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  • Should we continue to be the indispensable nation?

    Should we continue to be the indispensable nation?
    In Hillary Clinton's farewell remarks in February on stepping down as President Barack Obama's secretary of state, she echoed one of her predecessors, Madeleine Albright, declaring America to be "the indispensable nation." "We are the force for...
  • A very emotional reunion at the Cal Ripken World Series

    A very emotional reunion at the Cal Ripken World Series
    Brianna and Bryce Byars, siblings from Belcamp, were excited enough to be throwing out the first pitch at one of the Cal Ripken World Series contests on Saturday night, but they had no idea what was in store for them. Unbeknownst to the pair, their...
  • Bring the troops home from Afghanistan — and everywhere else

    Bring the troops home from Afghanistan — and everywhere else
    With the recent commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, isn't it about time to think about a troop withdrawal plan? And by the way, VE Day was 68 years ago, so why do we still have troops in Europe? Let's leave Europe to...
  • Navy Reserve airborne electronic attack squadron makes final Md. flight

    Navy Reserve airborne electronic attack squadron makes final Md. flight
    For nearly a quarter-century, members of the airborne electronic attack squadron VAQ-209 have launched their jets from this air base in Prince George's County for deployments over Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Earlier this month, Navy Cmdr. James King...
  • Towson University hosts event for Maryland National Guard families

    Towson University hosts event for Maryland National Guard families
    Gabby Turner came to Towson University from Glen Burnie on Saturday to ask other mothers about how they are coping without their husbands who are deployed overseas with the Maryland National Guard. The event was part of the university's program called...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Diabetes-healthy living A diabetes educator leads a program offering suggestions on how to make nutrition and exercise changes to help achieve weight loss, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and prevent diabetes. The program will be held from 2 p....
  • Enough of Karzai, the Afghanistan War

    Enough of Karzai, the Afghanistan War
    The Baltimore Sun's editorial "Pulling the plug on Karzai" (July 10) is certainly a gratifying statement addressing the role of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan! How much longer can this country, and specifically President Barack Obama, continue to...
  • U.S. fumbling in Afghanistan

    U.S. fumbling in Afghanistan
    The Obama administration's policies toward Afghanistan are emblematic of its monumental incompetence in foreign affairs ("Pulling the plug on Karzai," July 10). As wrongheaded and harmful as its domestic policies are, at least on the domestic side, the...
  • Obama is right to consider the 'zero option' in Afghanistan

    Obama is right to consider the 'zero option' in Afghanistan
    In every war, one question that must be constantly reassessed is, "Is this war worth the cost we're paying in money and lives?" In some cases, like the long slog of World War II, despite mounting casualties, the answer was always, "Yes." In Vietnam,...
  • Pulling the plug on Karzai

    Pulling the plug on Karzai
    After four and half years of dealing with Afghan President Harmid Karzai's temper tantrums, depressions and crazy mood swings, it's no wonder President Barack Obama has grown weary of playing baby sitter to this spoiled child of an ally. Perhaps that's...
  • Talking to the Taliban

    Talking to the Taliban
    After 12 years of fighting, the Taliban in Afghanistan have announced they are ready to talk peace with the United States. The Taliban opened a political office in Qatar. The talks will take place there, but without the Afghan government, which is...
  • Soldier assigned to Fort Meade dies in Afghanistan

    Soldier assigned to Fort Meade dies in Afghanistan
    A soldier assigned to Fort Meade died on Tuesday in Afghanistan in a non-combat incident, the Department of Defense said Wednesday. The Pentagon said Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, 22, of Augusta, Ga., died in Jalalabad, Afghanistan after an undescribed...