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, while understandable, are reactionary — and will do little to address the VA's more deeply rooted problems. These problems are systemic in nature. Their solution will require a long term, strategic approach in addition to some strong-handed
Wreaths, rifle salutes and speeches about storied military battles lent a somber tone to a sunny, breezy Memorial Day Monday morning at Havre de Grace's Millard Tydings Park, overlooking a Susquehanna River filled with sailboats and other craft.
Despite the sneers of MSNBC hosts and the disdainful manner of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Benghazi matters. And it matters in ways we don't yet even understand -- deep, fractious ways that reveal a major front in the culture war almost no one seems to understand or want to even talk about.
The recently announced U.S. troop cuts are an important step toward right sizing today's forces to meet the current U.S. Defense strategy, which calls for defeating major adversaries by denying their objectives or imposing unacceptable costs, thereby deterring others from following the same path. It also calls for the ability to conduct smaller-scale, albeit highly important, missions such as humanitarian relief and counter terrorism.
Alex Pownall is one of several sons and daughters who have enlisted in the Maryland guard in recent months to serve alongside their parents — an unprecedented influx of offspring that has brought the number of parents with children in the guard to two dozen.
Recalled judges work on a part-time basis, not to exceed 82 days per year. They are only paid per diem and receive no additional benefits from the state. According to the Office of Communications and Public Affairs for Maryland Judiciary, approximately 150 retired judges serve throughout the system.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh took a half-hour out of his overseas trip Thursday to Skype with a group of St. Paul's School for Girls students that has been collecting coffee and tea donations to send to the Candahar air base he was visiting.
Maj. Gen.-promotable Robert S. Ferrell, the former senior commander of Aberdeen Proving Ground, has accepted a promotion to the Pentagon after less than two years at the helm of the Harford County Army installation.
With the deadline for reaching a bilateral security agreement with the Afghan government weeks away and Karzai refusing to relax his recalcitrant stance, the United States must find another way of getting approval to ensure a continued foreign troop presence after most forces pull out in 2014.
Several veterans who attended the Veterans Day ceremony in Havre de Grace Monday had not heard about the event in advance, but they stopped to listen to speakers honor veterans and their service to the country.
The city's Board of Estimates is set to approve Wednesday a nearly $100,000 payment to the American Civil Liberties Union to settle a long-standing federal lawsuit over protesters' rights in Baltimore.
At the corner of Columbia's Little Patuxent Parkway and Brooken Land Parkway, there gathers a group of more than 50 people, carrying signs protesting the Obama administration's threat to bomb Syria with missiles in retaliation for its government's alleged gassing of its own people, killing more than 1,400 of them. Drivers of cars, trucks and buses honked their horns in support of the demonstration.
Much is at stake in this potential conflict, and America would stand without its allies, which, with few exceptions, do not support President Obama's plans for military intervention in Syria. Sens. Mikulski and Cardin (a U.S. representative at the time) and Rep. Cummings all voted against the Iraq war under very similar circumstances when George Bush, a Republican, was in office. Let us hope that none has changed their stance against the unprovoked use of our military now that a member of their