| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:20 AM
As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefly descended on Kabul for a surprise stopover this weekend, it is telling that he did not meet with President Hamid Karzai. Previous visits by senior U.S. officials to strike a compromise with the Afghan leader have...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:50 AM
The Obama administration is understandably frustrated by its efforts to forge an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai that would allow a scaled-down U.S. troop presence to remain in the country after most American and NATO forces leave next year....
| Dec 2, 2013
| 2:59 PM
As FBI agents investigating the Black Guerrilla Family gang closed in on a new round of suspects in the Baltimore jail corruption case this fall, one of their targets packed his bags and left the country.
Derrick Jones, a corrections department K-9...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:31 PM
The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a snub-nosed ground-attack plane that the Maryland Air National Guard has flown in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the latest aircraft to find its way onto the Pentagon's endangered weapons list.
Outfitted with a seven-barrel Gatling...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Afghan people's most dangerous foe is not the Taliban. It's not Pakistan or al-Qaeda. No, it's their president, Hamid Karzai.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kabul earlier this month and spent more than 24 hours with Mr. Karzai, trying to...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:49 AM
Were it not for the plate in his body armor, Army Sgt. Joe Morrissey would never have been married, and his daughter would not be ready to enter the world in a matter of weeks.
The reality of the situation was not lost on his wife, Nikki, a Harford...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Tehuti Miles, a running back-wide-receiver-defensive back who served as an Army specialist in Afghanistan, recently worked out at Maryland's walk-on football tryouts.
A New York Daily News profile in 2010 described Miles' service as a 19-year-old....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Chuck Ritz and his volunteers found the ground rock-hard as they began planting thousands of American flags along Putty Hill Road in Parkville to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Last year, the wooden stakes went into the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:14 AM
"Aunt Millie" — as soldiers receiving care packages in Afghanistan affectionately refer to 95-year-old Vivian "Millie" Bailey — doesn't see an end in sight for the work her group does. Yet she and her volunteers are more than willing to take...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Observers and pundits of all stripes have not missed the unease with which President Barack Obama approaches his commander in chief duties. Indeed, Chicago-style "community activist" and "Commander of the United States Marine Corps" don't normally...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:25 AM
As some people who served in our government under President George W. Bush acknowledge the ever escalating tragic consequences of going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, now seems the perfect time for those of influence on both sides of the aisle to ask...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:07 AM
Brianna and Bryce Byars, siblings from Belcamp, were excited enough to be throwing out the first pitch at one of the Cal Ripken World Series contests on Saturday night, but they had no idea what was in store for them.
Unbeknownst to the pair, their...