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U.S. Army looking to replace outdated Humvee with electric drive vehicle

US Army Goes All Chevy Volt With New Hybrid EV (via Clean Technica) The US Army is working on a more fuel efficient, lightweight and protective multi-purpose vehicle to replace its notoriously outdated Humvee, and we’re shocked — shocked! — to learn that the new prototype features an all-electric drive.…

U.S. troops ‘posed with Afghan remains in 2010′

US soldiers took pictures of themselves posing with the mangled remains of suspected Afghan suicide bombers on more than one occasion in 2010, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday. The LA Times said the US Army had launched an investigation into the incident after the newspaper showed them some of the photos, which…

Army suicides rose 80% after start of Iraq War: study

The number of suicides in the US Army rose by 80 percent after the United States launched the war on Iraq, American military doctors reported on Thursday. From 1977 to 2003, the tally of army suicides had trended slightly downwards, and was far below civilian rates. But it started to…

WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning arraignment for February 23

WASHINGTON — US Army Private Bradley Manning, accused of giving a trove of classified documents to WikiLeaks, is to be formally charged later this month ahead of a court-martial, the US Army said Thursday. Manning, 24, is accused of one of the most serious intelligence breaches in US history and…

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