US soldiers - updates

Rappler's latest stories on US soldiers


Norway wants to double U.S. troops and deploy them closer to Russia

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:14 PM

Since last year, 330 US Marines have been deployed on rotation at Vaernes in the center of Norway, despite loud protests from Russia

BALTOPS. A US soldier takes part in a massive amphibious landing during the Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), a NATO maritime-focused military multinational exercise, on June 4, 2018 in Nemirseta on the Baltic sea in Lithuania. Photo by Petras Malukas/AFP

Troops killed in attack on U.S.-Niger patrol

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:20 PM

The attack marks the first US combat casualties in Niger, where Washington provides training and security assistance

2 US soldiers killed during operation in Afghanistan's Kunduz

Nov 03, 2016 - 5:44 PM

The soldiers came under fire as they were assisting Afghan troops to clear a Taliban position and disrupt the group s operations in Kunduz US forces say in a brief statement

Context: The US in PH anti-terror campaigns

Feb 17, 2015 - 12:38 AM

Let’s start with a basic fact: the US has been involved in counterterrorism operations in the Philippines for more than a decade

American soldier died with SAF 44? US embassy denies report

Feb 01, 2015 - 12:01 PM

A farmer in barangay Tukanalipao in Mamasapano town claims that among those killed in the firefight is a soldier with blue eyes He says he even touched his nose

SOCO and police personnel are seen January 27, 2015 inside the morgue at the headquarters of 6th Division in Datu Odin Sinsuat , Maguindanao.

US sees 2014 progress in freeing Guantanamo inmates

Jun 06, 2014 - 10:12 AM

Of the 149 prisoners still remaining in the jail in southern Cuba since the weekend releases 78 have been approved to be freed without charge

DETAINED. A file photograph showing men dressed in orange coveralls, alleged al-Qaida and Taliban combatants captured in Afghanistan washing before midday prayers at controversial Camp X-Ray, where they are being held in cages at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 27 January 2002. Photo by  EPA/J. Scott Applewhite / Pool

Rappler Newscast | February 27, 2014

Feb 27, 2014 - 9:41 PM

Manila may use water cannon firing incident against Beijing Professors of UP say the academic calendar shift will affect some programs Obama threatens to pull out troops from Afghanistan

US soldier pleads guilty to killing 16 Afghan villagers‎

Jun 06, 2013 - 12:51 AM

Sergeant Robert Bales 39 pleads guilty to 16 counts of murder over the massacre in southern Afghanistan in March last year

GUILTY PLEA: Staff Sgt. Robert Bales (R) at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. AFP file photo

US soldier gets life for 2009 killings in Iraq

May 17, 2013 - 7:39 AM

Army Sgt John Russell is convicted over the murder of 5 of his colleagues in Iraq in 2009

US soldier 'breaks curfew, attacks boy' in Japan

Nov 02, 2012 - 4:26 PM

An American soldier allegedly attacks a schoolboy in Japan