Manning was recently released from a US military prison seven years after being arrested for passing secrets to WikiLeaks in the largest breach of classified information in US history.
In 2010, the former military intelligence analyst, then known as Private First Class Bradley Manning, provided thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks.
Gilbert Baker, who was born in Kansas in 1951, was stationed in San Francisco in the early 1970s while serving in the US Army, at the start of the gay rights movement.
Under the new policy, brigade commanders must grant religious accommodations unless the requester’s religious belief is not sincere or the army identifies a specific, concrete hazard.
Just as in an earlier era, McCarthy’s criticism of the US army was a major factor in his downfall, the Republican presidential nominee’s feud with the Muslim parents of a fallen US Army soldier could herald the end of his campaign.
Recent attacks in Kunduz in northeast Afghanistan have resulted in the bombing of the only hospital in the region.
A landmark case will help community youngsters join the Army in larger numbers