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Afghanistan

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Top Afghanistan Articles

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  • 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...
  • Bel Air area residents blast county council on 'Walmart bill'

    Bel Air area residents blast county council on 'Walmart bill'
    Residents of Bel Air South and their supporters lambasted members the Harford County Council earlier this week for not voting on a bill which the residents expected would stop Walmart from building a store in their community. Bill 13-16, dubbed the...
  • Md. National Guard preparing final Afghan deployment

    Md. National Guard preparing final Afghan deployment
    As the Maryland National Guard prepares for what could be its final deployment to Afghanistan, its commander sees a "pivotal point" in the nation's history. More than a decade of deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq and other battlegrounds since Sept. 11,...
  • Republicans' infrastructure hypocrisy

    Republicans' infrastructure hypocrisy
    If you want to see where rank hypocrisy sits in full flower, you have only to observe Republicans at their desks in the House and Senate. There, they have been openly ridiculing President Barack Obama's proposed $50 billion stimulus bill for desperately...
  • Maryland National Guard celebrates foreign partnerships

    Maryland National Guard celebrates foreign partnerships
    For Capt. Martin Noorsalu, deploying to Afghanistan with the Maryland National Guard last year was an unusual opportunity. Noorsalu is one of only a dozen helicopter pilots in the Estonian Air Force. The sole air defense service of the former Soviet...
  • Maryland National Guard, city partner to renovate Mount Washington fire station

    Maryland National Guard, city partner to renovate Mount Washington fire station
    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...
  • Keep Md. Guard safe — and home

    Keep Md. Guard safe — and home
    I wish to express how delighted I am that the Maryland National Guard is seeing its final deployment to Afghanistan ("Md. Guard preparing for Afghanistan, and after," May 10). Now, let's bring all of them home from the all the other hellholes. (Kosovo,...
  • At Johns Hopkins, friends remember slain diplomat's zest, compassion

    At Johns Hopkins, friends remember slain diplomat's zest, compassion
    Friends and former classmates gathered Saturday at Johns Hopkins University to remember Anne Smedinghoff, a Foreign Service officer who was killed in a bombing in Afghanistan earlier this month, sharing stories of a too-short life marked by adventure....
  • National Guard cleans up city block before deployment

    National Guard cleans up city block before deployment
    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....
  • Author Lisa Scottoline talks grief, crabs, podiatry

    Author Lisa Scottoline talks grief, crabs, podiatry
    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...
  • Protesters gather at Fort Meade in support of Bradley Manning

    Protesters gather at Fort Meade in support of Bradley Manning
    Chanting "Free Bradley Manning" and wielding signs that read "my hero" and "Americans have the right to know," hundreds of demonstrators descended on Fort Meade on Saturday to support the soldier now facing a court-martial in the largest security breach...
  • Making the most of a cruise gone bad

    Making the most of a cruise gone bad
    On May 24, my wife and I embarked on our first cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Grandeur of the Seas to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. Having deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the Maryland Army National Guard, I had been...