| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:31 PM
The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a snub-nosed ground-attack plane that the Maryland Air National Guard has flown in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the latest aircraft to find its way onto the Pentagon's endangered weapons list.
Outfitted with a seven-barrel Gatling...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Nine months before Bobby Ross came out of retirement to coach football at Army in December 2003, the United States began its military involvement in Iraq. As he dug into his new job at West Point, Ross was thinking more about how to rebuild a team that...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 6:54 AM
Talk about a TV series keeping current with the news.
Thirty seconds into the Season 2 opener of Showtime’s “Homeland,” viewers see the first image of an American embassy under attack in the Middle East. At just over two minutes into...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:04 PM
An Army prosecutor told a military judge Monday that Pfc. Bradley Manning drew on his military training to harvest hundreds of thousands of classified documents from military computers and dump them on the Internet, where he knew their release would...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The Obama administration's policies toward Afghanistan are emblematic of its monumental incompetence in foreign affairs ("Pulling the plug on Karzai," July 10). As wrongheaded and harmful as its domestic policies are, at least on the domestic side, the...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:13 AM
In every war, one question that must be constantly reassessed is, "Is this war worth the cost we're paying in money and lives?"
In some cases, like the long slog of World War II, despite mounting casualties, the answer was always, "Yes." In Vietnam,...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Baltimore Sun's editorial "Pulling the plug on Karzai" (July 10) is certainly a gratifying statement addressing the role of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan! How much longer can this country, and specifically President Barack Obama, continue to...
| Oct 14, 2012
A new issue has popped up in the Presidential race. Surprisingly, it has nothing to do with the state of the U.S. economy. It is about a new world order that has removed familiar (and in some cases pro-American) leaders from strategically important Arab...
| May 27, 2013
| 8:39 PM
For nearly a quarter-century, members of the airborne electronic attack squadron VAQ-209 have launched their jets from this air base in Prince George's County for deployments over Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Earlier this month, Navy Cmdr. James King...
| 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...
| 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...