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Afghanistan

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  • Obama needs Hagel in the Pentagon

    Obama needs Hagel in the Pentagon
    Absent from the discussion about whether former Senator Chuck Hagel would make a good secretary of defense is any focus on lessons learned from personal factors like combat in war, as well as loyalty to the president. As I was grousing about this, my...
  • Martin Guitar makes custom guitar for blind veteran

    Martin Guitar makes custom guitar for blind veteran
    Lt. Brad Snyder holds the acoustic guitar in his arms for the first time, strumming a few random chords, then moving into a sampling of Neil Young. The sounds take him back to the nights when he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and sat around a...
  • Optimists celebrate, appreciate achievements of local youngsters

    Claire Fitzgerald and Peter Smith, eighth-graders at St. Joseph School in Cockeysville recently received the Timonium Optimist Club's award during Youth Appreciation Week. Youth Appreciation Week is an annual Optimist International program. The...
  • Don't rush out of Afghanistan

    Don't rush out of Afghanistan
    With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his top advisers visiting Washington this week, huge questions about the future of the NATO mission there consume Afghan and American minds. How fast can we draw down our current total of 68,000 U.S. troops (and...
  • Women warriors

    Women warriors
    Thousands of military jobs have opened up to women in recent years, but not those in the front-line combat units. That may soon change, however, as a result of a lawsuit brought late last year by four women veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,...
  • CNN's Tapper says he aims coverage beyond politics

    CNN's Tapper says he aims coverage beyond politics
    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...
  • Blinded Naval officer gets custom Martin guitar

    Navy Lt. Brad Snyder holds the acoustic guitar in his arms for the first time, strums a few chords, then moves into a sampling of Neil Young. The sounds take the Naval Academy graduate back to the nights when he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and...
  • Carroll County soldier killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

    Carroll County soldier killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
    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...
  • Carroll County native killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

    Carroll County native killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash
    Sara Knutson Cullen was as comfortable in a dress and stiletto heels as she was smoking cigars and flying Black Hawk helicopters in Afghanistan — a driven and level-headed 27-year-old whose dreams stretched far beyond her roots in Carroll County,...
  • U.S. should speed Afghan pullout

    U.S. should speed Afghan pullout
    From media accounts, the war in Afghanistan has hit a disturbing snag which was precipitated by President Hamid Karzai's recent remarks following the U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit, when he accused the Taliban terrorists and America of being...
  • Who will fight for the rights of military fathers?

    Who will fight for the rights of military fathers?
    Here's a sad but true story. It starts with a young couple living in North Carolina, married two years, wife pregnant, husband in the Army Reserves. He's deployed to Afghanistan for a year, and she moves to Maryland to live with her parents and...
  • Ravens fever starts its spread in lead-up to Super Bowl

    Ravens fever starts its spread in lead-up to Super Bowl
    Baltimore is coming down with a case of Ravens fever, known to cause purple vision and unbridled joy. And the cure is still almost two weeks away. In the meantime, area florists are ordering extra purple flowers. Babies will be swaddled in purple...