In August 1990, a few hundred Marines helicoptered into Liberia and evacuated U.S. citizens. To Liberians, it was as if the cavalry in a Western movie had showed up in the nick of time, but stopped and galloped off before saving the day. I thought of this image when U.S. troops started landing in large numbers in Liberia, this time to help stem the epidemic of Ebola.
Robert W. Weinhold Sr., a decorated Vietnam War Army Airborne Ranger who later worked for several financial institutions, died Monday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of kidney failure. He was 75.
BAGHDAD (AP) ¿ Iraq's top Shiite cleric stepped up the pressure Friday on politicians to agree on Iraq's next prime minister, after incumbent Nouri al-Maliki lost the confidence of former allies in the fight against Sunni militants.
To the right, 9/11 is a symbol for what we're trying to prevent through our involvement in the Middle East. Every militant group remotely affiliated with al Qaida in Iraq and Afghanistan — regardless of whether their goals include attacks on U.S. soil — has been thrown into a Qaida quesadilla and is immediately considered an enemy.
Based on original survey data from rebel-controlled territory in Syria, we find that civilians are war-weary and looking for a settlement to end the war, but rebel fighters appear entrenched in the belief that Syrian President Bashar al Assad must be defeated, no matter the costs. A major challenge for Geneva will be to convince rebel forces to forgo the pursuit of victory and vengeance against Mr. Assad's regime. Though rebels may balk at a peace deal, there is growing distance between those
Citizens of Baltimore were naturally jittery as news swept through the city that Confederate and Union forces, inextricably locked on a deadly course, were about to meet in an epic battle that unfolded in Gettysburg, a small Pennsylvania farming village.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Matthew VanDyke, the Baltimore man who was captured in Libya last year while fighting with the rebels who eventually overthrew dictator Moammar Gadhafi, says he is now raising money for a documentary about the uprising in Syria.
Several organizations at Aberdeen Proving Ground are focused on stopping the signature weapon of the enemy in Afghanistan and Iraq: the Improvised Explosive Device, responsible for more than half the U.S. deaths in those two countries over the past decade.
U.S. officials declared an end to the mission in Iraq on Thursday, lowering the flag used by the American forces in a ceremony at Baghdad International Airport attended by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.