| Jun 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In keeping with his determination to get America off "a perpetual wartime footing" after more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama's commencement address at West Point was a sobering preview of what lies ahead for the...
| Jun 1, 2014
Republicans in Congress lost no time in condemning President Obama's commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point last week as further proof of his weakness and vacillation in confronting America's foes. But in fact, Mr. Obama's talk...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:11 PM
A midshipman who crashed his SUV into a creek and drowned in February had been drinking at an Annapolis bar earlier that night, a Naval Academy investigation found.
Midshipman Max Allen, a senior from Chesterfield, Va., had ordered a burger and...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Sheldon Johnson came to Gilman as a sophomore, weighing about 300 pounds. That’s the kind of size football coaches love if it’s muscle weight, but Johnson appeared slow and out of shape in 2011.
“He was just too heavy to be an...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary ("'No soldier left behind,'" June 8) contains some untruths that need to be questioned.
His description, "the U.S. military, the greatest force for good on planet Earth," is an outdated notion that demonstrates he is...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Like most Americans, the Ehrlichs celebrated the return of a captured U.S. soldier from Afghanistan. What parent would not possess a degree of empathy for the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held by the Taliban since June 30, 2009?
A positive aspect...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"Bata Belcamp," Larry Carmichael's new book about the history of the Bata Shoe Co. in Harford County, chronicles life in a true company town from the first half of the 20th century, one that has since completely reinvented itself over the past three...
| May 17, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Manny Azpurua knows how different his life would have been had he gone from a military academy near Syracuse, N.Y., to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
His father, also named Manny, had sent his then-teenage son to the United States from...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:27 AM
On a wall calendar in their Lutherville kitchen, the Blum family keeps various appointments and relatives' birthdays jotted down in fairly small, neatly written Magic Marker script. But for the week of May 25 to 29, the words "London," "Cambridge" and...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:26 AM
In American domestic politics, messing with Social Security is known as "the third rail," referring to the power source for trains that is fatal to the touch. In foreign policy discussions, invoking the name of Adolf Hitler promises the same lethal...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I have been working in Egypt on various development projects for more than 15 years now and have been present here for seven to eight months in each of the past three years. I have personally witnessed every significant sociopolitical event here over that...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:51 AM
The Army-Navy rivalry is coming to women's lacrosse.
Beginning with the 2016 season, the United States Military Academy will field its first varsity women's lacrosse team. The Black Knights will play in the Patriot League with Navy and Loyola.