| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Absent from the discussion about whether former Senator Chuck Hagel would make a good secretary of defense is any focus on lessons learned from personal factors like combat in war, as well as loyalty to the president.
As I was grousing about this, my...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 10:31 AM
Anne Arundel Community College students Marcelle Lee of Severna Park and Dustin Shirley of Odenton had never taken a digital forensics course at the school until this past summer, but they are fast learners.
The duo recently won the community college...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 3:48 PM
During Kelly Coppedge's final conversation with her grandfather last Sunday, she says he was still thinking about Navy's football team.
"He asked, 'When's Navy playing and who are they playing?" Kelly Coppedge recalled Thursday.
J.O. "Bo" Coppedge,...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 3:07 PM
As a woman in the Army, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt is barred from serving in the infantry. But that didn't stop commanders in Afghanistan from tapping her when they needed a female soldier to accompany men on their door-kicking missions.
Hunt's job on...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Members of the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun groups are determined to stop any and all gun control laws. They fear the government will attempt to confiscate their weapons, and they are desperate to hold on to them.
Why? These people...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The endless chatter about the "fiscal cliff" has avoided any serious consideration of military spending as a major cause of our difficulties ("Just say no to financial insanity," Jan. 16).
Defense appropriations are $525 billion for 2013 — 57...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Endless chatter about the "fiscal cliff" has avoided serious consideration of military spending, a major cause of our difficulties. Defense appropriations are $525 billion for 2013 — 57 percent of the discretionary budget, more than those of all...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 5:55 PM
When Maryland National Guard Capt. Cara Kupcho first enlisted in the military 18 years ago, she wanted to drive a Bradley Fighting Vehicle, a 30-ton, armor-busting tank.
"I like things that go boom," she explained Thursday. "I like tanks."
But as a...
| Jan 27, 2013
The specter of federal budget reductions has meant hundreds of jobs lost at Northrop Grumman Corp. in Maryland, but as the defense contractor vies to build a key Navy radar system, that same cost-cutting pressure could boost the importance of Northrop's...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Whether Chuck Hagel and John Brennan are the ideal men to lead the Pentagon and CIA remains to be seen. We need the exercise of a through vetting in Senate confirmation hearings, and certainly an examination of the nominees' past statements and actions is...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Navy Rear Adm. Margaret Klein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, will headline the BWI Business Partnership's Signature Breakfast, Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m., at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve, 7795 Arundel Mills Blvd....
| Jan 12, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Biography isn't policy. President Barack Obama's choice for secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel, former Nebraska Republican senator, has a resume most politicians can envy: a clean senatorial record, no ethical lapses and two Purple Hearts from a war many...