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The U.S. Army on Tuesday delayed the discharge of Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland who has admitted to roughing up an Afghan police commander accused of sexually abusing a boy. The action followed a phone call on Martland's behalf from Rep. Mac Thornberry, a Republican from Texas and chairman of the House Armed Services Commi... more
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- A Fort Campbell soldier has been shot and killed during a training exercise. Post spokesman Bob Jenkins says the soldier died at approximately 10:20 a.m. at the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. The shooting happened on the sprawling base on the Kentucky-Tennessee line. No one else was injured. Jenkins said they are ... more
For about 50 soldiers, Monday afternoon was an exercise in pure frustration. Obscenities, profanities and vulgarities could sometimes be heard above the sound of rifles and machine guns. Eight days into a training exercise for Fort Carson's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, intense sergeants barked at their charges to stay on task as lieutenants, most o... more
ARLINGTON, Va. — Roughly 1,300 National Guardsmen in three states are on duty Oct. 5 in response to severe flooding following heavy rainfall generated by Hurricane Joaquin. In hard-hit South Carolina, soldiers and airmen with the South Carolina National Guard have been performing a variety of missions. On Saturday, Guardsmen delivered more th... more
Five years of torment at the hands of what one witness called "psychopathic sadists" make it likely that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl would serve little if any jail time, military lawyers said, even if he were court-martialed and found guilty of desertion and misconduct. Testimony about Bergdahl's horrific treatment by the Taliban-associated Haqqani netw... more