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  • Iraq should be split up [Letter]

    Iraq should be split up [Letter]
    The situation in Iraq is most analogous to that of Yugoslavia. Both countries were cobbled out of fallen empires after World War I, Iraq from the Ottoman Empire and Yugoslavia from the Austria-Hungarian Empire. Long standing ethnic, cultural and religious hatreds were ignored in creating these countries. Both countries were relatively stable for decades because of a strongman dictator — Marshal Josip Broz Tito in the case of Yugoslavia and Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Both countries lapsed into chaos once those leaders were no longer in power. Stability came to the Balkans when Yugoslavia was divided into five independent countries.
  • Baltimore author Wil Hylton to discuss book about MIA recovery mission

    Baltimore author Wil Hylton to discuss book about MIA recovery mission
    For the Baltimore journalist Wil Hylton, some ugly numbers help represent the painful legacy of American armed forces members who remain missing in action. One statistic is 83,000 — the number of Americans who have disappeared in battle since...

    Maryland National Guard celebrates foreign partnerships

    Maryland National Guard celebrates foreign partnerships
    For Capt. Martin Noorsalu, deploying to Afghanistan with the Maryland National Guard last year was an unusual opportunity. Noorsalu is one of only a dozen helicopter pilots in the Estonian Air Force. The sole air defense service of the former Soviet...

    EU candidate Serbia says will not exploit Russian embargo

    BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia said on Friday it would not subsidise exports to Russia, after the European Union urged the Balkan country - a candidate for accession to the bloc - not to exploit the Kremlin's ban on Western food imports. Serbian food...

    Islamist militants on rise in Austria: government

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Authorities suspect around 130 people resident in Austria - most of them foreign nationals - have allied themselves with Islamist militants fighting abroad, officials in Vienna said on Friday, raising their estimate by nearly a third....