US military

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'There's a degree of mistrust': a third of US military personnel refuse Covid vaccine
Defense secretary Lloyd Austin acknowledges hesitancy and says ‘we have to work to hard to dispel rumors and provide facts’

Oliver Milman

27, Feb, 2021 @3:18 PM

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US navy veteran having mental health crisis died after officer knelt on his neck
Family of Angelo Quinto said police officer knelt on his neck for almost five minutes after they called for help

Ed Pilkington in New York and agency

24, Feb, 2021 @5:21 PM

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My Brother’s Keeper: a former Guantánamo detainee's unlikely friendship with his guard
Mohamedou Ould Salahi and one of his former guards, Steve Wood, reunite in Mauritania 13 years after last seeing each other, rekindling an unlikely relationship that profoundly changed their lives.

Laurence Topham, Lindsay Poulton, Tom Silverstone, Charlie Phillips and Mustafa Khalili

23, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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How West Virginia's decade of bad luck steeled it to fight Covid
From a 100-year flood to a chemical leak, the state has approached its challenges the same way – and now that method has helped to distribute 81% of available vaccines

Zack Harold in Charleston

10, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Just £12,000 of £40m fund for displaced Chagos islanders has been spent
MP representing most of UK’s Chagossians says failure to use compensation money to help those facing hardship is outrageous

Katie Armour

31, Jan, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Biden continues to unpick Trump's legacy as impeachment trial looms
New president has overturned Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in military as part of blitz of executive orders

David Smith in Washington

25, Jan, 2021 @8:44 PM

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Former general Lloyd Austin confirmed as Biden's defense secretary
Austin is first African American to lead Pentagon after Senate votes 97-2 after House waives ban on recently retired officers

Joan E Greve and Lauren Gambino in Washington

22, Jan, 2021 @9:15 PM

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China revives conspiracy theory of US army link to Covid
Suspicions about army lab spread on social media after official’s tit-for-tat response to US claim

Helen Davidson in Taipei

20, Jan, 2021 @1:13 PM

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'This is not freedom': militarized US Capitol a sign of forever wars coming home
In the aftermath of the attack, a huge security crackdown has left local residents disoriented and prompted condemnation

Lois Beckett

20, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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'To heal, we must remember': Biden holds memorial for 400,000 US Covid victims – as it happened
Event at the Lincoln Memorial offers ‘national moment of unity’ to honor the lives lost to Covid-19, tweets Jill Biden – follow live

Maanvi Singh (now), Joan E Greve and Martin Belam (earlier)

20, Jan, 2021 @2:49 AM

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Tucker Carlson baselessly claims Democrats using troops as 'political weapon'
Fox News host’s claims echo rightwing conspiracy theories spreading on social media

Martin Pengelly in New York

19, Jan, 2021 @4:09 PM

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FBI vets thousands of troops amid fears of insider attack on Biden inauguration
Extra security checks take place to prevent repeat of 6 January attack on Capitol, as national guard plays down fears of extremism within ranks

David Smith in Washington

19, Jan, 2021 @7:01 AM

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