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  • Generals' indiscretions have real consequences for U.S. policy

    Gens. John Allen and David Petraeus have been stupid in their misuse of technology, for a flirtation in the case of the former and an affair in the case of the latter ("Pieces of a puzzle," Nov. 14). As philanderers, these two men are abject failures, and...
  • Humvee accidents cause of one-third of military fatalities, Hopkins analysis finds

    Humvee accidents cause of one-third of military fatalities, Hopkins analysis finds
    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...
  • Johns Hopkins graduate killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan

    Johns Hopkins graduate killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan
    Anne Smedinghoff wanted to help the people of Afghanistan, those who knew her say. The 25-year-old Johns Hopkins University graduate was attempting to deliver textbooks to school children there when she and four other Americans were killed in a car bomb...
  • Can Hagel reshape the Pentagon?

    Can Hagel reshape the Pentagon?
    Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska who survived a stormy confirmation hearing to become the new secretary of defense, had a coming-out party of sorts last week before the National Defense University, the government's graduate...
  • Anne's adventures in compassion

    Anne's adventures in compassion
    —A lazy Sunday morning. Arising later than usual. A long week of work in the books, a promising week ahead. Now living in Armenia, I correspond regularly with colleagues, friends and family back home in the States. Birds chirp as I check some emails...
  • Who were the children killed in Afghanistan?

    I watched 60 Minutes on Sunday and saw the anguish still being experienced by the Sandy Hook parents. Their grief has caused them to turn to action, and they are in Washington to lobby Congress to pass legislation that might prevent other gun tragedies....
  • Flags at half-staff for Army pilot from Eldersburg

    Flags at half-staff for Army pilot from Eldersburg
    Gov. Martin O’ Malley has ordered the U.S. and Maryland flags at state facilities flown at half-staff on Monday to honor Army Capt. Sara¬†M. Knutson, a helicopter pilot from Eldersburg who died last month in Afghanistan. Knutson, 27, was one of...
  • Md. Navy SEAL to be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

    Md. Navy SEAL to be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
    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...
  • Obama's full remarks

    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...
  • Ravens make long-distance connection to Afghanistan

    Ravens make long-distance connection to Afghanistan
    Wide receiver Torrey Smith, kicker Justin Tucker and punter Sam Koch were three of several Ravens players summoned to coach John Harbaugh’s office Wednesday morning, but they weren’t in trouble. Eight players and Harbaugh convened in the...
  • The Paula Broadwell I know

    The Paula Broadwell I know
    Events of the last two weeks have been very tough and sad for all of us as a nation. As a good friend of both Gen. David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, they have been very hard for me personally as well. Both made big mistakes, and they know it more...
  • 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...