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Afghanistan

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  • Malala the heroine

    Malala the heroine
    A week after Malala Yousafzai was shot and gravely wounded by Taliban militants for insisting on the right of girls to get an education, the 14-year-old blogger and Internet activist has become a worldwide symbol of resistance to the extremist views of...
  • Soldier from Frederick dies in Afghanistan

    Soldier from Frederick dies in Afghanistan
    A soldier from Frederick has died in Afghanistan, defense officials said Tuesday. Sgt. David V. Williams, 24, of Frederick died Saturday in Kandahar, officials said. The cause of death is under investigation. Williams was assigned to the 2nd Battalion,...
  • More, not fewer, troops in Afghanistan

    In reference to The Sun's editorial, "Unfriendly fire" (Aug. 22), I am in complete disagreement with the claim that maybe it's time to consider speeding up the timetable for bringing all of our troops home from Afghanistan and the surrounding areas. We...
  • Humvee accidents cause of one-third of military fatalities, Hopkins analysis finds

    Humvee accidents cause of one-third of military fatalities, Hopkins analysis finds
    Crashes of military vehicles account for nearly one-third of annual soldier fatalities  and are among the top five causes of hospitalization, according to new Hopkins research. Researchers with the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy...
  • Md. Navy SEAL to be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

    Md. Navy SEAL to be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
    A Navy SEAL from Edgewater is to be laid to rest this week at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks of Edgewater was among seven Americans and four Afghans killed when their Black Hawk helicopter...
  • Obama's full remarks

    Below are President Barack Obama's full remarks as prepared for delivery at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday night. Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and...
  • Obama foreign policy a disaster

    I salute The Sun and its writers for their most comprehensive and informative editorial, "Honest accounting needed," (Oct. 12) and for bringing the Benghazi attack and its aftermath to the attention of your thousands and thousands of readers. However,...
  • Edgewater Marine killed in Afghanistan

    A Marine from Edgewater has died in Afghanistan, defense officials said Wednesday. Sgt. Julian C. Chase, 22, died Monday while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. Chase was assigned to the 5th Air Naval...
  • Afghan troop withdrawal is driven by politics, not conditions on the ground

    The more I read about Afghanistan, the more concerned I become about the contending factions faced by President Hamid Karzai's government and the American forces trying to support it. We have spent $471 million to complete the Afghanistan Dam project,...
  • American Legion Riders maintain memorial sign, plant flower bed

    The American Legion Riders, Slate Ridge Post 182, in conjunction with fallen Marine Sgt. Michael Heede's family and friends, have undertaken the task of maintaining and planting a flower bed around the memorial sign honoring the fallen Marine at the...
  • Drones are different

    Drones are different
    The recent crash of a $176 million Navy drone in a Chesapeake Bay marsh highlights a number of brewing issues over the domestic use of this new technology. Over the past decade, since the United States' invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and framed by the...
  • Marine from Laurel killed in Afghanistan

    Marine from Laurel killed in Afghanistan
    A Marine from Laurel was killed Friday in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Saturday night. Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III, 21, died in combat in Helmand province, the Pentagon said. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine...