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  1. News - World - US MILITARY

    US Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair accepts sex-case plea deal

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:19pm by AP

    ... is almost certainly over. "I am hoping for Sinclair to retire at reduced rank and go home to his family," lead defence lawyer Richard Scheff said. Scheff said he understood ... to the defence, this case was one of the first courts martial of a general in nearly 60 years. Most misdeeds by high-ranking officers are handled through loss of rank or early retirement. Sinclair, ...

  2. News - World - US MILITARY

    Missile men's drug bust spurs review of US nuclear force

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 11:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Missile men's drug bust spurs review of force US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a high-level review of the state of American nuclear forces, days after missile launch officers were caught in a drug investigation and dozens were accused of cheating on their certification exams. Hagel would convene a meeting in the next two weeks ...

  3. News - World - US MILITARY

    Navy Captain James Kirk prepares to skipper USS Zumwalt into the future

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 09:14pm by AP

    ... by nearly 360 degrees of screens. Reporters accompanying US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel last week got a first look at the ship's interior while it's under construction. It's due ...

  4. News - World - US MILITARY

    US unveils medal to honour troops in cyberattacks and drone strikes

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The Pentagon unveiled a new medal to honour "extraordinary" troops who launch cyberattacks or drone strikes from their consoles, even if they do not risk their lives in combat. Defence ... a laurel wreath encircling a globe with a Defence Department eagle at its centre, attached to a red, white and blue-striped ribbon. ...

  5. News - World - US MILITARY

    US hails MRAP, war vehicle that saved lives, despite bureaucracy

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Officials take swipes at military bureaucracy as they praise US$45b armoured truck programme War vehicle thatsaved US troops,despite Pentagon US defence ... then-defence secretary Robert Gates and others to rush into production new vehicles known as MRAPs, or mine resistant ambush protected vehicles, officials said. "Commanders saw an urgent ...

  6. News - World - US MILITARY

    2 US marines to face courts martial for desecration of Taliban corpses

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Criminal Investigative Service investigation, as well as condemnation and an apology from Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta. ...

  7. News - World - US MILITARY

    US soldier’s lawyers question Afghan killings account

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 11:40am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... prosecutors’ version of events. Defence attorneys presented their first witnesses on the second day of a pre-trial hearing for Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, to determine whether he should face a full ... asked the sergeant where all the blood on his uniform had come from, Bales simply shrugged his shoulders. Defence lawyers sought to cast doubt on the prosecution case. They called two witnesses, ...

  8. News - World - US MILITARY

    Soldier accused over Afghanistan gun rampage could face death penalty

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Tacoma

    ... and with his head shaven, embraced his wife in court before the hearing began. He then sat silently watching the proceedings from the defence table as Morse summarised the prosecution's account ...

  9. News - World - US MILITARY

    US Army general's sex-crimes trial hears evidence of adultery

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Fort Bragg

    ... and possessing pornography and alcohol while deployed. Sinclair sat silently at the defence table during the hearing, rarely making eye contact with Huggins as he testified. Sinclair had served as deputy ...



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