| Jun 7, 2013
President Barack Obama's latest changes in his top national security team seem more a shift to a stronger emphasis on human rights than a break with his long-range determination to keep the United States out of nation-building adventurism.
| May 10, 2013
In Hillary Clinton's farewell remarks in February on stepping down as President Barack Obama's secretary of state, she echoed one of her predecessors, Madeleine Albright, declaring America to be "the indispensable nation."
"We are the force for...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:13 PM
A soldier assigned to Fort Meade died on Tuesday in Afghanistan in a non-combat incident, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.
The Pentagon said Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, 22, of Augusta, Ga., died in Jalalabad, Afghanistan after an undescribed...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
After 12 years of fighting, the Taliban in Afghanistan have announced they are ready to talk peace with the United States. The Taliban opened a political office in Qatar. The talks will take place there, but without the Afghan government, which is...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 1:27 PM
After four and half years of dealing with Afghan President Harmid Karzai's temper tantrums, depressions and crazy mood swings, it's no wonder President Barack Obama has grown weary of playing baby sitter to this spoiled child of an ally. Perhaps that's...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:07 AM
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...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 1:57 PM
For almost 200 years, members of Fred Roussey's family have served in the United States Army, Navy and Marine Corps.
"Everything but the Air Force," the Catonsville resident said.
His family's long line of service dates back to the Battle of Fort...
| 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 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...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Joseph Bathgate calls them "the Hollywood questions."
When college classmates learn he was a machine gunner for the Marine Corps for two tours in Iraq, they want to know: Did anyone ever shoot at you? Ever get hit?
And there's the big one.
| 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...