| Nov 23, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Maj. Mark Zinno Citarella was scheduled to spend Thanksgiving in Baghdad. The commander of a public affairs unit in the Maryland National Guard, he figures he would have joined fellow officers on a chow line, serving the holiday meal to enlisted troops....
| Dec 10, 2011
| 4:06 PM
To his supporters, Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning is a hero, the whistle-blower who revealed U.S. war crimes and diplomatic double-dealing in the Pentagon records and State Department cables he is alleged to have sent to the anti-secrecy organization...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 2:16 PM
Eleven-year-old Sy'Keirra English strides confidently to the front of the classroom and greets her teacher in his native language — Arabic.
Atheed Azzet could not be more pleased. It has been three months, and the kids are grasping phrases that few...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:14 PM
Flying over Iraq this week, Maryland National Guard Col. David W. Carey surveyed miles and miles of emptiness.
Where 500 U.S. bases once housed as many as 170,000 troops, the American military footprint had shrunk to two bases and 4,000 soldiers —...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 6:12 PM
Once among the thousands of dogs roaming Baghdad, a city that considers strays a menace, Sara eluded traps set by police and survived a car accident — albeit with a broken leg.
Lately, Sara has been spending her time in the company of a family in...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 12:34 PM
Two recent reports appearing on the same day last week in The New York Times and The Washington Post illustrate U.S. intentions in Iraq. What they reveal is that despite the heralded "end" of U.S. participation in the war there, U.S. policy continues to...
| Sep 9, 2011
Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the following wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, men and women across the country — and Harford County — have bravely sacrificed their lives to fight for the rights we as Americans have every day....
| Oct 21, 2011
| 6:10 PM
Dorothy Lee says it will be good to get her grandson back home from Iraq. But the Havre de Grace woman will believe it when she sees him.
In the months since Pfc. Christopher Hine left for Contingency Operating Base Adder in southern Iraq, Lee has...
| Dec 28, 2008
Najim Abid Hajwal thought he would be back in Baghdad by now.
The 49-year-old businessman fled Iraq after a worker in one of his factories warned that his name had appeared on a local hit list. He needed no convincing: By then, he says, two of his sons...
| Dec 30, 2008
It's not that Muhammad Shumri imagined building a new life in Baltimore would be easy. But he didn't expect it to be so hard.
The 48-year-old physician was a high-ranking official in the Iraqi Ministry of Health when a photograph that placed him at a...
| Dec 30, 2008
Hasem Abed is thinking about going back to Iraq.
The small-time auto trader, 32, left Diyala earlier this year after members of a Shia militia destroyed his house.
He says this town outside Damascus has been more secure, but he has run out of money...
| Nov 4, 2007
Ban Saadi Abdallatif still has trouble sleeping some nights, remembering her uncle and cousin, shot dead by the militia, or thinking about her brother's narrow escape from kidnappers. But it's nothing like the fear she lived with back in Diyala, where law...