| Sep 8, 2011
Justin Sablowski kept turning the thought over in his head, pondering what the loved ones of those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, were feeling. He hadn't lost any family in the attacks, but one question weighed on him: What if that were my family?
| Oct 11, 2011
| 11:39 AM
After a year of calamitous turns in the relationship between Washington and Islamabad, many Americans are wondering how this troubled alliance can possibly be repaired. Even more may be wondering whether we can simply extricate ourselves from it,...
| 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...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 5:04 PM
The wife and four children of Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II stood silently before his casket Monday. Their arms were wrapped firmly around one another in a display of family solidarity and devotion for the soldier killed in Afghanistan.
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, 48, was buried Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery.
Marchanti, a 25-year member of the Maryland National Guard, was one of two officers killed last month in Afghanistan. Violence erupted in Kabul, where Marchanti was...
| 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 2, 2012
| 11:43 AM
David S. Sedney, Class of 1969, is the recipient of John Carroll School's Charles K. Riepe Alumni Award.
Sedney exemplifies the four outcomes of a John Carroll education: a strong sense of self, excellence in achievement of personal and professional...
| May 2, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Addressing the nation from Kabul on Tuesday, President Barack Obama offered what may be his clearest statement yet about what he sees as the American role in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO combat troops in 2014 — along with a...
| 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...
| 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...