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FBI uncovers 'chilling' terror plot by US Army veteran to bomb white supremacist rally
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FBI uncovers 'chilling' terror plot by US Army veteran to bomb white supremacist rally

Apr 30th 2019, 7:27 AM 23,713 Views 20 Comments

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

Dec 26th 2018, 8:33 PM 24,417 Views 78 Comments

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

Nov 3rd 2017, 5:06 PM 20,857 Views 41 Comments

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

May 24th 2017, 10:57 AM 19,714 Views 50 Comments

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

Chelsea Manning released from prison in US
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Chelsea Manning released from prison in US

May 17th 2017, 5:15 PM 37,478 Views 46 Comments

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

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'
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Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

Jan 11th 2017, 8:12 PM 27,820 Views 48 Comments

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

Sep 14th 2016, 8:53 AM 13,414 Views 147 Comments

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

Sep 3rd 2016, 11:30 AM 13,476 Views 29 Comments

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

Mar 13th 2016, 5:30 PM 14,722 Views 7 Comments

There is pressure now for it to be removed.

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

Jan 10th 2016, 6:00 PM 55,271 Views 165 Comments

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

Nov 2nd 2015, 11:43 AM 13,210 Views 11 Comments

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

Sep 21st 2015, 5:04 PM 40,133 Views 52 Comments

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

Jun 15th 2015, 5:15 PM 14,989 Views 29 Comments

Colt Defense dates back to the early 19th century.

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

Mar 20th 2014, 3:22 PM 16,836 Views 91 Comments

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

Nov 20th 2013, 8:20 AM 10,041 Views 32 Comments

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
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UN envoy arrives in Syria for talks on chemical weapons probe

Aug 24th 2013, 11:25 AM 3,620 Views 75 Comments

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
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Bradley Manning to be sentenced tomorrow

Aug 20th 2013, 7:40 PM 5,866 Views 46 Comments

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

Bradley Manning takes to stand apologising for hurting US
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Bradley Manning takes to stand apologising for hurting US

Aug 15th 2013, 8:33 AM 8,151 Views 129 Comments

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

Aug 7th 2013, 6:28 PM 10,368 Views 16 Comments

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

Jul 30th 2013, 6:09 PM 13,783 Views 163 Comments

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

Jul 15th 2013, 7:28 PM 10,131 Views 53 Comments

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

Three dead in US marine base shooting
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Three dead in US marine base shooting

Mar 22nd 2013, 8:34 AM 8,217 Views 5 Comments

The shooting happened in Virginia at about 11pm yesterday.

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

Jan 24th 2013, 8:45 PM 6,808 Views 35 Comments

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
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New twist in Petraeus sex scandal as top US commander investigated

Nov 13th 2012, 8:19 AM 7,679 Views 14 Comments

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
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Two marines charged with urinating on Taliban dead

Sep 24th 2012, 8:30 PM 12,657 Views 86 Comments

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

Video: US Army celebrates 237th birthday with cupcake tank
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# Cake Wars

Video: US Army celebrates 237th birthday with cupcake tank

Jun 15th 2012, 6:25 PM 2,963 Views 4 Comments

That’s a lot of buttercream…

Policy change sees US Army open more jobs to women
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Policy change sees US Army open more jobs to women

May 16th 2012, 9:57 AM 1,169 Views 5 Comments

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

May 11th 2012, 8:58 AM 1,700 Views 18 Comments

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
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Bradley Manning defers court plea in WikiLeaks case

Feb 23rd 2012, 9:24 PM 3,224 Views 21 Comments

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

In pictures: The US Army’s guide to Pinterest
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In pictures: The US Army’s guide to Pinterest

Feb 21st 2012, 10:00 PM 6,802 Views 3 Comments

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

US army investigating loss of 'sensitive' weapons accessories
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US army investigating loss of 'sensitive' weapons accessories

Jan 9th 2012, 2:37 PM 1,995 Views 4 Comments

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
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Iraq VP blames Prime Minister for violence

Dec 23rd 2011, 1:23 PM 1,093 Views 1 Comment

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

Eight US soldiers charged in connection with comrade's suicide
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Eight US soldiers charged in connection with comrade's suicide

Dec 21st 2011, 6:52 PM 3,631 Views 8 Comments

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
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Bradley Manning hearing embroiled in dispute

Dec 16th 2011, 9:26 PM 2,391 Views 14 Comments

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

Dec 9th 2011, 3:53 PM 2,333 Views 4 Comments

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

Nov 11th 2011, 9:00 AM 755 Views 28 Comments

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

Oct 21st 2011, 8:20 PM 328 Views 16 Comments

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
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# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Aug 21st 2011, 10:59 AM 56 Views 1 Comment

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

Torture trial against Donald Rumsfeld can proceed
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Torture trial against Donald Rumsfeld can proceed

Aug 4th 2011, 9:58 AM 855 Views 5 Comments

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

May 28th 2011, 10:59 AM 448 Views 0 Comments

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

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