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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • There's a connection between school shootings and America's culture of violence

    There is a connection between the disheartening events of Baltimore County students bringing weapons to school and the violence we see overseas ("School safety promised," Sept. 12). We are the richest, most powerful nation in the world. We are also the...
  • Another episode in Romney's foreign policy follies

    Another episode in Romney's foreign policy follies
    Once again, with his intemperate criticisms of the handling of the anti-American episodes in Egypt and Libya, Mitt Romney has leaped before looking into the arena of President Barack Obama's greatest political strength. In accusing the Obama...
  • In Afghanistan, some things never change

    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...
  • Panetta tells Naval Academy graduates to look to Asia-Pacific

    Panetta tells Naval Academy graduates to look to Asia-Pacific
    With Osama bin Laden dead, the war in Iraq over and the war in Afghanistan winding down, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told graduating midshipmen Tuesday to prepare themselves for "one of the key projects" of their generation: building American...
  • From Annapolis to Afghanistan

     From Annapolis to Afghanistan
    They were walking to class on that bright blue September morning when the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon were hit and when a plane destined for Washington crashed into a Pennsylvania field. The midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy had come...
  • 'Homeland' targets, hits jittery part of national psyche in season two opener

    'Homeland' targets, hits jittery part of national psyche in season two opener
    Talk about a TV series keeping current with the news. Thirty seconds into the Season 2 opener of Showtime’s “Homeland,” viewers see the first image of an American embassy under attack in the Middle East. At just over two minutes into...
  • Romney can distinguish himself with a sensible Afghanistan policy

    It is very sad and disturbing to continue reading and hearing about the skirmishes still transpiring in and around Afghanistan in order for the U.S. and NATO to maintain control of the terrorist forces, including al-Qaida and the Taliban, which is an...
  • Duty in Afghanistan prevented flyover for Arbutus Fourth of July

    Duty in Afghanistan prevented flyover for Arbutus Fourth of July
    It came as a shock to many, including Arbutus Fourth of July parade organizer George Kendrick, when at 12:29 p.m. on this year's holiday there was no sound or sight of the four A-10 jets that traditionally streak across the sky to kick off the event....
  • Army sergeant from Baltimore dies in Afghanistan

    Army sergeant from Baltimore dies in Afghanistan
    An Army sergeant from Baltimore was killed by a roadside bomb Wednesday in Afghanistan, officials said. Sgt. Daniel A. Rodriguez, 28, was traveling in Ghazni City in Eastern Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by the enemy improvised explosive...