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  • Talks with Taliban ahead, now that U.S. envoys can find them

    In one of the more bizarre diplomatic events of late, turbaned envoys of the Taliban cut a pink satin ribbon across the entrance of a two-story villa in Doha, Qatar, a fixed address where U.S. negotiators can find the fugitive extremists when they want to...
  • Mo Yan fires verbal cannons in 'POW!'

    Mo Yan fires verbal cannons in 'POW!'
    While the jury is still out as to whether the Chinese writer Mo Yan, who is said to have been toeing the party line, truly deserves the Nobel Prize for Literature, there is little doubt that his novel “POW!” — with its Rabelaisian...
  • Czech native shines a spotlight on a forgotten generation

    Czech native shines a spotlight on a forgotten generation
    Czechoslovakia had its share of heroes during the 40-plus years the Eastern European nation endured Soviet domination — most notably the reformers crushed during the infamous Prague Spring of 1968 and the protesters whose nonviolent Velvet...
  • Ralph K. 'Ken' Barnes, World War II POW

    Ralph K. 'Ken' Barnes, World War II POW
    Ralph K. "Ken" Barnes, a retired Koppers Co. manager who was a prisoner of war during the twilight months of World War II, died Saturday from complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Cockeysville resident was 89. The...
  • Abe Baum dies at 91; decorated WWII officer

    Dog-tired, Capt. Abe Baum was snoozing on the hood of a military vehicle when he was shaken awake and summoned to a superior's tent. With worry on their faces, his unit's top officers were clustered around Gen. George S. Patton Jr., who had just issued...
  • Maj. Gen. John Borling writes poetry of survival

    Maj. Gen. John Borling writes poetry of survival
    For the better part of four years, Air Force Maj. Gen. John Borling lived in a cell that was about 21/2 paces wide and 31/2 paces long. There were no windows and little ventilation, except for three small holes. One of the holes contained a naked light...
  • Funeral services to be held today for Korean War veteran

    Funeral services to be held today for Korean War veteran
    Funeral services will be held Saturday for an Army sergeant whose remains were identified and returned to his 94-year-old widow earlier this month, 63 years after his death as a prisoner of war in Korea. Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt will receive full...
  • In the Pipeline: Humble POW downplays his sacrifice

    In the Pipeline: Humble POW downplays his sacrifice
    The Western Union telegram is dated June 12, 1951. It is addressed to a Lillian Roberts in Mankato, Minn. It reads, "The secretary of the Army has asked me to express his deep regret that your son PFC Roberts, Lloyd L has been missing in action in Korea...
  • Bradley Manning plans to serve WikiLeaks sentence as a woman

    WASHINGTON — Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified military and diplomatic materials to WikiLeaks, announced plans Thursday to live as a woman while confined in the military prison at Ft. Leavenworth....
  • One man's efforts untangle WWII prisoners' Catch-22

     One man's efforts untangle WWII prisoners' Catch-22
    — The last Illinois survivor of a mostly forgotten World War II prisoner-of-war saga lives in a white farmhouse 7 miles north of town. Retired from grain farming since 1988, Alva Moss, 89, walks a narrow road, mows his lawn and plays tennis for...
  • Treaties — as American as Ben Franklin

     Treaties — as American as Ben Franklin
    However the Syrian crisis turns out, it holds a lesson for American leaders. They have often been ready to confront those who violate international norms, such as Syrian President Bashar Assad, but reluctant to join worldwide agreements that express those...