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Thousands of military jobs have opened up to women in recent years, but not those in the front-line combat units. That may soon change, however, as a result of a lawsuit brought late last year by four women veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,...
With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his top advisers visiting Washington this week, huge questions about the future of the NATO mission there consume Afghan and American minds. How fast can we draw down our current total of 68,000 U.S. troops (and...
Tags: Hamid Karzai, Pakistan, Elections, Barack Obama, John Allen
Jose Rivera-Rodriguez is about to celebrate his first Christmas in the States. This year, it will be with his first fresh tree. Amanda Rodriguez wasn't planning to have a Christmas tree at all this year. Her plans have changed. They were among the...
Navy Lt. Brad Snyder holds the acoustic guitar in his arms for the first time, strums a few chords, then moves into a sampling of Neil Young. The sounds take the Naval Academy graduate back to the nights when he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and...
As a woman in the Army, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt is barred from serving in the infantry. But that didn't stop commanders in Afghanistan from tapping her when they needed a female soldier to accompany men on their door-kicking missions. Hunt's job on...
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...
With Osama bin Laden dead, the war in Iraq over and the war in Afghanistan winding down, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told graduating midshipmen Tuesday to prepare themselves for "one of the key projects" of their generation: building American...
When Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen overheard a platoon of first-year midshipmen at the Naval Academy shout "kill" during training one summer day a decade ago, he ordered the word expunged from their vocabulary. The then-commandant explained that...
Tags: Europe, Annapolis, Jill Kelley, Leon Panetta, Armed Forces
Gen. David Petraeus' actions over the past several years show that he considers himself more of a prince than a member of the armed forces who answers to his civilian commander-in-chief ("Did Petraeus have to step down?" Nov. 13). In Afghanistan, he...
The Baltimore SunTalk 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...
MEET THE CANDIDATES When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
They were walking to class on that bright blue September morning when the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon were hit and when a plane destined for Washington crashed into a Pennsylvania field. The midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy had come...
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