With her Buddhist and Celtic tattoos, a literature degree, drug-taking teenage years and penchant for punk music, Kayla Williams was never going to be your typical "grunt". The former United States Army sergeant, who finished a five-year stint in military intelligence in June, has applied to attend graduate school at Georgetown University in Washington to further her Arabic studies after being an army interpreter. Yet between leaving the army and getting married last week to a fellow soldier who suffered brain injuries in Iraq, Williams, 28, has also found time to launch a book.
The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. In mid-September, while President Obama was fending off complaints that he should have done more, done less, or done something different about the overlapping crises in Iraq and Syria, he traveled to Central Command headquarters, at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. There he addressed some of the men and women who would implement whatever the U.
An investigation by the New York Times revealed that it was U. After the invasion of Afghanistan, the United States organized a coalition of Afghan militias to fight against the Taliban. When the Taliban were ousted, many U.
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When Congress decided in to integrate women into Army units, the Pentagon was told to make the rules. There were bound to be consequences. Now the Army and the rest of the uniformed services confront a problem arising from the regulations put in force 18 years ago.
The Pentagon will pay for a transgender soldier's gender reassignment surgery for the first time. The director of the Defence Intelligence Agency approved a waiver for the surgery because the service member had already begun treatment, and the treating doctor deemed the surgery medically necessary, the Defence Department said. President Donald Trump used this line of reasoning when he announced a ban on transgender troops in July. Mr Trump issued a formal memo in August, officially banning all new transgender recruits and giving Defence Secretary James Mattis the power to decide what would happen to active transgender service members.
A warship is like a city—sprawling, vital, crowded with purposeful men and women. But on a warship, as in a city, there are people who will see you not as their friend or their neighbor but rather as their prey. In late SeptemberStovey was sailing to Hawaii, where he'd be joined by his father on a Tiger Cruise, a beloved Navy tradition in which family members accompany sailors on the final leg of a deployment.
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