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Afghanistan

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Top Afghanistan Articles

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  • Where's the concern for the innocents killed by U.S. drones?

    President Barack Obama, the Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan and columnist Dan Rodricks all have expressed sorrow and outrage over the slaughter of innocent children in Newtown, Conn. ("Stand vigil for gun victims and new laws," Dec. 23). Yet their vocal...
  • Wilkens Ave. funeral home offers free trees to National Guard members

    Wilkens Ave. funeral home offers free trees to National Guard members
    Jose Rivera-Rodriguez is about to celebrate his first Christmas in the States. This year, it will be with his first fresh tree. Amanda Rodriguez wasn't planning to have a Christmas tree at all this year. Her plans have changed. They were among the...
  • Women in U.S. military fight for right to serve in combat

    Women in U.S. military fight for right to serve in combat
    As a woman in the Army, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt is barred from serving in the infantry. But that didn't stop commanders in Afghanistan from tapping her when they needed a female soldier to accompany men on their door-kicking missions. Hunt's job on...
  • Back in Baltimore, Wes Moore has big plans for his hometown

    Back in Baltimore, Wes Moore has big plans for his hometown
    When Wes Moore swings a sledgehammer, he does it with his whole body, with the easy confidence of someone who's used to manual labor. It's early on a Saturday morning, and Wes is one of a couple dozen volunteers who have gathered in the Oliver...
  • U.S. should speed Afghan pullout

    U.S. should speed Afghan pullout
    From media accounts, the war in Afghanistan has hit a disturbing snag which was precipitated by President Hamid Karzai's recent remarks following the U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit, when he accused the Taliban terrorists and America of being...
  • Who will fight for the rights of military fathers?

    Who will fight for the rights of military fathers?
    Here's a sad but true story. It starts with a young couple living in North Carolina, married two years, wife pregnant, husband in the Army Reserves. He's deployed to Afghanistan for a year, and she moves to Maryland to live with her parents and...
  • Middle East mess was born in the U.S.A.

    Middle East mess was born in the U.S.A.
    Titillation over David Petraeus and political posturing over Susan Rice aside, here is the most important unasked question: Why did we foster regime change in Libya and Egypt that gave the Muslim Brotherhood control in the latter and produced a gaggle...
  • CNN's Tapper says he aims coverage beyond politics

    CNN's Tapper says he aims coverage beyond politics
    Jake Tapper's new show on CNN, "The Lead," is premiering at a time when cable TV keeps moving further down the road of partisan news presentation. But ask him about it, and there's no waffling. "I am not a partisan, and I am a journalist — not...
  • In memory of Maryland's war dead

    In memory of Maryland's war dead
    Marine Staff Sgt. Walter F. Cohee III, 26, of Wicomico, was killed in a helicopter crash on January 20, 2002 in Afghanistan. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thomas J. Gibbons, 31, of Calvert County, was killed in a helicopter accident on January 30, 2003...
  • Transcript of Obama's remarks to U.S. Naval Academy graduates

    Transcript of Obama's remarks to U.S. Naval Academy graduates
    Hello, Midshipmen! (Applause.) Well, thank you, Governor O'Malley, for your kind introduction and the great support that Maryland gives this Academy. To Secretary Mabus, Admiral Greenert, General Paxton -- thank you all for your incredible leadership of...
  • Carroll County soldier killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

    Carroll County soldier killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
    An Army officer from Eldersburg was among five soldiers killed in a helicopter crash earlier this week in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said late Saturday. Capt. Sara M. Knutson, 27, died Monday in Kandahar, the Pentagon said in a release. Knutson...
  • Carroll County native killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

    Carroll County native killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
    Sara Knutson Cullen was as comfortable in a dress and stiletto heels as she was smoking cigars and flying Black Hawk helicopters in Afghanistan — a driven and level-headed 27-year-old whose dreams stretched far beyond her roots in Carroll County,...