| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Interventionists have successfully pushed President Barack Obama into increasing military involvement in Syria. Their rationale feels eerily similar to the reasons used for the invasion of Iraq. Before our actions spin further out of control, we should...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Army officials are canceling plans to reopen the former Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground as the APG Museum.
Adriane Foss, a spokeswoman for the Harford County Army post, confirmed Tuesday that "the Aberdeen Proving Ground Museum will...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 12:11 PM
President Barack Obama's forthcoming trip to Israel affords him a special opportunity to mend political fences and guarantee a warm popular reception in that country, while at the same time ensuring that justice is served here at home. These are goals...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Thousands of miles away in northern Iraq, the Upper Tigris River is fouled by a litany of problems: trash dumped in the river, raw sewage flowing into the water, streams diverted by gravel mining, dams that block fish passage.
If the Upper Tigris...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Chanting "Free Bradley Manning" and wielding signs that read "my hero" and "Americans have the right to know," hundreds of demonstrators descended on Fort Meade on Saturday to support the soldier now facing a court-martial in the largest security breach...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:57 AM
The plight of the organized resistance to the regime in Iran, particularly the violent persecution of the group known as the Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK/PMOI), has been one of the great, untold stories in international politics. It is a story of deadly...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 11:15 AM
On May 24, my wife and I embarked on our first cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Grandeur of the Seas to celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. Having deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the Maryland Army National Guard, I had been...
| Mar 1, 2013
After all the thunder and lightning signifying nothing but more Republican obstructionism, former Sen. Chuck Hagel has taken over at the Pentagon, vowing a realistic approach to America's military role in the world.
Not surprisingly, he indicated he...
| May 26, 2013
| 2:01 PM
As the hospital ship USNS Comfort motored up the Chesapeake Bay, Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Cackowski was eager to see his son — and anxious about how the 18-month-old might react to him.
Cackowski had celebrated Jakob's first birthday...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 5:31 PM
When bad luck struck, John Mann was all but certain that he'd have to abandon his dreams.
In 2005, Mann was a 28-year-old film school graduate who was just starting to make inroads in the difficult East Coast television industry. He hoped to one day...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Brendan Marrocco sometimes looks down at his arms and can't believe they really exist.
Until six weeks ago, the 26-year-old didn't have arms. He lost both of his, as well as his legs, in the Iraq War when the armored vehicle he was driving ran over a...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:42 AM
It's sometimes said that a lame-duck president is a weakened leader from the first day of his last term. The two-term limit of the 22nd Amendment, imposed by wrathful Republicans in 1951 in response to FDR's breach of the George Washington tradition, is...