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  • Don't cut to the core

    Don't cut to the core
    In announcing the administration's new Defense "guidance," President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta have — to their credit — avoided the historically oft-repeated pitfall of assuming that the conflicts of today portend...
  • Commentary: We must invest in engineering, defense

    America avoided one catastrophe this summer when Congress raised the debt ceiling and averted the first default in U.S. history. But another calamity is waiting in the wings. The failure of the budget "supercommittee" puts in motion a trillion dollars...
  • General: Supercommittee failure puts national security at risk

    Pundits can argue about the political fallout of the supercommittee failure, but the damage to our national security is indisputable and severe. According to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the resulting defense cuts will hollow out America's military,...
  • Inviting war through weakness?

    Inviting war through weakness?
    One of the memorable slogans from the Reagan administration was "peace through strength." President Ronald Reagan believed a strong defense was a safeguard against enemy attacks and the best hope of victory should America go to war. President Barack...
  • Obama defends 'judicious' use of drone strikes during online Q&A

    Obama defends 'judicious' use of drone strikes during online Q&A
    President Obama offered a vigorous defense of the use of unmanned aircraft to kill Al Qaeda operatives and other militants in Pakistan's tribal areas and in the process, officially acknowledged the highly classified CIA drone program which, until now, U....
  • Anti-Semitism taking new forms, ADL leader says

    Anti-Semitism taking new forms, ADL leader says
    Abraham Foxman called it "a speech that I didn’t think I'd have to give." It was a talk on the recent rise of anti-Semitic acts and attitudes. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said he'd planned to give the assessment next...
  • Rohrabacher: Give Bin Laden informant citizenship

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has introduced a bill in Congress that would grant citizenship to the Pakistani doctor who helped CIA agents track down and kill Osama Bin Laden last spring. A special Pakistan government commission has recommended...
  • Another BRAC?

    When word came down that U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta wants to do another BRAC, the comment was greeted with measured enthusiasm at the Harford County Development Advisory Board meeting last week. By and large, optimism was expressed that...
  • Obama's cynicism for me, not for thee

    Obama's cynicism for me, not for thee
    "My rival in this race," Barack Obama announced early in 2007, "is not other candidates. It's cynicism." It's now clear that what he meant by this was other people's cynicism -- not his own. As you may recall, President Obama came into office a very...
  • Md. Guard major who taught in Balto. Co. is killed in Afghan ministry shooting

    Md. Guard major who taught in Balto. Co. is killed in Afghan ministry shooting
    As violent protests continued in Afghanistan over the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book by NATO forces, the Pentagon confirmed Monday that a Maryland National Guard major was one of two U.S. military officers shot to death inside a ministry...
  • O'Malley, governors oppose cuts to Air National Guard

    Forty-nine governors, including Martin O’Malley, are “strongly” opposing “disproportionate” cuts to the Air National Guard in the Air Force’s 2013 budget request. Among the cuts, the Air Force plans to cancel the...