Latest from Steve Vogel

On its 200th anniversary, five myths about ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

“The Star-Spangled Banner” turns 200 this weekend.
  • Sep 11, 2014

David Murphy, Soviet ops chief at CIA, dies

Mr. Murphy, a ranking CIA official during the Cold War, wrote two well-received books about Soviet affairs.
  • Sep 9, 2014

For Gen. Jubal Early, a raid north nearly led to the capture of Washington

Forty-one white headstones form two concentric circles around an American flag in the tiny graveyard that is tucked into the middle of a block on Georgia Avenue in Northwest Washington. The two six-po...
  • Apr 26, 2014

Gardner R. Hathaway, CIA chief of counterintelligence, dies at 88

Gardner R. Hathaway, a former CIA chief of counterintelligence whose nearly four-decade career with the agency took him to Cold War focal points ranging from Berlin to Moscow and placed him at the cen...
  • Nov 26, 2013

Native American code talkers are honored

Many tribes that had not been recognized earn top civilian honor
  • Nov 20, 2013

Gettysburg Address remembered at ceremony

Justice Scalia delivers the oath of citizenship to 16 during event marking Lincoln’s most famous speech
  • Nov 19, 2013

Marking JFK anniversary, GPO releases digital Warren Commission report

The agency marked the upcoming 50th anniversary of JFK's death by releasing a digital version of his assassination report.
  • Nov 18, 2013

World War II Medal of Honor recipients honored with new stamp

The last living World War II recipients of the Medal of Honor are being honored on Veterans Day.
  • Nov 11, 2013

At VA, Shinseki seeks to tackle disability claims backlog, homelessness

Capt. Eric K. Shinseki was in pain and a sedative-induced fog when a trauma nurse spoke to him at an Army evacuation hospital in 1970 in Da Nang, Vietnam. He’d been helicoptered there for emergency su...
  • Nov 10, 2013

War-letter collector Andrew Carroll donating his trove for preservation and study

A collector of the words troops send home works with a university to build a center for preservation and study
  • Nov 9, 2013