Tag: cold war

Bigger news story: “The Interview,” or Cuba?

Wow, what a news day. U.S. moves to normalize relations with Cuba, and Sony Pictures moves to give North Korea a veto over new releases.


U.S. needs to continue to push for peace in Gaza

The only solution to the latest flareup in Gaza is a cease-fire that the United States will have to somehow, some way, sell Israel on.


Spend more!

  Column by David Reynolds Submit guest columns and letters: freepress2@ntelos.net I have not gone off my rocker. At least no more than usual. In this season of giving, I wish to make the case that we are not spending enough for both national defense and health care. Yes, I know, such a pronouncement runs […]


Focus | Navy veteran puts military stories into print

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net John Rudolph had just been on the phone with a Navy buddy sharing stories about their days in the military. “My wife said, You’ve got so many of those stories, you ought to write a book. I don’t know if she meant it or not, but it got me to […]


Webb joins in bill honoring Cold War veterans

U.S. Sens. Jim Webb (D-Va.), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) today introduced the Cold War Service Medals Act of 2009, bipartisan legislation to authorize the secretaries of the military departments to award Cold War Service Medals to American veterans. To date, no medal exists to honor the men and women […]