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  • Lead limits on military firing ranges outdated, report says

    Lead limits on military firing ranges outdated, report says
    Researchers commissioned by the Defense Department said Monday that decades-old limits on lead exposure are inadequate to protect the health of workers on military firing ranges. Moreover, the National Academy of Science reported, lead from ammunition...
  • Congress must spare veterans benefits

    Your recent article neglected to mention that the billions in budget cuts proposed by "sequestration" threaten to raise health care premiums and cuts benefit cuts for veterans ("Federal contractor? Brace yourself," Sept. 29). Young veterans recently...
  • Manning held improperly in brig, Marine official testifies

    Manning held improperly in brig, Marine official testifies
    An Army private charged with sending reams of classified documents to the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks was wrongly kept on suicide watch for at least seven days of his nine months' confinement at a Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., the Marines'...
  • Marine brig officials grilled about Bradley Manning's jailing

    Marine brig officials grilled about Bradley Manning's jailing
    former Marine Corps brig commander testified Thursday that a vague rule meant he could keep Pfc. Bradley Manning on suicide watch even after a psychiatrist determined that wasn't necessary, as lawyers for the soldier at the center of the WikiLeaks case...
  • Defense contractors, federal employees join to oppose cuts

    A Defense Department funding bill has made bedfellows of two groups more likely to be found in opposite corners: federal labor and federal contractors. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) and the Professional Services Council (PSC)...
  • Let's not enter a costly war in Syria

    Here we go again with a "chemical weapons" bogey man ("New fears over Syrian conflict," Dec. 4). America invaded and is occupying Iraq thanks to alleged weapons of mass destruction, and now Syria is in our gun sights based on similar claims. Don't we know...
  • Sequestration cuts would embolden Iran to build the bomb

    While many have persuasively argued that the fiscal cliff defense cuts would hurt innovation and slow our economic recovery, few offer concrete examples of how these catastrophic cuts would endanger our national security. Iran's drive to acquire nuclear...
  • U.S. must have balance in budget cuts

    Whatever the election results in November, we and other Quaker groups across the country recognize and emphasize that a balanced budget requires a balanced approach. The balance that concerns us is that between Pentagon spending that has nearly doubled in...
  • Accused WikiLeaker Manning says he was punished before trial

    Accused WikiLeaker Manning says he was punished before trial
    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is due back at Fort Meade this week, where lawyers for the alleged WikiLeaker plan to argue that he was punished at a military brig before his case had been heard — grounds, they say, to dismiss all charges against him. By...
  • Howard County Briefs

    Potluck dinner The 15th annual Human Rights Potluck Dinner, "From the Pentagon to Wall Street: Globalization and Human Rights in Latin America," will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Florence Bain Senior Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way in...
  • Congress does nothing, goes on vacation

    Congress does nothing, goes on vacation
    The best news to come out of Capitol Hill last week was largely buried in the back pages. It was the statements made by senior Republicans that if President Barack Obama wins reelection in November, they will retreat in their position on raising taxes...
  • Army pauses operations for mandatory suicide prevention training

    Army pauses operations for mandatory suicide prevention training
    At Fort Meade, where the suicide rate among service members is six times higher than that of the entire state, a crowd of 75 soldiers offered mostly silence when Mark Fisher asked them to list potential warning signs that a colleague is about to take...