| Nov 10, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Joseph Bathgate calls them "the Hollywood questions."
When college classmates learn he was a machine gunner for the Marine Corps for two tours in Iraq, they want to know: Did anyone ever shoot at you? Ever get hit?
And there's the big one.
| Aug 20, 2012
| 8:39 PM
A Navy SEAL from Edgewater was killed in last week's Black Hawk helicopter crash in Afghanistan, defense officials said Monday.
Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 28, was one of seven Americans killed in the crash Thursday during a firefight...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 11:43 AM
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...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column ("The Obama doctrine: Passivity where leadership is needed," Oct. 14) continues to present a flawed ideological position on the Middle East when a heterodox view is in order. We entered the Middle East and North...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 1:52 PM
A week after Malala Yousafzai was shot and gravely wounded by Taliban militants for insisting on the right of girls to get an education, the 14-year-old blogger and Internet activist has become a worldwide symbol of resistance to the extremist views of...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 8:37 AM
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,...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 12:00 PM
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.
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:56 PM
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...
| May 30, 2012
| 8:00 PM
A Marine from Edgewater has died in Afghanistan, defense officials said Wednesday.
Sgt. Julian C. Chase, 22, died Monday while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.
Chase was assigned to the 5th Air Naval...
| Jun 2, 2012
The more I read about Afghanistan, the more concerned I become about the contending factions faced by President Hamid Karzai's government and the American forces trying to support it.
We have spent $471 million to complete the Afghanistan Dam project,...