The Defense Department has called on military hackers at Fort Meade to disrupt the operations of the self-declared Islamic State, adding cyber weapons to the bombs and missiles the United States has been using to batter the terror group.
The recent terrorist attacks abroad and at home have suddenly dominated the 2016 Republican presidential race, putting most of the contestants on a collision course with President Obama. While all concerned vow the objective of "destroying" the Islamic State, the president and the GOP candidates differ fundamentally on approach and timetable.
Quinn and his traveling partners stop at a sketchy barn in the middle of nowhere. Despite his protests, the leader of the jihadists tells him that they are going to stop to rest and eat, before pressing on to Turkey.
A former soldier from Dundalk who was convicted in the death of one his comrades in a Humvee accident during the early days of the Iraq war drowned this month while on volunteer trip to Guatemala, his family said.
Our relationship with Saudi Arabia has played itself out. It is stale and awkward. It is only surprising that it lasted as long as it did. But all things must come to an end, and now is time to look at the Kingdom in the eye and break up. It's not us, Saudi Arabia, it's you.
President Barack Obama may have secured Congressional support for his Iran deal — thanks to Sen. Barbara Mikulski — but Baltimore-area Jewish organizations opposed to the agreement are still fighting to convince other Maryland lawmakers to follow Sen. Ben Cardin's lead and vote "no."
An elite Army unit based at Fort Meade is sending veteran soldiers overseas to get a close look at the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and develop ways to fight against America's newest foe in a decade and a half of war in the Middle East.
While many Americans and Western Europeans have reacted to acts of violence committed by Islamic extremists in recent years by expressing fear about Islam and its practitioners as a whole, the events have also put a spotlight on the faith that was not there before 9/11.
Now that summer is officially upon us, we've been taking a look at the definitive summer songs of all time, based on their seasonal popularity on Billboard's Hot 100 charts. In this final installment, we count down the summer jams from 2000 to 2014.
The week of Thanksgiving, 48-year-old Sgt. Maj. Wardell Turner was caught in a car bomb attack in Kabul and killed along with another American soldier. As the only native Marylander killed in combat last year, Sgt. Maj. Turner's family will come to Baltimore and visit Dulaney Valley cemetery to attend a Memorial Day ceremony honoring him.
There's a certain irony in the fact that the American president who won the office vowing to end the two wars he inherited finds himself after six years as much a wartime president as the man he succeeded.
It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of "Death to America!" In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. Alas, we do not live in such a world. But there's more evidence.
Matthew Van Dyke, the native Baltimorean, self-made freedom fighter and film documentarian, emerged from the shadows last week to report his latest adventure with a Tweet: "I am in #Iraq helping to raise a Christian army to fight #ISIS
The confession of NBC news anchor Brian Williams that he lied — or as he put it "conflated" — about being aboard an Army helicopter shot down in Iraq in 2003 has revived the issue of a prominent television journalist's credibility, especially one sitting almost as an icon in one of today's coveted network anchor chairs.
Destroying — versus degrading and defeating — a rogue, criminal, rapidly expanding Middle Eastern movement that calls itself a religious "state" will require a sustained combination of political, economic, and military power. Whether or not the international community and our Middle Eastern partners in particular have the resolve to see this through over the long term — years, in all likelihood — is an open question. Our collective resolve to do so has likely