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Afghanistan

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Top Afghanistan Articles

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  • Keep Md. Guard safe — and home

    Keep Md. Guard safe — and home
    I wish to express how delighted I am that the Maryland National Guard is seeing its final deployment to Afghanistan ("Md. Guard preparing for Afghanistan, and after," May 10). Now, let's bring all of them home from the all the other hellholes. (Kosovo,...
  • At Johns Hopkins, friends remember slain diplomat's zest, compassion

    At Johns Hopkins, friends remember slain diplomat's zest, compassion
    Friends and former classmates gathered Saturday at Johns Hopkins University to remember Anne Smedinghoff, a Foreign Service officer who was killed in a bombing in Afghanistan earlier this month, sharing stories of a too-short life marked by adventure....
  • Unfriendly fire in Afghanistan

    Unfriendly fire in Afghanistan
    The increasing frequency of attacks on U.S. and NATO troops by members of the Afghan security forces they are supposed to be helping has reached the point where American commanders are rightly concerned that the mistrust engendered by such incidents...
  • Soldier from Frederick dies in Afghanistan

    Soldier from Frederick dies in Afghanistan
    A soldier from Frederick has died in Afghanistan, defense officials said Tuesday. Sgt. David V. Williams, 24, of Frederick died Saturday in Kandahar, officials said. The cause of death is under investigation. Williams was assigned to the 2nd Battalion,...
  • Author Lisa Scottoline talks grief, crabs, podiatry

    Author Lisa Scottoline talks grief, crabs, podiatry
    On paper, Lisa Scottoline is a little intimidating. She's got more than 30 million copies in print of her books, including 20 best-selling novels. She writes a weekly column, with her daughter, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She's a graduate of...
  • More, not fewer, troops in Afghanistan

    In reference to The Sun's editorial, "Unfriendly fire" (Aug. 22), I am in complete disagreement with the claim that maybe it's time to consider speeding up the timetable for bringing all of our troops home from Afghanistan and the surrounding areas. We...
  • Rebuttal to letter on removal of troops from Iraq [Letter]

    Mr. Thompson, I noticed you led your article with your credentials as a Naval Reserve Officer during WWII and Korea. For that I thank you for your service. I too served in the military. My service includes 20-plus years as an active duty Air Force officer...
  • Wounded veterans' partners get scholarships to UMUC

    Wounded veterans' partners get scholarships to UMUC
    Two weeks after Beverly Poyer married her husband in 2007, he was deployed to Afghanistan. When he came home a year later, she was thrust into a role she hadn't expected: caregiver. Army Spc. Max Poyer, exposed to frequent mortar blasts in Afghanistan,...
  • Humvee accidents cause of one-third of military fatalities, Hopkins analysis finds

    Humvee accidents cause of one-third of military fatalities, Hopkins analysis finds
    Crashes of military vehicles account for nearly one-third of annual soldier fatalities  and are among the top five causes of hospitalization, according to new Hopkins research. Researchers with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy...
  • Md. Navy SEAL to be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

    Md. Navy SEAL to be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
    A Navy SEAL from Edgewater is to be laid to rest this week at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks of Edgewater was among seven Americans and four Afghans killed when their Black Hawk helicopter...
  • Obama's full remarks

    Below are President Barack Obama's full remarks as prepared for delivery at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday night. Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and...
  • Johns Hopkins graduate killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan

    Johns Hopkins graduate killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan
    Anne Smedinghoff wanted to help the people of Afghanistan, those who knew her say. The 25-year-old Johns Hopkins University graduate was attempting to deliver textbooks to school children there when she and four other Americans were killed in a car bomb...