| Jun 30, 2013
| 7:40 AM
In an aircraft hangar in Southern Maryland, a group of bosses dressed in slacks and polo shirts clustered around an RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aircraft. Like excited schoolchildren, they peppered a Maryland National Guardsman with questions: How much does it...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:43 PM
In a 1993 classic movie, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is given the assignment to view the annual awaking of the ground hog Punxsutawney Phil and finds himself living the same day over and over again. Today we are experiencing much the same thing...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:02 PM
No sooner had the U.S. announced that it would reopen long-stalled peace negotiations with the Taliban this week than Afghan President Hamid Karzai rushed to throw cold water on the idea. Mind you, the mercurial Mr. Karzai had been on board with the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 2:30 PM
A 60-year-old fire station in Mount Washington is getting a tune-up this week from a team of Maryland National Guard engineers as part of a new civic partnership aimed at benefiting the community while providing on-the-job training for deploying...
| Jun 16, 2013
The commanding officer gathered his soldiers early Saturday morning, brought them to attention and delivered details of their mission.
The young men and women saluted, snatched up their arms and occupied the perimeters of a stretch of unfriendly terrain....
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:15 AM
As a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, I want a piece of Kevin Kallaugher for his insulting characterization of the U.S. role in Afghanistan ("Chasing the Taliban," June 23).
The audacity of KAL to view the operation in Afghanistan as a defeat by an...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Jake Tapper's new show on CNN, "The Lead," is premiering at a time when cable TV keeps moving further down the road of partisan news presentation. But ask him about it, and there's no waffling.
"I am not a partisan, and I am a journalist — not...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
March is Women's History Month, but the headlines give us little to celebrate.
Women who dare to attend protests in Egypt are routinely beaten and subjected to brutal "virginity tests." Girls in Afghanistan are beaten or disfigured for attending school....
| May 10, 2013
| 2:19 PM
On paper, Lisa Scottoline is a little intimidating.
She's got more than 30 million copies in print of her books, including 20 best-selling novels. She writes a weekly column, with her daughter, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She's a graduate of...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 12:06 PM
An Army officer from Eldersburg was among five soldiers killed in a helicopter crash earlier this week in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said late Saturday.
Capt. Sara M. Knutson, 27, died Monday in Kandahar, the Pentagon said in a release. Knutson...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:48 AM
Mr. Thompson, I noticed you led your article with your credentials as a Naval Reserve Officer during WWII and Korea. For that I thank you for your service. I too served in the military. My service includes 20-plus years as an active duty Air Force officer...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Two weeks after Beverly Poyer married her husband in 2007, he was deployed to Afghanistan. When he came home a year later, she was thrust into a role she hadn't expected: caregiver.
Army Spc. Max Poyer, exposed to frequent mortar blasts in Afghanistan,...