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  • More details announced for Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration

    More details announced for Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration
    Ships from six foreign countries and all over the East Coast, plus Texas, will be coming to Baltimore in September for the city's Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday morning. As part of the Battle of...
  • Md. college campus police also getting military surplus gear

    Md. college campus police also getting military surplus gear
    Three campus police departments in Maryland now own surplus military gear including "riot type" shotguns, M16 assault rifles and an armored truck under a Defense Department program that's sparked new controversy this month. The items are part of more...
  • Turning point in Iraq [Editorial]

    Turning point in Iraq  [Editorial]
    After months of hesitation, President Barack Obama has authorized the use of U.S. military force, including limited airstrikes, against Islamic militants in Iraq who in recent months have overrun large parts of the country and now threaten the northern...
  • Thriller author Fesperman explores capacity of drone warfare, spying

    Thriller author Fesperman explores capacity of drone warfare, spying
    It was the eeriness of the situation that struck Baltimore writer Dan Fesperman. Drone pilots for the Air Force would spend weeks watching what amounted to a real-life silent movie of a small town thousands of miles away — all the while plotting the...
  • Years after Fort Ritchie opened for redevelopment, base remains shuttered

    Years after Fort Ritchie opened for redevelopment, base remains shuttered
    The redevelopment of a former Army post in the Blue Ridge Mountains might not appear to have much in common with the renovation of the historic Hippodrome Theatre on Baltimore's west side. Spanning roughly 600 acres in Western Maryland's Washington...
  • Death of U.S. general in Kabul hits home at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Death of U.S. general in Kabul hits home at Aberdeen Proving Ground
    Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene had served more than three decades in uniform without a combat tour when he got the assignment last year: He was wanted in Kabul to help train the Afghan National Security Forces. Jim Costigan, a former co-worker, golf partner...
  • Obama remains consistent in his indifference to slaughter [Commentary]

    Obama remains consistent in his indifference to slaughter [Commentary]
    In the summer of 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama was asked if he was worried that his proposed withdrawal from Iraq would result in ethnic cleansing or even genocide. He scoffed at the premise. "By that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the ...
  • Md. police receive millions in military gear

    Md. police receive millions in military gear
    Local police departments in Maryland have received more than $12 million in excess equipment from the U.S. military — from a $400,000 "mine-resistant vehicle" to a set of a dozen spoons valued at $3.06 apiece — through a federal program that...
  • Greene laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

    Greene laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
    Hundreds of mourners bid farewell Thursday to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War. General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan,...
  • Army and Constellation exploring alternative energy, conservation at APG

    Army and Constellation exploring alternative energy, conservation at APG
    Officials with the Army's Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground and the energy firm Constellation Retail recently signed a three-year agreement to explore alternative energy sources for the Harford County Army post as leaders across the...
  • Leaving Iraq was Obama's biggest foreign policy mistake [Letter]

    Leaving Iraq was Obama's biggest foreign policy mistake [Letter]
    I read with tears in my eyes and an aching heart that President Barack Obama has ordered airstrikes against ISIS militants in Iraq while vowing that no American combat troops will be sent back to the region and that he will not allow the U.S. to be...
  • Education briefs

    Fleming Back-to-school event Aug. 23 Anne Arundel County Public Schools will host students, families and community members through an event designed to connect students and parents with resources and information as the opening of school nears. The...