| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:07 AM
Brianna and Bryce Byars, siblings from Belcamp, were excited enough to be throwing out the first pitch at one of the Cal Ripken World Series contests on Saturday night, but they had no idea what was in store for them.
Unbeknownst to the pair, their...
| Jun 7, 2013
President Barack Obama's latest changes in his top national security team seem more a shift to a stronger emphasis on human rights than a break with his long-range determination to keep the United States out of nation-building adventurism.
| May 10, 2013
In Hillary Clinton's farewell remarks in February on stepping down as President Barack Obama's secretary of state, she echoed one of her predecessors, Madeleine Albright, declaring America to be "the indispensable nation."
"We are the force for...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:25 AM
As some people who served in our government under President George W. Bush acknowledge the ever escalating tragic consequences of going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, now seems the perfect time for those of influence on both sides of the aisle to ask...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Observers and pundits of all stripes have not missed the unease with which President Barack Obama approaches his commander in chief duties. Indeed, Chicago-style "community activist" and "Commander of the United States Marine Corps" don't normally...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:14 AM
"Aunt Millie" — as soldiers receiving care packages in Afghanistan affectionately refer to 95-year-old Vivian "Millie" Bailey — doesn't see an end in sight for the work her group does. Yet she and her volunteers are more than willing to take...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Chuck Ritz and his volunteers found the ground rock-hard as they began planting thousands of American flags along Putty Hill Road in Parkville to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Last year, the wooden stakes went into the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Tehuti Miles, a running back-wide-receiver-defensive back who served as an Army specialist in Afghanistan, recently worked out at Maryland's walk-on football tryouts.
A New York Daily News profile in 2010 described Miles' service as a 19-year-old....
| Sep 25, 2013
| 5:49 AM
Were it not for the plate in his body armor, Army Sgt. Joe Morrissey would never have been married, and his daughter would not be ready to enter the world in a matter of weeks.
The reality of the situation was not lost on his wife, Nikki, a Harford...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:13 PM
A soldier assigned to Fort Meade died on Tuesday in Afghanistan in a non-combat incident, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.
The Pentagon said Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, 22, of Augusta, Ga., died in Jalalabad, Afghanistan after an undescribed...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 4:00 AM
After 12 years of fighting, the Taliban in Afghanistan have announced they are ready to talk peace with the United States. The Taliban opened a political office in Qatar. The talks will take place there, but without the Afghan government, which is...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 1:27 PM
After four and half years of dealing with Afghan President Harmid Karzai's temper tantrums, depressions and crazy mood swings, it's no wonder President Barack Obama has grown weary of playing baby sitter to this spoiled child of an ally. Perhaps that's...