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#US Army

# us-army - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 30th 2019, 7:27 AM 23,731 Views 20 Comments

26 year-old Mark Domingo planned to carry out the attack on Sunday.

# us-army - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 26th 2018, 8:33 PM 24,426 Views 86 Comments

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
# Military
# Military

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

Nov 3rd 2017, 5:06 PM 20,890 Views 43 Comments

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
# LOST IN TRANSIT
# LOST IN TRANSIT

'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 19,871 Views 43 Comments

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
# Free
# Free

Chelsea Manning released from prison in US

May 17th 2017, 5:15 PM 37,518 Views 46 Comments

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'
# Clemency
# Clemency

Obama 'considering reducing Chelsea Manning's prison sentence'

Jan 11th 2017, 8:12 PM 27,935 Views 48 Comments

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
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

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

Sep 14th 2016, 8:53 AM 13,451 Views 147 Comments

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
# Chemical Weapons
# Chemical Weapons

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

Sep 3rd 2016, 11:30 AM 13,509 Views 29 Comments

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
# Illegal
# Illegal

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

Mar 13th 2016, 5:30 PM 14,760 Views 7 Comments

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...
# SIR YES SIR
# SIR YES SIR

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

Jan 10th 2016, 6:00 PM 55,323 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.

# us-army - Monday 2 November, 2015

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

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

Nov 2nd 2015, 11:43 AM 13,219 Views 11 Comments

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
# Don't Ask
# Don't Ask

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

Sep 21st 2015, 5:04 PM 40,239 Views 51 Comments

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
# Misfiring
# Misfiring

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

Jun 15th 2015, 5:15 PM 15,034 Views 29 Comments

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
# Transgender
# Transgender

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

Mar 20th 2014, 3:22 PM 16,854 Views 91 Comments

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
# Numurekwa'etuu
# Numurekwa'etuu

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

Nov 20th 2013, 8:20 AM 10,080 Views 32 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN envoy arrives in Syria for talks on chemical weapons probe

Aug 24th 2013, 11:25 AM 3,628 Views 75 Comments

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
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Bradley Manning to be sentenced tomorrow

Aug 20th 2013, 7:40 PM 5,877 Views 46 Comments

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
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Bradley Manning takes to stand apologising for hurting US

Aug 15th 2013, 8:33 AM 8,170 Views 129 Comments

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
# Nidal Hasan
# Nidal Hasan

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

Aug 7th 2013, 6:28 PM 10,372 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.

# us-army - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 30th 2013, 6:09 PM 13,802 Views 163 Comments

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
# Shannon
# Shannon

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

Jul 15th 2013, 7:28 PM 10,145 Views 53 Comments

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
# Breaking
# Breaking

Three dead in US marine base shooting

Mar 22nd 2013, 8:34 AM 8,277 Views 5 Comments

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 Army
# US Army

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

Jan 24th 2013, 8:45 PM 6,828 Views 35 Comments

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
# Petraeus
# Petraeus

New twist in Petraeus sex scandal as top US commander investigated

Nov 13th 2012, 8:19 AM 7,698 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.

# us-army - Monday 24 September, 2012

Two marines charged with urinating on Taliban dead
# US Army
# US Army

Two marines charged with urinating on Taliban dead

Sep 24th 2012, 8:30 PM 12,668 Views 86 Comments

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

# us-army - Friday 15 June, 2012

Video: US Army celebrates 237th birthday with cupcake tank
# Cake Wars
From The Daily Edge
# Cake Wars

Video: US Army celebrates 237th birthday with cupcake tank

Jun 15th 2012, 6:25 PM 2,965 Views 4 Comments

That’s a lot of buttercream…

# us-army - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Policy change sees US Army open more jobs to women
# Front Lines
# Front Lines

Policy change sees US Army open more jobs to women

May 16th 2012, 9:57 AM 1,176 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.

# us-army - Friday 11 May, 2012

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

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

May 11th 2012, 8:58 AM 1,710 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.

# us-army - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Bradley Manning defers court plea in WikiLeaks case
# Bradley Manning
# Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning defers court plea in WikiLeaks case

Feb 23rd 2012, 9:24 PM 3,236 Views 21 Comments

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
# Pinterest

In pictures: The US Army’s guide to Pinterest

Feb 21st 2012, 10:00 PM 6,811 Views 3 Comments

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
# Sensitive
# Sensitive

US army investigating loss of 'sensitive' weapons accessories

Jan 9th 2012, 2:37 PM 2,002 Views 4 Comments

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
# Iraq
# Iraq

Iraq VP blames Prime Minister for violence

Dec 23rd 2011, 1:23 PM 1,100 Views 1 Comment

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
# US Army
# US Army

Eight US soldiers charged in connection with comrade's suicide

Dec 21st 2011, 6:52 PM 3,640 Views 9 Comments

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
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Bradley Manning hearing embroiled in dispute

Dec 16th 2011, 9:26 PM 2,405 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 - Friday 9 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 9th 2011, 3:53 PM 2,339 Views 5 Comments

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
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

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

Nov 11th 2011, 9:00 AM 784 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.

# us-army - Friday 21 October, 2011

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

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

Oct 21st 2011, 8:20 PM 334 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Aug 21st 2011, 10:59 AM 67 Views 1 Comment

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
# Donald Rumsfeld
# Donald Rumsfeld

Torture trial against Donald Rumsfeld can proceed

Aug 4th 2011, 9:58 AM 867 Views 6 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.

# us-army - Saturday 28 May, 2011

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

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

May 28th 2011, 10:59 AM 462 Views 6 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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