US Soldier

  • Taliban video shows handover of US soldier June 5, 2014

    Kabul: The Taliban have released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to US forces in eastern Afghanistan. The video, emailed to media on Wednesday, shows Bergdahl in traditional Afghan clothing sitting in a pickup truck parked on a hillside. More than a dozen Taliban fighters with machineguns stand...
  • Obama defends deal that freed soldier amid growing demands for hearings June 4, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama defended on Tuesday the prisoner swap deal that freed a U.S. soldier from Taliban captivity in Afghanistan, and the Army pledged to investigate the circumstances of his capture after fellow soldiers said he had deserted. Trying to defuse concerns of members of Congress who said the president...
  • Suspected attacker of French soldier under investigation June 1, 2013

    Paris: A Muslim convert suspected of stabbing a French soldier in a religiously motivated attack was placed under formal investigation on Friday over an apparent act of terrorism, prosecutors said, a move that could lead to a trial. Alexandre Dhaussy, 22, was brought before an anti-terrorism judge who determined there was...
  • Soldier's stabbing could be act of terrorism: Minister May 27, 2013

    Paris: The stabbing of a French soldier near Paris by a man who is still on the run bore the hallmarks of Islamist terrorism, the interior minister said on Sunday, and police said it may have been inspired by the murder of a British serviceman in London. Anti-terrorism investigators are hunting...
  • French police search for man who stabbed soldier May 27, 2013

    Paris: French anti-terrorism investigators were combing video surveillance tapes on Sunday as they continued their manhunt for a suspect who stabbed a soldier in the throat in the commercial district of La Defense outside Paris. The 23-year-old soldier, Cedric Cordier, was in uniform patrolling the busy underground corridors where shops and...
  • France: Soldier stabbed on the outskirts of Paris May 26, 2013

    Paris: A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in a busy commercial district on the outskirts of Paris on Saturday, and France's President said authorities are investigating any possible links with the recent slaying of a British soldier. President Francois Hollande said the identity of the attacker was unknown...
  • WikiLeaks case: US soldier pleads guilty to misusing data March 1, 2013

    Fort Meade (Maryland): The US Army private accused of providing secret documents to the WikiLeaks website pleaded guilty on Thursday to misusing classified material he felt "should become public," but denied the top charge of aiding the enemy. Private First Class Bradley Manning, 25, entered the pleas prior to his...
  • Afghan killings: US soldier faces 17 murder counts March 23, 2012

    Washington: US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, accused of killing Afghan civilians in a shooting rampage in Kandahar province last week, will be charged with 17 counts of murder, a US official said on Thursday. Earlier accounts of the incident, which has damaged US-Afghan relations, had tallied 16 victims, including nine...
  • Afghan killings suspect could face death: US March 13, 2012

    Washington: The US soldier, who killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan could face a death penalty if convicted, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said, while asserting that the tragic incident was but an "isolated" one. The suspect, who has been arrested, went on a killing spree over the weekend, shooting down civilians,...
  • Billy's new album tribute to US soldiers July 18, 2011

    London: Singer Billy Ray Cyrus' new album 'I'M American' is a tribute to US troops and he decided to pen the songs after his Afghanistan visit. Cyrus visited the country in December 2009 and he was so moved by the US troops' life in Afghanistan that he decided to write the...
  • US moves WikiLeaks soldier to Kansas jail April 20, 2011

    Washington: The Obama administration, under criticism for its treatment of the US soldier accused of leaking secret documents that appeared on the WikiLeaks website, is transferring the detainee to a Kansas jail. Jeh Johnson, the Pentagon's general counsel, said on Tuesday that Bradley Manning was being moved from a Marine base...
  • Gunman attacks US soldiers in Germany; 2 dead March 3, 2011

    Frankfurt: A gunman fired shots at US military personnel on a bus outside Frankfurt airport on Wednesday, killing two people and wounding two before being taken into custody, authorities said. Kosovo's interior minister told The Associated Press that German police have identified the gunman as a Kosovo citizen. The attack came as...
  • Soldier charged over leaked video of Iraq attack July 7, 2010

    Baghdad: The US military said on Tuesday it had charged a soldier in connection with the leak of a classified video showing a 2007 helicopter attack that killed a dozen people in Iraq, including two Reuters journalists. Army Specialist Bradley Manning, 22, was charged with two criminal counts including allegations he...
  • US soldier in custody after shootout, America in shock November 6, 2009

    Washington: An official has said that federal law-enforcement agents ordered an evacuation of the apartment complex where Nidal Malik Hasan, the man authorities say is responsible for the worst mass killing on a US military base, lived in Killeen, Texas, Thursday night and conducted a search of his home. ...
  • Alleged US shooter's name prompts response from American Muslims November 6, 2009

    Washington: Ibrahim Hooper knows the drill. When news first broke on Thursday that a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, killed and injured US soldiers, the national communications director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations wrote a statement of condemnation. He only sent it out later, when reports emerged that the alleged shooter's...
  • US army base shootout suspect injured, not dead November 6, 2009

    Fort Hood: A solider suspected of fatally shooting 12 and wounding 31 at Fort Hood in Texas on Thursday is not dead as previously reported by the military, the base's commander said on Thursday evening. A civilian officer who was wounded in the incident shot the suspect, who is "in custody...
  • US soldier in Iraq kills five colleagues May 12, 2009

    Baghdad: A US soldier opened fire at an American base in Baghdad on Monday, killing five of his colleagues before he was taken into custody, the US military said. The incident took place at about 2 pm (11 am GMT) at Camp Liberty, a large coalition base northeast of Baghdad's airport,...
  • Obama to unveil Afghan strategy on Friday: US March 27, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will, on Friday, unveil a new US strategy for the war in Afghanistan. The strategy is designed to turn the tide against a growing insurgency, the White House said. As Obama briefed lawmakers on his plan yesterday, defense officials said the...
  • Leave Afghanistan, Taliban militants tell Obama January 22, 2009

    Kabul: The insurgent Taliban said on Wednesday that US President Barack Obama should learn from the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan and pull his troops out of the country to allow Afghans to decide their own fate. "We have no problem with Obama," a spokesman for the extremist Islamist movement told...
  • US soldiers risk lives, but their votes not counted October 29, 2008

    Washington D.C Many troops fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan may lose their voice in this election. They risk their lives and yet their vote for America’s president often does not count. Technicalities are threatening to disqualify up to half their ballots. Rodriguez works for the US elections assistance commission, a non-partisan...
  • Military bloggers share insight on Iraq June 19, 2007

    A lot of our information on Iraq comes from the Internet. Now, US Soldiers are putting their thoughts into blogs. Here's more about military bloggers who write and fight every day. ...
  • Anti-war protests continue in NYC June 17, 2007

    New York: Ahead of the fourth anniversary of US invasion of Iraq, thousands of protestors took the streets shouting anti-war slogans across United States and major European capitals. CNN's Jim Acosta followed one young activist who would like to see her generation play a larger role in the peace movement. Born...
  • Indian cook keeps US going in Iraq June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: While the US Army holds fort in battleground Iraq, it’s hundreds of Indians who make sure the soldiers are all fuelled up to go. Indian cooks are in great demand in the battle zone and are “smuggled” there by local agents with impunity. Rasoolshah Nagoor Meeranpillai is one...