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  • Robert Gates' disappointing legacy

    Robert Gates' disappointing legacy
    CIA Director Leon Panetta becomes secretary of defense Thursday, taking over Washington's largest and most powerful bureaucracy with a budget that amounts to nearly 60 percent of discretionary federal spending. He will be stepping into the shoes of the...
  • A better strategy for Afghanistan

    A better strategy for Afghanistan
    The Obama administration may finally be on the right track in its strategy for combating terrorism, as its new strategic doctrine has sworn off counter-insurgency in favor of a more targeted approach — one that we see already in effect as unmanned...
  • Sarbanes: In Afghanistan, challenge and doubt

    Sarbanes: In Afghanistan, challenge and doubt
    On March 25th, I returned with three other members of Congress from a six-day trip to Iraq and Afghanistan. I came away, as all do, tremendously impressed by the commitment of American soldiers and civilians to executing their mission. We were in...
  • Death in Afghanistan and an apology at home

    Death in Afghanistan and an apology at home
    Memorial Day is still several months away, but it would be nice to think that all Americans still hold some place in their hearts for those who have gave what Abraham Lincoln called the "last full measure of devotion" for their country. The conflicts in...
  • Despite Obama's posturing, Afghanistan was not a war of choice

    In his address from Kabul, President Barack Obama said that the war that began in Afghanistan will end there because it is necessary to "finish the job" even though many Americans are tired of war. To my mind, the president's trip was a selfish political...
  • As Afghanistan drawdown looms, concerns about Pakistan

    As Afghanistan drawdown looms, concerns about Pakistan
    Back from a visit to Kabul, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger expressed confidence in relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan. It's Pakistan that concerns him. "A lot of terrorists are being trained and harbored in Pakistan," said Ruppersberger, the top...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for cloudy skies, with a chance of showers this afternoon and a high temperature near 74 degrees. Tonight is expected to be cloudy, with a low temperature around 62 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our traffic updates for this...
  • Md. Guard major who taught in Balto. Co. is killed in Afghan ministry shooting

    Md. Guard major who taught in Balto. Co. is killed in Afghan ministry shooting
    As violent protests continued in Afghanistan over the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book by NATO forces, the Pentagon confirmed Monday that a Maryland National Guard major was one of two U.S. military officers shot to death inside a ministry...
  • Howard County military notices

    Army Maj. Melissa Covolesky, of Mount Airy, will graduate from The Army's Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School on Thursday, May 24, with a Master of Laws in military law and a specialty in international law. Covolesky, is the daughter of...
  • City fire department honors Marchanti

    The Baltimore City Fire Department is flying the flag at half-staff to honor Maryland National Guard Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, who was killed Saturday in Afghanistan. Marchanti's son Aaron is a city firefighter. Fire Chief James S. Clack ordered the...
  • Seven Marylanders honored in Memorial Day ceremony

    Seven Marylanders honored in Memorial Day ceremony
    Last year, Aaron Marchanti invited his father to the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. On Monday, he returned to the event to honor him. Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, a member of the Maryland National Guard who went to...
  • Mikulski to Clinton on Md. Guard death: 'Was it worth it?'

    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski raised the death of Maryland National Guard Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, and asked: “Was it worth it?” Clinton, appearing at a Senate appropriations subcommittee on...