| Mar 20, 2012
| 6:00 AM
It is being speculated that the American soldier who shot so many children and Afghan civilians recently probably suffered from battle fatigue and post traumatic stress disorder ("The killings in Kandahar," March 13). The Taliban has responded to these...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Where is Afghanistan policy headed at this crucial moment? As the nation's excellent if unsung war commander, Gen. John Allen, testifies on Capitol Hill this week, and as Republican presidential aspirants continue to attack President Barack Obama from...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The American soldier accused of massacring 17 people in a solo rampage on a remote southern Afghanistan village faces multiple charges of murder and attempted murder. Whisked out of the country by the Army, he is now being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kan....
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:01 PM
American officials are welcoming a Taliban statement that the Afghan insurgents will set up an office in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar. The move is being seen as a first step toward peace talks aimed at reconciling the Taliban and the Western-backed...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 1:45 PM
The vile acts depicted in a video on the Internet this week — purportedly showing four U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of three Taliban fighters — require condemnation in the strongest possible terms by U.S. and NATO officials. To do...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Reading The Sun's pious outrage at U.S. Marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters reminded me of Nietzsche's remarks on decadent religions — cultures so wrapped up in the make-belief worlds of the afterlife that they've come to devalue life in this...
| Jun 2, 2012
The more I read about Afghanistan, the more concerned I become about the contending factions faced by President Hamid Karzai's government and the American forces trying to support it.
We have spent $471 million to complete the Afghanistan Dam project,...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 11:40 AM
Baltimore restaurateur Qayum Karzai has taken issue with a New York Times report that he is "mulling" a run for the Afghan presidency, now occupied by his brother, Hamid Karzai, who is due to step down in 2014.
The news was included in Jim Risen's Sunday...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 2:38 PM
For the soldiers of Task Force Raven in Afghanistan, the tempo is high, the roads are rough, and the work is dangerous.
The Maryland National Guardsmen, members of the 1297th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, carry equipment through insurgent-...
| Jan 31, 2012
One of the memorable slogans from the Reagan administration was "peace through strength." President Ronald Reagan believed a strong defense was a safeguard against enemy attacks and the best hope of victory should America go to war.
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 11:55 AM
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...