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  • Baltimore VA office worst in nation for processing disability claims

    The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office. The...
  • For some recruits, the military is the family business

    For some recruits, the military is the family business
    Growing up, when Alex Pownall watched his father, he saw a man who loved his job. John Pownall has served 20 years in the military, the last 12 as a recruiter for the Maryland National Guard. He was sent to defend Andrews Air Force Base after the...
  • In Army-Navy rivalry, Black Knights can't keep up with Midshipmen

    In Army-Navy rivalry, Black Knights can't keep up with Midshipmen
    Nine months before Bobby Ross came out of retirement to coach football at Army in December 2003, the United States began its military involvement in Iraq. As he dug into his new job at West Point, Ross was thinking more about how to rebuild a team that...
  • 'Homeland' targets, hits jittery part of national psyche in season two opener

    'Homeland' targets, hits jittery part of national psyche in season two opener
    Talk about a TV series keeping current with the news. Thirty seconds into the Season 2 opener of Showtime’s “Homeland,” viewers see the first image of an American embassy under attack in the Middle East. At just over two minutes into...
  • Bradley Manning's lawyer calls him young, naive, 'good-intentioned'

    Bradley Manning's lawyer calls him young, naive, 'good-intentioned'
    An Army prosecutor told a military judge Monday that Pfc. Bradley Manning drew on his military training to harvest hundreds of thousands of classified documents from military computers and dump them on the Internet, where he knew their release would...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • The Obama doctrine: Passivity where American leadership is needed

    The Obama doctrine: Passivity where American leadership is needed
    A new issue has popped up in the Presidential race. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with the state of the U.S. economy. It is about a new world order that has removed familiar (and in some cases pro-American) leaders from strategically important Arab...
  • 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...