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Afghanistan

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  • War everywhere but on the campaign trail

    War everywhere but on the campaign trail
    Here's an important fact you haven't heard much about in the presidential campaign: The armed forces of the United States are at war in at least four countries, and that number could increase any day. About 87,000 Americans are still fighting in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Page of names a reminder that 'freedom is never free'

    I was moved by the Editorial Page tribute listing the names of our soldiers killed in Afghanistan since last Memorial Day, and I appreciated that you highlighted the names of the five Marylanders who gave their lives for our country ("U.S. fallen in...
  • Ravens make long-distance connection to Afghanistan

    Ravens make long-distance connection to Afghanistan
    Wide receiver Torrey Smith, kicker Justin Tucker and punter Sam Koch were three of several Ravens players summoned to coach John Harbaugh’s office Wednesday morning, but they weren’t in trouble. Eight players and Harbaugh convened in the...
  • The Paula Broadwell I know

    The Paula Broadwell I know
    Events of the last two weeks have been very tough and sad for all of us as a nation. As a good friend of both Gen. David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, they have been very hard for me personally as well. Both made big mistakes, and they know it more...
  • Special Forces soldier from Baltimore County killed in Afghanistan

    A Special Forces soldier from Baltimore County was killed Saturday in Afghanistan, officials said. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Robert Pepper, a 1999 graduate of Kenwood High School in Essex, was on patrol in Ghazni province in Eastern Afghanistan when his...