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Military and Defense Policy

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Rep. Loretta Sanchez: End the Afghanistan War and Bring All U.S. Troops Home Now

    The revelation from her party leader, President Barack Obama, that ending the war in Afghanistan will involve leaving about 10,000 U.S. troops there through 2016 does not sit well with Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove). "Our troops have been in Afghanistan for over 10 years," says the senior me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Loretta Sanchez Pushes For U.S. Military To Hold Sexually Criminal Soldiers Accountable

    During a House Armed Services Committee meeting this afternoon on 2014 Defense Department programs, Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez fought for tougher rules against members of the military who commit sexual harassment or sex crimes. Sanchez, who over the years has risen swiftly in congre ... More >>

  • Film

    June 21, 2012

    The Horror In Uniform of 'The Invisible War'

    Kirby Dick's documentary reveals a military that is 'target rich' for sexual predators

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Guns and Ammo: Orange County Law Enforcement Agencies Grab More Than $4.2 Million in Surplus Military Equipment

    ​Thanks to a giveaway program, Orange County law enforcement agencies have received more than $4.2 million in military-grade equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense.From chemical-biological masks, to chapel lecterns, police here have snapped up a booty of armor to help them protect and serve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    [BREAKING] Pentagon: Former Newport Beach Couple Killed Aboard Yacht By Somali Pirates

    The Adams​UPDATE, FEB. 22, 6:51 A.M.: The Pentagon reports all four passengers aboard a  yacht that was hijacked by Somali pirates are dead, including the former Newport Beach couple that owned the S/V Quest.A Navy warship was following the S/V Quest and U.S. officials were negotiating with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Ronald Reagan Day in Larry Agran Land?

    ​It's unclear why this wasn't proposed a few weeks ago, but the Irvine City Council tonight will consider proclaiming Feb. 6 "Ronald Reagan Day," in honor of 40th president's birthday.The proclamation is not being foisted on the panel that leans Democratic because Reagan was once a member of the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2010

    "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Overturned in Senate

    Godspeed, Lt. Choi.​This morning will be known as the day the DREAM Act died in the U.S. Senate but "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was overturned there.By a bipartisan vote of 63 to 33, the Senate voted to end the debate on a bill that will allow President Barack Obama to overturn the Pentagon's ban on g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Donald Rumsfeld: Pay Top Dollar To Eat With Him Tonight, Then Buy His Book And Follow Him On Twitter

    "You should buy my book and follow me on Twitter!"​Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is bringing his comedy tour to the Richard Nixon Library tonight. Or maybe he's being honored for something. Or maybe it's part of his book tour. Whatever it may be that is bringing him to O.C., we' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Dana Rohrabacher Finds New Reason For Fear

    Uncle Slammed: Be very afraid​Orange County's self-proclaimed surfin' congressman who doesn't surf but plops his substantial stomach on a boogie board to ride non-threatening waves has found a new boogeyman for America.Yes, Dana Rohrabacher, the man who once assertively lobbied on behalf of the Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Rohrabacher: U.S. Military Incapable of Winning In Afghanistan

    Dana blew kisses to W​Given trillions of dollars, Pentagon brass like to think that no military mission is too difficult.So it's rare when a congressman--especially a conservative Republican politician--will openly tell the Pentagon that it's impotent: that no matter how many soldiers its sends or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    How John Patrick Bedell Got a Gun

    Courtesy of Irvine Police DepartmentJohn Patrick Bedell​John Patrick Bedell, the troubled former Irvine resident (and Weekly reader?) who was shot to death on his way to shooting up the Pentagon, carried two 9 mm handguns with him that fateful March 4 day.One was a Ruger Bedell purchased at a Las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    UPDATED: Afghanistan War Orphan Advocate Hasan Nouri Backs Obama Troop Increase Strategy

    Photo by John GilhooleyHasan Nouri​UPDATED WITH LINK TO VIDEO . . .Hasan Nouri, the Laguna Hills civil engineer and war orphan advocate profiled in a Weekly cover story a year ago ("War & Water"), and Nabil Miskinyar, the owner of Irvine-based, Dari Farsi-language network Ariana Afghanistan Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Hashing Out U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

    Check out this amusing footage of Afghan soldiers--who appear to be fighting alongside British advisors--smoking the Buddha during their lunchtime break. After hearing about the latest idea from Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Taliban), you might think he was next in the hookah line.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    The Heat is Back on John Yoo

    Photo by Christopher VictorioYoo before his Chapman debate.The April 21 morning "terror memo" lawyer John Yoo appeared at the Chapman University debate, President Barack Obama said it would be up to his attorney general whether to prosecute former Bush administration advisors like Yoo. Since that da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Spain, Chapman University Debaters Are Out to Get John Yoo

    So the big question when John Yoo speaks at Chapman University next week about presidential power is: Will he be shackled? Probably not, seeing as how this is not Spain, but were Orange within the Iberian Peninsula nation and NATO ally, he'd be under criminal indictment for sanctioning torture at Gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Good Times At OC Defense Co.

    Thanks to the ongoing U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Ceradyne, Inc.'s profits have skyrocketed. Late last month, the Costa Mesa-based company reported record first quarter sales of $188 million and a whopping 54 percent increase in net income. Indeed, it's gross profit margin for the period wa ... More >>

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Cocaine Airways

    A former CIA pilot says secret flights to El Toro could explain a Marine officers suicide

  • News

    July 27, 2006

    Let's Roll Film

    Surf City activists host movies questioning what happened on 9/11

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2006

    Massively Penetrating in Vegas

    Looking for something new to do in Vegas? Something that involves breathing in massive amounts of particulate matter blown in from the desert? Something that involves watching yet another bit of idiotic Bush administration defense planning go up in smoke (literally)? Something a little mushroom clou ... More >>

  • News

    July 22, 2004

    Coming Up Roses

    Learning to love Loretta Sanchez . . . mmm, maybe not

  • News

    March 25, 2004

    Bring Us Your Torturers Yearning to Breathe Free

    U.S. Plans to Boot OCs Thi Dinh Bui. How about the rest?

  • Columns

    February 26, 2004

    Eat the Press 1

    Let Us Digest the News for You

  • News

    April 3, 2003

    'We Will Not Resolve This With Cannons

    Hardened Vietnam hero says hes anti-war

  • News

    March 27, 2003
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    October 31, 2002
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    June 27, 2002
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    February 7, 2002

    Space Case

    Apparently theres something called Space Command . . . and theyll control the weather

  • Film

    December 6, 2001

    See Owen Run

    Another top gun goes Behind Enemy Lines

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    I Cannot Take This Again

    Arab-American fears the worst

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    NMD-Day

    Bushs multibillion-dollar baby should have died Sept. 11

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    RoboReporter

    How the Reg became a U.S. Army flack

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Up In Smoke

    South County project burns more taxpayer money than missiles

  • Columns

    October 21, 1999
  • News

    April 22, 1999

    Fill 'Er Up

    Even Jesus wouldn't try Irvine water district's plan to turn crap into tap

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