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Afghanistan

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Top Afghanistan Articles

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  • Talking to the Taliban

    Talking to the Taliban
    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...
  • Pulling the plug on Karzai

    Pulling the plug on Karzai
    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...
  • Duty in Afghanistan prevented flyover for Arbutus Fourth of July

    Duty in Afghanistan prevented flyover for Arbutus Fourth of July
    It came as a shock to many, including Arbutus Fourth of July parade organizer George Kendrick, when at 12:29 p.m. on this year's holiday there was no sound or sight of the four A-10 jets that traditionally streak across the sky to kick off the event....
  • Military police headed to Afghanistan

    Military police headed to Afghanistan
    Maryland National Guard Sgt. Darren Lebowitz is leaving soon for Afghanistan as many U.S. troops return home. Lebowitz, who has served three tours in Iraq, volunteered for the mission. "I'm a glutton for punishment," he said as he trained Tuesday at...
  • Stop wasting American lives in Afghanistan

    Regarding your recent report that more than 250 members of the Maryland National Guard are being deployed to Afghanistan ("More Md. Guard units headed to Afghanistan," Aug. 15): Over the past 10 years hundreds of American soldiers have been killed in...
  • Army sergeant from Baltimore dies in Afghanistan

    Army sergeant from Baltimore dies in Afghanistan
    An Army sergeant from Baltimore was killed by a roadside bomb Wednesday in Afghanistan, officials said. Sgt. Daniel A. Rodriguez, 28, was traveling in Ghazni City in Eastern Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by the enemy improvised explosive...
  • War everywhere but on the campaign trail

    War everywhere but on the campaign trail
    Here's an important fact you haven't heard much about in the presidential campaign: The armed forces of the United States are at war in at least four countries, and that number could increase any day. About 87,000 Americans are still fighting in...
  • Special Forces soldier from Baltimore County killed in Afghanistan

    A Special Forces soldier from Baltimore County was killed Saturday in Afghanistan, officials said. Army Staff Sgt. Brandon Robert Pepper, a 1999 graduate of Kenwood High School in Essex, was on patrol in Ghazni province in Eastern Afghanistan when his...
  • Unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan poses hidden threat

    Unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan poses hidden threat
    The hulking old tanks, left to rust when Soviet forces pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989, still packed a threat when Albert Whittington arrived. Whittington, an ordnance and explosives specialist with the Baltimore district of the Army Corps of...
  • Museum's new curator shaking off the cobwebs in Sykesville's attic

    Sykesville's Gate House Museum of History has always highlighted the community past, but these days visitors entering the small museum can almost feel a sense of renewal and vitality as well. The atmosphere is almost as if someone came along and —...
  • Marine gets rare spinal surgery to stop pain in his arm

    Marine gets rare spinal surgery to stop pain in his arm
    A foot and half separated Marc Burleson from the buried bomb he was trying to defuse last December in a narrow alleyway of a small Afghanistan village. The bomb exploded, mutilating the Marine's face, ripping off part of his right arm, paralyzing his...
  • Analysts say military pay growth could be slowed

    The military could slow pay increases without harming the armed forces, analysts tell the Defense Department in a new report. The authors of the Rand Corp. study point to the services' ability in recent years to meet recruiting targets, the withdrawals...