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  • Lessons of Iraq should be applied to Syria

    Lessons of Iraq should be applied to Syria
    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...
  • Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground won't be reopening

    Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground won't be reopening
    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...
  • Obama should free Pollard

    Obama should free Pollard
    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...
  • Iraqi environmentalists learn from Arundel counterpart

    Iraqi environmentalists learn from Arundel counterpart
    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...
  • Protesters gather at Fort Meade in support of Bradley Manning

    Protesters gather at Fort Meade in support of Bradley Manning
    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...
  • How the U.S. hung a potential Iranian ally out to dry

    How the U.S. hung a potential Iranian ally out to dry
    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...
  • Making the most of a cruise gone bad

    Making the most of a cruise gone bad
    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...
  • Chuck Hagel survives

    Chuck Hagel survives
    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...
  • After war, a joyful reunion recalled on Memorial Day

    After war, a joyful reunion recalled on Memorial Day
    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...
  • Baltimore-based Veteran Artist Program seeks to propel veterans into mainstream arts community

    Baltimore-based Veteran Artist Program seeks to propel veterans into mainstream arts community
    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...
  • Injured soldier gets double arm transplant

    Injured soldier gets double arm transplant
    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...
  • Obama is a lame duck who knows how to quack

    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...