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  • News of the Weird: Digging in manure, and an old wanker

    News of the Weird: Digging in manure, and an old wanker
    Only the Government: Stung by criticism in 2007 that they were neglecting severely wounded service members, the Pentagon and the Department of Veterans Affairs have now gone extreme the other way, routinely providing at least a half-dozen (and as many...
  • From warfront to homefront for the holidays

    From warfront to homefront for the holidays
    Alerted via Facebook, connected by Skype, Joseph Vencill was able to "be" in the delivery room for the birth of his first child even though he was serving in Iraq at the time. Still, there's only so much you can do by satellite. "I'm not sure how much...
  • Prosecutors portray Manning as determined leaker

    Prosecutors portray Manning as determined leaker
    In closing arguments Thursday, Army prosecutors presented a damning portrait of Pfc. Bradley Manning as a soldier who used his top-secret security clearance to scour classified computer networks for documents and burn the data onto discs with the...
  • For families of war dead, Christmas brings grief

    For families of war dead, Christmas brings grief
    "There's a grief that can't be spoken. There's a pain goes on and on. Empty chairs at empty tables Now my friends are dead and gone." — Marius, from the musical "Les Miserables" "It's the most wonderful time of the year," Andy Williams...
  • Book review: 'Westmoreland' by Lewis Sorley

    Book review: 'Westmoreland' by Lewis Sorley
    Reading Lewis Sorley's scalding biography of Army Gen. William Westmoreland, "Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam," is like watching a slow-motion replay of an oncoming train wreck. The result of this collision is known: failure of the U.S....
  • Sexual assault reports double at the Naval Academy

    The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy doubled during the 2010-2011 academic year, as did the percentage of female midshipmen reporting unwanted sexual contact, according to a report released Tuesday by the Defense Department. The...
  • Religious bigotry in Ocean City?

    For 20 years, the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Ocean City has been a generally quiet affair. But this year the event's sponsors invited as guest speaker a former high-ranking Pentagon official notorious for his characterization of Muslims as idol-...
  • Keeping Md. Guard in Afghanistan does not promote peace

    I found the recent headline regarding to Maryland National Guard ("Maryland Guard fights on in hope of Afghan peace," Jan. 29) to be Orwellian. It is a simple dictum that you can't wage war for peace. There are no winners in a war, only losers. One side...
  • 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....
  • From Sun Magazine: Giuliana Rancic isn't afraid to bring reality to reality TV

    From Sun Magazine: Giuliana Rancic isn't afraid to bring reality to reality TV
    Growing up in Bethesda, Giuliana Rancic thought there was nothing more glamorous than the news women she saw on TV. First at the University of Maryland, College Park, then at graduate school in Washington, she trained to join their ranks, heading with...
  • Pentagon: Women to be closer to combat

    Pentagon: Women to be closer to combat
    SAN DIEGO—The Department of Defense announced a policy change Thursday that will allow women to fill positions close to the front line. “We'll start with women in specialties they've already been serving in,” Maj. Gen. Gary Patton...