| May 7, 2012
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Most wars have a turning point that either signals the road to victory or the ditch of defeat. In Vietnam, the 1968 Tet Offensive by communist troops against South Vietnamese and American forces and their allies is regarded as the turning point in that...
| May 7, 2012
| 5:21 PM
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...
| May 8, 2012
| 3:59 AM
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.
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| Mar 8, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Maj. Gen. James A. Adkins, the commander of the Maryland National Guard, visited with Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II last fall as he drilled at an Army base in Virginia.
"He was so proud of his soldiers and what they had accomplished," Adkins said...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai made a very weak excuse recently when, in response to recent insurgent strikes in Kabul, he stated that the "attack showed a 'failure' by Afghanistan intelligence and NATO" ("Attacks in Kabul show vulnerability," April 17)....
| May 18, 2012
| 9:34 AM
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...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Gens. John Allen and David Petraeus have been stupid in their misuse of technology, for a flirtation in the case of the former and an affair in the case of the latter ("Pieces of a puzzle," Nov. 14). As philanderers, these two men are abject failures, and...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 3:43 PM
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...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 1:37 PM
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...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 4:55 PM
He duped FBI agents and small-town cops, students and child advocates, volunteer firefighters and war veterans into thinking he was a retired colonel in Army special operations who had fought terrorists and insurgents from Kabul to Bogota.