| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:20 PM
Col. Brian Foley has taken command of Fort Meade at a challenging time for the U.S. military.
With the end of the war in Iraq in 2011 and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan next year, growth in defense spending was already expected to taper. Then...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:24 AM
The Baltimore Museum of Art looks a little off-putting these days. Much of the exterior is covered over and a good chunk of the interior closed off to the public while an extensive renovation project is under way. But once you navigate the temporary...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:58 AM
It was a hot day in Reyhanli, a small town on the Turkish-Syrian border. "Tell Obama we don't want him to intervene," a Syrian woman yelled to me in Arabic. "We do not want to be another Iraq!" She was half joking, but her 19-year old daughter added on...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The Afghan people's most dangerous foe is not the Taliban. It's not Pakistan or al-Qaeda. No, it's their president, Hamid Karzai.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kabul earlier this month and spent more than 24 hours with Mr. Karzai, trying to...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:52 AM
In 2003, I served as a senior military officer at Camp Ashraf, Iraq. In keeping with my responsibility as an oath-bound Army officer and under the Geneva Convention, I made a solemn promise to the group of 3,000 Iranian dissidents living there. I...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 1:23 PM
This week, Maryland's congressional delegation will be called on to vote on a matter of the gravest national importance: President Barack Obama has asked lawmakers to authorize punishing military strikes against Syria in response to that government's...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Most days, only a few women joined Betsy Cunningham's "Women in Black" anti-war protests. Sometimes she was all alone.
Through heat, rain and snow, she and her black-clad companions stood silently on the corner of Pratt and Light streets near Baltimore's...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Nearly two years have passed since the last U.S. combat troops associated with the war effort left Iraq. And on balance, it has been a very difficult two years, with a substantial increase in violence and much worse relations across Sunni-Shia lines...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:17 PM
In 1948, three years after the end of World War II, an Army veteran from Pennsylvania named Earl Shaffer hiked the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. No one had ever done that before.
Completing the Georgia-to-Maine trek in 124 days, Shaffer became...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Regarding Ian Livingston and Michael O'Hanlon's recent commentary on Iraq, I think it's important to provide readers with some additional background information ("In bloody Iraq, not all hope is lost," Oct. 13).
First, the authors stated that the combat...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:30 AM
I appreciate the attention The Sun has devoted to President Barack Obama's plan to attack Syria —articles, letters and commentaries. There is little debate, though, as the vast majority of the people oppose this counter-productive strategy. I...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:07 PM
He knocked on doors in Ohio for President Barack Obama's campaign last year and is active in Maryland's Democratic Party, but Dave Kunes nevertheless opposes the president on what has become the central issue of his second term: whether to launch a...