His statements marked the opening of the defence’s case, which suffered a blow earlier in the day when the presiding military judge said President Donald Trump had not damaged Bergdahl’s chances of a fair sentence.
Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy, with the latter offence carrying a possible life sentence.
As a private citizen, Donald Trump advocated for full US withdrawal. As president, he has chosen to perpetuate, prolong and expand the war, at the cost to more US treasure and lives.
Sergeant Ikaika Erik Kang was arrested following a year-long secret FBI probe involving undercover agents who posed as ISIS operatives and sympathisers.
Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, an air traffic control specialist was arrested by the FBI following a year-long undercover probe for trying to spy for and aid ISIS.
The decision on an investigation, which ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said was “imminent,” was pushed back due to “substantial” new information from Kabul.
The Pentagon ended its ban on openly trans people in 2016 under the Obama administration, but the delay under Trump’s administration has worried activists.
The National Defense Authorization Act has bipartisan support for expanding the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa programme which has been at a risk of closing.
The shooter was a US Army veteran, and allegedly singled out the individuals he killed at the scene.
The Malmedy trial remains an example of how competent professionals confronted a blizzard of fake news and fought against that era’s most dangerous demagogues.
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