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Afghanistan

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  • 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...
  • Bring the troops home from Afghanistan — and everywhere else

    Bring the troops home from Afghanistan — and everywhere else
    With the recent commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, isn't it about time to think about a troop withdrawal plan? And by the way, VE Day was 68 years ago, so why do we still have troops in Europe? Let's leave Europe to...
  • 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...
  • Holding the national security course

    Holding the national security course
    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. His...
  • Should we continue to be the indispensable nation?

    Should we continue to be the indispensable nation?
    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...
  • Girls helping girls

    Thursday marks the International Day of the Girl. As part of Garrison Forest School's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) partnership with the Johns Hopkins University, we spent this past spring and summer as the first interns at Jhpiego, the JHU-...
  • Shown a drone, bosses sold on National Guard

    Shown a drone, bosses sold on National Guard
    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...
  • Groundhog Day in Syria

    Groundhog Day in Syria
    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...
  • KAL Afghanistan cartoon is an insult

    KAL Afghanistan cartoon is an insult
    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...
  • Biden connects, Ryan dances

    Biden connects, Ryan dances
    Vice President Joe Biden was stronger in Thursday's debate than challenger Rep. Paul Ryan, but the matchup didn't produce the kind of clear winner that the debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney did. Joe Biden was Joe Biden —...
  • Our cranky man in Kabul

    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...