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Biden: GOP audience booing gay soldier was ‘reprehensible’

When asked about the booing of a gay soldier at a recent Republican presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden was nearly speechless Tuesday, something that does not happen very often. “What did you think of the booing that went on the other day about the gay soldier?” The View‘s Joy…

Gary Johnson condemns booing of gay soldier at GOP debate

Former New Mexico governor and Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Friday condemned audience members who booed a homosexual U.S. soldier during the Fox News GOP presidential debate. “If I have one regret from last evening, it’s that I didn’t stand up and say, you know, you’re booing a U.S.…

GOP debate audience boos gay soldier

A question from a gay soldier was met with boos during Thursday night’s Fox News Republican presidential debate. “In 2010 when I was deployed to Iraq, I had to lie about who I was because I’m a gay soldier and I didn’t want to lose my job,” Stephen Hill, a…

Gunman in Afghan army gear kills NATO soldier

KABUL — A man wearing an Afghan army uniform killed a NATO soldier in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, the alliance’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said. The incident was the latest in a string of attacks on Western troops by men dressed in the uniform of local security forces, although…

U.N. says U.S. broke torture rule in denying access to Manning

On the same day that a major human rights organization issued a scathing report on Bush-era prisoner abuses, the United Nations alleged that the United States had violated a “long-standing” rule meant to prevent the torture of prisoners, by denying an official access to Pvt. Bradley Manning, the lone soldier…

Afghan spy agency guard kills two Americans

An Afghan spy agency bodyguard shot dead an American soldier and development worker in a gunfight triggered by a roadside argument Saturday before being killed by return fire. The shootout in the northern province of Panjsher, one of the most peaceful parts of Afghanistan, is the latest in a series…

U.S. soldier still fighting Afghan war at 59

Who says soldiering is a young man’s game? Staff Sergeant Eric Ferguson joined the US army in 1973 and — now approaching his 60th birthday — he is still on active duty, leading distribution convoys through some of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. Armed with an M4 machine gun,…

British soldier missing in Afghanistan

A British soldier has been reported missing in southern Afghanistan, with NATO launching a manhunt to find him. “The Ministry of Defense can confirm that a British serviceman is missing in Afghanistan. An extensive operation to locate him is under way,” the ministry said in a statement tonight. “The individual…

U.S. identifies remains of soldier missing since 1951

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Sixty years after vanishing on the battlefields of the Korean War and 20 years after being shipped back in a coffin, the remains of a US soldier have been identified using DNA testing. The Pentagon said Monday it had identified Corporal A.V. Scott, who went missing in…

Manning unstable, unfit for service in Iraq: fellow soldier

Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army intelligence officer accused of leaking thousands of government documents to whistleblower group WikiLeaks, was deemed unfit for service in the military, according to reports unearthed by The Guardian. Manning was so unstable prior to his deployment to Iraq that he wet himself, was prone to…

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