| Mar 2, 2014
The recently proposed U.S. troop cuts are an important step toward re-sizing today's forces to meet the current U.S. defense strategy, which calls for defeating a major adversary and deterring a second by denying objectives or imposing unacceptable costs,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:20 PM
George F. Carter, a retired Army colonel who witnessed the Pearl Harbor attack as a young lieutenant, died of complications from a stroke Feb. 24 at the Oak Crest retirement center. The Timonium resident was 96.
Born in Oakland, Calif., he was the son of...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Dr. Raymond Seltser, former associate dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health who was the author of seminal epidemiological articles on smoking, stroke and radiation, died Feb. 16 of pneumonia at Sibley Memorial Hospital in...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:30 AM
The plan unveiled this week by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to substantially cut the size of U.S. military forces reflects a hard-eyed acknowledgment of today's strategic, political and budgetary realities. With the nation winding down the last of the...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Russia's incursion into Ukraine has created a mess, and hopefully America will stay out of it ("Containing Putin," March 3).
Let NATO, the United Nations and the European Union work things out, though military action by any of them is unlikely. In fact,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Richard A. Hartman, former president and CEO of the Automobile Club of Maryland who fought at the Battle of the Bulge, died Feb. 28 of complications from cancer and renal failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The former longtime Cedarcroft resident...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:20 AM
After six years of lobbying by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Congress passed legislation in 1924 that provided for a bonus, based on length and place of service, to World War I veterans. Recipients who were due $50 or less were paid...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Georges R. Garinther, a retired Army civilian engineer who studied ordnance noise and once examined the acoustics of the John F. Kennedy assassination, died March 9 of complications from heart disease and Alzheimer's disease at his daughter's Havre de...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:24 PM
After more than a dozen years fighting side by side in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army and the National Guard are battling each other over budget cuts.
The Army, tasked with restructuring for a postwar future amid rising personnel costs and spending cuts...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:34 AM
One day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for espionage in the largest breach of classified documents in the nation's history, U.S. soldier Bradley Manning made a request of all of us: to stop calling him Brad, and start calling her Chelsea....
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:07 PM
The first thing they do to new male students at the Naval Academy is shave their heads. So it is a bit of a shock to see the guys sporting ... mustaches.
But the button-downed Brigade of Midshipmen has received permission from the top of the chain of...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Steven D. Rosen, a sales manager for a Cockeysville furniture company, died Saturday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center after being injured in a fall. He was 61.
"He was on a ladder pulling down an old sign from a building near the old Mark Downs...