Military and Defense Policy

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Rep. Loretta Sanchez, A Future Secretary of Defense?

    What do Robert McNamara, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta have in common with Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez?Almost nothing, but just wait.It's highly unlikely that President Barack Obama would ever name Sanchez to be a Secretary of Defense in his administrati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2012

    Dana Rohrabacher Gets Lectured For Lying on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher

    ​As expected, Dana Rohrabacher--Orange County's senior career politician--embarrassed the county during a Jan. 27 appearance on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher and then got into a Twitter fight with a viewer who called him "a pathetic old queen.""I'm happy, not gay," Rohrabacher felt the need to d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Dana Rohrabacher and Loretta Sanchez Joined at the Hip on Afghanistan

    ​There was a time during the unresolved county redistricting process when it appeared the congressional districts of Reps. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) might melt into one.Maybe that explains why these Members of Congress are starting to sound like one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Pentagon Papers Declassified, Available Online or at Richard Nixon Presidential Library

    Marisa Gerber/OC Weekly​On June 13, 1971, the New York Times published parts of the Pentagon Papers, which led to Watergate and eventually Nixon's resignation.Yesterday, exactly 40 years later, the report was released in its entirety at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    On June 13, 1971 the New York Times published parts of the Pentagon Papers, which led to Watergate and eventually Nixon's resignation. Yesterday, exactly forty years later, the report was released in its entirety at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda (and a few other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Loretta Sanchez Lauds Military, Intelligence Community and Obama for Getting Osama Bin Laden

    ​Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, congratulates the armed forces, the intelligence community and President Barack Obama in a statement issued about the Commander-in-Chief's announcement that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Rep. Loretta Sanchez Blasts North Korea and Backs Vietnam Human Rights Sanctions Act

    ​Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) has issued a statement condemning North Korea for firing dozens of artillery shells at South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island, killing two South Korean soldiers and wounding 15.The freshly reelected congresswoman, who is the ranking female member on the House Armed ... More >>

  • News

    February 11, 2010

    Sheriff's Deputies Wreck Another Case

    [Moxley Confidential] OCSD's omission of key facts about a stalled car crashes a burglary prosecution

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Loretta Sanchez Wants Fewer U.S. Soldiers Who Hate Women

    Christopher VictorioSanchez addressed OC Dems at recent Pelosi party ​The new National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has a little less unbridled testosterone in it than previous versions of the annual legislation thanks to Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who addressed two of her pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Santa Ana Police to be Honored by a Biden

    TheWhiteHouse.govDr. Jill Biden is scheduled to honor the Santa Ana Police Department and 14 other employers.​Santa Ana Police Department honorees will be praised in Washington, D.C., by a Biden.But it won't be Joe Biden.It'll be the vice president's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, who will do the honors, t ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Pentagon Flyover Hysteria Rocks the Internets

    Ever since my cover story last Thursday hit the online conspiracy websites, my inbox has been bombarded with emails from folks obsessed with the events of Sept. 11, 2001 as they pertain to the U.S. Pentagon and an American Airlines jet that either did or didn't hit the building, depending on what th ... More >>

  • News

    August 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    Do you know Dick? Nixon that is.

    In honor of our 37th president's would-be birthday today we here at the Weekly have decided to create a quiz to test our readers' knowledge of their only locally born president, Richard Nixon. He's from Yorba Linda, donchaknow. 1. What is Dick's middle name? A. Homer B. Bart C. Smithers D. Milhous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises

    Democrats flip-flop on SoCal bribery case report: Greg Miller at the Los Angeles Times says an internal investigations report by the House Intelligence Committee continues to remain off-limits to the public. The politicians don't want the masses to see even a declassified summary report on the embar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines & Surprises

    Top U.S. Secrets to Crooks, Idiots and Dopers: The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., reports this morning that the Pentagon, the guys running the Iraq War, now want Congress to allow national security clearances for government employees who are “ex-convicts, drug addicts and mentally incompeten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2007

    Fun with Computers (Friggatriskaidekaphobia edition)

    If your plan for getting your taxes done before the looming deadline involves using Turbo Tax's online service, you may want to reconsider. According to NBC 4 in Washington D.C., a customer wanting to check her tax info Turbo-ly, discovered something big and bad by accident. ""I knew immediately ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2006

    Numbers (Five Years Later)

    From a list compiled by the UK newspaper, The Independent: 2,973 Total number of people killed (excluding the 19 hijackers) in the September 11, 2001 attacks 72,000 Estimated number of civilians killed worldwide since September 11, 2001 as a result of the war on terror 2 Number of years since US ... More >>

  • News

    August 10, 2006

    A Death in the Family

    Former DA homicide chief says El Toro officer was murdered

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2006

    Dancing around a great problem at The Great Park

    The El Toro Shuffle? The Great Park Gavotte? The Irvine Ranch Water District Toxic Waltz? We should come up a name for the little dance. It's a simple four step dance, and very familiar one. Scientists point out a looming environmental threat and call for government action. The Bush administration, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2006

    Spreading Democracy... or something

    Regardless of whether or not the Bush administration will succeed in its plan to introduce democracy into Iraq through an armed invasion and years of chaotic violence, it now appears that the administration has succeeded in bringing to Iraq something the country has had very little of since the Brit ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 29, 2005

    Don't Gloat Yet

    A bad year for Bush is bad for all of us

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    Mr. Rooney Goes to UCI

    Bring me the head of the head head doctor!

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    the Rise of Carbon

    It’s the new plastic, and the military-industrial complex wants it all. That’s bad news for Anaheim’s Anchor Products

  • Columns

    October 20, 2005
  • Columns

    September 22, 2005
  • News

    May 26, 2005

    Memorial Day 2005

    We remember everything

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    His Brothers Keeper

    Suspicious neurologist wins probe of brothers death, which uncovers foul playhis own

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Empire Falls

    Chalmers Johnson on why things that cant go on forever dont

  • Film

    January 8, 2004

    Hard Lines and Second Thoughts

    Earl Morris Robert McNamara documentary is half in, half out of the fog

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Cold Case at the Marine base

    An El Toro officers 1991 death could re-open controversy over military drug trafficking

  • Features

    July 10, 2003

    Burying the Dead

    Famous war correspondent Gordon Dillow struggles with his truth

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Force Of July

    Rumsfeld lobbies locals to celebrate the invasion of Iraq

  • News

    May 8, 2003
  • News

    May 1, 2003
  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Get Your Iraqs Off

    This time, its sexual

  • News

    March 13, 2003
  • Features

    March 6, 2003

    War College

    67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop

  • News

    February 6, 2003
  • Culture

    September 26, 2002

    Wheres the Porn?

    And who gets to say what Richard Pettena means?

  • News

    August 15, 2002


    Reagans fantasy of lasers in the sky hits earth again. But is anybody watching?

  • News

    May 23, 2002

    The Great Surplus

    El Toro for sale

  • Columns

    May 24, 2001

    The Skunk and the Worm

    Two great tastes that taste great together!

  • Unknown

    February 1, 2001
  • Columns

    December 28, 2000
  • News

    October 7, 1999

    The Death Ray

    Welcome to South Orange County, home of uranium 238, illegal immigrants, rare trout, and the most powerful military laser in the world

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Ho-ing for Boeing

    $50 billion-per-year company continues to receive welfare handouts

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    The Phantom Menace

    Are American POWs still being held in Southeast Asia?

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Star Wars, the Sequel

    OC firm still chasing Reagan's (costly) dream

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    Ron Packard, Military Whore

    Beneath the South County Congressman's Mr. Vanilla exterior beats the heart of an old-fashioned, log-rolling, back-scratching, pork barreling special-interest pol

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