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Friday, Jan 30, 2015

Howard Altman Columns

Former CIA acting director offers chilling world view

It doesn’t take a CIA officer to figure out that the world is a rather dangerous and complex place.
Published: 01/25/15
COLUMN

‘American Sniper’ hits home for Tampa veteran, wife

For Patrick Morrison and Lynn Kilroy, the movie “American Sniper” wasn’t escapist entertainment, it was a pretty good depiction of a life they know well.
Published: 01/18/15
Updated: 01/19/15
COLUMN

Attacks in France, Nigeria underline importance of knowing your enemy

I am Charlie Hebdo.
Published: 01/11/15

Florida Army National Guard to get new Adjutant General

Brig. Gen. Michael A. Calhoun will become the Adjutant General of Florida on March 29, Gov. Rick Scott announced today via a media release.
Published: 01/07/15

53rd IBCT to get new leader Saturday

The Florida Army National Guard’s largest major command, which is based in Pinellas Park, is getting a new commander.
Published: 01/07/15

Remembering and honoring those who died serving

As I sat in the upper-level pew at the Idlewild Baptist Church, listening to the family and colleagues of slain Tarpon Springs Police Officer Charles Kondek remember their loved one and friend, I thought about what I was doing there.
Published: 01/04/15
Afghanistan war ends but grief endures for Dunedin mom

Afghanistan war ends but grief endures for Dunedin mom

For Kim Allison, the pain of loss did not end Sunday when Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel presided over a ceremony in Kabul officially closing out the 13-year-long war in Afghanistan.
Updated: 1 months ago
Company allows public to search for missing plane

Company allows public to search for missing plane

TAMPA — DigitalGlobe, a geospatial analysis company that provides services to U.S. Special Operations Command, is once again assisting in the search for a missing airliner and allowing the public to help.
Updated: 1 months ago

Year-end events a reflection of curious times

These are curious times in which we live, when so much is happening, and, even in our interconnected world, figuring out the truth remains a huge challenge.
Updated: 1 months ago
COLUMN

How to respond to Sony hack

The tumult over a sex-filled satire full of depictions of Pyongyang orgies and the death of North Korean despot Kim Jong-un has done nothing to dispel my dire world view.
Updated: 1 months ago