US military

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Mother of female soldier who died at Texas base to travel from Mexico
Private Ana Basaldua Ruiz, 20, was found dead at Fort Hood having complained to her family about sexual harassment

Maya Yang

25, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Lives torn apart by British airstrikes in Mosul give lie to UK’s ‘perfect’ precision war
Exclusive: Britain says no civilians died in its targeted bombing of Islamic State in Iraq. The Guardian went in search of the unacknowledged victims

Emma Graham-Harrison and Joe Dyke in Mosul

21, Mar, 2023 @5:06 PM

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How women played crucial roles in Iraq – and changed US military forever
At the time of the invasion, American military women were still banned from ground combat, but they quickly found themselves under enemy fire

Maya Yang

21, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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The tiny Philippine island on the frontline of the US-China battle for supremacy
Years ago, Fuga Island was set to host a Chinese ‘smart city’. Now it may become home to American troops as the US seeks to protect Taiwan and the region

Carmela Fonbuena in Fuga Island, Philippines

17, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

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US releases footage of Russian jet crashing into American drone over Black Sea
Pentagon says video has been edited for length but shows sequence of events

Dan Sabbagh, Martin Belam, and Julian Borger in Washington

16, Mar, 2023 @1:20 PM

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‘Path of error and danger’: China angry and confused over Aukus deal
Deal is designed to counter perceived threat from Beijing but analysts in China say it could push region closer to conflict

Amy Hawkins Senior China correspondent

16, Mar, 2023 @10:46 AM

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How the Iraq war altered US politics and led to the emergence of Trump
The drive to war was fueled by partisanship and served as an accelerant to the extremism that led to Trump and the Capitol riot

Julian Borger in Washington

16, Mar, 2023 @8:45 AM

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Russia plans to recover wreckage of US drone downed over Black Sea
US says any recovery operation in such deep water would be difficult and unlikely to yield useful intelligence

Julian Borger in Washington

15, Mar, 2023 @7:36 PM

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Russian downing of US drone ‘unprofessional’, says UK defence secretary
Ben Wallace urges respect for international airspace as presumption grows incident was one-off blunder by Russian pilot

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

15, Mar, 2023 @12:23 PM

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MQ-9 Reaper: what is the US drone that collided with a Russian jet and how is it used?
The US air force operates a number of unmanned aircraft or UAVs, with the MQ-9 Reaper the most common

Jonathan Yerushalmy

15, Mar, 2023 @5:14 AM

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Miscalculation fears rise after Russian fighter jet collides with US drone over Black Sea
US accuses Russia of ‘unsafe and unprofessional’ intercept of MQ-9 Reaper drone over waters west of Crimea

Julian Borger in Washington and Pjotr Sauer

15, Mar, 2023 @12:56 AM

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Russian downing of US drone marks escalation of confrontation near war zone
Russia’s and China’s ‘coercive signalling’ to US aircraft in international airspace is nothing new, but downing a craft is a worrying development

Julian Borger in Washington

14, Mar, 2023 @11:15 PM

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