| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr. on Monday announced the creation of a task force within the Justice Department to combat an “escalating danger” from “homegrown” terrorists within the United States.
The Justice Department, in a...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Five years after the 2009 shooting rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas, a new push is underway to make the victims eligible for the Purple Heart.
But the idea is drawing opposition from, among others, a group representing Purple Heart recipients, who liken the...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Franklin Waters "Buck" Trapnell Jr., a retired Army colonel who served in Vietnam, died of a heart attack May 31 while visiting family near Richmond, Va. The former Roland Park resident was 77.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Lake Avenue in Cedarcroft,...
| Jun 16, 2013
The commanding officer gathered his soldiers early Saturday morning, brought them to attention and delivered details of their mission.
The young men and women saluted, snatched up their arms and occupied the perimeters of a stretch of unfriendly terrain....
| Sep 22, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Last week: This week we continued to follow the developments in Syria as the U.S. Congress decides whether to approve military strikes. The use of chemical weapons, particularly against innocent civilians is unacceptable. We cannot stand by as...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Jen Psaki, blameless State Department spokeswoman, explained that the hasty evacuation of our embassy in Yemen was not an evacuation but "a reduction in staff."
Thus continues the administration's penchant for wordplay, the bending of language to fit...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 9:36 AM
FT. HOOD, Texas — Military prosecutors cannot present most of the evidence they had sought to show what motivated the accused Ft. Hood shooter, a judge ruled Monday.
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 42, an American-born Muslim, faces a court-martial this...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:19 AM
FT. MEADE, Md. -- A military judge on Wednesday sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison, ending a summer-long court-martial in which he was convicted of espionage for leaking a vast trove of classified U.S. military and diplomatic...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 9:08 AM
FT. MEADE, MD. — In his crisp blue uniform, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning rose to his feet in a small crowded courtroom Wednesday morning and was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:24 PM
FT. HOOD, Texas -- Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was convicted Friday on all 45 charges of premeditated and attempted premeditated murder in the shooting rampage at this central Texas Army post four years ago, the deadliest attack on a domestic U.S. military...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:50 PM
LAS VEGAS -- Police here were continuing their investigation into what they termed “one of the major domestic terrorism threats in the United States today” after the arrest of two people accused of plotting to kidnap and kill law enforcement...