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  • Take Karzai out of the equation [Commentary]

    Take Karzai out of the equation [Commentary]
    As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefly descended on Kabul for a surprise stopover this weekend, it is telling that he did not meet with President Hamid Karzai. Previous visits by senior U.S. officials to strike a compromise with the Afghan leader have...
  • Virginia Tubbs, defense worker

    Virginia Tubbs, defense worker
    Virginia Beckett "Becky" Tubbs, a retired Department of Defense worker, died of cancer Sunday at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She was 89 and lived in Severna Park's Ben Oaks community. Born Virginia Beckett in Shelbina, Mo., and raised in...
  • Accuser's attorney questioned in Naval Academy sex assault case

    Accuser's attorney questioned in Naval Academy sex assault case
    As the hearing into alleged sexual assaults by three members of the Naval Academy football team stretched into a fourth day Friday, the focus shifted from the accuser toward her high-profile lawyer. Defense attorneys spent an hour grilling Baltimore-...
  • Aggressive tactics highlight the rigors of military rape cases

    Aggressive tactics highlight the rigors of military rape cases
    She was too drained to go on, she said. After four days and more than 20 hours of relentless questions about her medical history and motivations, her dance moves and underwear, the 21-year-old midshipman who has accused three former Naval Academy...
  • Four questions Obama must ask about Syria

    Four questions Obama must ask about Syria
    As some people who served in our government under President George W. Bush acknowledge the ever escalating tragic consequences of going to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, now seems the perfect time for those of influence on both sides of the aisle to ask...
  • Off-campus houses a long-standing problem for Naval Academy

    Off-campus houses a long-standing problem for Naval Academy
    Funneling a beer through a bong is Anne Kendzior's last memory of a night of partying inside a sparsely furnished off-campus house rented for Naval Academy lacrosse players. She says she crashed on an air mattress in a bedroom sometime around 1 a.m. and...
  • At age 95, 'Aunt Millie' continues serving Uncle Sam

    At age 95, 'Aunt Millie' continues serving Uncle Sam
    "Aunt Millie" — as soldiers receiving care packages in Afghanistan affectionately refer to 95-year-old Vivian "Millie" Bailey — doesn't see an end in sight for the work her group does. Yet she and her volunteers are more than willing to take...
  • Harford residents remember 9/11

    Harford residents remember 9/11
    The Old Mountain Road overpass across I-95 in the Joppa area was dappled with red, white and blue Wednesday as people gathered and waved American flags at motorists in an observance of the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Car and truck drivers...
  • Universities balance secrecy and academic freedom in classified work

    Universities balance secrecy and academic freedom in classified work
    While the main campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is open and inviting, there is another division of the school that discourages visitors. The Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is tucked miles away in Laurel, with building access...
  • Now's not the time to cut missile defense

    Recent satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has greatly expanded its uranium enrichment capabilities. The nation just promised to launch more long-range rockets "soon." And, reportedly, labs in Pyongyang are hard at work developing nuclear-armed...
  • Alleged Navy football sexual assault victim drunk, not out of control, friends testify

    Alleged Navy football sexual assault victim drunk, not out of control, friends testify
    Friends of the woman at the center of a sexual assault investigation involving three members of the Naval Academy football team testified Monday that she appeared intoxicated on the night of the alleged attacks. But none of the witnesses at a...
  • 'Scandal' recap, 'A Door Marked Exit'

    'Scandal' recap, 'A Door Marked Exit'
    So here’s the thing: "Scandal” won’t be returning until Feb. 27. The news came out that they were cutting the season short a few episodes -- most likely due to Kerry Washington’s pregnancy (CONGRATS!). But that doesn’t change...