Iraq

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, is escorted to a security vehicle outside of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Manning acquitted of most serious charge, but still faces up to 136 years in prison

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning has been acquitted of the most serious charge against him — aiding the enemy — a charge that carried a potential life sentence. […]

07/30/2013

Bradley Manning

Prosecutors: Manning abused his country’s trust

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was a traitor with one mission as an intelligence analyst in Iraq: to find and reveal government secrets to a group of anarchists and bask […]

07/25/2013

In this photo taken on Saturday, July 13, 2013, people inspect the scene of a motorcycle bomb attack in Muqdadiyah, Iraq. (AP Photo, File)

Deadly start to holy month in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Ramadan this year is shaping up to be the deadliest in Iraq since a bloody insurgency and rampant sectarian killings pushed the country to the edge of civil war in the wake […]

07/16/2013

Iraq: Blasts at Sunni mosques in Baghdad kill 21

BAGHDAD (AP) – Bombs exploded outside two Sunni mosques in Baghdad late Saturday, killing at least 21 people leaving prayers and extending a wave of daily violence rippling across Iraq since the start of the […]

07/13/2013

Bradley Manning, US soldier accused of leaking classified material to the Wikileaks website, arriving for pretrial hearing, Fort Meade, Maryland on May 21, 2013. (AP Photo)

Soldier’s defense team rests in WikiLeaks trial

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Pfc. Bradley Manning’s defense rested its case Wednesday after presenting evidence from 10 witnesses, hoping to prove the loads of material the soldier gave to WikiLeaks did not threaten national […]

07/10/2013

Saddam Hussein’s half brother dies of cancer

BAGHDAD (AP) — Saddam Hussein’s half brother, who was facing the gallows for his role as chief of the regime’s feared security service and allegedly one of the architects of the insurgency against U.S. and […]

07/08/2013

U.S. Marine Corps seal. (AP Photo)

Murder conviction against US Marine overturned

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military’s highest court overturned a murder conviction Wednesday against a Camp Pendleton Marine in one of the most significant cases against American troops from the Iraq war. The Court of […]

06/26/2013

US Army soldier participant clears a hurdle as part of Combat Readiness Test, Fort Jackson Army Base, Columbia, South Carolina

Army to cut brigades at 10 US bases

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a massive restructuring, the U.S. Army is slashing the number of active duty combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the country as […]

06/25/2013

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Veterans’ uphill road back, struggle with suicide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five years ago, Joe Miller, an Army Ranger captain with three Iraq tours under his belt, sat at home near Fort Bragg holding a cocked Beretta 40mm, and prepared to kill himself. […]

06/24/2013

Bradley Manning

Prosecutor: Manning dumped info into enemy hands

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning dumped hundreds of thousands of sensitive documents on to the Internet and into enemy hands, a prosecutor said Monday at the beginning of a trial for […]

06/03/2013

A visitor points to the name of someone who died during the Vietnam War on a marble wall, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington DC. (AP Photo)

Obama says don’t take American troops for granted

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday that Americans must honor the sacrifices of their fighting men and women, particularly at a time when the U.S. combat role in Iraq has ended and […]

05/27/2013

US President Barack Obama

Obama: Congress briefed on every drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration informs Congress about every drone strike America orders. In a national security speech Thursday, Obama said the administration has briefed the appropriate congressional committees about all […]

05/23/2013

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