| Jan 29, 2013
| 10:55 AM
A soldier who lost all of his limbs in the Iraq War received double arm transplants at Johns Hopkins Hospital last month in a rare procedure that has already begun to restore some normalcy to his life.
Hopkins doctors are to speak in detail about the...
| Feb 1, 2013
The column about a theoretical Mitt Romney presidency by Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. contains two serious flaws ("What if? Life under President Romney," Jan. 27). First, Mr. Ehrlich writes "... there would be a fiscal plan to cut $4 trillion of federal spending...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:38 PM
For 21/2 years, Iraq combat veteran Robert Fearing battled overwhelming anxiety and paranoia, a remnant of the mortar attacks he endured in the desert, all the while swallowing his frustration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will end the long-standing prohibition on women serving in direct combat, Pentagon officials said Wednesday, opening hundreds of thousands of military jobs previously closed to female service members.
Panetta and Gen....
| Jan 24, 2013
| 5:55 PM
When Maryland National Guard Capt. Cara Kupcho first enlisted in the military 18 years ago, she wanted to drive a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, a 30-ton, armor-busting tank.
"I like things that go boom," she explained Thursday. "I like tanks."
But as a...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 8:46 AM
The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office.
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In his recent letter ("Obama's decision to leave Iraq led to catastrophe," April 5), Quinton D. Thompson writes that he "knew that one day havoc would break out in the wake of President Obama's irresponsible decision to abandon Iraq." Later on, he writes,...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 12:45 PM
In response to Quinton D. Thompson's letter ("Obama's decision to leave Iraq led to catastrophe," April 5), I must remind your readers that the underlying catastrophe was perpetrated by then-President George W. Bush's illegal attack on Iraq.
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Lt. Brad Snyder holds the acoustic guitar in his arms for the first time, strumming a few random chords, then moving into a sampling of Neil Young.
The sounds take him back to the nights when he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and sat around a...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq, a decision that almost everyone now ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Why "almost"? Former President George W. Bush and his top aides still maintain that the invasion...