Two US-based rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the US Army for allegedly not enlisting a Sikh student in the Reserve Officer Training Corps programme, unless he shaved his beard and cut his hair.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that the world has now become a more volatile, less predictable and more threatening as he warned that the US Army is still short of what is needed to defend the nation with minimum risk after being hit with the budget cuts last year.
Freed US prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl on Wednesday answered all questions put to him by the US Army general investigating the circumstances leading to his capture by the Taliban, Bergdahl’s attorney said.
The lawyer representing Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has said that his client has been vilified by some people, but the public should not leap to conclusions before the US Army finishes its investigation into how and why the soldier left his post in Afghanistan before being captured by the Taliban.
US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was released in a prisoner swap deal with the Taliban after five years of captivity, has joined active duty following a reintegration process, the Pentagon said on Monday.
The US Army sergeant recently released from captivity by the Taliban is in something of a legal limbo as the investigation continues into why and how he left his post in Afghanistan five years ago and ended up in insurgents` hands.
US Army officials had reportedly considered conducting a rescue mission inside Pakistan to free US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was taken hostage by Taliban in 2009, according to a Washington Times report.
Two former US Army soldiers have pleaded guilty to accepting about USD 250,000 in bribes from contractors in Afghanistan and shipping the cash back to the United States to be laundered through a landscaping business.
The US Army Corps of Engineers has offered India its expertise in fields ranging from water resource management to research and development, environmental issues and construction of facilities for soldiers and civilians.