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Thursday 21 April 2011
Private Bradley Manning left his tiny cell in a United States Marine Corps prison for a long-term military detention centre in Kansas yesterday, as the Pentagon tried to cut short a deepening controversy that was turning into a stain on the reputation of Barack Obama's administration.
Wednesday 20 April 2011
The US army private suspected of giving classified data to WikiLeaks is being moved from a Marine jail south of Washington to a state-of-the-art facility at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, where Pentagon officials said more extensive mental, emotional and physical health care will be available.
Tuesday 19 April 2011
General Stanley McChrystal, the former commander of US forces in Afghanistan who was sacked after giving a controversial interview to Rolling Stone magazine last year, has been cleared of any wrongdoing by a Pentagon inquiry.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
US forces in Japan are not allowed within 50 miles (80 km) of a crippled nuclear power plant, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, outlining a larger no-go zone than the one Japan has recommended amid fears about the spread of radiation.
Saturday 26 February 2011
US Outlook: The saga of the US Air Force's effort to replace its fleet of mid-air refuelling tankers has had all the drama, cliffhangers and improbable plot twists of a prime-time soap opera. Let's hope that wasn't the last episode.
Friday 11 February 2011
Osama Bin Laden's former cook and driver, who was convicted at a war crimes tribunal at Guantanamo, has had his prison sentence reduced from 14 years to two years by a Pentagon official.
Monday 17 January 2011
Saturday 08 January 2011
The pentagon has announced plans to cut $78bn (£50bn) in US defence spending over five years, including a reduction of 47,000 troops.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
The captain of an American aircraft carrier has been relieved of his command after circulating bawdy videos among his crew that featured slurs against homosexuals, simulated masturbation and toilet humour.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
police in Delaware are investigating the murder of a former Pentagon official after his body was found in a rubbish dump.
Wednesday 01 December 2010
The drive to allow gays and lesbians openly to join the US military for the first time was set to get a significant boost last night as the Pentagon unveiled the results of a study showing that soldiers who are already serving either support the move or do not care enough about the issue to oppose it.
Wednesday 10 November 2010
The US Defence Department said yesterday it was trying to determine if a missile was launched on Monday off the coast of southern California and, if so, who might have fired it.
Sunday 24 October 2010
Friday 22 October 2010
A Federal appeal court has frozen a judge's order halting the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, even as the Pentagon has announced it will accept openly gay recruits.
Friday 22 October 2010
Music: I don't really like music any more. I bought The Coral; the single's brilliant but the album's OK. I bought David Rawlings because he's Gillian Welch's guitarist – I heard one of the songs called "Method Acting" and it's a cover of a Conor Oberst song. But the album's not very good. The one record I liked this year – and I'm shocked to say it as I managed them for years – is Carl Barat's album – it's a complete departure. It's like Scott Walker and Kevin Rowland –it's the best record Carl's ever made.
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