what U.S. primacy has yielded. U.S. global leadership has been irrelevant or counterproductive.

Historic Armenian monuments were obliterated. Some call it 'cultural genocide' 7.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

For centuries the sacred khachkars of Djulfa stood tall along the banks of the River Aras — hulking and ornately carved 16th-century headstones, an army 10,000 strong, steadfastly guarding the world's largest medieval Armenian cemetery.

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Even in discordant times, a poignant national symbol endures in Britain. It's small and red 6.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Many Britons wear artificial red poppies at this time of year to commemorate war dead. But even a symbol of unity can be divisive.

Opinion: Has providence anointed Donald Trump to end our endless wars? 31.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump appears intent on recalibrating America's national security holy writ.

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Researchers find second sunken warship from World War II Battle of Midway 21.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway.
Letters to the Editor: Trump is bringing back the 1930s isolationism that gave us a world war 18.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Why the president's rash decision on the Kurds is not a mistake his predecessors would have made.

Residents of Turkey-Syria border area see danger while hoping for calm 18.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

The Turkish border city of Akcakale, across from Syria, is home to a mix of Turks, Syrians and Kurds with ties to a war zone.

Pence says Turkey has agreed to suspend its incursion into Syria 17.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Vice President led a delegation to try to convince the Turkish president to stop the military incursion into Syria and enact a ceasefire. The goals were considered highly unlikely ahead of Thursday's meeting.
BBC documentary: "World War II: The Economic Battle" 15.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
A BBC World Service documentary explains how economic decisions made far from the battlefield were crucial to the ultimate outcome of the war.
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