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Afghanistan

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  • 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...
  • In surprise move, General Allen retires from military

    In surprise move, General Allen retires from military
    Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the former commander of the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan whose nomination to lead NATO was delayed last year while investigators probed his e-mails to a Florida socialite, has retired from the military. The Naval...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Keep the National Guard at home

    Keep the National Guard at home
    According to Maj. Gen. James Adkins, as quoted in "Md. Guard preparing for Afghanistan, and after" (May 10), "Many of the soldiers that are serving now have known only war." And four members of the Maryland Guard have been killed in Afghanistan. It is...
  • Md. National Guard preparing for 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,...