US Army

  • African-American women allege US Army's racial bias after ban on certain hairstyles 05-04-2014 10:13 AM

    New Army regulations meant to help standardize and professionalize soldiers' appearance are now coming under criticism by some black military women, who say changes in the hair requirement are racially biased. The Army earlier this week issued new appearance standards, which included bans on most twists, dreadlocks and large cornrows,...
  • Fort Hood limping back to normalcy after shooting tragedy 04-04-2014 07:13 AM

    Houston: Just a day after the deadly shooting incident at otherwise quiet Fort Hood military base in Texas, life is slowly getting back to normal, but not without affecting minds of several who were still struggling to forget wounds imparted by similar incident almost 5 years back. On Thursday, a...
  • US Fort Hood shooting: Details about the gunman 03-04-2014 11:43 AM

    Officials at Fort Hood have released few details about the gunman who killed three people before taking his own life in a shooting on Wednesday at the sprawling Army base. Here's what we know about the gunman. - His name is Ivan Lopez. He is married, has other family members...
  • Texas: Shooting at the US Army base, 4 including gunman dead 03-04-2014 07:02 AM

    Texas: A gunman opened fire on Wednesday at Fort Hood in an attack that left four dead, including the shooter, law enforcement officials said. One of the officials, citing official internal US Justice Department updates, said 14 others were hurt. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were...
  • Lawmaker calls for end of ban on Sikh articles in US military 23-01-2014 11:04 PM

    A top American lawmaker on Thursday asked the Pentagon to end a ban on Sikh articles of faith including turban and beard in the US military, a long-standing demand of the Sikh-American community. In the wake of new Pentagon rules permitting limited religious accommodations, Congressman Joe Crowley requested the US...
  • Fort Hood shooter sentenced to death for 2009 killings 29-08-2013 02:45 AM

    A military jury on Wednesday sentenced a US Army psychiatrist to death for the 2009 mass murder of 13 people, mostly unarmed soldiers, at Fort Hood, Texas, which the convicted gunman said he committed in retaliation for US wars in the Muslim world. Major Nidal Hasan, who shouted "Allahu Akbar"...
  • Jury begins deliberating life or death for Fort Hood shooter 29-08-2013 12:45 AM

    Prosecutors in the trial of US Army Major Nidal Hasan on Wednesday asked the jury to sentence him to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, saying the convicted gunman is a criminal and "never will be a martyr." ~~amp;nbsp; The military jury of 13 officers who...
  • Fort Hood shooter convicted of massacre, could get death penalty 24-08-2013 03:09 AM

    A military jury convicted US Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan of all 13 charges of premeditated murder and all 32 charges of attempted premeditated murder on Friday for the November 2009 shooting spree against unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. The convictions mean Hasan could face the death penalty by...
  • Fort Hood shooter selected 'personal kill zone', says prosecutor 23-08-2013 03:23 AM

    The US Army psychiatrist who has admitted shooting dead 13 fellow soldiers in 2009 chose one station at a Fort Hood medical facility as his "personal kill zone" because he knew it would be packed with soldiers, a prosecutor said on Thursday in closing arguments of a court-martial. Major Nidal...
  • US soldier Manning who was sentenced for leaking army secrets says he is a woman 22-08-2013 05:52 PM

    Washington: US soldier Bradley Manning, sentenced for leaking classified US documents, said he is female and wants to live as a woman named Chelsea. A statement from Manning was read on NBC News's "Today" program on Thursday. Manning, 25, was sentenced on Wednesday to 35 years in a military prison...
  • US Army chief to visit India in July 26-06-2013 07:30 AM

    Washington: US Army Chief Raymond Odierno said he will visit India next month to expand the existing military to military co-operation between the two countries. Terming the visit to be an "important relationship for the US", Odierno on Tuesday said that he would meet Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh...
  • US Army sergeant pleads guilty to murdering 16 Afghan civilians 06-06-2013 01:46 AM

    Los Angeles: A US Army sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in cold blood in 2012 pleaded guilty on Wednesday to premeditated murder and other charges under a deal with military prosecutors to avoid the death penalty. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, a decorated veteran of four combat tours in...
  • US Army staff sergeant to admit to Afghan massacre 30-05-2013 05:03 AM

    Seattle: The Army staff sergeant charged with slaughtering 16 villagers in one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan war will plead guilty to avoid the death penalty in a deal that requires him to recount the horrific attack for the first time, his attorney told The Associated Press on...
  • US military suicides hit record in 2012 15-01-2013 05:29 PM

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  • US formally ends Iraq war with little fanfare 16-12-2011 08:58 AM

    Baghdad: Nearly nine years after American troops stormed across the Iraq border in a blaze of shock and awe, US officials quietly ended the bloody and bitterly divisive conflict in Baghdad on Thursday, but the debate over whether it was worth the cost in money and lives is yet unanswered....
  • Pakistan: US military to lead NATO raid probe 29-11-2011 05:13 AM

    Washington: The US military will lead the probe into the cross-border attack by NATO forces that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, the defence department said on Monday. The probe will "look at the full range of factors that contributed to this tragedy and it will be broad, expansive and thorough", the...
  • US Army tests hypersonic weapon over the Pacific 18-11-2011 04:57 PM

    Honolulu: The US Army on Thursday conducted its first flight test of a new weapon capable of traveling five times the speed of sound. The Army launched the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon from the military's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai at about 1:30 am. The weapon's "glide vehicle" reached Kwajalein...
  • US here to stay as Pacific power: Obama to Asia 17-11-2011 10:19 AM

    Melbourne: In a clear message to China, US President Barack Obama on Thursday said that US will maintain its military presence in the Asia-Pacific region despite budget cuts, saying that America was "here to stay" as a Pacific power. "The United States is a Pacific power, and we are here...
  • Ex-Pentagon chief Robert Gates to author two books 20-07-2011 05:14 PM

    New York: Former Defence Secretary Robert Gates will pen two forthcoming books -- firstly a memoir expected to be released in 2013 and another about his philosophy on leadership, his publisher said on Tuesday. Gates, 67, departed as Pentagon chief in June after four and a half years serving under...
  • Report questions official Haiti quake death toll 31-05-2011 07:01 AM

    Port-Au-Prince: Far fewer people died or were left homeless by last year's devastating earthquake than claimed by Haitian leaders, a report commissioned by the US government has concluded - challenging a central premise behind a multi-billion-dollar aid and reconstruction effort. The report estimates that the death toll was between 46,000...
  • 2 UK officers played key role in Op Geronimo 08-05-2011 05:42 PM

    London: Two officers from the British special forces played a vital role in planning the covert operation that killed al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden at his hideout in the heart of Pakistan, a media report said on Sunday. The unnamed officers, a captain and a major, were involved in...
  • Drawdown of troops from Afghanistan on track: US 04-05-2011 08:33 AM

    Washington: The drawdown of troops from Afghanistan is on track but there is no change in the Af-Pak policy of the US in view of the killing of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, the White House has said. "I think the (US) President's plan (drawdown of troops from Afghanistan)...
  • US demands WikiLeaks' Twitter account info 08-01-2011 10:05 PM

    London: US officials have issued a subpoena to demand details about WikiLeaks' Twitter account, the group announced on Saturday, adding that it suspected other American Internet companies were also being ordered to hand over information about its activities. In a statement, WikiLeaks said US investigators had gone to the San...
  • US soldiers threaten me regularly: Assange 21-12-2010 10:04 AM

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has claimed that he receives death threats from US soldiers regularly, a media report said on Monday. He also said that a statement on the steps of the high court in London last week after he was released on bail was cut short because police...
  • First Sikh in 3 decades enlisted in the US army 11-11-2010 07:20 PM

    New Delhi: A Sikh boy from New Delhi has made history in America. Simran Lamba is the first Sikh in almost three decades to be enlisted in the US army. He has been allowed to join the armed forces with his untrimmed beard and turban, because he has what the...
  • US Army to use Indian toilet model in Afghanistan 06-09-2010 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: Low-cost lavatory technique, developed by an Indian NGO, will be adopted by the US Army to build public toilets in Afghanistan, a senior US military official said. The US troops will build at least 40 toilet complexes linked with biogas generation plants in Kandahar as a part of...