President Donald Trump has again mentioned the idea of having a massive military parade in Washington for the Fourth of July. Historically, the US has never put the military on such a pedestal. The Founding Fathers, in fact, despised the idea of a standing army of any sort.
Foreign help was critical to the success of the American Revolution. Many people know about the important roles played by France and Spain. But less well-known is the indirect help the US got from Russia. On this July 4, we explore how Russia accidentally helped the American fight for independence.
Jerry Derr lost his son, Colton Levi Derr, a US Army sergeant, to suicide. Since then, he's been trying to help other military families fight PTSD and a whole range of issues that come up for veterans.
As the political tumult in Egypt enters an eighth day, the government of authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak suffered a major blow last night when the Army announced that it would not use violence to suppress the opposition movement that has formed aga
Shibley Telhami, professor at the University of Maryland, responds the news that Jordan's President has dismissed his government following protests in his country. King Abdullah has asked an ex-army general to forma new Cabinet.
The BBC's Lyse Doucet was in Tahrir Square, where one pro-Mubarak brought her child to the scene. There are reports that the Egyptian army has stepped in to keep the peace and to protect those who continue to protest President Mubarak.
Lisa Mullins speaks with Teru Kuwayama of Basetrack, a media project following a US Marine battalion's deployment in Afghanistan. Basetrack's embedded journalists were unexpectedly asked to leave the battalion.
This week, Donald Rumsfeld, secretary of defense for much of the George W. Bush administration, released his memoir, "Known and Unknown." The former Secretary of Defense is known for his phrasing, and we take a listen back to his language and his legacy.
A pro-democracy uprising in a Muslim country with the aim to unseat a dictator in power for nearly three decades: No, it's not Egypt 2011, it's Indonesia 1998. Julia Simon spoke with one leader of Indonesia's 1998 reform movement about parallels he
Marc Lynch is with the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He tells anchor Lisa Mullins that after tonight's speech — refusing to resign — Mubarak can't cling to power much longer.