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  • Sarbanes: In Afghanistan, challenge and doubt

    Sarbanes: In Afghanistan, challenge and doubt
    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...
  • Justice was done

    God bless former President George W. Bush for putting General David Petraeus in charge, and God bless President Obama for being smart enough to keep him. Even though after 10 years Osma bin Laden was old and dying from kidney damage, it is gratifying...
  • Which way in Afghanistan?

    Which way in Afghanistan?
    With the first anniversary of the U.S. "surge" in Afghanistan coming up in August, President Barack Obama will soon have to decide whether to maintain the current force levels or begin withdrawing some of the 30,000 additional troops he ordered there last...
  • Obama leaves the job undone in Afghanistan

    During the campaign summer of 2008, candidate Obama said of Afghanistan, "This is a war that we have to win." Yet now, although progress is being made the job is still very much unfinished, we find Obama as president extracting our resources from...
  • Afghanistan: what 'victory' looks like

    Afghanistan: what 'victory' looks like
    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...
  • 15 years later, CIA acknowledges fallen Marylander worked for agency

    15 years later, CIA acknowledges fallen Marylander worked for agency
    The report from the State Department was brief: Thomas M. Jennings Jr., a federal worker from Burtonsville on a temporary assignment with NATO peacekeepers, had died in a car crash in Southern Bosnia. Fifteen years later, it turns out that was only...
  • Aberdeen High graduate Baker receives second star

    Aberdeen High graduate Baker receives second star
    In a ceremony at the Pentagon, hosted by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Jan. 6, Brig. Gen. Ralph O. Baker, an Aberdeen High School graduate, was promoted to major general in the U.S. Army. The ceremony was attended by...
  • Quinn 'wasn't happy' about ex-IDOT chief stepdaughter hiring

    Quinn 'wasn't happy' about ex-IDOT chief stepdaughter hiring
    Gov. Pat Quinn said today that he “wasn’t happy” that the stepdaughter of former Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider was hired by the agency, but maintained he did not ask his top aide to step aside. The...
  • Trudy Rubin: Cheney is up to his old tricks again

    For Dick Cheney, Iraq means never having to say you're sorry. His recent interviews damning President Obama for losing Iraq make him sound as if he's suffering from amnesia. But memory loss has not blotted out his central role in creating the Iraq mess....
  • Revisionist history prevails on Iraq invasion

    So who lost Iraq? The blame game mostly fingers incompetent Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Or is Barack Obama culpable for pulling out all American troops monitoring the success of the 2007-08 surge? Some still blame George W. Bush for going into...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: Absent foreign policy exacerbated crisis in Iraq

    As we consider the fall of Mosul, Iraq, to terrorists last week and the threat they pose to Baghdad, we must concede: We had been warned. Just months after the impact of the U.S.-led surge in Iraq was being realized, then-U.S. ambassador to Iraq Ryan...
  • Iraq vets say Obama's promise of no combat for U.S. advisers will be hard to keep

    WASHINGTON Given how quickly Iraqi security forces have ceded large chunks of territory to Islamist militants in the last week, Americans who've fought in Iraq say President Barack Obama's insistence that the up to 300 military advisers headed there...