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Afghanistan

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  • Feds working to bring jail smuggling suspect home from Afghanistan

    Feds working to bring jail smuggling suspect home from Afghanistan
    As FBI agents investigating the Black Guerrilla Family gang closed in on a new round of suspects in the Baltimore jail corruption case this fall, one of their targets packed his bags and left the country. Derrick Jones, a corrections department K-9...
  • 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...
  • Four questions Obama must ask about Syria

    Four questions Obama must ask about Syria
    As some people who served in our government under President George W. Bush acknowledge the ever escalating tragic consequences of going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, now seems the perfect time for those of influence on both sides of the aisle to ask...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...