Articles from The Guardian - US military

Revealed: how Trump's transgender ban has forced military members back into hiding

Guardian investigation finds increased hostility towards trans people who could lose everything if they are outed

Donald Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the US military has spread a pall of fear over the 15,000 personnel it touches and emboldened hostility towards even those on the frontline of active duty, an investigation by the Guardian has found.

The Pentagon emits more greenhouse gases than Portugal, study finds

Pentagon released 59m metric tons of carbon dioxide and other warming gases in 2017, research shows

The United States creates more planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions through its defense operations alone than industrialized countries such as Sweden and Portugal, researchers said on Wednesday.

The Pentagon, which oversees the US military, released about 59m metric tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in 2017, according to the first study to compile such comprehensive data, published by Brown University.

Jamaican fishermen forcibly held and abused by US Coast Guard, lawsuit says

Quartet say officers accused them of drug smuggling, stripped them naked, burned their boat, and shackled them in Caribbean

On 13 September 2017, five Jamaican fisherman set out in the Jossette, a two-engine boat made of fiberglass and wood.

Their destination was an island group named Morant Cays – a popular haunt for fishermen about seven hours from home.

West Point cadet's rape conviction reversal outrages victim advocates

Panel ordered Jacob Whisenhunt released and reinstated at the academy, but some say the decision is ‘filled with victim-blaming’

A military appeals court’s reversal of a West Point cadet’s rape conviction and 21-year prison sentence has outraged sexual assault victim advocates.

The cadet’s attorney says the decision demonstrates the need for checks and balances on court martial panels handpicked by commanders under pressure to convict in a time of intense focus on sexual assault in military service academies.

US and Russia blame each other after warships nearly collide

American guided-missile cruiser and Russian destroyer came within 165ft of each other in the East China Sea

The US and Russia have accused each other of unsafe actions after an American guided-missile cruiser and a Russian destroyer came within 165ft (50 meters) of each other in the East China Sea.

The US Seventh Fleet said the Russian destroyer put the safety of the USS Chancellorsville and its crew at risk, forcing it to reverse all engines at full throttle to avoid a collision.

I'd do it again, says D-day Omaha beach 'suicide wave' veteran

Trump and Macron laud Russell Pickett, sole survivor of US infantry company that led the charge

As Russell Pickett, 94, from Tennessee, was helped to his feet by the French president and hugged by Donald Trump, the 15,000 people gathered at the American cemetery in Normandy to commemorate the D-day landings 75 years ago stood to applaud.

West Point accident: one cadet dead and 22 people injured after vehicle flips

  • Vehicle overturned 60 miles north of New York City at 6.45am
  • Andrew Cuomo said number of fatalities could increase

One cadet from the elite US military training academy West Point was killed and 22 people were injured when a vehicle they were riding in for summer training overturned early on Thursday.