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  • In Theory: Should the prison at Guantanamo be closed?

    The Pentagon has appointed an envoy tasked with shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The prison, which holds terror suspects including those involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, currently holds 164 detainees, 17 of whom are on hunger strike and 84 that the U.S. does not consider a threat.
  • In Theory: Does military spending betray America's religious ideals?

    America spends more on its military than any other country. U.S. military spending in 2012 was $682 billion, which is $516 billion more than incurred by China, the next biggest spender. This means the U.S. has the most technologically advanced and best-...

    City of Glendale seeks to honor sailors

    City of Glendale seeks to honor sailors
    The Glendale City Council on Tuesday agreed to write a letter asking the federal government to inscribe the names of 74 U.S. Navy sailors killed at sea decades ago — including one from Glendale — on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington,...

    Flintridge Prep graduate killed in Afghanistan a "beloved" classmate, athlete and scholar

    Flintridge Prep graduate killed in Afghanistan a "beloved" classmate, athlete and scholar
    An enlisted U.S. soldier from Southern California was among the military personnel killed by an apparent "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan, the Los Angeles Times reports. Scott Studenmund, 24, who attended Flintridge Preparatory School, was killed...

    Glendale native honored by U.S. Navy

    Glendale native honored by U.S. Navy
    When Paul Ignatius first stepped aboard a Navy ship, he was anxious. Japan had already attacked Pearl Harbor and the war in the Pacific was going strong. Ignatius — a Glendale native who attended Mark Keppel Elementary School, Toll Middle School...