Patrick K. O'Donnell

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O’Donnell: Beyond Valor: Rangers Lead the Way on D-Day

This June 6 marks the 73rd anniversary of D-Day. Nothing captures the drama and action of that day better than the words of the men who actually took part in the assault. Particularly poignant are the voices of the elite Army Rangers who led the way off bloody Omaha Beach.

The First SEALs

In the dramatic raid that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden, the lines between intelligence and special operations were blurred. CIA operatives and U.S. Navy SEALs worked together to kill bin Laden and gather valuable intelligence on al-Qaida.

Chinese Duplicity Returns Again

Recent events in China suggest that the country’s leaders are being duplicitous, but that’s really nothing new. When U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrived in China a couple of weeks ago, he was surprised to see China’s latest alleged

The Never-Ending War in Korea

The Korean War lingers on. Until a couple weeks ago, other than historians, few people in the United States know that the two sides of the Korean War never signed a peace treaty. Instead, the war ended with an armistice–a