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  • Risks of war [Editorial]

    Risks of war  [Editorial]
    Members of both parties in the House of Representatives held their noses this week to pass legislation authorizing the president to train foreign forces to confront the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and the Senate is due to vote on the same measure today. Many Republicans have reluctantly supported the measure even though many think it doesn't go far enough, while many Democrats back it in a show of solidarity with their party's president despite serious misgivings about where a war vote could ultimately lead.
  • ISIS is not invincible [Editorial]

    ISIS is not invincible  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama plans to address the nation tomorrow to lay out his strategy for defeating ISIS, the radical Islamist group whose gruesome beheadings and mass killings have terrorized tens of thousands of Iraqi and Syrian civilians in the areas...

    Foley beheading reveals barbarity at heart of Islamic State [Commentary]

    Foley beheading reveals barbarity at heart of Islamic State [Commentary]
    Hollywood has come up with some fearsome swarms of monstrous villains -- think of the orcs in "The Hobbit" or the zombies in "World War Z" -- but those computer-generated creatures are nothing compared to the all-too-real swarm of monsters that have...

    Carroll parents discuss sending children to military academies

    Carroll parents discuss sending children to military academies
    When Rene Sykes envisioned her two daughters going off to college, she didn't imagine them in basic training, getting room inspections and parachuting out of airplanes at half-time for shows across the country. But these are exactly the kind of things the...

    Md. Guard to delay drills to save $1.5 million

    Md. Guard to delay drills to save $1.5 million
    Army National Guard units in Maryland and across the country are postponing drills this month to help the National Guard Bureau close an unexpected budget shortfall, officials said Tuesday. If Congress does not find the money to close the gap, they...