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Afghanistan

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  • Unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan poses hidden threat

    Unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan poses hidden threat
    The hulking old tanks, left to rust when Soviet forces pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989, still packed a threat when Albert Whittington arrived. Whittington, an ordnance and explosives specialist with the Baltimore district of the Army Corps of...
  • Museum's new curator shaking off the cobwebs in Sykesville's attic

    Sykesville's Gate House Museum of History has always highlighted the community past, but these days visitors entering the small museum can almost feel a sense of renewal and vitality as well. The atmosphere is almost as if someone came along and —...
  • Marine gets rare spinal surgery to stop pain in his arm

    Marine gets rare spinal surgery to stop pain in his arm
    A foot and half separated Marc Burleson from the buried bomb he was trying to defuse last December in a narrow alleyway of a small Afghanistan village. The bomb exploded, mutilating the Marine's face, ripping off part of his right arm, paralyzing his...
  • Analysts say military pay growth could be slowed

    The military could slow pay increases without harming the armed forces, analysts tell the Defense Department in a new report. The authors of the Rand Corp. study point to the services' ability in recent years to meet recruiting targets, the withdrawals...
  • Maryland sees a future in drones

    Maryland sees a future in drones
    In a cavernous production facility at AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Hunt Valley, workers assemble remote-control planes that help U.S. forces identify enemy targets. At the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, researchers...
  • Page of names a reminder that 'freedom is never free'

    I was moved by the Editorial Page tribute listing the names of our soldiers killed in Afghanistan since last Memorial Day, and I appreciated that you highlighted the names of the five Marylanders who gave their lives for our country ("U.S. fallen in...
  • Military police headed to Afghanistan

    Military police headed to Afghanistan
    Maryland National Guard Sgt. Darren Lebowitz is leaving soon for Afghanistan as many U.S. troops return home. Lebowitz, who has served three tours in Iraq, volunteered for the mission. "I'm a glutton for punishment," he said as he trained Tuesday at...
  • Stop wasting American lives in Afghanistan

    Regarding your recent report that more than 250 members of the Maryland National Guard are being deployed to Afghanistan ("More Md. Guard units headed to Afghanistan," Aug. 15): Over the past 10 years hundreds of American soldiers have been killed in...
  • U.S. Taekwondo Academy presented with U.S. flag

    U.S. Taekwondo Academy (USTA) was recently been presented with a United States flag as a gesture of appreciation. The American flag was flown over Kabul, Afghanistan September 11, 2012 in honor of the U.S. Taekwondo Academy and the Chang family during...
  • Afghan war dead, a senseless waste

    The Memorial Day listing of those U.S. servicemen and women who died in Afghanistan over the past year hit me with the same numb despair that I remember feeling when I first saw the black granite Vietnam Memorial. The solemn reality of the Afghan War's...
  • Judge accepts terms of Manning's proposed plea

    Judge accepts terms of Manning's proposed plea
    A military judge on Thursday accepted the terms under which an Army private would plead guilty to seven charges for sending classified documents to WikiLeaks. Col. Denise Lind ruled during the third day of a pretrial hearing at Fort Meade for Pfc....
  • Ravens celebrate Veterans Day before Raiders game

    Ravens celebrate Veterans Day before Raiders game
    Standard-issue camouflage almost outnumbered the fan-favorite purple variety as the Ravens celebrated Veterans Day and honored veterans before Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium. Dozens of veterans, many in uniform,...