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Afghanistan

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  • The shameful treatment of foreign children in U.S. custody

    The State Department revealed this month that the United States has detained more than 200 children at its military prison in Afghanistan. I represent one of them, a boy who left his parents' home in Karachi, Pakistan in July 2008, when he was 14, on a...
  • 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...
  • Where's the concern for the innocents killed by U.S. drones?

    President Barack Obama, the Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan and columnist Dan Rodricks all have expressed sorrow and outrage over the slaughter of innocent children in Newtown, Conn. ("Stand vigil for gun victims and new laws," Dec. 23). Yet their vocal...
  • Wilkens Ave. funeral home offers free trees to National Guard members

    Wilkens Ave. funeral home offers free trees to National Guard members
    Jose Rivera-Rodriguez is about to celebrate his first Christmas in the States. This year, it will be with his first fresh tree. Amanda Rodriguez wasn't planning to have a Christmas tree at all this year. Her plans have changed. They were among the...
  • Marine from Bel Air and his dog to be featured on Animal Planet's "Glory Hounds

    In the comfort of one's own home, a dog may be just a man's best friend, a fun companion or walking buddy. But on the battlefield during a war, a dog becomes a partner and, sometimes, a fellow soldier that can end up losing her life. That was the...
  • Women in U.S. military fight for right to serve in combat

    Women in U.S. military fight for right to serve in combat
    As a woman in the Army, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt is barred from serving in the infantry. But that didn't stop commanders in Afghanistan from tapping her when they needed a female soldier to accompany men on their door-kicking missions. Hunt's job on...
  • Back in Baltimore, Wes Moore has big plans for his hometown

    Back in Baltimore, Wes Moore has big plans for his hometown
    When Wes Moore swings a sledgehammer, he does it with his whole body, with the easy confidence of someone who's used to manual labor. It's early on a Saturday morning, and Wes is one of a couple dozen volunteers who have gathered in the Oliver...
  • Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]

    Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery [Text]
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens:  Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for progress…It is my task,” he...
  • Middle East mess was born in the U.S.A.

    Middle East mess was born in the U.S.A.
    Titillation over David Petraeus and political posturing over Susan Rice aside, here is the most important unasked question: Why did we foster regime change in Libya and Egypt that gave the Muslim Brotherhood control in the latter and produced a gaggle...
  • What does Morgan have to do with the College Park murder-suicide?

    What does Morgan have to do with the College Park murder-suicide?
    I grew up in Baltimore reading The Sun, The Evening Sun and The News American initially for comics then on to sports and finally the actual "news." I remember my English teacher at City College, Mr. Rosskopf, teaching us about H.L. Mencken and the...
  • Veterans Day a time for area veterans to remember service

    For almost 200 years, members of Fred Roussey's family have served in the United States Army, Navy and Marine Corps. "Everything but the Air Force," the Catonsville resident said. His family's long line of service dates back to the Battle of Fort...
  • Young veterans easing back into life after war

    Young veterans easing back into life after war
    Joseph Bathgate calls them "the Hollywood questions." When college classmates learn he was a machine gunner for the Marine Corps for two tours in Iraq, they want to know: Did anyone ever shoot at you? Ever get hit? And there's the big one. You ever...