With Osama bin Laden dead, the war in Iraq over and the war in Afghanistan winding down, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told graduating midshipmen Tuesday to prepare themselves for "one of the key projects" of their generation: Building American strength in the Asia-Pacific region.
The report from the State Department was brief: Thomas M. Jennings Jr., a federal worker from Burtonsville on a temporary assignment with NATO peacekeepers, had died in a traffic accident in Southern Bosnia. It turns out that was only part of the story.
Hundreds of mourners, gathered at Trinity Assembly of God Church Monday, witnessed an endearing image of family solidarity and devotion for Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, who was killed in action in Afghanistan
Maryland National Guard members are running convoys carrying weapons, munitions and equipment over explosive-strewn highways to combat troops in Afghanistan. Such work is helping to create the conditions for the coming U.S. handover of the country's security, American military officials say.
Rather than signal an improvement in ties between two uneasy allies in the war against Islamic extremists, the resumption of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan could make an already tense relationship worse
President Barack Obama says his new defense strategy will make U.S. military forces "leaner," but officials in Maryland say the focus of the local installations and contractors on intelligence, cyberwarfare and research and development is likely to protect the state from the cuts feared elsewhere.
More than two centuries after an American ship blew up off the shores of Tripoli, an ad hoc group that includes history buffs, military veterans and descendants of the sailors is working to repatriate their remains for burial with honors on U.S. soil.
With an increasingly networked military fending off attacks on its computer systems on a daily basis, the Naval Academy is rapidly expanding its cybersecurity offerings — part of a larger effort to bolster the service's digital defenses.