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Afghanistan

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Top Afghanistan Articles

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  • Keep the National Guard at home

    Keep the National Guard at home
    According to Maj. Gen. James Adkins, as quoted in "Md. Guard preparing for Afghanistan, and after" (May 10), "Many of the soldiers that are serving now have known only war." And four members of the Maryland Guard have been killed in Afghanistan. It is...
  • Md. National Guard preparing for final Afghan deployment

    As the Maryland National Guard prepares for what could be its final deployment to Afghanistan, its commander sees a "pivotal point" in the nation's history. More than a decade of deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and other battlegrounds since Sept. 11,...
  • Bel Air area residents blast county council on 'Walmart bill'

    Bel Air area residents blast county council on 'Walmart bill'
    Residents of Bel Air South and their supporters lambasted members the Harford County Council earlier this week for not voting on a bill which the residents expected would stop Walmart from building a store in their community. Bill 13-16, dubbed the...
  • Maryland National Guard celebrates foreign partnerships

    Maryland National Guard celebrates foreign partnerships
    For Capt. Martin Noorsalu, deploying to Afghanistan with the Maryland National Guard last year was an unusual opportunity. Noorsalu is one of only a dozen helicopter pilots in the Estonian Air Force. The sole air defense service of the former Soviet...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • Sticks for Soldiers tournament to benefit Loyola U. grad Galeazzi

    Sticks for Soldiers tournament to benefit Loyola U. grad Galeazzi
    The seventh annual Sticks for Soldiers lacrosse tournament in Fairfield, Conn., has named U.S. Army Capt. Gregory Galeazzi, a 2007 graduate of Loyola's Army ROTC program, to be the second honoree for this year's support. The Thanksgiving weekend...
  • General Allen was leader at Naval Academy

    General Allen was leader at Naval Academy
    When Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen overheard a platoon of first-year midshipmen at the Naval Academy shout "kill" during training one summer day a decade ago, he ordered the word expunged from their vocabulary. The then-commandant explained that...
  • 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...
  • Petraeus thought he was above the law

    Gen. David Petraeus' actions over the past several years show that he considers himself more of a prince than a member of the armed forces who answers to his civilian commander-in-chief ("Did Petraeus have to step down?" Nov. 13). In Afghanistan, he...
  • 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...