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  • Wounded veterans' partners get scholarships to UMUC

    Wounded veterans' partners get scholarships to UMUC
    Two weeks after Beverly Poyer married her husband in 2007, he was deployed to Afghanistan. When he came home a year later, she was thrust into a role she hadn't expected: caregiver. Army Spc. Max Poyer, exposed to frequent mortar blasts in Afghanistan,...
  • 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...
  • Hubris led to the downfall of Petraeus, Allen

    It's amazing that the men who ran the CIA and the war in Afghanistan had so much time on their hands ("Pieces of a puzzle," Nov. 14). The indiscretions of former CIA Director David Petraeus and Gen. John Allen are an embarrassment. I hate to think what...
  • 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...
  • New head of Baltimore FBI field office has been appointed

    The FBI has named Baltimore native Stephen E. Vogt as special agent in charge for its office in the city. Vogt started work in his new position last week, FBI spokesman Rich Wolf said. Richard A. McFeely, who previously headed the Baltimore office, left...
  • County congressional candidates face off at forum

    One night before President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney were to hold their first presidential debate, Howard County's congressional representatives and their challengers had the opportunity to face off. The...
  • 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...