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  • 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...
  • 2/29/2012-Get Out Now

    2/29/2012-Get Out Now
    I have no faith in Afghanistan to do anything other than be the world's number one producer of opium poppies. I've read the reports, looked at the history of the country and have come to the conclusion it will be what it has always been, an isolated...
  • A turning point in terror prosecutions

    A turning point in terror prosecutions
    The conviction of a former Baltimore County man in a deadly hotel bombing in Indonesia is seen as a turning point in the long-delayed prosecution of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay. Majid Shoukat Khan, who on Wednesday admitted to conspiring with Osama...
  • Getting past the gloom and doom of a bad week

    Last week was a rough week at work. I've been at this job for more than 17 years, and I can't remember too many like last week. It started off OK, but late Monday night set the tone for the rest of the week. It was Feb. 20, and most people had been...
  • From Owings Mills High School to a cell at Guantanamo

    From Owings Mills High School to a cell at Guantanamo
    A studious young man with an aptitude for computers, Majid Shoukat Khan was working as a database administrator in a high-rise office building in Tysons Corner, Va., on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. After American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the...
  • McManus: Israel's brinkmanship, America's peril

    Last week, Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, confirmed a no-longer-surprising fact: the Pentagon has sent the White House a menu of options for going to war with Iran. But that doesn't mean the military thinks bombing Iran...
  • WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning to have hearing at Maryland's Fort Meade next month

    A military hearing for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst accused of giving classified materials about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to WikiLeaks, has been scheduled for next month at Fort Meade. The primary purpose of the...
  • Women in U.S. military fight for right to serve in combat

    Women in U.S. military fight for right to serve in combat
    As a woman in the Army, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt is barred from serving in the infantry. But that didn't stop commanders in Afghanistan from tapping her when they needed a female soldier to accompany men on their door-kicking missions. Hunt's job on...
  • City Lights: Brubeck played here right after 9/11

    City Lights: Brubeck played here right after 9/11
    One day in my high school philosophy class, the teacher gave us a list of different methods of expression and asked us to determine which ones constituted language. Among those that ended up in the "no" stack was music, since, we decided, it worked on a...
  • More holiday travel expected despite gas prices

    More holiday travel expected despite gas prices
    More Marylanders will take holiday trips this year, and most will drive — even though gas prices are the highest they have ever been entering the holiday season, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. "Gas prices do not appear to be deterring motorists...
  • Defense bill includes provision for space contractors

    Defense bill includes provision for space contractors
    A little-noticed provision in a massive, $633 billion military spending bill approved by Congress last week will end a decade-old battle over whether to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellite technology. If signed by President Barack Obama, the...