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March 15, 2012 | By David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times
Whap. Whap. Army Staff Sgt. Jackelyn Walker is snapping left jabs at Pfc. Greg Langarica's head. She doesn't like his smirk. Whap. Whap. She lunges for his midsection, slams him down and locks him in a chokehold. Langarica's face goes crimson. His smirk is gone. The 1,000 or so spectators in the Army gym howl with glee. The Army still bars women from fighting in combat units. But some women are trying to break that barrier far from the front lines - by battling male soldiers in chain-link cages against a backdrop of strobe lights, thumping music and swirling smoke.
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WORLD
January 30, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
As Yousef Ahmed, a 25-year-old protester, marched along a riverfront boulevard Saturday, a soldier atop one tank extended an arm and helped him climb aboard. They embraced and posed for a picture. "He's my cousin," Ahmed said, laughing. He said he has 10 other relatives serving in the military. "I asked him if the army had orders to attack us. He said, 'You're family. How can we harm our family?'" In stark contrast to the ugly clashes between Egyptian police officers and protesters, the nation's soldiers were greeted like rock stars when they moved into Cairo's restive streets.
NATIONAL
October 2, 2009 | David Zucchino
Before soldiers leave on missions in Iraq or Afghanistan, they often are ordered to do everything in their power to bring their buddies back. "Leave no man behind" is the motto. But does that military ethos apply to soldiers heading out for a rowdy weekend in the United States? That question is being raised at an unusual court-martial on this massive Army base, where a young paratrooper who struggled to bring a combative, drunk soldier back to the barracks has been accused of causing his death.
NATIONAL
March 19, 2014 | By David Zucchino
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - His eyes red, his head bowed, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair strode uneasily to a courtroom lectern Wednesday and glanced up at a silver-haired military judge who will sentence him for offenses he admits he committed. Exactly two years had passed since a young Army captain who worked for Sinclair walked into the office of his commander in Afghanistan and revealed that she and the general had carried on an adulterous three-year affair in two war zones - prompting Army prosecutors Wednesday to ask the judge to dismiss Sinclair from the service.
WORLD
July 24, 2010 | By David S. Cloud, Los Angeles Times
Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal said goodbye to the Army on Friday in a poignant ceremony that paid tribute to his three decades of military service and barely mentioned his firing by President Obama for insubordination. It was McChrystal who alluded most directly to his own precipitous fall, standing at the podium and looking out at formations of soldiers and former comrades. "Service in this business is tough and often dangerous, and it extracts a price for participation, and that price can be high," McChrystal said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2010 | By Pete Metzger
Even though Army of Two: The 40th Day improves on its predecessor in nearly every way, this action war game won't make anyone put down Modern Warfare 2 any time soon. In the first outing, released in 2008, the great concept of playing as part of a tandem of mercenaries out to get rich by killing enemies was ruined by the lousy artificial intelligence your partner had. Any place you wanted to be, he would stand, ratcheting up the frustration levels. Add that to a forgettable story and mediocre controls and you wonder why the game was such a success and a sequel was even considered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2009 | By Teresa Watanabe
On a chilly Saturday morning this month, the future soldiers of the U.S. Army huffed and puffed through push-ups, sit-ups and stretches in Whittier Narrows Regional Park in South El Monte. There was the gangly white kid with the blond buzz cut and the buffed-out Latino dude, head draped in a black bandanna. And then there was Jennifer Ren, small, slight and bespectacled, an immigrant from China who gamely kept up with the guys and sees the Army as a ticket to U.S. citizenship and a job in accounting and finance.
NEWS
April 24, 1987 | Associated Press
The Army acknowledged today that 12 Bradley Fighting Vehicles have sunk during amphibious testing, nearly double the number previously reported, but it denied a congressman's assertion that the combat personnel carrier "leaks like a sieve." As recently as last week, the Army said there had been only seven sinkings of the armored vehicles. But Army Under Secretary James R.
NEWS
January 24, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
The army struck back at Hutu insurgents in northwestern Rwanda, killing as many as 350 people in a series of attacks, aid workers and residents said. The military operations were intended to flush out Hutu militants accused of slaying 50 people, including three Spanish aid workers.
NEWS
June 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
A military court Tuesday acquitted an army major of charges that he took part in an attempt to overthrow the government of Philippine President Corazon Aquino in 1987. The five-member military tribunal said the prosecution failed to produce evidence that Maj. Horacio Lactao disregarded lawful orders from a superior officer.
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