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  • Foreign aid keeps us safe

    Now that the so-called supercommittee has failed in its task to find $1.2 trillion in budget cuts over the next decade, if Congress does not manage to reach a deal before 2013, across-the-board cuts will be implemented. These cuts would hit the military...
  • Defense suggests accused WikiLeaker was troubled soldier

    Defense suggests accused WikiLeaker was troubled soldier
    To his supporters, Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning is a hero, the whistle-blower who revealed U.S. war crimes and diplomatic double-dealing in the Pentagon records and State Department cables he is alleged to have sent to the anti-secrecy organization...
  • Remains Of NJ Soldier Among Those Sent To Landfill, Air Force Acknowledges

    Remains Of NJ Soldier Among Those Sent To Landfill, Air Force Acknowledges
    The Air Force admitted Thursday that it sent more sets of military personnel remains to a Virginia landfill than it originally acknowledged. Backtracking on initial information about how it handled the remains of American service members killed in Iraq...
  • New Voices: 'Don't ask' repeal celebrated but there's still work to do

    Don't ask, don't tell. What's that? Something to do with the military? Oh, yeah, homosexuals can't "tell" about their homosexuality, and commanders or other service members can't "ask" about their sexuality. Sounds like a pretty sensible idea to me....
  • The hottest issue: Climate change dwarfs other problems

    The hottest issue: Climate change dwarfs other problems
    An optimist might want to raise a glass as 2011 winds down. U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by New Year's Eve. The global AIDS pandemic is ebbing. And the U.S. unemployment rate dropped by nearly half a percent in November. But an optimist would have to...
  • Caplan's Auction & Appraisal Co. keeps busy in new Savage Mill location

    Caplan's Auction & Appraisal Co. keeps busy in new Savage Mill location
    Caplan’s was a fixture of Historic Ellicott City for 26 years. But as owner John Caplan shared, “We decided to close our retail business there because the auction and appraisal business had grown to the point where we needed to focus solely on...
  • Bradley Manning supporters plan rally outside Fort Meade

    Bradley Manning supporters plan rally outside Fort Meade
    Hundreds of activists are planning to demonstrate outside Fort Meade this weekend in support of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy organization...
  • Convert defense cuts into civilian benefits

    Convert defense cuts into civilian benefits
    Weapons-makers, ideologues and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta are busy whipping up fears in reaction to scheduled reductions in our bloated military budget. Don't be fooled. These cuts will not put our security at risk, though they will cut into profits...
  • Drop the 'two-war' plan

    Drop the 'two-war' plan
    As defense strategists at the Pentagon carry out their review of how to make roughly $400 billion in cuts over 10 years, and Congress considers the possibility of reductions twice as large as required by the supercommittee's failure to reach agreement,...
  • Manning supporters barred from courtroom

    Two supporters of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning were barred Monday from the accused WikiLeaker's preliminary military hearing at Fort Meade. The American Civil Liberties Union, meanwhile, said it would appear in federal court Tuesday to challenge the...
  • The U.S. shouldn't prop up tyrants, even if they're on 'our' side

    I awoke Monday to news that North Korea's tyrant, Kim Jong Il, is dead ("Kim Jong Il, 1942-2011: Enigmatic leader," Dec. 19). The article in The Sun was part of a confluence of events that include the military hearing at Fort Meade for accused Pentagon...