| 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...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 11:21 AM
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....
| Aug 14, 2012
| 6:27 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 6:37 PM
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...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 12:49 PM
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...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 11:54 AM
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...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 1:32 PM
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...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 7:49 AM
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 —...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 6:42 AM
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...