| 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...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Why can't we understand that Afghanistan is not really a nation but a collection of sects, warring tribes and feuding family groups where graft has always been part of the culture?
The British learned this in the 19th century and the Russians in the 20th...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Maryland National Guard Sgt. Darren Lebowitz is leaving soon for Afghanistan as many U.S. troops return home.
Lebowitz, who has served three tours in Iraq, volunteered for the mission.
"I'm a glutton for punishment," he said as he trained Tuesday at...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Regarding your recent report that more than 250 members of the Maryland National Guard are being deployed to Afghanistan ("More Md. Guard units headed to Afghanistan," Aug. 15):
Over the past 10 years hundreds of American soldiers have been killed in...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 1:32 PM
The hulking old tanks, left to rust when Soviet forces pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989, still packed a threat when Albert Whittington arrived.
Whittington, an ordnance and explosives specialist with the Baltimore district of the Army Corps of...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 7:49 AM
Sykesville's Gate House Museum of History has always highlighted the community past, but these days visitors entering the small museum can almost feel a sense of renewal and vitality as well.
The atmosphere is almost as if someone came along and —...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 4:50 PM
A foot and half separated Marc Burleson from the buried bomb he was trying to defuse last December in a narrow alleyway of a small Afghanistan village.
The bomb exploded, mutilating the Marine's face, ripping off part of his right arm, paralyzing his...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 6:42 AM
The military could slow pay increases without harming the armed forces, analysts tell the Defense Department in a new report.
The authors of the Rand Corp. study point to the services' ability in recent years to meet recruiting targets, the withdrawals...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:41 PM
In a cavernous production facility at AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Hunt Valley, workers assemble remote-control planes that help U.S. forces identify enemy targets.
At the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, researchers...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Standard-issue camouflage almost outnumbered the fan-favorite purple variety as the Ravens celebrated Veterans Day and honored veterans before Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders at M&T Bank Stadium.
Dozens of veterans, many in uniform,...
| 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...