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Afghanistan

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  • Take Karzai out of the equation [Commentary]

    Take Karzai out of the equation [Commentary]
    As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefly descended on Kabul for a surprise stopover this weekend, it is telling that he did not meet with President Hamid Karzai. Previous visits by senior U.S. officials to strike a compromise with the Afghan leader have...
  • Afghanistan veteran Tehuti Miles knows the difference between football and war

    Afghanistan veteran Tehuti Miles knows the difference between football and war
    For years, war terminology has seeped into football telecasts. Quarterbacks become "field generals," games are equated to "battles." Tehuti Miles knows better. After four years in the Army — including a stint in Afghanistan, where he wielded...
  • If Obama had never become president, what would U.S. foreign policy look like today? [Commentary]

    If Obama had never become president, what would U.S. foreign policy look like today? [Commentary]
    President Barack Obama's foreign policy over the past six years has come under attack from progressives and conservatives alike. From the progressive point of view, there is much to criticize: the killing of civilians by drones, excessive surveillance...
  • Wedded: Nicole Garrett and Ron Vinyard

    Wedded: Nicole Garrett and Ron Vinyard
    Date: Oct. 13 Her story: Nicole Garrett, 28, grew up in Pittsburgh. Serving in the Army for the past seven years, she is now an officer. Her parents, Lance and Kathy Garrett, live in Pittsburgh. His story: Ron Vinyard, 31, grew up in St. Louis. He has...
  • Is every al Qaida group our problem? [Commentary]

    Is every al Qaida group our problem? [Commentary]
    Iraqi insurgents kicked off 2014 with fireworks in Fallujah and Ramadi where Sunni militants — part of an al Qaida group active in Syria, according to news accounts — burned police stations, freed prisoners and occupied mosques. The...
  • Our insufferable ally in Kabul [Editorial]

    Our insufferable ally in Kabul  [Editorial]
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai's rebuke of U.S. and NATO forces as the principal cause of civilian casualties in his country understandably outraged American officials, with some in Congress threatening to retaliate by making even deeper cuts in military...
  • Karzai's demands may create a horrid future for Afghanistan

    Karzai's demands may create a horrid future for Afghanistan
    The Afghan people's most dangerous foe is not the Taliban. It's not Pakistan or al-Qaeda. No, it's their president, Hamid Karzai. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kabul earlier this month and spent more than 24 hours with Mr. Karzai, trying to...
  • At age 95, 'Aunt Millie' continues serving Uncle Sam

    At age 95, 'Aunt Millie' continues serving Uncle Sam
    "Aunt Millie" — as soldiers receiving care packages in Afghanistan affectionately refer to 95-year-old Vivian "Millie" Bailey — doesn't see an end in sight for the work her group does. Yet she and her volunteers are more than willing to take...
  • Baltimore County man keeping the promise to remember 9/11

    Baltimore County man keeping the promise to remember 9/11
    Chuck Ritz and his volunteers found the ground rock-hard as they began planting thousands of American flags along Putty Hill Road in Parkville to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Last year, the wooden stakes went into the...
  • Maryland walk-on player was Army specialist in Afghanistan

    Maryland walk-on player was Army specialist in Afghanistan
    Tehuti Miles, a running back-wide-receiver-defensive back who served as an Army specialist in Afghanistan, recently worked out at Maryland's walk-on football tryouts. A New York Daily News profile in 2010 described Miles' service as a 19-year-old....
  • Soldier with Harford ties honored after surviving Afghanistan shooting

    Soldier with Harford ties honored after surviving Afghanistan shooting
    Were it not for the plate in his body armor, Army Sgt. Joe Morrissey would never have been married, and his daughter would not be ready to enter the world in a matter of weeks. The reality of the situation was not lost on his wife, Nikki, a Harford...
  • Cold War-era 'Warthog' targeted for retirement

    Cold War-era 'Warthog' targeted for retirement
    The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a snub-nosed ground-attack plane that the Maryland Air National Guard has flown in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the latest aircraft to find its way onto the Pentagon's endangered weapons list. Outfitted with a seven-barrel Gatling...