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Guest Column: Gen. John Wickham: US must engage North Korea in talks with an eye toward a peace treaty

Recent threats by North Korean leaders to attack America with nuclear weapons raise alarm. North Korea, despite impoverishment, can inflict great harm, and persists with hostile actions as well as unnerving rhetoric. Youthful leader Kim Jong Un appears in full control, but evidence suggests …

April 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

US must engage new N. Korean regime

Having served as commander of United States and Republic of Korea forces during the regime of Kim Jong Il's father, I understand dangers the North Korean leaders fostered and severe hardships imposed on their people. With death of Kim and transfer of power to his young, inexperienced son Kim…

December 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Defense Dept.'s moves to trim 'fat,' modernize both needed, wise

Defense Dept.'s moves to trim 'fat,' modernize both needed, wise

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, with presidential approval, has directed actions to improve efficiency in his department, to reduce overhead costs and to redirect resources toward needed military modernization.

August 31, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Obama's timetable for Afghanistan makes sense

President Obama plans to begin withdrawing U.S. combat forces from Afghanistan in the summer of 2011 and to turn over major responsibility for counterinsurgency operations to Afghan forces.

July 07, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
US should seek help in training Afghan forces

US should seek help in training Afghan forces

President Obama describes the war in Afghanistan as necessary for national security, but how it's fought will be crucial. He has called for a revised strategy that would double Afghanistan's army to 240,000 and police force to 160,000 — something we should have accomplished years ago.

September 09, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Security pact may ease N. Korean fears

Security pact may ease N. Korean fears

North Korea reveals technological prowess with nuclear weapons and missiles. With more progress it could target many places in the Pacific, including the United States. What motivates it to pursue these activities that defy United Nations resolutions?

August 03, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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