United States Army

President Barack Obama turns toward former Army staff sergeant Ryan M. Pitts, after bestowing him with the Medal of Honor in the East Room of the White House Monday, July 21, 2014, in Washington. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama bestows Medal of Honor on NH veteran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor Monday on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. Ryan M. […]

07/21/2014

In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. The announcement that the U.S. government had secured Bergdahl's release and that it was freeing five senior Taliban figures from Guantanamo Bay has been portrayed first and foremost as a prisoner exchange. But the four-year history of secret dialogue that led to Saturday's release suggests that the main goal of each side may have been far more sweeping. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video)

Bergdahl swap may make closing Guantanamo harder

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is facing re-energized opposition from Republicans and increased questioning from fellow Democrats amid widespread anger in Congress over the swap of five […]

06/04/2014

Flags and balloons marking the release from captivity of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl adorn the sidewalk outside a shop in the soldier's hometown of Hailey, Idaho, Wednesday, June 4, 2014.  The exchange for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo and the still-murky circumstances of how Bergdahl came to be captured nearly five years ago have prompted a fierce debate in Washington and across the country. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)

Bergdahl’s hometown cancels celebration of release

HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — The small Idaho hometown of released captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has canceled plans for a celebration later this month, citing security concerns after it was inundated with negative emails and angry […]

06/04/2014

Taliban video of the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, in white, posted on YouTube.

Taliban video shows handover of US soldier (Video)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The Taliban on Wednesday released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees […]

06/04/2014

House Speaker John Boehner Ohio listens as GOP leaders speak to reporters following a Republican strategy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  (AP Photo)

Congress kept in dark on Bergdahl swap since 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top members of Congress were briefed more than two years ago about the possibility of exchanging an American soldier held captive by the Taliban for five terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, […]

06/03/2014

FILE - This undated file image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. A Pentagon investigation concluded in 2010 that Bergdahl walked away from his unit, and after an initial flurry of searching, the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue him, according to a former senior defense official who was involved in the matter. Instead, the U.S. government pursued negotiations to get him back over the following five years of his captivity — a track that led to his release over the weekend. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)

Bergdahl’s unit comrades recount his disappearance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three former members of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday about Bergdahl’s disappearance, his freedom and how he should be treated now that he’s out. The interviews […]

06/03/2014

Diane Walker takes a picture of a sign celebrating U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release in front of Zaney's coffee shop in Hailey, Idaho. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Kyle Green)

Friends describe freed US soldier as multi-faceted

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl always seemed to be searching for something to define his life. Growing up in the mountain town of Hailey, Idaho, Bergdahl was as likely to be found inside, […]

06/03/2014

This April 23, 2014 file photo shows U.S. Army Specialist Kyle White during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Obama presents top medal to Afghanistan veteran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to former Army Sgt. Kyle White for heroism during an ambush in Afghanistan in 2007. White saved a comrade’s life and helped ensure […]

05/13/2014

U.S. Army Medal of Honor (AP Photo)

24 Army vets receiving the Medal of Honor

A look at the 24 Army veterans receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Most are of Hispanic or Jewish heritage. Eight fought in the Vietnam War, nine in the Korean […]

03/18/2014

Female soldiers training on a firing range. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Few Army women want combat jobs

FORT EUSTIS, Va. (AP) — Only a small fraction of Army women say they’d like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do say they want a job […]

02/25/2014

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