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Presence of US troops in Pakistan not long-term, says interior minister

  • Ahmad’s response comes after videos and pictures of the US troops surfaced on social media, sparking speculations that there would be a long-term presence of the American military on Pakistan’s soil.
Ahmad’s response comes after videos and pictures of the US troops surfaced on social media, sparking speculations that there would be a long-term presence of the American military in Pakistan. (AP/Representative Photo)
Ahmad’s response comes after videos and pictures of the US troops surfaced on social media, sparking speculations that there would be a long-term presence of the American military in Pakistan. (AP/Representative Photo)
Published on Aug 31, 2021 06:18 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'We only have hours': Army veteran's desperate appeal to save Afghan interpreter

In an interview, Henkel said he spent "the entirety" of his time in Afghanistan with his interpreter whom he called "Kevin," his nickname, to protect his identity. Henkel also declined to specify the province where the two worked together.
Scott Henkel, second to the right, poses for a photo with other troop members and the Afghan interpreter, nicknamed
Scott Henkel, second to the right, poses for a photo with other troop members and the Afghan interpreter, nicknamed "Kevin", on the right. (Photo via Daily Camera, courtesy Scott Henkel)
Published on Aug 21, 2021 07:47 AM IST
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Philippines, US begin two-week joint military drill

  • This year's resumption of the annual BK-21 event follows a phone call between the two countries' defence chiefs on Sunday to "reaffirm their shared commitment to the US-Philippines alliance".
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and United States Military attend the opening of the 36th Balikatan Exercise (BK36-21) wearing masks and maintaining social distancing amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, April 12, 2021. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES(via REUTERS)
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and United States Military attend the opening of the 36th Balikatan Exercise (BK36-21) wearing masks and maintaining social distancing amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, April 12, 2021. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES(via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 12, 2021 04:14 PM IST
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US Army investigating officer who led group to Washington rally

Captain Emily Rainey, a psychological operations officer, said she led 100 members of Moore County Citizens for Freedom, which describes itself online as a nonpartisan network promoting conservative values, to Washington to “stand against election fraud” and support Trump.
Captain Emily Rainey made headlines back in May after she posted a video online of her pulling down caution tape at a playground that was closed under North Carolina’s Covid-19 restrictions(AP)
Captain Emily Rainey made headlines back in May after she posted a video online of her pulling down caution tape at a playground that was closed under North Carolina’s Covid-19 restrictions(AP)
Published on Jan 11, 2021 07:27 PM IST
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US Army sergeant charged in Illinois bowling alley shooting that killed 3

Winnebago County State’s Attorney J. Hanley said Duke Webb, 37, has been charged with three counts of murder and three counts of first-degree attempted murder in the shooting at Don Carter Lanes, in Rockford, on Saturday evening.
This booking photo provided by Winnebago County Sheriff's Office shows Duke Webb, a US serviceman from Florida has been charged in the deaths of three people and the wounding of three more in a shooting at an Illinois bowling alley .(AP)
This booking photo provided by Winnebago County Sheriff's Office shows Duke Webb, a US serviceman from Florida has been charged in the deaths of three people and the wounding of three more in a shooting at an Illinois bowling alley .(AP)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 04:17 AM IST
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Rockford | By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

SolarWinds Orion hack: Pentagon, White House and US army impacted

According to Reuters, which broke the news on Sunday, hackers believed to be working for Russia have been monitoring internal email traffic at the US treasury and commerce departments.
SolarWinds, publicly-listed in Austin, is a Texas-based company with a value of over $6 billion. According to the company, it has over 300,000 customers.(Reuters)
SolarWinds, publicly-listed in Austin, is a Texas-based company with a value of over $6 billion. According to the company, it has over 300,000 customers.(Reuters)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 05:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni

US Army quarantines 90 soldiers with coronavirus at Fort Bragg

The US Army has quarantined 90 soldiers and instructors who tested positive for the coronavirus during a survival course at Fort Bragg.
Now all 110 are quarantined, although the 20 people who did not test positive were separated from the rest, she said.(AFP file photo)
Now all 110 are quarantined, although the 20 people who did not test positive were separated from the rest, she said.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 12:00 AM IST
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Fort Bragg | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh

Normandy remembers D-Day without crowds amid pandemic

Compared to last year, when many tens of thousands came to the northern French beaches of Normandy to cheer the dwindling number of veterans and celebrate three-quarters of a century of liberation from Nazi oppression, the coronavirus lockdown turned this year’s remembrance into one of the eeriest ever.
British commandos on Jig Green beach during the invasion of Normandy in France on June 6, 1944.
British commandos on Jig Green beach during the invasion of Normandy in France on June 6, 1944.
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 04:32 AM IST
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COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France | By Associated Press

US to test bombs that glide at five times the speed of sound

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the next Pentagon budget proposal will increase funding beyond the $5 billion provided in this year’s 5 year budget plan for the technology.
The Navy, Army and Air Force as well as the Pentagon’s advanced research agency are all developing prototype weapons.(Getty Representative Photo)
The Navy, Army and Air Force as well as the Pentagon’s advanced research agency are all developing prototype weapons.(Getty Representative Photo)
Updated on Jan 28, 2020 04:16 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By Tony Capaccio

Ex-US NSA Michael Flynn gets sentencing date as judge throws out all challenges

US District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington also said that Flynn wasn’t entitled to additional evidence.
Flynn, a retired US Army general who served as the president’s first national security adviser, will be sentenced Jan. 28.(AP FILE)
Flynn, a retired US Army general who served as the president’s first national security adviser, will be sentenced Jan. 28.(AP FILE)
Updated on Dec 17, 2019 06:26 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Andrew Harris

Hyten lied about sexually assaulting me: US Army colonel

US Army Colonel maintained the sexual assault accusations she had leveled against President Donald Trump’s nominee General John Hyten.
Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten.(REUTERS File Photo)
Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten.(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2019 12:07 PM IST
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Washington | By Reuters

US-Iran tensions take new turn, warships, missiles deployed near Qatar US Army base

US is deploying additional Patriot missiles in the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran,(AP)
US is deploying additional Patriot missiles in the Middle East amid escalating tensions with Iran,(AP)
Published on May 11, 2019 07:34 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service

IAF now closer to inducting Apache choppers in fleet

Senior IAF officials said the addition of AH-64E (I) Apache helicopter is a significant step towards modernisation of the force’s chopper fleet.
The addition of AH-64 E (I) helicopter is a significant step towards modernisation of IAF’s helicopter fleet. The helicopter has been customized to suit IAF’s future requirements and would have significant capability in mountainous terrain.(Twitter/ Indian Air Force)
The addition of AH-64 E (I) helicopter is a significant step towards modernisation of IAF’s helicopter fleet. The helicopter has been customized to suit IAF’s future requirements and would have significant capability in mountainous terrain.(Twitter/ Indian Air Force)
Updated on May 12, 2019 01:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Army chief Bipin Rawat meets top US Army official, discusses terrorism

General Raymond Thomas, the Commander of the US Special Operations Command, met Army Chief general Bipin Rawat, during which the two officers discussed Pakistan’s “continued support to terrorism”.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)
Army chief General Bipin Rawat.(Sonu Mehta/HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 08:25 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Indian-American ISIS supporter sentenced to 5 years for lying in attempt to join US Army

Shivam Patel,who was raised Hindu before converting to Islam claims to a supporter of the Islamic State terror group, told an FBI undercover employee that he wanted to commit jihad
The Williamsburg, Virginia man was sentenced y to five years in prison for passport fraud and making false statements in his application to join the US military(Representative Photo)
The Williamsburg, Virginia man was sentenced y to five years in prison for passport fraud and making false statements in his application to join the US military(Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2019 06:18 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India

Difficult to contain insurgency in Afghanistan if Pak continues to protect terrorists: Top US Army General

Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, General Mark A Milley, Chief of Staff of the US Army, said to the end insurgency in Afghanistan, it was important to reduce the threat of terrorism something that can be handled on a routine basis by the internal security forces.
One of the American objectives since 2001 has been that Afghanistan no longer was a platform for terrorists to conduct strikes on the continental United States, or in the United States.(Representational Photo)
One of the American objectives since 2001 has been that Afghanistan no longer was a platform for terrorists to conduct strikes on the continental United States, or in the United States.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 10:11 AM IST
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Press Trust of India, Pentagon | By HT Correspondent
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