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  • War will not end violence [Letter]

    War will not end violence [Letter]
    I am saddened that President Barack Obama, who rode to election promising to end wars, has once again essentially called on us to go to war ("ISIS is not invincible," Sept. 9). I am also saddened that there is so little protest. This is so different than during the Vietnam War when the conscience of the American people and especially our youth rallied us to action that eventually led to peace.
  • Memoir recounts how Robert Timberg rebuilt his life after being disfigured by land-mine blast in Vietnam

    Memoir recounts how Robert Timberg rebuilt his life after being disfigured by land-mine blast in Vietnam
    The photos of author Robert Timberg in recent years aren't as horrifying as his memoir leads readers to expect. His eyes are direct and unflinching, and his mouth expresses wry amusement. He has the kind of wrinkles normally found on a 74-year-old man...

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: Wondering 'what if' as U.S. forces head back to the Middle East [Commentary]

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: Wondering 'what if' as U.S. forces head back to the Middle East [Commentary]
    If. Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high -- and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Obama's Wednesday-night announcement...

    Maryland troops get official welcome home

    Maryland troops get official welcome home
    Before stepping aboard the military transport flight in Kandahar in late May, Maryland Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Luis Benitez Jr. turned around for one last glimpse of Afghanistan: mountains in the background, clear skies and a line of troops walking...

    Obama in the lion's den [Commentary]

    Obama in the lion's den [Commentary]
    Addressing the annual American Legion convention in Charlotte last week, President Obama sugar-coated his defense of selective use of military force by reciting what's been done to cope with the Department of Veterans Affairs' failures to deliver promised...