Military

  • January 24, 2012  

    A military judge on Tuesday recommended 90 days of confinement and reduction in rank for Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the remaining Marine charged in a case that shook Iraq and the U.S. — the gunning down of 24 civilians in Haditha in 2005. However, because of a pre-trial agreement, he will serve no time. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2012  

    At his sentencing hearing Tuesday, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, the remaining Marine charged in the 2005 Haditha killings, expressed sorrow for the victims, and said he hadn’t meant for his men to kill innocent Iraqis. Margaret Warner discusses his plea deal with two retired Marines, Lt. Col. Gary Solis and Capt. Bing West. Continue reading

  • January 12, 2012  

    The U.S. military faced a new firestorm of criticism Thursday after a video appeared on YouTube, purportedly showing four U.S. Marines urinating on three bodies of Taliban fighters. The video triggered condemnations and investigations. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • January 4, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, the Big Three U.S. automakers turned in upbeat sales reports for 2011. Chrysler led the pack with a 26 percent gain over 2010 while General Motors sold 13 percent more. Also, opposition leaders said Syria’s government is misleading Arab League peace monitors about the military presence in some cities. Continue reading

  • January 3, 2012   BY David Coles  

    Getty Images Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to unveil his plan later this week for cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from the U.S. military budget in coming years. He will address this and other matters related to the … Continue reading

  • January 2, 2012  

    In April, the Egyptian military, which had been seen as heroic in its support of the protest movement that ousted President Hosni Mubarak, began engaging in a brutal and deadly crackdown on protesters. GlobalPost’s Charles Sennott reports on the army’s role in the country’s continuing revolution and evolving power structure. Continue reading

  • January 2, 2012  

    Egyptian security forces last week raided the offices of human rights organizations, including several backed by the U.S. government, further straining relations between the countries. Jeffrey Brown discusses ongoing upheaval in Egypt with Georgetown University’s Samer Shehata and The Council on Foreign Relations’ Steven Cook. Continue reading

  • December 20, 2011  

    After the last U.S. convoy crossed into Kuwait, Iraq has been thrust into new and potentially dangerous turmoil with an arrest warrant issued for Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi on charges that he had run death squads during the sectarian bloodbath of 2006 and 2007. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • December 20, 2011  

    The last U.S. convoy had hardly crossed into Kuwait on Sunday when Iraq was thrust into new and potentially dangerous political turmoil. Judy Woodruff discusses the country’s latest political crisis with the Naval Postgraduate School’s Abbas Kadhim and Feisal Istrabadi of Indiana University. Continue reading

  • December 16, 2011   BY News Desk  

    Several dozen supporters of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning gathered Friday at the entrance to Fort Meade, where his preliminary hearing is taking place. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Months of debate and demonstrations over the flood of classified U.S. … Continue reading