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  • Wilbur O. Miller, career Army officer, dies

    Wilbur O. Miller, a career Army officer who fought in World War II and Korea, died Aug. 6 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. He was 95. Born and raised in Baltimore, he was a 1934 graduate of Polytechnic...
  • Owings Mills Newsmakers: JCS, Maryland lawyers announce promotions

    At its annual meeting June 14, Jewish Community Services recognized three businesses as outstanding examples of those who worked as partners with JCS Career Services this year, listing positions, interviewing candidates, and hiring JCS clients: •...
  • Is reelection driving Obama's Israel policy?

    Is reelection driving Obama's Israel policy?
    For many years, Iran has threatened to "wipe Israel off the map," even as it gets closer and closer to developing nuclear weapons that could enable it to follow through on its threat. However, the question now is whether this is the optimum time for...
  • Military experience helped Bill Volenick forge long career in government intelligence

    Ellicott City resident William "Bill" Volenick, 80, joined the military right out of college when the United States was engaged in the Korean War. He chose to go into the intelligence field and it sparked a career that spanned 35 years at the National...
  • Ending 'Don't ask, don't tell' is about more than gays in the military

    Ending 'Don't ask, don't tell' is about more than gays in the military
    Tuesday marked the end of the Pentagon's nearly two-decade policy barring openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual people from military service. The death of "Don't ask, don't tell" is a big win for the LGBT rights community, but it may be an even bigger win...
  • A Navy man who hit the ground running

    A Navy man who hit the ground running
    The story is perhaps apocryphal but often told. Adm. Mike Mullen was attending a tony affair dressed in civvies when a woman approached to ask what he did for a living. He replied, "Madam, I'm chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff." The woman answered...
  • Blank check for the military will send America the way of the Soviet Union

    Blank check for the military will send America the way of the Soviet Union
    When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, many strategists suggested that the Cold War arms race had bankrupted its economy and caused its downfall. More than 20 years later, it appears that some in Washington are driving the U.S. toward a similar fate....
  • Marriage equality and race

    Marriage equality and race
    After narrowly failing to pass a gay marriage bill this year, advocates in Maryland are putting together a savvy and high-powered campaign to persuade a few holdout delegates to embrace the issue. And they're aiming it straight at the constituency that...
  • NBC News 'Situation Room' special: The upside of sucking up to White House

    NBC News 'Situation Room' special: The upside of sucking up to White House
    NBC News announced Friday that Brian Williams' ratings-impaired, journalistically-challenged "Rock Center" newsmagazine will have a report on what it was like inside the Situation Room on the night Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals. I guess...
  • National Team Feeds Off Experience At Naval Academy

    NEWARK, Del. — Last Tuesday, the 17 players with the U.S. women's national team had lunch at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., the site of their three-day training camp that ended Wednesday. They were not alone. They sat among 4,000 midshipmen...
  • Obama hasn't given specific order to strike in Syria, officials say

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has not yet authorized the U.S. Central Command to conduct offensive combat operations in Syria, two senior defense officials told McClatchy on Thursday, underscoring the uncertainty that U.S. officials still have over...
  • Obama on 13th anniversary of 9/11: 'America stands tall'

    President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks Thursday with a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House under a partly cloudy sky. The...