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#US Army

# us-army - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Donald Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to US troops deployed in Iraq

The visit was Trump’s first to US troops in a war zone since he was elected president two years ago.

# us-army - Friday 3 November, 2017

Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonourable discharge, avoiding prison time after deserting US army post

The US soldier deserted his Afghanistan post only to be held captive by insurgents for five years.

# us-army - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

'It is just reckless': US army lost track of $1bn worth of arms and military equipment in Middle East

An audit received by Amnesty International found failings in how equipment was logged and monitored.

# us-army - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Chelsea Manning released from prison in US

The US Army confirmed that she had left Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.

# us-army - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.

# us-army - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike as US army agrees to pay for her gender surgery

Manning, famed for providing classified documents to whistleblower site Wikileaks, had been on hunger strike since last Friday.

# us-army - Saturday 3 September, 2016

The US is going to start destroying about 780,000 chemical-filled artillery shells

A US army plant is about to start destroying the nation’s largest remaining stockpile of mustard agent.

# us-army - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Appendix M: The little-known 'loophole' to allow torture by US investigators

There is pressure now for it to be removed.

# us-army - Sunday 10 January, 2016

These photos of the US Army's 2015 need to be seen to be believed...

The American army is spread across the globe. The force’s best-photos compilation for 2015 are spectacular to put it mildly.

# us-army - Monday 2 November, 2015

Alarm as soldier in suicide bomber Halloween costume tries to get into army base

The compound was searched for explosives after the soldier tried to pass security.

# us-army - Monday 21 September, 2015

American soldiers 'told to ignore' sexual abuse of boys by Afghan allies

Troops were reportedly instructed to “look the other way” in cases of abuse, even when it took place on military bases.

# us-army - Monday 15 June, 2015

The US weapons maker behind the 'gun that won the west' is going bankrupt

Colt Defense dates back to the early 19th century.

# us-army - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Chelsea Manning is going to court to have her name legally changed from Bradley

Fort Leavenworth have said Manning would have to get a legal name change to be known in the prison as Chelsea.

# us-army - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Native Americans who used their language as code during WWII to receive special honour

The Congressional Gold Medal will be given to the ‘code talkers’ from 33 tribes.

# us-army - Saturday 24 August, 2013

UN envoy arrives in Syria for talks on chemical weapons probe

Meanwhile the US Defence Secretary has suggested that forces are being moved into place in case Obama opts for military action.

# us-army - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Bradley Manning to be sentenced tomorrow

25-year-old Manning faces a maximum potential sentence of 90 years in jail.

# us-army - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Bradley Manning takes to stand apologising for hurting US

A psychologist has said Manning felt extreme mental pressure in the “hyper-masculine” military because of his gender-identity disorder.

# us-army - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Fort Hood shooter is seeking death penalty in his own murder trial - lawyer

Lieutenant Colonel Kris Poppe urged a military judge to either prevent Major Nidal Hasan from representing himself at the high-profile trial or allow the court-appointed lawyers tasked with assisting him to be removed from the case.

# us-army - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding and abetting enemy, but guilty of espionage

US ARMY PRIVATE Bradley Manning has been acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving secrets to WikiLeaks.

# us-army - Monday 15 July, 2013

Two US military planes landed at Shannon in one day last month

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the aircraft contained no arms, ammunition or intelligence gathering equipment.

# us-army - Friday 22 March, 2013

Three dead in US marine base shooting

The shooting happened in Virginia at about 11pm yesterday.

# us-army - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Female US soldiers can now serve in ground combat after ban is lifted

US military departments have until May of this year to submit their plans to implement the change.

# us-army - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

New twist in Petraeus sex scandal as top US commander investigated

The top American commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for alleged “inappropriate communications” with Jill Kelley who has been implicated in the Petraeus scandal.

# us-army - Monday 24 September, 2012

Two marines charged with urinating on Taliban dead

A video of the July 2011 incident surfaced online in January this year.

# us-army - Friday 15 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Video: US Army celebrates 237th birthday with cupcake tank Cake Wars This post contains videos

Video: US Army celebrates 237th birthday with cupcake tank

That’s a lot of buttercream…

# us-army - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Policy change sees US Army open more jobs to women

Women can now be tank or artillery mechanics in the US Army, while the policy change loosens restrictions that were keeping them away from the battlefield.

# us-army - Friday 11 May, 2012

Military course which taught that Islam is America's enemy suspended US

Military course which taught that Islam is America's enemy suspended

The course for military members and government workers suggested that the Geneva Conventions on armed conflict were no longer relevant in the US’ war on Islam.

# us-army - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Bradley Manning defers court plea in WikiLeaks case

The US Army private is accused of passing sensitive and classified information to WikiLeaks.

# us-army - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

In pictures: The US Army’s guide to Pinterest Pinterest This post contains images

In pictures: The US Army’s guide to Pinterest

Check out what the US military had to say about the increasingly popular social pinboard site.

# us-army - Monday 9 January, 2012

US army investigating loss of 'sensitive' weapons accessories

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information which leads to the recovery of the missing military gear.

# us-army - Friday 23 December, 2011

Iraq VP blames Prime Minister for violence

As violence in Iraq escalates, the already-fragile governing coalition is on shaky ground.

# us-army - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Eight US soldiers charged in connection with comrade's suicide

A 19-year-old private shot himself after allegedly being subjected to racial taunts from other members the armed forces.

# us-army - Friday 16 December, 2011

Bradley Manning hearing embroiled in dispute

The pre-trial hearing of the young soldier accused of leaking secrets to Wikileaks began today – but very quickly got bogged down in legal arguments.

# us-army - Friday 9 December, 2011

US army offers $7,300 in compensation after 'shelling' family pet

The New Jersey family’s cat had to be put down after being struck by wayward shell shrapnel that came through their roof.

# us-army - Friday 11 November, 2011

Soldier who kept body parts of murdered Afghans as 'trophies' found guilty

At his seven-day court martial, Calvin Gibbs acknowledged cutting fingers off corpses and yanking out a victim’s tooth to keep as war trophies.

# us-army - Friday 21 October, 2011

Obama: All US troops will leave Iraq by end of the year

The US president has declared an end to the Iraq war, with only security guards to remain in the country.

# us-army - Sunday 21 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# us-army - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Torture trial against Donald Rumsfeld can proceed

The former US Defence Secretary is being sued by an army veteran who claims he was held for nine months at a US military facility in Iraq and tortured by his captors.

# us-army - Saturday 28 May, 2011

Bradley Manning 'too mentally fragile to be sent to Iraq'

The soldier suspected of leaking documents to WikiLeaks was “a mess” who wet himself, a former training officer has said.

# us-army - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

US army blows up river levee to save town from flooding Levee This post contains videos

US army blows up river levee to save town from flooding

Army engineers have blown holes into the walls of the levee, flooding thousands of acres of farmland in a bid to prevent further flood pressure on the Illinois town, Cairo.

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