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  • Aberdeen scientists fight a war against IEDs

    Aberdeen scientists fight a war against IEDs
    Inside a two-story, cylindrical metal structure at Aberdeen Proving Ground, scientists detonate a homemade bomb to take high-speed pictures of the shrapnel flying apart. Elsewhere on the Army installation in Harford County, soldiers train on radio...
  • 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...
  • As Afghanistan drawdown looms, concerns about Pakistan

    As Afghanistan drawdown looms, concerns about Pakistan
    Back from a visit to Kabul, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger expressed confidence in relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan. It's Pakistan that concerns him. "A lot of terrorists are being trained and harbored in Pakistan," said Ruppersberger, the top...
  • 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...
  • There's a connection between school shootings and America's culture of violence

    There is a connection between the disheartening events of Baltimore County students bringing weapons to school and the violence we see overseas ("School safety promised," Sept. 12). We are the richest, most powerful nation in the world. We are also the...
  • Another episode in Romney's foreign policy follies

    Another episode in Romney's foreign policy follies
    Once again, with his intemperate criticisms of the handling of the anti-American episodes in Egypt and Libya, Mitt Romney has leaped before looking into the arena of President Barack Obama's greatest political strength. In accusing the Obama...
  • In Afghanistan, some things never change

    Why can't we understand that Afghanistan is not really a nation but a collection of sects, warring tribes and feuding family groups where graft has always been part of the culture? The British learned this in the 19th century and the Russians in the 20th...
  • From Annapolis to Afghanistan

     From Annapolis to Afghanistan
    They were walking to class on that bright blue September morning when the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon were hit and when a plane destined for Washington crashed into a Pennsylvania field. The midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy had come...
  • 'Homeland' targets, hits jittery part of national psyche in season two opener

    'Homeland' targets, hits jittery part of national psyche in season two opener
    Talk about a TV series keeping current with the news. Thirty seconds into the Season 2 opener of Showtime’s “Homeland,” viewers see the first image of an American embassy under attack in the Middle East. At just over two minutes into...
  • Romney can distinguish himself with a sensible Afghanistan policy

    It is very sad and disturbing to continue reading and hearing about the skirmishes still transpiring in and around Afghanistan in order for the U.S. and NATO to maintain control of the terrorist forces, including al-Qaida and the Taliban, which is an...