| 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 6, 2014
| 3:54 PM
President Barack Obama has nominated the head of the Naval War College to serve as the next superintendent of the Naval Academy, the Pentagon announced Friday.
Rear Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., a 1981 graduate of the academy and a record-setting...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:20 PM
A push by congressional Republicans on Friday to increase pressure on the Obama White House over the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has put Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings back to his role as one of the administration's...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Douglas F. Gansler unveiled a plan Wednesday to improve state services for veterans while taking a swipe at rival Anthony G. Brown over the O'Malley administration's management of the state Department of Veterans...
| May 17, 2014
The author Porochista Khakpour's earliest memory is of being terrified by anti-aircraft missiles dropping near her Tehran home during the Iran-Iraq f War.
Her shell-shocked family relocated to Los Angeles in the 1980s — and she had barely...
| May 20, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Brigadier General Bruce T. Crawford officially assumed command of the Army Communications-Electronics Command and of Aberdeen Proving Ground on Tuesday during a 10 a.m. ceremony at the post's C4ISR Center of Excellence Campus.
Gen. Dennis L. Via,...
| May 29, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Calls for the resignation of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki over ridiculously excessive wait times for VA medical appointments and, moreover, for the falsification of data that would have illuminated these and related problems,...
| May 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"…You should see that obedient flock who at the mere sign from me will hasten to heap the hot cinders upon the stakes in which we shall burn you for coming to meddle with us."
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "The Grand Inquisitor" parable within "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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Christian Rojas has a plan.
The Iraq War veteran wants to get his paralegal certificate. Then, he figures, he'll go into business for himself, helping people write their wills and file motions in court. He dreams of earning a law degree eventually and...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 12:24 PM
After more than a dozen years fighting side by side in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Army and the National Guard are battling each other over budget cuts.
The Army, tasked with restructuring for a postwar future amid rising personnel costs and spending cuts...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:
When you discover what a nice mess you have...