US military

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‘A sacred space’: Sebastian Junger and Seth Moulton on Vets Town Hall
The bestselling author wants to help Americans understand those in the military. On Veterans Day, the Democratic congressman hosted a hometown event

Martin Pengelly in Marblehead, Massachusetts

13, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Chelsea Manning: ‘I struggle with the so-called free world compared with life in prison’
Nihilist, anarchist, idealist, troubled young transperson crying out for help: when a 22-year-old US military analyst leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents, everyone thought they knew why. They were wrong, she says. This is what really happened

Emma Brockes

22, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Cuban missile crisis, 60 years on: what the Russians left behind
Villagers became enmeshed in a battle for nuclear dominance – with the showdown leading Cuba to become one of the most militarised states in the world

Ed Augustin in Santa Cruz de los Pinos

16, Oct, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX says it can no longer fund Starlink internet in Ukraine
Firm reportedly asks US government to pick up bill as relationship between Musk and Kyiv breaks down

Alex Hern

14, Oct, 2022 @11:06 AM

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Pentagon spokesperson tamps down concerns over nuclear ‘Armageddon’
John Kirby says Biden’s warning about threat of a nuclear attack from Russia were not based on specific new information

Sam Levine in New York

09, Oct, 2022 @3:32 PM

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Ex-US army medic allegedly lured migrants on to flights to Martha’s Vineyard
Perla Huerta was reportedly sent to Texas from Florida to fill planes chartered by DeSantis, offering gift cards to asylum seekers

Coral Murphy Marcos

03, Oct, 2022 @1:59 PM

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‘These people had our backs’: US veterans lobby to rescue allies trapped in Afghanistan
The Afghan Adjustment Act would offer permanent resident status to Afghans who fled the Taliban but Congress has not taken action

Olivia Rose Empson

02, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Fat Leonard’, fugitive contractor in US navy’s worst corruption scandal, arrested in Venezuela
Malaysian defence contractor fled before sentencing in US over bribery scheme that lasted more than a decade and involved dozens of US navy officers

Guardian staff and agencies

22, Sep, 2022 @5:33 AM

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‘It’s not a banger’: response to Space Force official song is less than stellar
The new song, Semper Supra, is set to a jaunty tune, but critics say its lyrics are ‘verbal word salad’

Martin Pengelly in New York

20, Sep, 2022 @7:13 PM

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Command by Lawrence Freedman review – inside the war room
From Korea to Ukraine, a brilliant study of the politics and personalities that drive modern conflicts

John Simpson

17, Sep, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Whiskey, Kobe beef and suckling pig: inside the ‘Fat Leonard’ navy bribery scandal
Leonard Francis, who pleaded guilty to fraud, is on the run, leaving questions about the role of military contractors in his wake

Edward Helmore

11, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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US soldier who posted about killing Black people given top security pass
Investigation into Killian Ryan uncovers violent and racist remarks on social media and ties to white supremacist groups

Nina Lakhani in New York

08, Sep, 2022 @12:49 PM

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