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  1. News - World - GENDER RIGHTS

    US set to end ban on military women serving in ground combat units

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Decision to remove one of the US military's last gender barriers is welcomed by women's veterans groups, which say it is long overdue Pentagon to lift ban onwomen in ground combat Defence Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving in US ground combat units, removing one of the military's last major gender barriers ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    US doctor returns bones of arm he amputated from Viet Cong fighter

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... bones and gave them to him, he said. Axelrad, now a urologist, said he brought the skeletal keepsake back to the US as a reminder of doing a good deed. They sat in a military bag in his closet ... Associated Press in Hanoi Piece of luck allows ex-US army medic to give macabre memento back to one-time Vietcong Doctor returns arm bones he amputated in war A US doctor yesterday ...

  3. News - World - MILITARY

    Drone strike on US soil possible, says Holder

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Rand Paul, a Republican. In his letter to Paul, which Paul released, Holder stressed that US military and intelligence agencies currently have "no intention" of carrying out ... Agence France-Presse in Washington An 'extraordinary circumstance' could require lethal force, attorney general tells senator Drone strike on US soil possible, says Holder United ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US commander in Japan apologises for rape case

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 08:40am by Associated Press in Tokyo

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo The commander of US forces in Japan apologised on Friday for a case in which two American sailors allegedly raped a woman in Okinawa, and said all US military personnel in the country will now be subject to a curfew and other restrictions. A statement released by US Forces Japan says the 11pm to 5am curfew will apply to US military personnel whether ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Navy seeks funds for Ford aircraft carrier even amid cost overruns

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington More funds sought for carriers even as costs balloon The US Navy is seeking more money to develop its new Gerald Ford-class aircraft carrier and is also sticking ... on Monday as part of the Pentagon's US$526.6 billion budget plan for the next fiscal year. It asks for US$1.8 billion to fund the previously planned procurement of four littoral combat ships ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US and Japan's defence moves a test for Beijing

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... mentality". Significantly, the core of that pivot remains the formidable and decades-old US military presence in Japan. That includes, of course, the 7th Fleet at Yokosuka near Tokyo, buttressed ... Greg Torode Greg Torode wonders how Beijing could ensure Japan doesn't boost its defence spending to compensate for any reduced US presence in the region Chinese puzzle The prospect ...

  7. News - World - US MILITARY

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

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

    ... and for posing for unofficial photographs with human casualties". They also were charged with dereliction of duty. The video caused great embarrassment to the US military and prompted a Naval ... corpses Two US marines will face trial by courts martial for urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and posing for photographs with them. The charges against staff ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Four-star US general demoted for his lavish spending

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... found that Ward took an 11-day trip to Washington and Atlanta with his military entourage that cost US$129,000 and of which only three days were for official business. The primary purpose ... Agence France-Presse in Washington General demoted for improper spending A four-star general who headed US Africa Command has been demoted amid charges he spent hundreds of thousands ...

  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

    ... Associated Press in Fort Bragg Senior officer in 82nd Airborne Division used his rank to coerce women to commit adultery and other offences, say US Army prosecutors General's sex-crimes trial opens US Army prosecutors have offered the first details of a rare criminal case against a general, alleging in a hearing that he committed sex-related crimes involving four female ...

  10. 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 ... to Washington for heavier trucks better designed to withstand insurgent bombs. But their request met with opposition in the Pentagon and in the US Congress, and it took a concerted push from ...




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