| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:20 AM
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...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:04 PM
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...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:57 AM
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...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 11:06 AM
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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:58 AM
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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:14 AM
"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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:42 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:24 AM
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....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:49 AM
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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:31 PM
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...