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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘US Military’

Chelsea Manning Wins Fight to Be Called “She”

In a legal fight overs pronouns, chalk one up for gender rights. Chelsea Manning, the Wikileaks leaker formerly known as Bradley Manning, will now be referred to as “she” or a gender-neutral pronoun in all future court proceedings. “This is an important victory for Chelsea, who has been mistreated by the government for years,” said Manning’s attorney Nancy Hollander in …

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Female Officers Filmed While Showering

An investigation is currently underway to determine who secretly filmed female officers of a submarine crew while they were showering and changing clothes. CNN and several other media sources are reporting that tapes of at least three different female officers were filmed over the course of one year while they were using the submarine’s unisex bathrooms. The tapes were then …

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USS Iwo Jima Relocated to Jacksonville, Florida

In 2001, the United States Navy built its last ever conventionally powered steam ship, the USS Iwo Jima. Along with featuring two geared steam turbines which churn out 70,000 horsepower, the ship was equipped with four missile launchers, two .50-caliber machine guns, and two 600 pound boilers. The USS Iwo Jima is the seventh Wasp class ship of its particular …

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Bowe Bergdahl: Was It A Mistake To Free Him?

Obama is facing backlash for his decision to free Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for the release of five top Taliban leaders from Guantanamo. The initial reaction was relief, but now many are questioning the President’s decision. Bergdahl had been in Taliban custody for almost five years before his release. When Bergdahl was released on Saturday, soldiers came forward …

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Chelsea Manning: Pentagon Considering Transfer To Civilian Prison For Gender Treatment

Pentagon is weighing the option to transfer Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison in order for her to get treatment for gender disorder. Manning, born Bradley Edward Manning, is a soldier who was convicted of violating the Espionage Act. Manning, who was an intelligence analyst for an army unit in Iraq, leaked classified information to WikiLeaks in 2010. She was …

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Hellfire Missiles: U.S. Government Sends Ammunition To Iraqi Forces

To show its continued support to the Iraqi forces against their ongoing campaign against terrorism, the United States has sent 100 Hellfire missiles and other ammunition to Iraq, officials of the U.S. Embassy to Iraq announced on Sunday. According to the Embassy’s official statement, the shipment was sent earlier this month with the purpose of reinforcing the Iraqi Security Forces …

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USS Somerset Commissioned In Honor Of Flight 93

On March 1, the USS Somerset was commissioned to become a Navy warship to honor Flight 93, which was hijacked and headed for Washington D.C., but crashed in Pennsylvania killing 40 passengers and crew. The plane was one of the four that was hijacked in September 11, 2001. The Navy ship was sponsored to be built on December 2007 by …

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Chuck Hagel: U.S. Defense Secretary Discusses Pentagon Budget Cuts

United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has outlined the Pentagon’s priorities based on 2015’s defense budget. He recommends downsizing the Army to a smaller size in order to meet the budget and balance postwar defense requirements. At present, the Army has about 522,000 soldiers on active-duty. This number is slated to shrink down to 490,000 in 2015. Hagel also …

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John Eisenhower, Son Of Former President, Dies At Age 91

John Eisenhower, the son of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, has passed away at the age of 91. In his career, Eisenhower spent time in the U.S. army, and then chronicled the history of the U.S. military throughout several books. He was a historian, and author, coming off of his father’s legacy in the military, and his time during the …

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Military Strike Syria: Britain Says No

Since the last WebProNews update on the crisis in Syria, there has been a lot of breaking news. The British parliament voted “no” on the decision to use military force against Syria. The British government had gathered intelligence and published a landmark assessment to provide evidence that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons on its people, thus killing hundreds of …

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NORAD Evacuated Over Suspicious Packages

The Associated Press is reporting that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) headquarters near Colorado Springs was evacuated for around four and a half hours on Thursday. The evacuation of around 1,500 people took place because of five “suspicious” or “out of place” packages that were found at the site. Personnel were called in to examine the packages and …

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ACLU: Marine Has 1st Amendment Right To Criticize President

Sgt. Gary Stein is in serious hot water. The now famous marine got into the proverbial hot water after he made comments that the President, his commander-in-chief, was an enemy of the state and said that he would refuse any unlawful orders from Obama. While this is not the first time that he has been in hot water for politically …

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