| Aug 21, 2012
| 11:43 AM
The increasing frequency of attacks on U.S. and NATO troops by members of the Afghan security forces they are supposed to be helping has reached the point where American commanders are rightly concerned that the mistrust engendered by such incidents...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 12:00 PM
In reference to The Sun's editorial, "Unfriendly fire" (Aug. 22), I am in complete disagreement with the claim that maybe it's time to consider speeding up the timetable for bringing all of our troops home from Afghanistan and the surrounding areas.
| May 26, 2012
| 3:14 PM
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...
| May 29, 2012
| 3:16 PM
With Osama bin Laden dead, the war in Iraq over and the war in Afghanistan winding down, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told graduating midshipmen Tuesday to prepare themselves for "one of the key projects" of their generation: building American...
| Jun 7, 2012
What happens when a brutal regime gets replaced by an alternative and largely unknown entity? Exhibit A: Libya.
Shortly after Moammar Gadhafi bumped his head on a bullet, the "rebels" took over and promptly declared Sharia law. It's a start -- I guess....
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:03 AM
Command Sgt. Maj. James Ervin assumed the role of Garrison Aberdeen Proving Ground senior enlisted leader during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center July 17.
APG Garrison Commander Gregory McClinton...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 1:00 PM
A Navy SEAL from Edgewater is to be laid to rest this week at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Special Warfare Operator 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks of Edgewater was among seven Americans and four Afghans killed when their Black Hawk helicopter...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 12:54 PM
The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.
Thankfully, Congress yesterday ended its collective denial and admitted it is completely irrelevant.
Senate leaders on Tuesday abandoned plans to force a vote on authorizing the U.S. war in...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 1:31 PM
There's a debate swirling in the country right now about the War Powers Act in relation to the war/non-war/"squirmish" in Libya.
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to cut funding for the Libyan war unless President Barack Obama seeks...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• Republicans don't like racial...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 6:53 AM
It's been one week since the U.S. House of Representatives nearly voted to end the war in Afghanistan. In that time, the U.S. has apologized for a NATO air strike that killed 14 women and children, and Afghan president Hamid Karzai has issued a "last...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 3:03 PM
GOP presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said she was insulted Sunday morning when Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked her whether she is a “flake?”
“You have a history of questionable statements, some...