US ARMY

  • US shoots down 3 missile targets in Hawaii test November 7, 2014

    Honolulu: The US military has shot down three missiles nearly simultaneously during a test off Hawaii. The Missile Defence Agency said on Thursday that a short-range ballistic missile target and two cruise missile targets were fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai. The agency says the Pearl Harbor-based destroyer USS...
  • Shooter injured self, no one else on Virginia base: US Army August 25, 2014

    Fort Lee: A soldier with a gun inside a major command's headquarters turned the weapon on herself, causing an injury, but didn't wound any others as a heavily trafficked Virginia Army base temporarily went on lockdown on Monday morning. Early reports indicated the soldier fired one shot inside the fourstory building...
  • US: All clear at Army base after active shooter report in Virginia August 25, 2014

    Fort Lee: The all clear has been given at Fort Lee Army base in Virginia after an active shooter was reported there. Army officials said the base was on lockdown and personnel were told to enact active shooter protocols. The fourstory building involved is the headquarters for the Army's Combined Arms...
  • US: Active shooter reported at Army base in Virginia August 25, 2014

    Fort Lee: An active shooter has been reported at the Fort Lee Army base in central Virginia. Officials say the base has been put on lockdown and personnel there have been told to enact active shooter protocols. The fourstory building involved is the headquarters for the Army's Combined Arms Support Command. No other...
  • Iraq needs to help itself, US won't send military forces: Obama June 13, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama says Iraq's government must make a sincere effort to address sectarian differences, or else US military help won't succeed in curbing the insurgency there. He says, quote, "We can't do it for them." Obama says the US won't send troops back into Iraq. But he says he's asked...
  • African-American women allege US Army's racial bias after ban on certain hairstyles April 5, 2014

    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, all...
  • Fort Hood limping back to normalcy after shooting tragedy April 4, 2014

    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...
  • US Fort Hood shooting: Details about the gunman April 3, 2014

    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 and...
  • Texas: Shooting at the US Army base, 4 including gunman dead April 3, 2014

    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 not...
  • Lawmaker calls for end of ban on Sikh articles in US military January 23, 2014

    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 longstanding demand of the SikhAmerican community. In the wake of new Pentagon rules permitting limited religious accommodations, Congressman Joe Crowley requested the US Armed...
  • Fort Hood shooter sentenced to death for 2009 killings August 29, 2013

    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" ("God...
  • Jury begins deliberating life or death for Fort Hood shooter August 29, 2013

    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 convicted Hasan...
  • Fort Hood shooter convicted of massacre, could get death penalty August 24, 2013

    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 lethal...
  • Fort Hood shooter selected 'personal kill zone', says prosecutor August 23, 2013

    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 Hasan,...
  • US soldier Manning who was sentenced for leaking army secrets says he is a woman August 22, 2013

    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 for turning...
  • US Army chief to visit India in July June 26, 2013

    Washington: US Army Chief Raymond Odierno said he will visit India next month to expand the existing military to military cooperation 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 and...
  • US Army sergeant pleads guilty to murdering 16 Afghan civilians June 6, 2013

    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 Iraq...
  • US Army staff sergeant to admit to Afghan massacre May 30, 2013

    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 Marine kills two at Quantico base, takes own life March 23, 2013

    Washington: A US Marine shot dead a male and female colleague at a Virginia base and then killed himself, in the second fatal noncombat incident involving Marines in the United States this week. Military investigators declined to comment on what motivated the shooting late on Thursday, which led to a 31/2...
  • US military suicides hit record in 2012 January 15, 2013

    Washington: The number of US troops committing suicide set a record in 2012, exceeding the number of combat deaths, the Pentagon said on Monday. The Pentagon said 349 activeduty troops killed themselves in 2012, up more than 15 per cent from 2011 despite renewed efforts by the military to stem the...
  • S Carolina Guv Nikki Haley's husband deployed to Afghanistan January 11, 2013

    Fort Jackson: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and her family bid a tearful farewell to her husband Michael on Thursday as he departed with a National Guard unit for a month of training and then deployment to Afghanistan. Captain Michael Haley wrapped his arms around his wife and two children, ages...
  • Afghans say total US pullout would trigger disaster January 10, 2013

    Kabul: Afghan lawmakers said on Wednesday disaster and civil war would follow if Washington pushed ahead with a suggestion to withdraw all its troops from the country after 2014. The White House said a day earlier it was considering the socalled "zero option" of a complete pullout despite earlier...
  • US Army seeks death penalty in 16 Afghan killings December 20, 2012

    Seattle: The US Army said on Wednesday it will seek the death penalty against the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a predawn rampage in March, a decision his lawyer called "totally irresponsible." The announcement followed a pretrial hearing in November for Staff Sgt Robert Bales, 39, who faces...
  • Jharkhand: US Army rifle found with 2 men September 1, 2012

    Ranchi: The seizure of a USmade assault rifle from two men in a jungle bordering Bihar in Jharkhand has created a flutter in the state with the police saying they would investigate if a network of suppliers of foreignmade weapons were reaching out to Maoists. The police have confiscated the M16...
  • Afghan militants hit US military chief's plane August 21, 2012

    Kabul: A military official says militants have fired rockets into a US base in Afghanistan, damaging the plane of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff while he was on a visit. The top American military chief was not near the plane at the time of the attack and no one...
  • IndianAmerican woman raped, murdered in US July 12, 2012

    Washington: A US Army veteran has been charged in the brutal sexual assault and murder of a 62yearold Indian American woman at a motel in California run by her family, according to local media report. Stephen Carreiro, 25, was arraigned on Tuesday in San Joaquin Superior Court on charges that he...
  • India orders 145 artillery guns from US firm May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian Army will soon get its first artillery guns since the Bofors deal in 1986. The Defence Ministry on Friday cleared a Rs 3000 crore deal to buy 145 M777 ultra light howitzers from the USA defence manufacturer BAE Systems. The M777 artillery guns are essentially used in the...
  • US suspends 'antiIslamic' military course May 11, 2012

    Washington: A controversial US military course that taught officers to prepare for a "total war" against Islam using "Hiroshimastyle" tactics has been suspended by the Pentagon following an uproar. The Pentagon suspended the course in late April when a student objected to the materials, which has been termed as against American...
  • Pentagon approves use of BlackBerry 7 models May 10, 2012

    Toronto: Research In Motion on Wednesday said the US Department of Defense (DoD) had approved six models of the company's BlackBerry 7 for use on its networks, extending a long relationship with the smartphone known for its tight security. The approval will allow RIM's single largest customer to upgrade to the...
  • US not reporting all Afghan attacks: Reports May 1, 2012

    Washington: The military is underreporting the number of times that Afghan soldiers and police open fire on American and other foreign troops. The USled coalition routinely reports each time an American or other foreign soldier is killed by an Afghan in uniform. But The Associated Press has learned it does not...