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# US Army

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FBI uncovers 'chilling' terror plot by US Army veteran to bomb white supremacist rally
26 year-old Mark Domingo planned to carry out the attack on Sunday.
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.
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.
'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.
Chelsea Manning released from prison in US
The US Army confirmed that she had left Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'
She has served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking classified material.
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.
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.
Appendix M: The little-known 'loophole' to allow torture by US investigators
There is pressure now for it to be removed.
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.
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.
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.
The US weapons maker behind the 'gun that won the west' is going bankrupt
Colt Defense dates back to the early 19th century.
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.
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.
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.
Bradley Manning to be sentenced tomorrow
25-year-old Manning faces a maximum potential sentence of 90 years in jail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three dead in US marine base shooting
The shooting happened in Virginia at about 11pm yesterday.
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.
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.
Two marines charged with urinating on Taliban dead
A video of the July 2011 incident surfaced online in January this year.
Video: US Army celebrates 237th birthday with cupcake tank
That’s a lot of buttercream…
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.
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.
Bradley Manning defers court plea in WikiLeaks case
The US Army private is accused of passing sensitive and classified information to WikiLeaks.
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 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.
Iraq VP blames Prime Minister for violence
As violence in Iraq escalates, the already-fragile governing coalition is on shaky ground.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.
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.
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.