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#US Army

From TheJournal.ie FBI uncovers 'chilling' terror plot by US Army veteran to bomb white supremacist rally Foiled

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.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump makes surprise Christmas visit to US troops deployed in Iraq US Army

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonourable discharge, avoiding prison time after deserting US army post Military

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is just reckless': US army lost track of $1bn worth of arms and military equipment in Middle East LOST IN TRANSIT

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Chelsea Manning released from prison in US Free

Chelsea Manning released from prison in US

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

From TheJournal.ie Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence' Clemency

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

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

From TheJournal.ie Chelsea Manning ends hunger strike as US army agrees to pay for her gender surgery Wikileaks

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.

From TheJournal.ie The US is going to start destroying about 780,000 chemical-filled artillery shells Chemical Weapons

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.

From TheJournal.ie Appendix M: The little-known 'loophole' to allow torture by US investigators Illegal

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

There is pressure now for it to be removed.

From TheJournal.ie These photos of the US Army's 2015 need to be seen to be believed... SIR YES SIR

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.

From TheJournal.ie Alarm as soldier in suicide bomber Halloween costume tries to get into army base North Carolina

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.

From TheJournal.ie American soldiers 'told to ignore' sexual abuse of boys by Afghan allies Don't Ask

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.

From TheJournal.ie The US weapons maker behind the 'gun that won the west' is going bankrupt Misfiring

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

Colt Defense dates back to the early 19th century.

From TheJournal.ie Chelsea Manning is going to court to have her name legally changed from Bradley Transgender

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.

From TheJournal.ie Native Americans who used their language as code during WWII to receive special honour Numurekwa'etuu

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.

From TheJournal.ie UN envoy arrives in Syria for talks on chemical weapons probe Syria

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bradley Manning to be sentenced tomorrow Wikileaks

Bradley Manning to be sentenced tomorrow

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

From TheJournal.ie Bradley Manning takes to stand apologising for hurting US Wikileaks

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fort Hood shooter is seeking death penalty in his own murder trial - lawyer Nidal Hasan

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding and abetting enemy, but guilty of espionage Wikileaks

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.

From TheJournal.ie Two US military planes landed at Shannon in one day last month Shannon

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.

From TheJournal.ie Three dead in US marine base shooting Breaking

Three dead in US marine base shooting

The shooting happened in Virginia at about 11pm yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Female US soldiers can now serve in ground combat after ban is lifted US Army

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.

From TheJournal.ie New twist in Petraeus sex scandal as top US commander investigated Petraeus

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.

From TheJournal.ie Two marines charged with urinating on Taliban dead US Army

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 Cake Wars This post contains videos

Video: US Army celebrates 237th birthday with cupcake tank

That’s a lot of buttercream…

From TheJournal.ie Policy change sees US Army open more jobs to women Front Lines

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Bradley Manning defers court plea in WikiLeaks case Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning defers court plea in WikiLeaks case

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

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie US army investigating loss of 'sensitive' weapons accessories Sensitive

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq VP blames Prime Minister for violence Iraq

Iraq VP blames Prime Minister for violence

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

From TheJournal.ie Eight US soldiers charged in connection with comrade's suicide US Army

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bradley Manning hearing embroiled in dispute Wikileaks

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.

From TheJournal.ie US army offers $7,300 in compensation after 'shelling' family pet US Army

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.

From TheJournal.ie Soldier who kept body parts of murdered Afghans as 'trophies' found guilty Afghanistan

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.

From TheJournal.ie Obama: All US troops will leave Iraq by end of the year Iraq War

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.

From TheJournal.ie Torture trial against Donald Rumsfeld can proceed Donald Rumsfeld

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.

From TheJournal.ie Bradley Manning 'too mentally fragile to be sent to Iraq' Wikileaks

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.

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